AT&T Mobility launched a new prepaid brand, Aio Wireless, promising a simplified, no-contract experience and opening up a new front in the prepaid battle with Verizon Wireless, Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile US.
Nokia unveiled an updated version of its low-cost Asha platform, promising developers an open, standards-based environment for creating applications targeting consumers in emerging markets.
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.
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.
Nokia CEO Stephen Elop came under heavy fire from shareholders, as investors weary with the Finnish vendor's failure to compete with Apple and Samsung Electronics told the company they were running out of patience with its strategy of using Microsoft's Windows Phone software.
Apple and Samsung Electronics once again gobbled up all of the operating profits in the global smartphone industry in the first quarter, according to a new report from investment research firm Canaccord Genuity, as has been the case the past several quarters.
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.
Nokia plans to invest in photo services startup Pelican Imaging in an effort to differentiate its Windows Phone-powered Lumia smartphone series from devices running Google's Android and Apple's iOS, Bloomberg reports.
WhatsApp is introducing its first-ever dedicated instant messaging button via Nokia's new social-themed Asha 210 handset.