T-Mobile USA has confirmed it will not push Microsoft's stopgap Windows Phone 7.8 operating system update to Nokia's Lumia 710 smartphone.
Samsung Electronics said it will invest $1.1 billion in two venture capital funds and open an innovation center in Silicon Valley as part of an effort to boost its U.S. presence even further and invest in areas ranging from cloud computing to mobile privacy.
T-Mobile USA will launch a handful of LTE devices in March, according to the blog TMoNews . The device introductions will coincide with the launch of the operator's LTE network.
Apple now leads all mobile device vendors on global Internet usage, displacing Nokia for the first time ever in January, according to new research issued by StatCounter.
Nokia joined Google Maps as the local search and navigation supplier to Toyota Europe. By early 2014 Toyota will integrate Nokia's vendor-neutral Here mapping platform into cars that the giant manufacturer delivers into Europe, Russia and the Middle East.
Nokia has begun rolling out Microsoft's stopgap Windows Phone 7.8 mobile operating system update to Lumia smartphones currently running Windows Phone 7.5.
Nokia said it plans to invest $250 million in a new venture capital fund to give money to promising mobile startups, part of its strategy of investing in future mobile opportunities.
Nokia is rolling out a premium tier upgrade for its Lumia-exclusive streaming music service, introducing new and expanded features giving consumers greater control over their listening experience.
Chinese vendors Huawei and ZTE in the fourth quarter displaced the likes of HTC, LG Electronics, Nokia and Research In Motion in the rankings of the world's largest smartphone vendors.
The days of Apple's smartphone dominance seem truly challenged--a move that should be welcomed by the cellular industry that loathes the constricting baggage that comes with this level of market leverage.