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Wireless in the fourth quarter of 2013

How did the wireless industry perform in the fourth quarter of 2013? Check here throughout the fourth-quarter earnings report season for full earnings reports from the wireless industry's...

Report: NSN's fourth-quarter sales fell 19%

Nokia will reportedly disclose a continuing decline in infrastructure sales just as it prepares to leave its handset history behind and become primarily a network equipment company.

NSN's Suri reportedly in the running to head up Nokia

Rajeev Suri is currently being considered for the CEO position of Nokia after the company completes the sale of its handset division to Microsoft, according to a  Bloomberg  report.

The app store aftermath Nokia has left for Symian and Meego devs

What Nokia did to Symbian and Meego app developers this month was the online equivalent to breaking up with someone via a Post-It note.  In fact, the closure of the Nokia Store for Symbian on Jan. 2 was accompanied by  a Tw eet  that would have comfortably fit on a small piece of paper: "That was it; we are officially closed. Thank you all for the past years!" For developers who remained loyal to Symbian, Meego and its long-established community of users, however, it would be hard to see the abrupt shutdown of the app store as a thank-you. 

Microsoft: Nokia deal will help us understand, aid other Windows Phone OEMs

LAS VEGAS--Microsoft thinks its deal to acquire partner Nokia's devices and services business won't alienate other Windows Phone OEMs and will in fact help Microsoft better understand their needs and desires, according to a Windows Phone executive.

A shift from device subsidies to financing could bring disruption- and be good

LAS VEGAS--I've asked almost every company I've met with so far here at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show the same question: How would a shift in the U.S. market from device subsidies to device financing affect your business and the wider market?  The responses I've received, mainly from handset companies, tended to indicate that if such a shift does take place, the onus will be on OEMs to provide value, either in terms of price or innovation--or both.

Nokia exec: We're aiming to have a flagship Lumia phone across all carriers

LAS VEGAS-- Nokia hopes at some point to have a single flagship Lumia Windows Phone smartphone across all the major U.S. carriers, as Samsung Electronics has done with its recent Galaxy S phones. However, as Microsoft prepares to acquire Nokia's devices business, a senior Nokia executive acknowledged that the company is not there yet.

NSN's executive chairman to step down after Microsoft deal

Nokia said Jesper Ovesen is to step down as executive chairman of Nokia Solutions and Networks, the group's telecoms infrastructure business, once the sale of the company's devices and services unit to Microsoft has been completed.

A look back over 2013

As another year comes towards its end, it would be remiss of me to not to look back at what has been an incredibly eventful year in European telecoms in order to highlight some of the main trends that have not only emerged in the past 12 months, but also look set to dominate the market in the coming year and beyond.

Samsung merges mobile and camera units to differentiate its smartphone imaging

Samsung Electronics is combining its mobile unit with its camera business to not only bring wireless connectivity to more of its cameras but to improve the imaging capabilities of its smartphones.