Andrew Roger’s first ever News and Views
LG begins production of flexible paper
LG has announced it has started mass production of its electronic paper display (EPD) product, with a planned launch in Europe next month. Its biggest claim to fame is its flexibility: LG claims the screen allows bending at a range of 40 degrees from its center. There is no word on a US release, but LG says the EPD will first be supplied to ODM companies in China, with completed products hitting European shores at the beginning of April.
Hack events drive NFC technology
Brands including Adidas and O2 see hack events as key to driving innovation and adoption of NFC technology. This week, 20 assorted teams attended Isobar’s Create London event at which they were issued with NFC-enabled devices, from both BlackBerry and Android, and were briefed to create apps in a 28-hour challenge. Participants could choose to develop for the finance, leisure, retail or sports sectors with brand sponsors, including Adidas and Kellogg’s judging.
Apple among retail brands without a mobile optimised website
Apple heads the list of the top UK retailers whose sites are not optimised for mobile web usage, according to a snapshot study conducted by new media age new media age tested the UK’s top-10 retail sites (as rated by data from ComScore) using Google’s GetMoMeter, a tool it launced this month to help brands see whether their site is mobile optimised.
EU acts to end 'rip off' roaming charges
Finally we can use our phones abroad without that nasty surprise at the end of the month. By July this year mobile firms will be forced to lower the prices of making a call or downloading data abroad. By 2014 consumers will have the option to shop around and sign up on a separate contract for when they go abroad.
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