Over one billion people will have used their mobile devices for banking by the end of 2017, according to a new Juniper Research
report. That’s more than 15% of the global subscriber base - and is a substantial increase from this year’s expected total of just over 590 million mobile banking users.
TCL Communication, the company behind Alcatel One Touch mobile phones, has announced the Android-powered One Touch Idol Ultra.
It’s just 6.45mm deep at its narrowest point yet offers a 4.7-inch HD AMOLED display, an 8 megapixel camera and a 1.2GHz dual-core processor.
Huawei has presented its first Windows Phone 8 smartphone at CES 2013. It’s called the Ascend W1 and is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 dual-core 1.2 GHz processor.
The phone has a 4-inch 480x800 screen and a 5 megapixel camera along with a 1950 mAh battery that promises up to 470 hours of standby time.
Samsung Electronics has announced its earnings guidance for the fourth quarter of 2012, a prelude to the official results that are expected in a few weeks.
Consolidated operating profit is estimated at 8.6 to 9.0 trillion Korean won (£5.2 billion).
Podcast - 9th January 2013
We have a particularly packed programme this week as we catch up with all the biggest mobile industry news stories since Christmas.
There's opinion on everything from the UK 4G auction to the current CES show and from open-source smartphones to wireless phone charging in cars.