Spain's leading mobile operators will introduce smartphones from HTC, LG Electronics, Nokia, Samsung Electronics and Sony Mobile Communications with Joyn embedded into the smartphones' operating systems.
Over-the-top messaging services Viber and Nimbuzz are extending their respective cross-platform applications to smartphones running Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.
Nokia CEO Stephen Elop said he is confident that the company's Lumia smartphones running Microsoft's Windows Phone can help the platform grab more market share, and said he is focused on the enterprise market as a major opportunity. However, analysts are worried that Nokia's lack of a 5-inch superphone to compete with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S4 may be holding the company back.
Nokia has seen a demand from the Indian tax authorities suspended by a local court after being ordered to pay $383 million within 30 days for failing to properly pay taxes.
AT&T Mobility, Sprint Nextel, Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile USA parent Deutsche Telekom were among the top five mobile operators worldwide in terms of patent filings, according to a report from industry analyst Chetan Sharma.
Microsoft is preparing a new Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system update that will restore FM radio hardware support, The Verge reports.
Siemens CFO Joe Kaeser appeared to indicate that the company plans to exit this year from its 50:50 infrastructure joint venture with Nokia, Nokia Siemens Networks.
Ericsson remained unfazed by the latest salvo fired by Samsung Electronics in the dispute between the two network manufacturers over patents, saying it was still confident it would win the legal battle.
Nokia said that if Microsoft builds its own branded Surface smartphone, the move could hurt Nokia's business.