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EXCLUSIVE: Data Select hot on heels of major rivals says MD

Distributor’s extensive portfolio has competitors “looking over their shoulders” Data Select is readying itself for a major drive in the UK distribution market after signing up a number of manufacturers over recent months. This is according to managing director Fergal Donovan, who was speaking to Mobile News at its 22nd and biggest-ever Platinum Club event, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel ... Read More »

Huawei claims new P9 will ‘reinvent smartphone photography’

The new handset has two rear cameras manufactured by Leica Huawei launched its latest P9 flagship handsets at a packed event in London at Battersea Evolution today (April 6). The world’s third biggest manufacturer gave hundreds attending the event a glimpse of the followup to the P8 launched in June last year. Two versions are available; a P9 and P9 Plus. Both have two ... Read More »

Vodafone to open 12 regional hubs for B2B

Business account management, customer services and network management teams will be placed locally to serve business customers Vodafone has launched a new regional rollout of its services that will see business accounts managed locally across 12 regions. According to the operator, the number of businesses in the UK has grown by about three per cent annually since the turn of ... Read More »

Majority of smartphone users unhappy and ready to switch provider

Accenture research reveals security and privacy are a major concern, while just 13 per cent plan to increase spending on mobile and IT devices More than half of smartphone users are unhappy with the service they receive and are willing to switch providers. This is according a new report from global professional services company Accenture, which conducted a survey online of ... Read More »

Mobile News TV: Awards special

This year’s Mobile News Awards took place at the Hilton on Park Lane on March 10. The industry’s biggest Awards ceremony, hosted by top comedian Lee Nelson, saw more than 800 industry guests enjoy the black tie gala, which was sponsored by Exertis, O2 and IPVDX. We spoke to Mobile News editor Michael Garwood to get his views on a ... Read More »

Telefonica CEO Alierta to step down

He will hand over reins to Chief Operating Officer Jose Maria Alvarez-Pallete after 16 years running Spain’s biggest mobile operator and O2 owner Telefonica CEO and executive chairman Cesar Alierta has announced plans to step down from his role after 16 years at the helm of Spain’s biggest mobile operator. Alierta has recommended current chief operating officer Jose Maria Alvarez-Pallete as ... Read More »

Vodafone UK Seals marine mammal IoT deal

Operator will provide connectivity for tags attached to seals in the Orkeney isles as part of three-year, government-backed scheme Vodafone UK will connect seals to the Internet of Things (IoT) after striking a deal with the Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU) at the University of St Andrews to  provide connectivity for marine telemetry tags. The SMRU will attach the harmless tags to ... Read More »

Google introduces bottom navigation bars into Material design

By Thomas Wellburn on 16:49, 15 Mar 2016 inApps & GamesGeneralLatestNewsServices Google has altered its Material guidelines to fully embrace bottom navigation. With Google+ and Google Photos now including a bottom navigation bar for easier swiping between sections, the company has upgraded its design specification to embrace the concept within their Material UI. Windows Phone users have had this feature ... Read More »

Uber now delivers food

By Thomas Wellburn on 15:44, 15 Mar 2016 inApps & GamesGeneralLatestNewsServices Uber has launched its first standalone app dedicated to delivering food. Uber as a service has already expanded pretty heavily since it was first introduced, beginning as a simple app-based service which now spans snack and household item delivery. However, the company has lacked a dedicated food delivery service ... Read More »