Synchronica Agrees to Purchase Nokia Messaging Unit
Synchronica recently announced that it plans to acquire Nokia's white label mobile messaging service, which provides email, instant messaging, and social networking to North American network operators. Under the terms of the deal, Synchronica will take over Nokia's existing contracts with AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, and other operators, giving Synchronica more than 6 million customers in North America. Synchronica will supply Nokia with messaging services for its S40 phones moving forward. It will merge the messaging services with its own, and continue to develop and refine the software by adding features such as contacts/calendar management. Financial terms were not disclosed, but the companies expect the deal to close by the end of July.
Kodak Ektra Improves Camera and Lowers Price As It Makes US Debut
Eastman Kodak and Bullitt Group this week launched the Ektra smartphone in the U.S. The handset was first announced in October 2016.
Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom Goes On Sale for $329
Asus today made the ZenFone 3 Zoom available from its web site for $329. The phone was first announced in January.
Nokia and Samsung Settle Patent Licensing Deal
Nokia today said it has reached an agreement with Samsung over the licensing of its wireless patents. The companies have been disputing the value of Nokia's patents since Nokia sold its handset division to Microsoft.
Nokia to Buy Illinois-Based SAC Wireless
Nokia today said it plans to acquire SAC Wireless, a telecommunications equipment installer located in Shaumburg, Illinois. The company has about 450 employees and works with wireless network operators in the U.S.