This week's edition of The Fonecast covers text message donations, network partnerships, mobile payments and the latest innovations. There's also a look back at a feature from 2006 in which we discussed the still-current topic of voicemail hacking.
Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications has published its results for the first quarter of 2011.
8.1 million devices were shipped in Q1 2011, compared with 10.5 million during the same quarter in 2010. However, the average selling price and gross margin were both up.
Last week we saw figures from Juniper Research that predicted almost 300 million NFC-capable smartphones by 2014, the equivalent of at least 1 in 5 worldwide.
This week Pyramid Research is also predicting a dramatic increase in NFC phones. By 2015, it reckons 28% of total smartphone sales - around 250 million units - will be NFC-enabled devices.