In the Android space this week came word of HTC stopping its slide, VW shows its car system, and Microsoft Office is getting closer.
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Former HTC executive jumps to BlackBerry, despite more than $5 billion in losses over two quarters.
Apple announced new iPads, Nokia announced new Lumias, HTC revealed a bigger One Mini, and Microsoft released new Surface devices.
There appear to be talks between Microsoft and HTC about reducing or eliminating Windows Phone license fees with one possibility being a dual boot solution.
There's an elephant in the room and no one's talking about it: Microsoft bought Nokia but it should have bought BlackBerry. It's not too late to take action.
Apple and Samsung are dominating the smartphone world. Founding companies in this space are down and out with a couple possibly able to make comebacks in the years ahead.
As soon as Microsoft revealed it is buying Nokia's phone business the suggestions started that maybe Microsoft should snap up BlackBerry as well. But would that even make sense?
Now that Nokia's phone business is in the hands of the Redmond-based software giant, one has to wonder if BlackBerry's enterprise appeal may be something Microsoft would be interested in.
If switching to Android would have been so great for Nokia and BlackBerry, why hasn't it helped Sony and LG more, let alone HTC?
Microsoft and BlackBerry took the same approach to evolving their smartphones strategies – but Microsoft was faster off the blocks and that matters.
HTC and Samsung released Google Play Editions of the One and S4, but they are not Nexus devices. BlackBerry released their Q1 2013 results and they are not as good as hoped.
With the exception of Google, Microsoft, BlackBerry and Apple had to take a stab at a redesign for various reasons. The risk of doing nothing was too great.
The smartphone maker is bolstering its enterprise communications platform by expanding its offering to Microsoft's range of communications products, and IBM-based services.
Apple and Samsung dominate the smartphone market and have other businesses to support them. BlackBerry, HTC, and Nokia are phone companies that have all been trying to achieve success for the last couple of years.
Paid apps, in-app purchases and subscriptions help boost revenue growth among top four global app stores operated by Apple, Google, Microsoft and BlackBerry, to US$2.2 billion in the first quarter of 2013.
It's fun to see highlight videos automatically created on the HTC One, but don't overlook the ease of use and powerful customization options of creating highlight videos on BlackBerry 10 devices.
You can't replace your point and shoot with most camera phones, but they do the job for social media and online sharing. As you can see, most any of these phones have decent cameras.
HTC pushed Microsoft with Windows Mobile, and now we see them applying some slick Windows Phone panorama elements to the HTC One and Sense 5.
HTC announce their One again, Samsung filled in another size gap with the Galaxy Note 8.0, BlackBerry rolled out a software update before the Z10 even hits the US, and Nokia announces a full line of Windows Phone devices.
A new flagship Galaxy S4 and Samsung's renewed interest in managing smartphones in the enterprise means Apple, BlackBerry and Microsoft will be facing a determined new competitor.
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