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Roundup of the month: 5 things you may have missed

The first month of summer has been another busy one for the mobile industry. You may have seen all the big stories already, but here’s a quick rundown of news that flew under the radar for most. Picture of possible Surface Phone leaks It has been rumoured for more than a year that Microsoft is possibly working on […]

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Xiaomi to launch a smartwatch and mobile CPU this month

According to news this week, Chinese smartphone and hardware company Xiaomi, which has been a rising star in the Far East the past few years, is set to release a smartwatch and a new mobile CPU later this month. The firm’s Mi smartwatch has already been doing the rounds on the rumour mill, and is widely […]

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News: mobile roaming charges cut across the EU from today

From today, UK consumers who use their mobiles across Europe should see a reduction in their bills. The good news is that further price reductions when roaming are planned in all European Union countries from June next year, at which time all such charges will be abolished. For the moment however, there is an immediate cap on how much surcharge operators can […]

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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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News: mobile and wearable payments set to reach $100 billion by 2018

In just a couple of years, we will be making more than three times the mobile and wearable payments made in 2015 and that watches and wristbands are at the forefront of contactless wearables. The news comes courtesy of Juniper Research, which estimates that contactless payments will grow from just under $35 billion globally in 2015 […]

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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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Windows 10 Mobile update arrives, finally, but not for all

As far as Microsoft’s move from Windows Phone to Windows 10 Mobile, there are many ways in which the update could have gone more smoothly, but many people will be hoping for a successful update to whichever device they own, and pleased that Android and iOS are not the only operating system choices out there. Recently it […]

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Hottest (non-smartphone) gadgets at Mobile World World Congress 2016

Mobile World Congress 2016 has now come to a close. There were lots of new product announcements and interesting new devices on show at the event in Barcelona this week. There’s always a great deal of hubbub surrounding the major products unveiled during the week, such as LG’s G5 smartphone and Samsung’s new Galaxy S7, but there were […]

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Top stories from day 1 of Mobile World Congress 2016

Mobile World Congress is now in full swing, with many of the major product announcements and news stories happening on Sunday and Monday. The big name phone companies unveiled new smartphones (and many more mobile devices, accessories, laptops and gadgets, not forgetting mobile network technologies) in what looks like another bumper year of faster and sexier devices. Is […]

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Who will reign at Mobile World Congress?

Each year Mobile World Congress kicks off on the Sunday before the main show starts, with lots of high-profile events where new devices and technologies are revealed. Samsung has traditionally booked large venues at the show to launch their latest products and this year is no exception. Both Samsung and Huawei will be revealing new flagship […]

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News: Wearable Sales to Increase 18.4% in 2016

When I worked at British Telecom’s research division at Martlesham Heath, Suffolk back in 1996, several colleagues were involved in early wearables projects with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab. Thad Starner, one of most well known wearables researchers at MIT and closely involved with BT, later went on to play a key role in the Google Glass project. Those were the early days […]

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What to expect at this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC)

Mobile World Congress (or MWC as it’s known) is the biggest and most important mobile event of the year, where many of the latest smartphones are launched to great fanfare. Just about everyone in the mobile industry will be heading to Barcelona in February. The event is held by the GSMA, and 2016 is expected to follow the tradition of […]