Podcast - 14th May 2014
This week's podcast begins with a new keenly-priced flagship smartphone from Huawei. We then move on to talk about a UK price promise from Vodafone, mobile payments, feature phone upgrades, WiFi hotspots and the benefits of a Carphone/Dixons merger.
Iain Graham, James Rosewell and Mark Bridge condense all the biggest mobile industry news headlines from the past 7 days into a free 30-minute podcast.
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.
Podcast - 19th February 2014
We start this week's report with two new smartphones: a flagship Android device from LG and a dual-boot handset from Geeksphone.
We also talk about the health effects of mobile phones, a new mobile loyalty app, wireless charging, machine-to-machine connections, the purchase of Viber and a recent acquisition by Google.
Mobile payment and advertising partnership Weve has announced Pouch, a mobile-based ‘loyalty card’ application.
The first company to trial the scheme is the Eat food group.
New research from marketing company Tradedoubler shows that mobile devices are having a negative effect on high-street consumer loyalty.
The study found that 52% of online shoppers have at least one ‘performance marketing’ application on their mobile, with 32% using a price comparison app.