Podcast - 24th September 2014
This week's podcast begins with the latest news from Phones 4u, where hundreds of jobs have been saved but there are a large number of redundancies as well.
Panasonic has used the Photokina photography trade show in Germany as a stage to announce its new Panasonic DMC-CM1 device.
It’s equipped with a 20 megapixel one-inch camera sensor, putting it on a similar level to standalone cameras, yet also runs Android 4.4 on a 2.3GHz quad-core chip and has a 4.7-inch HD screen.
Nokia Networks - formerly known as NSN - has agreed to acquire Panasonic’s 3G and LTE base station system business.
The deal is expected to be finalised next month.
Panasonic Corporation has reported quarterly and half-year results, with sales down and losses growing despite an increase in operating profit.
Consolidated group sales for the second quarter decreased by 12% year-on-year to 1,823.7 billion yen and the net loss was 698 billion yen compared with a 105.8 billion yen loss in the same quarter a year ago.
This week’s podcast from The Fonecast starts with a look at Barclays Pingit, the new UK mobile payment service that’ll let almost anyone send and receive money from a smartphone. We then move on to Ofcom’s plans to cut mobile termination rates before discussing camera technology, new handsets, patents, NFC tickets and plenty of other topics.
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