A week in tweets: latest news
Our roundup of the latest news:
There has been a lot happening in the world of telecoms recently so we thought we’d share some of the latest developments with ‘a week in tweets’ from NGO Consulting, rounding up bite size news items in one easy to read blog.
25th April: Apple rejects laptop-tablet mix
Apple‘s boss has dismissed the idea of mixing laptops and tablets into a hybrid product. Chief executive Tim Cook said the idea of combining the iPad and MacBook Air would “wind up compromising” both.
Mobile network O2 has launched a smartphone app that allows users to transfer up to £500 via text message. It also allows customers to “digitise” their debit and credit cards to speed up purchases from online stores.
27th April: Samsung overtakes Nokia in phones
Samsung Electronics has overtaken Nokia to become the world’s largest maker of mobile phones, according to research firm Strategy Analytics. Nokia took the top spot in 1998 from Motorola, but in the first quarter of 2012 Samsung shipped 93m phones compared to almost 83m by Nokia.
30th April: Campaign to speed up 4G roll-out
Mobile network Everything Everywhere has taken fresh steps to lobby for 4G data services in the UK. The firm is urging business leaders and consumer champions to join 4GBritain – a campaign calling on the government “to do whatever is necessary to move forward” with the roll-out. The network operator’s chief executive said the UK needed to catch up.
Samsung has said that the next version of its flagship smartphone will feature its new quad-core processor. The Exynos 4 Quad is based on a design by the British firm Arm Holdings and promises greater computing power and improved battery life. The new Galaxy phone is due to be unveiled in London on 3 May. Its current iteration, the Galaxy S2, has been the best-selling Android phone.
The UK does not yet have widespread 4G coverage, and the iPad will be incompatible with it when it does. The Advertising Standards Authority has widened its inquiry into the advertising of the Apple iPad, it is understood that the regulator is not satisfied that Apple has complied with an agreement to amend claims about the latest iPad’s 4G capabilities.The UK does not yet have widespread 4G coverage, and the iPad will be incompatible with it when it does.The regulator said it had received dozens of complaints in relation to the issue but Apple has declined to comment.
Mobile phone maker Research in Motion has kicked off its annual conference by handing out thousands of prototypes for its next line of smartphones. The devices – dubbed Blackberry 10 Dev Alpha – also offer a sneak preview of RIM’s new operating system
The company behind the once mighty BlackBerry has revealed the prototype for its first true internet phone in a last ditch attempt to make a comeback against rivals Apple and Samsung.
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