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This Week in Mobility – 16th July 2015

July 16, 2015

Smartphones makers have been a key feature of this week’s mobility news. Nokia announced they’ll be returning to smartphone design. Though interestingly, not smartphone manufacturing. The rumour mill has begun to whir with speculation about the direction Blackberry is taking, following the purchase of two android related domain names. And a new entrant, with a gauntlet thrown down for hackers if ever there was one; The aptly named Turing Phone promises to be not only unbreakable, but also impossible to hack.

So what else do we have…

Unless you’ve spent the week living in a WiFi not-spot, you’ll have seen the news around Apple Pay’s UK launch, though it wasn’t without issues.

We also read this week that Facebook is developing its own Digital Assistant, nicknamed Moneypenny. Although the idea is not new (Siri, Cortana, etc.) this one has a potentially revolutionary twist: the service is based on interactions with real people.

How are you reading this blog? If you’re on a business device, it is increasingly likely to be a tablet. Research from Forrester showed that, whilst consumer tablet sales fall, enterprise sales are rising. Changing work styles and tablet specific, business apps are thought to be behind the trend.

Finally, did you hear the one about the man arrested on suspicion of ‘abstracting electricity’? While many will laugh at how ridiculous that sounds, it does throw up some very interesting questions. In an ever more mobile reliant world, how do we ensure everyone has access to power to keep their devices going? Will we need charging points on the tube to prevent payment trouble?

That’s it from me folks. Have you played with Apple Pay yet? Do you find yourself pining for a Nokia? Let me know by leaving a comment here or by tweeting @GrahamFranklin or @CiscoUKI.



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