A new research report from Berg Insight reckons that 4.3 million cars in Europe will have an on-board telematics device at the end of 2010. The main application for these mobile devices is stolen vehicle tracking, followed by automatic emergency calls, driver assistance and insurance use.
The free Skyfire browser will no longer be supported on Windows Mobile and Symbian devices after the end of this year.
The Wholesale Applications Community, a telecoms industry group that’s committed to building an open applications platform, has announced nine new members. Aepona, Camber Tech Inc (BVI) Limited, GClue, Gemalto, Infraware, KT Innotz, Sharp and Sony Ericsson have joined as associate members, while VimpelCom has joined as an operator member.
Mobile payment provider Monitise plc says it’s working with Best Buy Europe and Charles Dunstone to create a new project called the ‘Mobile Money Network’. It follows discussions between Monitise and The Carphone Warehouse last year.
We’re talking about mHealth in this week’s edition of The Fonecast, with Sophia Salenius of RegPoint explaining more about the wide-ranging subject. Plus, as usual, the team takes its regular look at the biggest news stories affecting the UK mobile industry – from Facebook to fraud.