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GoMo can confirm Lollipop update for UK LG G3

Our man of Bluetooth fame shows off Android v5 to GoMo

Keen GoMo News reader, Roger Newman of Apex Car Hire here in Ewell [UK] has demonstrated his newly upgraded LG G3 handset to us. It is now running Lollipop – Android version 5.0. So reports that owners of LG’s flagship handset will receive the update ahead of other brands have proved to be true. Mr Newman had the upgrade up and running on December 19th [2014]. Roger has previously fed GoMo News with some excellent hot tips such as our story – ‘Bluetooth blues – Nexus 4 users just turn off Wi-fi‘ which proved extremely popular with readers. So when Roger tells us that one side effect of the upgrade is that internet access over cellular has sped up, then we definitely believe him. Reports that battery life has also improved were too early for Mr Newman to confirm but the evidence is pointing that way for sure. Continue reading

extending support for indirect B2B sales - mcquade EE acquires Mainline to boost business sales strategy

EE has acquired Mainline Communications Group PLC, one of the leading communications distributors in the UK, to support EE’s ambition to be the number one communications provider for business

EE remains committed to its B2B channel partners, with Mainline’s systems and capabilities improving dealers’ ability to work more efficiently with EE

The deal represents a major part of EE’s strategic multi-million pound investment into its B2B channel capabilities

Press release

December 19th 2014, As part of its strategy to be the communications provider of choice for business, EE has acquired Mainline Communications Group PLC, one of the leading communications distributors in the UK.EE’s B2B channel partners have helped to drive continued adoption of 4G products and services in the business market, and EE is committed to the channel’s role in driving market share. Continue reading

CeBit_15_logo CeBit Hanover 2015

[ March 16, 2015 9:00 am to March 20, 2015 6:00 pm. ] Organisers: Deutsche Messe
Venue: Hanover Messe
Location: Hanover, Germany
Web: www.cebit.de/home/

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Across the world, communication technologies are bringing people and business processes closer together. But there’s still no substitute for face- to-face meetings between two individuals. And that’s where CeBIT comes in. Continue reading

Market welcomes the BlackBerry Classic

GoMo News always said emailers need keyboards

It seems that BlackBerry’s CEO John Chen has recognised the value of the company’s core skills by launching a handset which harks back to a BlackBerry’s key feature – namely that it boasts a full Qwerty keyboard/keypad. Hence, the Canadian based smartphone supplier has just launched a new model – the BlackBerry Classic. What is it’s USP [Unique Selling Point]? Answer – very obviously the fact that this device isn’t touchscreen driven – it boasts a keyboard. As Rob Kerr, mobiles expert with uSwitch.com observes, “Like its Passport phone, the mobile maker has gone back to its roots with the Classic – furnishing it with the physical keyboard that so many appreciate in the touchscreen era.” Here at GoMo Towers all we can say is – “Told You so”. Continue reading

CES_show_floor GoMo seeks would-be hack to cover CES ’15 for us

Your chance for 15 minutes of web fame

It seems that history really does have a habit of repeating itself. That’s because as January 6th [2015] draws closer, here at GoMo Towers once again we find ourselves with no-one lined up to cover the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) show being held in Las Vegas, USA. This event takes place between January 6th-9th [2015]. We thought we had lined up a trainee (intern) to write stories for this web news site. It din’t happen. So we were rather hoping that a GoMo News reader who fancies a bit of heavy duty exposure for his or her scribblings might want to step into the breach. All we can promise, really is your 15 minutes of internet fame! Continue reading

CES ’15 Las Vegas will have mobile theme

Keynote panel speakers include Qualcomm’s Mollenkopf

It seems that the US based Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has noticed that ‘mobile’ is making a serious impact on the markets that its members sell into. Especially when you interpret ‘mobile’ not just as cellular but as portable computing of all shades – i.e. tablets. So it should come as no surprise to learn that a keynote panel discussion due to be held at 1pm on the first day [January 6th 2015] of the CEA’s Las Vegas located International CES ’15 show is entitled, ‘How mobile is fundamentally changing our world’. The panel will feature executives from Qualcomm, Electrolux, General Motors, and Philips. Continue reading

CES_logo International CES 2015 Las Vegas

[ January 6, 2015 8:00 am to January 9, 2015 6:00 pm. ] Organisers: Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)
Venue: Las Vegas Convention Centre (LVCC)
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Web: www.cesweb.org

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Aimed at all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for over 40 years. 2015′s CES’ Mobile Keynote will feature top executives from Electrolux, General Motors, Philips and Qualcomm. Continue reading

- markin American MVNOs set to fuel TravelSim roamers

Able to earn recurring revenues of up to 30%

International roaming expert, Top Connect, reckons it has hit on a winning formula with its TravelSim service, It’s aimed at both travelling business executives and holiday makers and is available indirect through the company’s network of global distributors. In particular, TravelSim is appealing to the growing number of mobile virtual network operators [MVNOs] in the Americas and Europe who are finding it provides an out-of-the-box vanilla solution for their customers. Consequently, Top Connect is predicting that its user base will increase to 6.7 million by Q1 2016 from 5.2 million in December 2014. That should mean that collective roaming savings should reach $380 million over the period. Continue reading

clear warning to vodafone, sky & virgin - pescatore Actually BT goes for EE as its MNO

UK Teleco picks UK’s largest 4G operator rather than old mobile arm

In something of a turn up for the books, former UK entrenched Teleco, BT, has announced plans to acquire EE – the UK MNO [Mobile Network Operator] for £12.5 billion. The deal will be partly funded by a share swap but BT will have to raise around £7.3 billion in cash. France Telecom/Orange will take a four per cent stake in BT, and Deutsche Telekom will take a 12 per cent stake. The irony here is that UK comms regulator, Ofcom, originally handed a massive lead in 4G to a Franco-German owned MNO (EE) but it has now been acquired by a UK firm. EE still has a massive lead in 4G customer acquisition. Most observers ( Including GoMo News) thought that BT would opt for rival UK MNO, O2, instead. Continue reading