Stories by Mikael Ricknäs

Samsung is investing $1.9 billion in mobile processors

Samsung Electronics is investing 2.25 trillion Korean won (US$1.92 billion) to expand its mobile processor manufacturing capabilities, the company said on Thursday.

Android's smartphone market share likely to peak this year: IDC

Google's Android will still be the king of smartphone OSes in four years, but its market share will erode as Windows Phone takes off, according to a report from market research company IDC.

Qualcomm demos next-gen 802.11ac Wi-Fi in Taipei

Chipsets that integrate the upcoming 802.11ac wireless standard and Bluetooth 4.0 are being demonstrated by Qualcomm Atheros at the Computex show in Taipei this week.

Nokia hopes to boost sales with trio of touchscreen feature phones

Nokia has launched three new advanced feature phones with touchscreens offering a "smartphone-like" experience, the company said on Wednesday.

Apple wins battle over nano-SIM standard

Apple has won a battle over the standard for a smaller SIM card, use of which would leave more room for other components in future phone designs.

Samsung buys Swedish wireless chip company Nanoradio

Samsung Electronics has acquired Nanoradio, a Swedish company that develops energy-efficient chipsets for Wi-Fi, it said on Friday.

Freescale wants to make wireless charging cheaper, more ubiquitous

With the introduction of three new reference designs, Freescale Semiconductor wants to cut the cost of wireless charging and offer the technology for tablets and power tools, the company said on Thursday.

Intel's first smartphone goes on sale in Europe June 6, courtesy of Orange UK

The Intel-based San Diego smartphone, previously known as Santa Clara, will go on sale in the U.K. on June 6 via Orange, the operator said on Thursday.

IPCom fails to stop sales of Nokia's phones in the UK

The U.K. High Court has dismissed IPCom's attempts to obtain an injunction against the sales of Nokia's 3G phones.

NFC doesn't cut it on the London Tube, says public transport exec

Read speed is very important when using contactless payments in public transport and the NFC technology still isn't fast enough to be used in the London Underground, an executive from the local transport authority said at the Open Mobile Summit conference in London on Tuesday.

Scary times ahead for smartphone vendors, says analyst

The rest of 2012 will be very challenging for smartphone makers as they struggle to find ways to differentiate their "black slabs," Richard Kramer, managing partner at Arete Research, said during the opening address at the Open Mobile Summit conference in London.

Experts question the need for a Facebook smartphone

Mobile technology will play an important role for Facebook as it tries to find new sources of revenue, but building its own device doesn't make much sense since competition in the smartphone market continues to be very tough, according to analysts.

LG working on Retina-beating 5-inch smartphone display

LG Display has introduced a 5-inch full HD LCD panel for smartphone displays - the highest resolution mobile panel to date.

Motorola Mobility has infringed Microsoft patent, says Munich court

Google-owned Motorola Mobility has infringed a Microsoft patent related to SMS messaging, according to a ruling in the Munich regional court, which also dismissed a second case related to a localization patent.

ZTE's latest LTE test shows how operators can increase bandwidth

ZTE has successfully completed a hand-over test between two different versions of LTE, allowing operators to more effectively use their spectrum in a way that is seamless to the end user, the company said on Thursday.

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