Why your next smartphone might be Windows

Microsoft made some rather interesting improvements to its Windows Phone platform this week, with Nokia showcasing most of them in its new Lumia 630 phone.  

Apple moves Siri back into cars with CarPlay

It is probably safe to say that Apple had a fairly easy ride last decade when it came to cars due to the ubiquitous iPod. Similarly, when the iPhone hit the streets, Cupertino was quick to offer the hard wired integration that other phones conspicuously lacked.  

Did Nokia just invent the killer App?

Most of us who write about mobile are constantly searching for the next killer application. You know, that thing that folks just can’t live without. You’d think it would be something useful that would make our lives better, safer, or longer but it is, more often than not, a lot closer to Flappy Birds. 

Somewhere, 1 in 10 smartphones run Windows

Microsoft's deals with Nokia are starting to make slow but noticeable progress, with more than ten percent of smartphones in the EU running on Windows.

Nokia's Lumia 1520: the Windows Phone Phablet (Phtooey?)

The Nokia Lumia 1520 seems to be on track to debut on October 22 at a special Nokia event in Abu Dhabi. It's expected to go on sale in the US in the second week of November. It will be the first Windows "phablet" if rumors are right.

Samsung being probed for leaking Apple licensing details

Apparently, Samsung has allegedly used information from its own legal team that had highly confidential information relating to Apple's licensing agreements with Nokia, Ericsson, Sharp and Philips.

Can lightning power smartphones?

Lightning is what happens when there’s so much electricity built up in the clouds, it has no where to go but down. OK that’s a highly simplified explanation, but still pretty accurate. No matter how you explain it, lightning is a dangerous but powerful explosion of energy, one that up until recently, man had no way to harness.

Tablet wars: Amazon vs. Microsoft and why Apple should be worried

The modern tablet market - created by Apple - has most recently been taken over by Google’s Android platform. However, Android is badly fragmented and the only pure player of scale seems to be Samsung, a corporation aggressively seeking an alternative.  

AT&T's de la Vega: Microsoft plus Nokia makes a 'viable third ecosystem'

SEATTLE—Microsoft\\'s (NASDAQ:MSFT) $7.2 billion purchase of Nokia\\'s smartphone business is good for the industry and may accelerate the Windows Phone platform, according to a top executive at AT&T Mobility (NYSE:T).During the Mobile Future Forward conference here Tuesday, AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega said that he thinks ...

Nokia and Microsoft is too late, too much, and too yesterday

So, your brand barely floats in mobile and you need to find a way to refresh it, or reinvent it. So, you decide to buy another brand that finds itself in the same situation, mostly due to siding with you. Microsoft acquiring Nokia is like geezers marrying each other because they could use the company.

Nokia Bandit: bigger is better

The new trend in smartphone design is: Screw it! We've run out of ideas so, let's just make it big. Everyone will see that our phone is clearly different because it is so damn big! It will have to hang off people's backs so other people will see our phone, our brand, and it will be really big. Right there, in their faces.    We will not be ignored. End of missive from smartphone marketing department head, Dickie Little.  

The NOKIA 1020 = the new iPhone

The Nokia 1020 is really the first breakout phone from any manufacturer that I think could recapture some of the exclusivity Apple's iPhone has lost.   

Nokia releases augmented reality job search

Augmented reality has served a few purposes, such as giving us Japanese pop singers in boxes. Nokia decided it might have a more useful purpose, so on Friday the company launched an augmented reality job search app called JobLens.The Windows 8 app could be the future of job ...

MeeGo emerges from obscurity

A group of former Nokia executives who left the company rather than work on Windows Mobile have created their first smartphone using Nokia's rejected operating system MeeGo.

Microsoft has a hit with low end phone

While software giant Microsoft has been touting its software at the top end of smartphone land, it is actually Steve Ballmers' considerable bottom end where the money is likely to be made.

Nokia Lumia 521 runs Windows Phone 8 for $150, sans contract

You might be thinking $150 for a smartphone running Microsoft's mobile Windows Phone 8 operating system isn't really all that cheap.

Nokia comes back from the dead

Former rubber boot maker Nokia is likely to report that it has come back from the dead.

Google competitors complain about, er, Google

European regulators have received yet another complaint about Google’s business practices, and this time it comes from Fairsearch Europe, a coalition of Google competitors.

Apple under investigation by Eurocrats in Brussels

Investigators at the headquarters of the European Union (EU) in Brussels, Belgium, are looking into allegations that Apple’s terms and conditions to sell its iPhone in Europe breach anticompetitive rules.

Nokia technology appropriated by HTC

A German court has decided that Taiwan's HTC misappropriated Nokia's power saving technology.