Google and Samsung Electronics are prodding Chinese regulators to ensure that once Microsoft's deal for Nokia's handset unit closes they won't be forced to pay higher patent licensing fees, according to a Bloomberg report.
BARCELONA, Spain--There was a surprising number of new phones announced at this year's Mobile World Congress trade show here, including the flagship Galaxy S5 from the world's largest handset maker and the Nokia X Android phone from a company about to be acquired by Windows Phone vendor Microsoft. FierceWireless has a rundown of all the major phone announcements from MWC 2014. Slideshow
U.S. Cellular continued to bleed subscribers in the fourth quarter and also said it would be unable to predict its performance in 2014 at this time. The company cited a number of factors in holding back on providing guidance, including continued churn related to issues with its new billing system.
According to a new report from research firm IDC, Google's Android platform is predicted to maintain the top spot among smartphone platforms this year, with 78.9 percent global market share.
One of the major themes I'm hearing here at the Mobile World Congress trade show is that handset makers across the board are focusing on affordable smartphones.
BARCELONA, Spain--BlackBerry CEO John Chen officially unveiled the company's next two smartphones, a mid-range touchscreen phone called the Z3 and another mid-tier phone with a physical Qwerty keyboard called the Q20.
BARCELONA, Spain--Making good on its promise from earlier this month to push less expensive phones, HTC announced two mid-range smartphones in its Desire family here at the Mobile World Congress trade show. The smartphone maker aims to transfer the high-end design sensibility of its flagship One to products with lower price points.
BARCELONA, Spain--Microsoft announced a number of new firms are planning to use its Windows Phone software, many of which were initially skeptical about the mobile OS. The announcement of new partners comes just ahead of Microsoft finalizing its $7.4 billion deal for the handset division of Nokia, the largest maker of Windows Phones.
Samsung Electronics might start selling its next flagship phone, expected to be called the Galaxy S5, for less than previous models in the Galaxy S line, after encouragement by at least one carrier, according to a Bloomberg report.
HTC, in a bid to set itself apart from the smartphone pack and regain some of its luster, said that as part of a new program it will give U.S. customers who purchase any of its HTC One family of smartphones a free one-time screen replacement for cracked screens within the first six months of owning the device.