LG Surpasses Motorola to Become Third-Largest Handset Maker
According to the DigiTimes, the top five handset makers are now Nokia, Samsung, LG, Motorola, and Sony Ericsson, in that order. In 2008, Nokia sold 470 million handsets, Samsung sold 200 million, LG sold 100 million, Motorola sold 99.9 million, and Sony Ericsson sold 96.6 million.
Motorola's Refreshed G Series Streets July 12
Motorola today said its fourth-generation G series smartphones will go on sale beginning July 12. The G4 will cost $199 and the G4 Plus (pictured) will cost $249.
Motorola Told to Pay Fujifilm $10.2M for Patent Infringement
Motorola must pay Fujifilm $10.2 million for violating one of its imaging patents. Fujifilm sued Motorola in 2012 alleging the handset maker was violating four of its patents.
Nokia to Acquire Withings for Health and Fitness Push
Nokia today said it plans to acquire Withings for about $192 million in cash. Nokia hopes the acquisition will help it make a stronger push into the markets for wearables and the internet of things.
Pantech Puts Itself Up for Sale
Pantech, based in Korea, has staked a For Sale sign in its front lawn. The company, which declared the equivalent of bankruptcy last month, is seeking a buyer to scoop up the entire business.