Today in Mobile

Nokia posted another brutal quarter, reporting a $1 billion operating loss on $9.21 billion sales and a tepid 4 million units of its flagship Lumia phone sold worldwide. The Wall Street Journal has a solid piece that looks at how the Finnish handset maker got to this lowly place after dominating the handset market just a few years ago, and it’s clear that the transition to Windows Phone has been poorly executed — and, perhaps, poorly conceived. CEO Stephen Elop hinted that his company may be the first to ship Windows 8 handsets when that operating system comes to market, but that must be cold comfort to the investors who hoped for much more out of the Microsoft tie-up by now.