Customers spend almost half a billion dollars in seven days
Apple customers spent almost half a billion dollars (around £330 million) on mobile applications and in-app purchases during the first week of this year: a new record for the company.
New Year’s Day 2015 was the single biggest day for sales in App Store history.
Smartphone company Alcatel OneTouch has announced a ‘smart watch’ device at the International CES this week.
Called simply WATCH, the new device is compatible with Android and iOS handsets. It has a circular 1.22-inch screen and is available in a number of styles.
Is this the end of the Android patent war?
Patent strategy specialist RPX Corporation says one of its subsidiary companies has bought approximately 4,000 patents from Rockstar Consortium.
Rockstar was formed three years ago to acquire around 6,000 technology patent assets from Nortel.
Mark Bridge writes:
If you listen to this week’s edition of The Fonecast - in which we predict what’ll be happening in the mobile telecoms industry during 2015 - you’ll hear James Rosewell say that BlackBerry’s handset business is doomed. Well, actually that’s not quite true.
Podcast - 17th December 2014
The Fonecast predicts 2015: Iain Graham, James Rosewell and Mark Bridge gather round a sapphire crystal ball and make their forecasts for the next 12 months in the mobile industry.
Whose product line won't survive until December 2015? What will happen with the BT/EE merger? Which new features will be introduced by smartphone manufacturers?