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Microsoft bags crucial green light for Nokia deal
Microsoft holds approximately 200 patent families that are necessary to build an Android smartphone...
Microsoft 'Builds' for future with stack of Windows updates...
Microsoft has this morning announced several advances to Windows including Windows Phone 8.1, including the availability of the eagerly anticipated Windows 8.1 Update.
Microsoft’s Nokia acquisition set for April completion
"We are nearing the final stages of our global regulatory approval process – to date we have received approvals from regulatory authorities in 15 markets on five continents."
X marks the spot for game-changing Nokia
"This may be a few years too late, but it is a much needed move by Nokia to recapture share of the smartphone market by becoming part of the Android ecosystem."
Microsoft ramps up Windows Phone commitment with new partners
"While certainly pragmatic, the Nokia X strategy must have been a hard one for the traditionally proud Microsoft to swallow."
Nokia connects "next billion" with 5 new smartphones...
Nokia underscored its commitment to connecting the next billion to the internet by releasing five new affordable handsets at Mobile World Congress, including Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL smartphones.
Samsung dominates smartphone market as Apple smashes iPhone records
Samsung has once again dominated the global smartphone market, accounting for almost one in three of the 980 million devices shipped worldwide during 2013.
Nokia closing in on new CEO...
Tech firm Nokia is searching for a new CEO to replace Stephen Elop, who negotiated the company's handset sale to former employer Microsoft before rejoining the software giant as part of the deal.
iPhone 5s becomes the world's bestselling smartphone
Newly released data suggests Apple’s iPhone 5s is the world’s bestselling phone, beating arch rival Samsung's Galaxy S4 two months in a row.
Find the Windows Phone that fits you…
With so much to choose from, Microsoft New Zealand unveils the full array of Windows Phone - all available to Kiwis this Christmas.
Nokia NZ blames hacker for "F*** you" Kiwi tweet
Nokia New Zealand believes last week's 'F*** You' tweet was likely the work of a hacker, vowing to ramp up security as a result.
Nokia NZ apologises for "F*** you" Kiwi tweet
Nokia New Zealand has been forced into an embarrassing apology, after a 'F*** You' tweet was posted from its Kiwi Twitter account.
Nokia follows Microsoft's lead… bashes Apple's iPad
In a bid to promote the new Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet, Nokia has taken a leaf out of Microsoft's book - by shamelessly bashing Apple's iPad.
Smartphone shipments surges phone market growth
Smartphones will represent virtually all of the mobile phone market in many of the world's most developed economies by the end of 2017....
Microsoft shows consumer tech mettle with Nokia phone buy
"The heat may be off for Nokia’s shareholders but for Microsoft’s investors the fire is only just being stoked."
No quick fix following Microsoft / Nokia mix
The Nokia acquisition is a logical step forward for Microsoft but will not change the company’s position in mobile overnight.
Microsoft's shock acquisition of Nokia announced
Redmond giant set to acquire Nokia Devices & Services, accelerating the Windows ecosystem in the process.
Zuckerberg issues five billion friend requests
In an audacious effort to unite the world online, Facebook founder launches internet.org, designed to expand global internet access.
Samsung leads the pack as smartphone sales keep rising
Worldwide smartphone sales to end users reached 225 million units, up 46.5% from the second quarter of 2012.
Samsung beats Apple in 'Internet War'
Samsung overtakes Apple to claim number one spot globally for first time in terms of internet usage.
Huawei slams "weak" Windows Phone
As Chinese company considers buying Nokia, smartphone manufacturer dismisses Microsoft's Windows Phone platform as "weak."
Asia/Pacific leads mobile phone sales
Sales of mobile phones in all regions decline, except for growth across Asia/Pacific.
Smartphone sales grow, everything else, not so
Smartphones continue to drive overall mobile phone sales, as feature phones trail way behind.
Apple, Samsung and the great pretenders
Rivals dominate the mobile phone market as BlackBerry, Nokia and Motorola post damning losses.