Nokia says it expects to complete the sale of its Devices & Services business to Microsoft in April, rather than its original expectation of ‘the first quarter of 2014’.
Although Nokia and Microsoft have received regulatory approval from the European Commission and the US Department of Justice, they’re still waiting for approvals from some competition authorities in Asia.
Podcast - 5th March 2014
This week's programme begins with some of the biggest news stories that came out of Mobile World Congress.
Iain, James and Mark then move on to the other headlines from the past few days, including Boeing's secret agent smartphone, Apple's plans for mobile in-car entertainment, a new structure for Telefonica and new technology for mobile payments.
The more things change, the more they stay the same
Mark Bridge writes:
So, that’s another Mobile World Congress in the bag. Yes, it was bigger than ever. Just like last year. Just like the year before, too.
Podcast - 25th February 2014
James Rosewell and Mark Bridge report from Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona.
In this podcast they talk about all the major mobile manufacturer announcements, including Nokia's new Android-based phones and Sony's newest high-spec devices.
Nokia has announced a new software platform - Nokia X - that’s based on the Android Open Source Project.
Initially the handset manufacturer plans to release three new devices running Nokia X. They’ll join the company’s Windows Phone (Lumia) and Series 40 (Asha) smartphones.