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A week of mobile news: 5G technology, takeovers, tablets, tax and trackers

Podcast - 18th June 2014

We open this week's podcast with news about the European Commission and South Korea working together on 5G mobile technology.

There's a quick look at Samsung's new tablet, some acquisition deals to talk about, a tax investigation, research into wearable devices and plenty of other mobile industry news as well.

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New Samsung Galaxy Tab S is the company's thinnest and lightest tablet

New Samsung Galaxy Tab S is the company's thinnest and lightest tablet

Samsung Electronics has announced the Galaxy Tab S, which is described as the company’s thinnest and lightest tablet so far.

There’ll be two screen sizes - 10.5-inch and 8.4-inch versions - and a choice of WiFi-only or WiFi + 4G connectivity. The tablets are just 6.6mm deep and weigh from 294g (for the 8.4-inch WiFi-only model).

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Big announcements from Apple, Samsung, Microsoft and LG

Podcast transcription - 4th June 2014

Mark Bridge writes:

Every week we produce a half-hour podcast that covers all the biggest news headlines for the UK mobile phone industry.

Thanks to a special offer from Scribie.com, we can also offer a transcription of last week’s programme.

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Samsung partners with Barnes & Noble to produce co-branded Nook tablets

Samsung Electronics America and the Nook Media subsidiary of Barnes & Noble have announced a partnership to develop Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook tablets.

The co-branded tablets will combine Samsung’s Android-powered Galaxy Tab 4 hardware with customised Nook e-reader software, making it easier for users to download and read eBooks, magazines and newspapers.

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Big announcements from Apple, Samsung, Microsoft and LG

Podcast - 4th June 2014

Iain, James and Mark begin this week's podcast with Apple's recent iOS 8 revelation and its plan to acquire Beats Electronics.

They then move on to discuss Samsung's Tizen-powered smartphone, a new flagship device from LG and the latest Microsoft Surface tablet - as well as a network takeover in Ireland, BlackBerry’s M2M moves and UK price changes for Vodafone.

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