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Analyzing the world's 14 biggest handset makers in Q3 2013

Morgan The numbers are in, and it's time to make sense of the data. ABI Research's Michael Morgan checks out the world's 14 largest branded cell phone makers in the third...

Putting the fun back into European telecoms

Nokia shareholders ushered in a new chapter for the company this week after they agreed to the sale of the devices and services unit to Microsoft and essentially gave the green light for a future based on networks. Like Ericsson, the Finnish company will no doubt have taken heart from Vodafone's stated intention to maintain high levels of network investment over the next two years and maybe beyond.

Sierra Wireless complains about Nokia's patent licensing

Wireless modem and M2M vendor Sierra Wireless filed complaints with the European Commission and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission against Nokia, alleging that Nokia is behaving unfairly in how it licenses its patents.

Microsoft: Instagram, Vine apps show Windows Phone is 'turning a corner'

Apps for Instagram and Vine are now available on Microsoft's Windows Phone platform, giving the OS a needed boost in the app market. The apps, especially Instagram, have been missing from Windows Phone and long coveted by Microsoft.

Nokia starts new chapter as shareholders approve Microsoft deal

Nokia said its shareholders approved the sale of the Finnish company's devices and services business to Microsoft after 99 per cent of the votes cast at this week's extraordinary general meeting were in favour of the proposal.

Nokia shareholders reportedly approve $7.35B deal with Microsoft

Nokia shareholders approved the $7.35 billion sale of the company's devices and services unit to partner Microsoft, according to multiple reports.

Nokia, Samsung extend patent-licensing deal for 5 years

Nokia and Samsung Electronics extended their patent-licensing agreement for another five years, a move that will likely be a boon for Nokia as its sells its handset business to Microsoft and patents become a more important part of its business.

Analysts: Huawei booms to No. 3 worldwide smartphone maker with P6, G610 success

The global smartphone market has calcified at the top, with Samsung Electronics and Apple continuing to lead the field by large margins, according to the latest reports from research firms Strategy Analytics and IDC. The fight is over which companies can clamor over each other to get to the No. 3 spot--and in the third quarter analysts concluded it was Chinese vendor Huawei.

Nokia's network unit reports sales decline, looks ahead to growth

Nokia Solutions and Networks' significant win in China Mobile's recent TD-LTE tender put a positive spin on the vendor's third-quarter results, as did an upbeat forecast of future growth, but a slip in sales nonetheless cast a shadow on NSN's ongoing turnaround.

Nokia sells record 8.8M Lumias in Q3, gets big boost in N. America

Nokia reported record sales in the third quarter of its Lumia smartphones running Microsoft's Windows Phone software, and saw a sharp jump in its shipments in the North American market, signs that the company's strategy may be starting to take hold.