Wireless charging specialist Powermat Technologies has appointed Thorsten Heins as its new Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the board.
Mr Heins was CEO and President of BlackBerry before leaving the company when it reorganised a year ago.
Motorola has launched two new smartphones and its Moto 360 watch.
It’s the latest news in a busy week that’s also seen product announcements from Samsung, Sony and Microsoft.
Mark Bridge writes:
There’s no doubting the CAT B100 is a tough looking phone. It’s the kind of phone that needs to be described by someone with a voice rather like James Earl Jones or Isaac Hayes. The promotional video shows a chap on a building site and another guy on a motorbike delivering emergency supplies to a hospital. Apparently that’s the target market.
Podcast - 25th June 2014
This week's podcast covers the launch of the first Amazon smartphone and the introduction of Google Glass to the UK.
We also talk about new WiFi-powered voice services from EE and Three, plans to reduce mobile 'black spots', BlackBerry's app partnership, smartphone theft, 4G innovation... and rechargeable trousers.
Designer Adrien Sauvage, who founded of House A. Sauvage, has worked with Nokia to create trousers that incorporate a wireless charging pocket for smartphones.
His new ‘Modern Man’ collection uses technology from the Nokia DC-50 wireless charging plate to recharge any compatible device that’s placed in the trouser pocket.