A new report from mobile analysts at Juniper Research estimates that 320.3 million smartphones were shipped worldwide in the first quarter of this year.
That's a year-on-year drop of almost 6%.
Sony Mobile Communications has updated its Xperia brand with three new X-series smartphones: the lower-spec Xperia XA, the Xperia X and the premium Xperia X Performance.
All have an improved camera with ‘Predictive Hybrid Autofocus’, which is capable of tracking moving objects.
Podcast - 27th February 2015
We're taking a look back at the biggest mobile industry news stories from February 2015, including allegations that the UK's security service tried to breach SIM card security by hacking into one of the world's biggest SIM producers.
We also talk about the planned BT and EE merger, the creation of two new UK virtual networks, some acquisitions in the mobile payment arena and a new Ubuntu smartphone.
The ‘explorer edition’ of Google Glass was discontinued earlier this year - but now Sony has stepped into the market, releasing a ‘developer edition’ of the Sony SmartEyeglass.
It’ll cost £620 and is already available to order in the UK, with availability expected from March.
Sony has announced a collection of new devices at the IFA consumer electronics show.
The Sony Xperia Z3 has a 5.2-inch display and a 20.7 megapixel camera. There’s also a smaller version, the Z3 Compact.