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News: by 2017 all phones sold in India will have a “panic button”

This week the Indian government announced that from January 1st next year, all new phones sold in the country must include some form of “panic button” aimed at improving women’s security. Furthermore, all phones will need to come equipped with GPS by January 2018, allowing the owner’s location to be accurately determined when the panic button is activated. Many of today’s […]

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BBC News Apps

News: BBC to overhaul mobile news strategy

The BBC has appointed James Harding, the former Times editor, to revamp its news, mobile and online offerings in an overhaul to the division that will suffer cuts of £80 million over the next 6 years. The organisation has created a new “controller” role for mobile and online content with James Harding at the helm, who will implement so-called […]

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Karma Go

Karma Wi-Fi is giving Pulse Go users a free month of mobile data, offer ends Friday 8th April

If you’re not familiar with Karma, it’s basically a tiny Wi-Fi device (called the Karma Go) that turns a cellular signal into your own personal hotspot, along with a selection of flexible payment options; Pulse is the pay monthly option with 5 GB, 10 GB and 20 GB data tiers, and Refuel is the pay-as-you-go option with a GB costing around $14. If […]

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LG Flexible Display

iPhone 8 will be a “revolutionary” new device with a foldout display

This year’s highly-anticipated iPhone 7 will be the tenth iteration of the iconic smartphone, although it won’t fall on the device’s ten-year anniversary. Word has reached Mobile Industry Review that this year’s model will in fact be the last iPhone as we know it; in 2017, sources claim that the iPhone 8 will be a “revolutionary” device with radical new […]

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Not an April Fool

So tomorrow is the 1st of April, time for the annual hilarity from the industry, as we try to fool our friends and readers. I’ve managed a few corkers over the years myself – although it’s funny how many of them ‘could’ have been true. Anyway, I wanted to do a bit of a public service […]

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Roundup of the month: 5 things you may have missed

This month has flown by and as usual a lot has happened in the fast-paced mobile industry. Perhaps the biggest and most contentious story has been the very public tussle between the FBI and Apple, concerning access to a locked iPhone used in the San Bernadino terrorist attacks which devastated the US last year. But aside from the big stories dominating the […]

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AMOLED and LCD

News: OLED phone panels are now cheaper than LCDs

Most of the high-end smartphones have been using AMOLED displays rather than LCD in recent years. Most manufacturers have realised the obvious benefits of improved battery life and always-on features such as Samsung’s “Always-On Display” showing key information at all times without draining the battery. The technology is now used in a plethora of devices, from phones to […]

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