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Last week at The Fonecast: 31st March 2014

HTC goes One better

Mark Bridge writes:

“Hey, everybody, we’re releasing a new flagship smartphone that carries all the hopes of the company with it. If this sells well, we could be saved. If not, it could be disaster.”

“Great. What shall we call our new phone?”

“Oh, we’ll give it the same name as the previous model. That’ll be fine.”

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EE introduces low-cost 4G tariffs and a sub-£100 4G smartphone

EE has announced a series of lower-cost 4G tariffs and what it’s calling the “UK’s lowest priced 4G smartphone”.

UK customers can now pay from £13.99 per month for a deal that includes a free smartphone - either the new EE Kestrel or the Alcatel Idol S - with 500 minutes of calls, unlimited text messages and 500MB of mobile data every month.

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Mobile device manufacturers need to improve audio quality, suggests new research

The quality of the audio experience on mobile devices hasn’t kept pace with other developments, according to a new report from ABI Research.

It described audio as “the Achilles’ heel” of feature phones, smartphones and tablets.

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The week's top mobile news stories: Vodafone expands, EE celebrates and Europe prepares

Podcast - 19th March 2014

We begin this week's programme by looking at Vodafone's acquisition plans in Spain before moving on to discuss universal mobile chargers and 4G roaming.

There's also time to talk about UK mobile coverage, EE's new customer tracking service, contactless transactions and a smartphone camera that can identify objects hidden behind something else.

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EE reveals its first 4G roaming deals for UK customers

EE customers who’ve signed up for 4G service are now able to enjoy the same fast mobile data connections in France and Spain.

This 4G connectivity is expected to be rolled out to Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the USA by the Summer.

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