In this week's podcast we talk to Clive Bayley, managing director of Fonehouse, about the current state of the UK market for mobile phone dealers. There's also a look at the week's major mobile headlines, from O2's location-based marketing to Apple's quarterly results.
Lee Williams has stepped down from his role of Executive Director of the Symbian Foundation after two years for personal reasons. Former Symbian Foundation CFO Tim Holbrow has been appointed to the Executive Director role with immediate effect.
HP has revealed webOS 2.0, the most significant update to the company's OS since it was launched last year. The first webOS 2.0 device will be the 1GHz Palm Pre 2 smartphone, which will be available from Friday in France. It's scheduled to be released in the United States and Canada within the next few months.
The number of mobile machine-to-machine connections is expected to exceed last year's forecast, according to ABI Research. It it's raised its prediction of about 225 million connections worldwide by 2014 to 232.5 million, with over 297 million M2M connections anticipated in 2015.
Apple has published its financial results for the quarter that ended 25th September 2010. Revenue hit a record $20.34 billion, with net quarterly profit at $4.31 billion. 57% of this revenue came from international sales.