James Rosewell writes:
Whilst flicking through my drawer full of old handsets I thought back to a time when Apple produced a new MP3 player, newspaper editors didn't know what a smart phone was, and Android was only a press release. A quick flick through YouTube threw up the following interview with Microsoft's Steve Balmer offering his thoughts.
As we all head towards the end of 2010, so the mobile industry starts making predictions for 2011. The team at The Fonecast will be making its own predictions on the last podcast before Christmas – and we’ll be looking back on the success (or otherwise) of our 2010 predictions – so please make sure you listen on 22nd December.
Tesco has opened its first 'Phone Shop' that isn't inside a supermarket. Instead, the Bristol-based store is a separate shop next to a Tesco Metro unit in the Broadmead shopping centre.
Security research company Goode Intelligence has published headline figures from its 2010 Mobile Security Survey, revealing that 64% of organisations don’t encrypt the company data they allow employees to store on their smartphones.
Research and Markets is the latest company to predict a date when touchscreen phone sales will outnumber non-touch handsets, forecasting that over half of handsets shipped worldwide in 2015 will have touchscreens.