Nokia's Lumia smartphones, Amazon's LTE tablet, the worst apps of all time and more


The past week included a flurry of new smartphone and tablets announcements -- some of which were expected (Nokia's (NYSE:NOK) Lumia smartphones) and others that were expected (the infamous Amazon smartphone) but didn't actually happen. Fierce editors covered these exciting mobile device announcements and we were also busy compiling some thoughtful features -- such as what are the worst mobile apps of all time? Here's a breakdown of this week's smartphone announcements and feature articles that you may have missed.

  • As expected, Nokia debuted its Lumia 920 and 820 this week. The devices received promising reviews from analysts and the media, but there is still doubt about whether they will succeed in the market.    We have complete coverage of the event and its aftermath here.
  • FierceBroadbandWireless Editor Tammy Parker talked with WiMAX Forum President Declan Byrne about the organization's new focus on marketing, technical certifications and developing new verticals such as aviation, oil and gas, transportation and utilities. Interview.
  • Amazon unveiled a new family of Kindle devices at a press event Thursday. The new devices included a 4G LTE Kindle Fire HD.  See our complete coverage here.
  • No one sets out to make bad mobile application, but it happens. We've compiled a list of some of the worst iOS and Android apps around. See our list here
  • FierceDeveloper Editor Shane Schick takes an in-depth look at what Research in Motion (NASDAQ:RIMM) is doing to win back developers for its BlackBerry 10 platform. Article.

Keep your eyes peeled for more special reports and features from the Fierce team in the weeks ahead.--Sue

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