Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, co-founder Bill Gates and other board members and executives initially were against former Steve Ballmer's idea to purchase Nokia's handset business and licenses its patents for $7.5 billion, according to a Bloomberg BusinessWeek report.
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Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has been off the job for one month but he's reflecting on his time leading the software giant and regrets not moving sooner to integrate mobile hardware and software.
Google and Samsung Electronics are prodding Chinese regulators to ensure that once Microsoft's deal for Nokia's handset unit closes they won't be forced to pay higher patent licensing fees, according to a Bloomberg report.
Nokia Solutions and Networks said commercially available equipment was used to deliver an aggregate downlink of 1.7 Gbps from a single site on Optus' live network in Sydney, Australia.
The GSMA reported that more than 85,000 visitors from 201 countries attended the 2014 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, which it said set another new record. In addition to the more than 80,000 attendees at MWC at Fira Gran Via, more than 5,000 people participated in a range of partner programmes at Fira Montjuïc.
One of the major themes I'm hearing here at the Mobile World Congress trade show is that handset makers across the board are focusing on affordable smartphones.
BARCELONA, Spain—Even if the optics may be somewhat awkward, Nokia's embrace of Google's Android platform for its X family of phones was needed to fill a gap in Nokia's device portfolio, according to a top Nokia executive.
Nokia has unveiled three smartphones running a 'forked' version of Google's Android platform here at the Mobile World Congress trade show. Although the phones, the X, X+ and XL, had been rumored to be arriving since December, the news is still exceptionally notable because Nokia uses Microsoft's Windows Phone platform as its primary smartphone operating system and Microsoft is in the process of acquiring Nokia's handset business in a $7.4 billion deal.
BARCELONA, Spain--Nokia Solutions and Networks is getting deeper into IP routing via a partnership with Juniper Networks, said Rajeev Suri, NSN's CEO, during a press event here prior to the opening of the Mobile World Congress. However, he appeared to downplay rumors that the two had discussed some sort of merger pact.