Microsoft is eliminating its Points virtual currency system in favor of a new gift card system spanning platforms including Windows Phone, Windows and Xbox.
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.
One of the biggest announcements at Google I/O is likely to be the introduction of the long-awaited Google X Phone, rumored to be manufactured by Motorola Mobility and scheduled to launch in the second half of 2013. How could the Google X Phone affect Google's relationship with leading Android smartphone makers?
Close to three-fifths of all smartphones, tablets and notebooks shipped worldwide during the first quarter of 2013 run Google's Android mobile operating system, independent analyst firm Canalys reports.
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.
Microsoft is offering $1 billion to acquire the digital assets of Nook Media, its joint venture with bookseller Barnes & Noble, TechCrunch reports.
Nokia is rolling out Microsoft's stopgap Windows Phone 7.8 mobile operating system update to AT&T Mobility's Lumia 900 smartphone. Subscribers can download the update via the Zune for PC application or the Windows Phone Connector app for Mac.
The Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative added another TV white space (TVWS) deployment to its portfolio, rolling out a pilot project in collaboration with the Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH) and local Internet service provider UhuruOne to provide wireless broadband access to university students and faculty in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
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.