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A new record for quarterly smartphone shipments

Figures from the International Data Corporation show that worldwide smartphone shipments in the third quarter of 2013 reached a new record for the second consecutive month.

Total smartphone shipments were up 38.8% year-on-year and up 9% from the previous quarter to 258.4 million devices.

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Ofcom straightens out contracts, LG makes a curved phone and a mobile security company is accused of crooked dealings

Podcast - 30th October 2013

We start this week's podcast with Ofcom's announcement that it's clarifying the rules for fixed-term mobile phone contracts.

There's also a new curved smartphone from LG, accusations about a mobile security company, information about mobile phone thefts, a report into the UK's communications infrastructure and some quarterly results figures.

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LG launches a curved smartphone with 'self-healing' case

LG launches a curved smartphone with 'self-healing' case

LG Electronics has launched a new Android smartphone with a display that curves from top to bottom, following the shape of the user’s face.

It follows the announcement of Samsung’s Galaxy Round handset, which has a curve along the vertical axis. Both devices are being launched in South Korea.

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Quarterly figures show LG's phone business dropping back into the red

LG Electronics has reported quarterly results that show the mobile communications part of its business moving from profit into loss for the first time since the same quarter last year.

Overall profit for the company was up year-on-year to 218 billion South Korean Won (£127 million), although down from the previous quarter.

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The ups and downs of the mobile telecoms industry

Podcast - 9th October 2013

In today's podcast: Samsung's profit, UK mobile ad spending and Vertu's smartphone range are all increasing.

Meanwhile HTC's profit and the proportion of children with mobile phones are both going down. Discover the background to these news stories - and plenty more - in our regular weekly broadcast.

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