Nokia said it expects to pay around a net of €500 million to Microsoft as part of a multi-year agreement to cover software licence fees. However, Nokia will receive slightly more in Windows Phone "platform support" payments this year from Microsoft than it pays to the software giant in royalties, though Nokia will begin paying Microsoft more than it receives starting in 2014.
Leap Wireless is realizing that unsubsidized Apple iPhone devices are not hot-sellers with consumers. Without carrier subsidies to reduce the price, the latest iPhone model sells for $500 or more, and that price point is too difficult for Leap's cost-conscious consumers to justify.
AT&T is taking aim at former merger partner T-Mobile USA by launching an attack ad campaign that blasts T-Mobile's network speeds and call performance. The ads, which ran in the New York Times , Wall Street Journal and USA Today, said that T-Mobile drops twice as many calls and its network speeds are only half as fast as AT&T's network.
T-Mobile USA closed out the fourth quarter of 2012 with mixed results, adding 61,000 net subscribers in the quarter as prepaid and wholesale customer additions offset a net loss of 515,000 postpaid subscriber losses, which continues to be the No. 4 carrier's greatest weakness. However, T-Mobile is looking ahead to its merger with MetroPCS and getting Apple's iPhone as it remakes itself this year.
Apple's iPhone 5 was the world's best-selling smartphone in the fourth quarter, according to a new report from research firm Strategy Analytics. The firm said Apple's latest model, along with its older iPhone 4S, outsold Samsung Electronics' flagship Galaxy S III during the fourth quarter.
Apple has confirmed that iPhones running its iOS 6.1 are vulnerable to a security flaw enabling anyone to bypass the smartphone's lockscreen, granting them access to a number of core device functions.
A new security vulnerability discovered in Apple's iOS 6.1 enables anyone to bypass an iPhone's lockscreen, granting them access to a series of core device functions.
Apple has identified the source of a bug preventing some iPhone and iPad users from syncing their mobile mailbox with Microsoft's Exchange Server 2010, vowing a fix is in the works.
T-Mobile USA may be a small player in the wireless B2B market, but the company wants to grow its market share significantly this year by focusing on plans that do not gouge enterprise customers on pricing, according to Frank Sickinger, the carrier's senior vice president of B2B. The carrier also plans to offer enterprise customers new products and services.
Apple CEO Tim Cook said he thinks the global smartphone market will continue to grow significantly over the next few years and that Apple's iPhone business will benefit from that. However, Cook did not directly address whether Apple will introduce a cheaper iPhone for emerging markets, but he said the company will continue to make great products and that "The only thing we'll never do is make a crappy product."