Desi Mobile, a UK virtual mobile network that targeted the British Asian market, has closed.
It was offering ‘pay monthly’ SIM-only deals connected via the Vodafone network.
Revenue generated by the global smartphone applications processor market grew by 65% year-on-year in Q2 2011, according to a Strategy Analytics report.
In total, the smartphone chip market generated $1.7 billion during the quarter.
One in ten children under the age of 10 owns an iPhone, according to a UK survey from cloud-based internet security company Westcoastcloud.
In addition, one in twenty primary school children now own an iPad. The research also shows that one in ten parents feel it’s OK for a child as young as 4 to own a mobile phone.
In today’s edition of The Fonecast we’re talking about innovation from Microsoft and Google.
There’s also an acquisition for Opera and a new CEO for INQ Mobile, along with news from eBay, InMobi and Apple.
Mark Bridge writes:
If you’ve worked in retail, you’re probably aware of the ‘mystery shopper’. This is someone who appears to be a regular consumer but is actually reviewing your performance. Perhaps they’re working for your employer, maybe they’re conducting an independent survey, they may even be reporting for a magazine or newspaper. But they’re about as welcome as a knock on the front door when you’re at home in the shower.