Just last week, HMD was priming the press for the return of Nokia -branded handsets, slated to arrive at some point in the first half of next year. The young Finnish company, founded by a number of No
Microsoft is selling the feature phone business it acquired from Nokia back in 2013 to a subsidiary of Chinese manufacturer Foxconn for $350 million, it announced today. At the same time former owner
2013 was the year when the inevitable happened: worldwide sales of smartphones surpassed sales of the more basic (and generally cheaper) feature phone devices for the first time, according to Gartner&
A team with extensive experience working with the OEMs, carriers, and platform makers in the mobile industry, and who was most recently tasked with the creation of the Facebook mobile experience for f
<a target="_blank" href="http://www.twitter.com">Twitter</a> is working hard to build up its profile and usage among people in developing markets, and today another piece of that strategy has come int
<a target="_blank" href="http://www.foursquare.com">Foursquare</a> has made a name for itself out of the growth in smartphones, but as it tries to build up business in newer markets, it's covering all
Nokia's Asha line of less-expensive smartphones, not developed on Microsoft's Windows Phone but Nokia's own proprietary OS, is getting a new boost of attention today. The company is <a target="_blank"
The smartphone boom is continuing apace, but with growth comes mutation: new figures out from <a target="_blank" href="http://www.deloitte.com">Deloitte</a> estimate that 2013 will be the first year
This morning, web browser maker Opera <a target="_blank" href="http://www.opera.com/press/releases/2012/11/08/">announced</a> a new way for mobile operators to offer web access to subscribers who don'
Twitter just <a href="http://blog.twitter.com/2012/05/new-standard-for-mobile-web.html">announced</a> an update to its mobile site that is meant to bring it up to par with the new version of Twitter t
Do women need special cell phones? Certain companies, such as <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2009/06/23/do-women-need-special-cell-phones-deutsche-telekom-says-yes/">Deutsche Telekom</a> or <a h
Japan’s second biggest carrier <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/kddi/">KDDI</a> took the <a href="http://www.kddi.com/corporate/news_release/2011/0926f/besshi.html">wraps off</a> [JP] a tota
Japan's mobile carriers are currently releasing a number of interesting handsets, which are all part of their <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/05/16/ntt-docomos-feature-phone-line-up-for-summ
<img src="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/smartphones_japan.jpg" /> Revolution in <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2008/08/09/japan%E2%80%99s-super-advanced-mobile-web-too-
<img src="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Picture-21-630x564.png" /> <a href="http://www.kddi.com/english/index.html">KDDI</a>, Japan's second biggest mobile carrier, has today