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zzzPhone offers customized mobile phones

An online mobile phone vendor, called zzzPhone, has adapted the Dell model of customized, factory-direct computers for the mobile phone industry. zzzPhones aims to focus on feature phones with large

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Nokia faces $17.7B patent suit

Patent holding firm IP-Com has filed a $17.7 billion lawsuit against Nokia for alleged patent infringement. IP-Com is just under 50 percent owned by private equity firm Fortress Investment Group.

Nokia acquiring Trolltech for $153 million

Nokia announced it will make a public voluntary tender offer to acquire Norwegian open source software provider Trolltech for about $153 million, heralding a significant win for the snowballing

Kyocera to pull out of China's handset market

Japan's Kyocera has announced plans to leave China's thriving mobile handset market because of mounting losses and cheaper producers. Kyocera will dissolve its joint venture with Chinese electronics

Expect Qualcomm and Nokia to remain miles apart

Qualcomm and Nokia remain miles apart when it comes to hammering out a new licensing deal for WCDMA technology, and given both of the company's stellar results in the fourth quarter, it doesn't

Doubts cast over Nokia's future growth

Despite announcing stellar Q4 handset shipments and profitability, not everyone in the mobile phone industry was convinced that Nokia's future is quite so rosy. Analysts with IDC claim that the

Nokia Siemens JV gains ground, at last

The joint infrastructure venture between Nokia and Siemens appears to be heading upwards in its efforts to achieve profitability. The company reported a 25 per cent leap in Q4 revenues and managed to

SPOTLIGHT: USPTO grants generic smartphone patent

A company has won a patent for "a mobile entertainment and communication device" then, at 12:01 a.m. the next day sues Apple, Nokia, Sprint, RIM, AT&T, HP, Helio, Motorola, HTC, Sony Ericsson,