HTC, struggling amid weak sales, vowed to put a major emphasis on Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 as well as an aggressive marketing strategy, according to a senior HTC executive.
Verizon Wireless will launch the LTE-powered LG Intuition "phablet," its first device in the larger-than-a -smartphone-but-smaller-than-a-tablet category, giving LG a rare win over larger rival Samsung Electronics.
Nokia's announcement this week of its new Lumia Windows Phone 8 smartphones will see the vendor call upon the support of the operator community like never before. Nokia and its partner Microsoft are said to have prepared an unparalleled marketing campaign to support the new Lumia Windows 8 handset launch, but their chances of success are far from certain given the increasingly steep hill they face.
CCS Insight's John Jackson writes that competitive conditions in the mobile computing market will drive technology suppliers toward a more wholesale embrace of vertically integrated business models. These models will encompass control of hardware, software, application development, service distribution and the user experience in general.
Sprint Nextel MVNO Ting has started selling a handful of smartphones that run on Sprint's growing LTE network, becoming the first U.S. MVNO to offer LTE service.
OnLive owed millions to creditors and faced a complete shutdown in the days prior to selling off its cloud gaming service and related assets.
The numbers are in, and it's time to make sense of the data. ABI Research's Michael Morgan checks out the world's 11 largest branded cell phone makers in the second quarter of 2012, providing sales data as well as insight into their strategy and competitive position in the market.
Less than a year after rolling out its first smartphones powered by Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system, Nokia now dominates close to 60 percent of the worldwide Windows Phone market, according to mobile app analytics firm Localytics.
HTC is acquiring a 17.1 percent stake in mobile enterprise apps platform Magnet Systems valued at $35.4 million.
HTC CEO Peter Chou admitted in an internal memo to staff that the company had slowed down due to burdensome bureaucracy, but said that with renewed focus it can regain its edge.