Samsung has announced that it’s the first smartphone provider accredited for joyn ‘Blackbird’.
Blackbird is the latest version of the GSMA’s joyn service, which was launched in 2012.
Office stationery retailer Staples and mobile card payment provider payleven have set up a distribution agreement that’ll see the payleven Chip & PIN card reader made available in all Staples stores across the UK, Germany and the Netherlands.
payleven offers a Chip & PIN card reader that can be used via Bluetooth with an Apple or Android smartphone. Businesses simply pay a 2.75% transaction fee whenever they use payleven to process a credit or debit card payment.
Consumers think mobile video calling services provided by mobile network operators would be better than those provided by third-party ‘over the top’ providers.
That’s according to a survey commissioned by telecoms software specialist OpenCloud and carried out by YouGov across the UK, France, Germany and the USA.
Vodafone is enabling customers to add loyalty cards and membership cards to its ‘mobile wallet’ app.
Although the application hasn’t yet been launched in the UK, it’s already available in a number of European countries.
Figures from Ofcom’s latest European Broadband Scorecard show that the UK leads the EU’s five biggest economies when it comes to mobile broadband coverage, mobile broadband take-up, mobile broadband choice and general internet usage.
The comparison rated the UK against the other countries in the ‘EU5’: France, Germany, Italy and Spain.