Microsoft said it will start rolling out a software update to existing Windows Phone 8 phones "later this summer" that will include a handful of new features.
Nokia stopped teasing and formally unveiled its latest high-end Lumia Windows Phone smartphone, the Lumia 925, which T-Mobile US will exclusively launch for the U.S. market.
Verizon Wireless confirmed it will exclusively launch the high-end Nokia Lumia 928 Windows Phone later this month. The Lumia 928 will be available May 16 for $99.99 after $50 mail-in-rebate with a two-year contract.
The jury is still out on the future of Nokia. The company still has a lot of support in its home market from domestic investors and that will be crucial in the months ahead, but patience is clearly running out.
Nokia CEO Stephen Elop defended his company's embrace of Microsoft's Windows Phone platform as its primary smartphone strategy amid scathing criticism from shareholders who urged the company to try a new tack in its battle to regain market share.
Verizon Wireless CEO Dan Mead said the carrier will deploy Voice over LTE technology in early 2014, and promised that the carrier will not deliver a poor experience in terms of voice quality when it does so.
Nokia officially unmasked its next high-end Lumia Windows Phone device, the Lumia 928, which appears destined for Verizon Wireless.
The Lumia 521 went on sale on the Home Shopping Network (HSN) last week, and has already sold out, according to Reuters . The device highlights attempts by Windows Phone proponents to take the smartphone platform mainstream.
Tumblr is rolling out a native application for Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 operating system, complementing its existing mobile social networking apps for Apple's iOS and Google's Android.
Verizon Wireless will launch a high-end Nokia Lumia Windows Phone next month, according to a Bloomberg report, which could give Nokia's North American sales a badly needed shot in the arm.