Stories by Mikael Ricknäs

Nokia location technology will guide Toyota drivers

Toyota Motor Europe will use Nokia's mapping technology in its next-generation navigation and infotainment systems.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 31 January, 2013 11:48

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Maps, Nokia

Teradici releases preview of delayed PCoIP platform for VMware and Microsoft

Teradici has been forced to delay the release of Arch, which combines VMware and Microsoft server-based desktops using its PCoIP protocol, due to a scalability issue. But a new tech preview will still allow enterprises to familiarize themselves with the product.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 30 January, 2013 14:34

Tags: virtualization, Teradici, desktop virtualization

ZTE to launch Firefox OS smartphone at MWC

Chinese phone maker ZTE is planning to launch a smartphone based on Mozilla's Firefox OS at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 30 January, 2013 13:52

Tags: consumer electronics, ZTE, smartphones

Samsung lowers cost of LTE smartphones with Galaxy Express

Samsung Electronics is expanding its portfolio of LTE smartphones with an international version of the Galaxy Express with a lower price tag to help make the technology accessible to more users.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 29 January, 2013 13:02

Tags: Android OS, consumer electronics, Samsung Electronics, Android, smartphones

RIM lowers cost of apps in European BlackBerry World store

Research In Motion is lowering the cost of the cheapest application price tier on BlackBerry World in order to make applications more attractive, as the company prepares to launch BlackBerry 10.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 28 January, 2013 11:44

Tags: BlackBerry OS, Blackberry, mobile applications, research in motion, consumer electronics, smartphones, Mobile OSes, mobile

Nokia reports Q4 net profit as Lumia smartphone sales slowly improve

Nokia swung to a net profit during the fourth quarter, as it sold a growing number of Windows Phone-based smartphones.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 24 January, 2013 12:37

Tags: business issues, consumer electronics, smartphones, Nokia, Mobile OSes, financial results, mobile, Windows Phone

Cisco to buy SON software vendor Intucell for $475 million

Cisco Systems is planning to acquire Intucell in a bid to make its products more attractive to mobile operators as traffic volume on networks continues to grow.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 23 January, 2013 14:33

Tags: business issues, Cisco Systems, Networking, Mergers and acquisitions

Microsoft's Azure-based video streaming service goes live

Microsoft continues to expand its cloud offerings with the general availability of Windows Azure Media Services, which lets enterprises skip building their own infrastructure for streaming on-demand video.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 23 January, 2013 14:20

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Microsoft, cloud computing, internet, video, Infrastructure services

Phone makers switch focus to mAh, not millimeters

With the latest generation of high-end smartphones sporting power-hungry 5-inch screens, a growing number of phone vendors are emphasizing bigger batteries rather than thinner devices.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 23 January, 2013 12:24

Tags: Sony Mobile, telecommunication, applications, ios, LG Electronics, Android, mobile, Android OS, consumer electronics, htc, smartphones, Samsung Electronics, Mobile OSes

Mozilla launches two Firefox OS-based phones for developers

Mozilla has launched Keon and Peak, two smartphones based on the web-centric Firefox OS platform.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 22 January, 2013 13:57

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, application development, consumer electronics, smartphones, Mozilla Foundation, software, internet, Telefónica, Geeksphone

Western Digital acquires Arkeia to boost SMB storage offering

Western Digital has acquired data protection company Arkeia Software as it looks to address growing storage demands among small and medium-size companies.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 22 January, 2013 11:52

Tags: business issues, network-attached storage, Arkeia Software, storage, western digital, Mergers and acquisitions

RIM renames store to BlackBerry World as more content is added

Research In Motion has renamed its web store BlackBerry World, as it gets ready to add more content ahead of the launch of the BlackBerry 10 operating system.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 21 January, 2013 14:23

Tags: BlackBerry OS, Blackberry, mobile applications, research in motion, consumer electronics, smartphones, Mobile OSes, mobile

Sony launches thin and light Tablet Z

Sony has expanded its portfolio of Android-based products with the Tablet Z, which is thinner and lighter than competing products from Apple and Google.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 21 January, 2013 12:33

Tags: Sony Mobile, hardware systems, tablets, Android tablets

Nokia Lumia 820 owners can customize their phone with 3D printers

Nokia is embracing the 3D printing community by releasing files that will let smartphone users create their own custom shells.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 18 January, 2013 13:56

Tags: consumer electronics, smartphones, Nokia, Mobile OSes, mobile, Windows Phone

Nokia outsources IT functions, more than 1000 employees affected

Nokia is planning to transfer up to 820 employees to HCL Technologies and Tata Consultancy Services and lay off up to 300 people as the company reorganizes its IT organization.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 17 January, 2013 10:53

Tags: business issues, personnel, Tata Communications, layoffs, TCL Communication, Nokia, restructuring

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