Nokia, Qualcomm to Work Together on UMTS for North America
Today Nokia and Qualcomm announced a new joint partnership to develop advanced mobile phones, initially for the North American market. The phones, which will run Symbian S60, will use Qualcomm UMTS chipsets and should be available by mid-2010. According to Nokia, the devices will be compatible with the future version of Symbian from the Symbian Foundation.
WhatsApp Ending Support for Blackberry and Symbian OSes
WhatsApp plans to cease supporting a handful of older mobile operating systems by the end of the year. WhatsApp will stop working on devices running Android 2.1 and 2.2; all BlackBerry OSes, including BlackBerry 10; Nokia's S40 and Symbian S60 platforms; and Windows Phone 7.1.
Xiaomi Licenses Qualcomm's 3G/4G Tech
Qualcomm today said it signed a patent licensing agreement with Xiaomi, which will use Qualcomm's 3G and 4G wireless technology in future mobile devices. Qualcomm said it has agreed to royalties that are inline with the terms set by China's National Reform and Development Commission.
Qualcomm Signs Patent-Licensing Deal with Lenovo
Qualcomm today said it has signed a new patent licensing agreement with Lenovo, which will use Qualcomm's 3G and 4G wireless technology in future mobile devices. The patents will appear in both Lenovo- and Motorola-branded devices and cover technologies specific to the China market.
HMD Global to Use Zeiss Optics On Future Nokia Phones
HMD Global today announced a new partnership that will see Zeiss return to Nokia-branded handsets. HMD Global is the world's exclusive licensee of the Nokia brand.
Qualcomm Strikes More Patent Licensing Deals in China
Qualcomm has signed new patent licensing agreements with Haier, Tianyu, and QiKu Sign, all of which will use Qualcomm's 3G and 4G wireless technology in future mobile devices. Qualcomm said it has agreed to royalties that are inline with the terms set by China's National Reform and Development Commission.