Stories by Mikael Ricknas

Microsoft's mobile fate rests on Nokia deal

Microsoft's move to acquire Nokia's devices and services business is a gamble that the company had to take to boost its flagging mobile business. For Nokia, it's an admission that it lacks the resources to compete with Samsung and Apple, say analysts.

New SIM Card Will Lead to Thinner Phones

A new SIM card, dubbed nano-SIM, will free up room in phones for additional memory and larger batteries, allowing manufacturers to create thinner devices, German card maker Giesecke & Devrient claimed.

New Nokia device highlights cheap smart phone trend

Nokia's E63 smartphone, announced Wednesday, will cost US$250 before any subsidies -- a price that puts the phone maker ahead in a burgeoning price war and which one analyst described as "eye-popping."