Mark Bridge writes:
For the last couple of months we've been running a survey on TheFonecast.com with the title “What's the biggest challenge facing mobile phone manufacturers?”
The answer appears to be very clear. According to 60% of respondents, 'battery life' is the major issue for mobile manufacturers.
Canada-based IE Market Research says the UK mobile phone market will see Everything Everywhere's market share increasing to 38.5% by the end of 2012 - despite the Orange and T-Mobile partnership recently announcing a drop in customer numbers.
The IEMR forecast also predicts market share declines at O2 and Vodafone, falling to 27.3% and 19.7% respectively by the end of 2012. By 2015, IEMR anticipates the UK having 99 million mobile connections with around 40% on Everything Everywhere.
Internet radio service we7, which counted tech-savvy musician Peter Gabriel as one of its founder investors, has launched a free mobile radio app that lets users create their own personal radio stations. However, unlike competing services, these channels can work with or without an internet connection.
we7 Radio uses buffering and caching to take advantage of WiFi or mobile data connections when they're available, storing music tracks to play them when on the move.
Last year Three UK launched an 'all you can eat' unlimited data plan for customers with a pay-monthly contract.
From today it's offering a similar deal on a pay as you go tariff