Podcast - 5th November 2014
The new Microsoft Band, the Samsung Galaxy A smartphones and the Huawei Honor 6 are all discussed in this week's podcast.
We also look at some of the mobile industry's other big stories, including Amazon UK's mobile phone deals, the Lenovo purchase of Motorola Mobility, LG's quarterly results and the anticipated increase in WiFi hotspots.
Figures from Juniper Research show Samsung and Apple continuing to dominate the smartphone market, with newly-expanded Lenovo in third place.
It estimates that 316.6 million smartphones were shipped in the third quarter of 2014. That’s a 13.1% increase year-on-year.
International WiFi service provider iPass has published a growth map that shows how public WiFi hotspots are being deployed around the world.
It uses data from wireless market analysts Maravedis-Rethink, revealing there’ll be 47.7 million public WiFi hotspots available worldwide by the end of 2014.
Samsung Electronics has revealed two new metal-bodied smartphones aimed at younger consumers.
The Samsung Galaxy A5 is just 6.7mm thin and the Galaxy A3 is 6.9mm, making them the company’s thinnest-ever handsets.
Amazon.co.uk has started selling ‘pay monthly’ mobile phones online.
More than 90 different handsets are being offered, including the Amazon Fire smartphone, thanks to an agreement with O2 UK.