Vodafone UK has announced that it’ll be launching its 4G mobile data service in the UK on 29th August 2013; the same day as O2 launches 4G on its own network.
SIM-only 4G deals will cost from £26 per month, while 24-month price plans with a 4G phone will cost from £34 a month.
Podcast - 7th August 2013
The Motorola Moto X smartphone opens this week's show, despite not having a European release... but there's plenty of other UK news.
We talk about O2's plans to launch 4G mobile services later this month, we look at the ASA's ruling against EE, we contemplate the government's plans to eliminate some mobile 'black spots', we wonder when Android's market share will start to shrink - and we discuss many other mobile telecom stories as well.
Apple has announced a ‘USB Power Adapter Takeback Program’ to help reassure customers about the safety of iPhone chargers.
A number of recent media reports have suggested that some counterfeit chargers or third-party chargers may be dangerous, with a woman in China reportedly killed and a Chinese man seriously injured in separate incidents last month.
The Office of the United States Trade Representative, which is part of the Executive Office of the President of the USA, has overruled a legal decision made in June by the US International Trade Commission.
It means that older versions of the Apple iPhone and iPad will remain on sale in the United States and will not be banned.
Figures from researchers at Strategy Analytics show that smartphone shipments grew by 46.7% year-on-year to almost 230 million units worldwide in the second quarter of 2013.
Android devices accounted for 79.5% of these smartphones, with Apple’s iOS in second place and Microsoft third.