Microsoft is paying about $7.2 billion for Nokia’s devices business and patent licenses in a last ditch gamble to take on Google, Apple and a wide variety of smartphone players who have surged ahead and threaten to gnaw at its core PC business.
A New York plaintiff has filed a class action lawsuit against Nokia and its CEO and CFO, alleging that they deceived the market by issuing false claims about how well the company’s migration to Windows Phone was going.
UPDATED: Angry Birds Space is another huge hit for Rovio who said Thursday is won’t be building a version for Windows Phone, according to Peter Vesterbacka, the chief marketing officer of Rovio. Rovio, however, reversed course Friday and said they would develop a WP7 app.
It wasn’t just here in the U.S. and it wasn’t just iPhone users; the mobile app obsession has gone global and is now bigger than ever. Here’s a look at some of the most interesting statistics involving the abundance of mobile apps we devoured this year.
Nokia’s Lumia 710 is leading the phone maker’s Windows Phone 7 charge in the U.S. and is set to go on sale January 11 with T-Mobile. T-Mobile announced that the 710 will sell for $50 with a two year contract and will ride atop its 4G network.
Microsoft may have launched its companion app for Xbox consoles on Windows Phone 7 devices exclusively, but it isn’t leaving iOS users completely out in the cold. The official My Xbox LIVE app, which works on both iPhone and iPad, is in the App Store now.
Another chapter in the ongoing consolidation of the tablet market — specifically in the area of those many Android vendors that have failed…
IOS, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone 7 have collectively hit 991,524 apps available in their stores with the big million unit milestone set to be reached in the next day, said an analytics firm. It’s a reminder of just how big this modern app market is.
Android device makers, RIM (NSDQ: RIMM) and (catastrophically) HP (NYSE: HPQ) have made little dent so far in the tablet market, currently d…
As the Black Friday shopping opportunities continue to pile up, the mentions of mobile payment services get ever more frequent, too: in just…