Former Nokia CEO and Chairman Jorma Ollila said that he made mistakes during his tenure as the company slipped behind faster rivals in the smartphone market. However, he also said that Stephen Elop was not his first choice to become Nokia's CEO in late 2010 and that the work Nokia has done under Elop has not been enough to turn around the company's mobile phone business.
Nokia is hoping a promotion to bundle free Netflix service with its Lumia smartphones in the UK, along with other promotions and deals, will help boost sales of its smartphones running Microsoft's Windows Phone software.
Microsoft is making several advancements to its Windows Phone 8 platform, including the ability to support larger screen sizes, which will open the door to new Windows Phone "phablet devices" of between 5 and 7 inches.
It's reaching the point where most developers probably can't look at the news online without seeing a headline along the lines of, "More trouble for BlackBerry." The notion that its selection of apps has contributed to its troubles has been a particularly hot topic on Twitter.
HTC reported its first quarterly loss since it became a public company in 2002, as it had warned it might, underscoring the challenges the company faces as it continues to try to turn around sales in a smartphone market that has squeezed its market share.
Ofcom unveiled the lineup of companies that will participate in what the UK regulator is calling "Europe's first major pilot" of white space technology, revealing that industry heavyweights such as BT, Microsoft and Google will be among the companies taking part.
Researchers from Microsoft and the Chinese University of Hong Kong are touting an alternative to geo-location technology for detecting available TV white space spectrum within indoor spaces.
Microsoft revealed that AT&T Mobility and Vodafone will likely be the first operators to provide connectivity in the U.S. and Europe for its ARM-based Surface 2 tablet with LTE. The company said last week that the Surface 2 will be available in early 2014.
Microsoft's Windows Phone platform posted its highest sales share to date of 9.2 per cent across the five major European markets of the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain, and is now within one percentage point of iOS in Germany, according to latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.
Look for announcements involving motion- and gesture-based TV navigation in January, with the Consumer Electronics Association announcing Tuesday that it'll build a MotionTech exhibit at its annual convention in Las Vegas spotlighting technology companies with products that rely on motion-based technology.