Category: Wearables


The Telecoms.com Podcast: MWC 2021, WarnerMedia and profitability

Our intrepid podders brave the rubbish London spring to bring you their distinctive brand of half-cut telecoms banter. They start by mulling the pros and cons of the delayed Mobile World Congress 2011, which is due to take place in a month. They move on to reflect on AT&T’s very expensive and ultimately failed foray into content before concluding by asking whether we should stop expecting telos to make much profit.

Why is Google so interested in Fitbit?

In early November, Google announced it was acquiring Fitbit for $2.1 billion, a transaction which has polarised opinion. But why is Google interested in a faltering wearables brand?

What a Wonderful World of 5G Devices

Many brands have already brought to market large numbers of 5G devices, such as smartphones and hotspots. According to the latest tracking done by the GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association), an industry organisation, over 250 devices had been announced by mid-March 2020, with 67 of them commercially available, including 40 smartphones. Half a year previously, the same tracking recorded only 100 public device announcements, with only nine 5G smartphones commercially available. The pace of new 5G device launches has clearly been accelerating.

Who is set to benefit from the COVID-19 outbreak?

For millions of individuals and businesses, the threat of COVID-19 is financial ruin, but there are parts of the technology industry that are benefiting from the considerable changes forced on society.

Apple’s design chief decides to call it a day

Jony Ive, Apple’s Chief Design Officers, has announced that he is leaving the company at the end of the year and will set up LoveFrom, his own creative business, with Apple as its first client.

Are you ready to look at 6G?

We can hear the groans already, but we’re going to do it anyway. Let’s have a look at what 6G could possibly contribute to the connected economy.

Tetherless Apple Watch set to launch for the lucky 32%

Apple has lined up its latest attempt to convince people there is value in smartwatches, but only if you are part of the lucky 32% who live in the right country, and have a contract with the right operator.

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