Having patiently waited for Microsoft to launch its Windows Phone 8 platform, Nokia is finally about to unleash its new Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 smartphones - meaning the Finnish firm's product touting talk is well and truly revving up.
Marketing chief Chris Weber is unsurprisingly backing the flagship Lumia 920 handset for glory, pinpointing its high-end camera and wireless charging capabilities as the features we should really be taking notice of. In terms of the former, Nokia has already integrated an impressive 8.7-megapixel camera based on the same PureView technology used on its 808 hybrid device and claims the new Lumia handsets, and its successors, will be incorporating more of this imaging technology. Will this be enough to persuade punters that Windows Phone and Nokia are the way forward? For more on Microsoft's new mobile OS and the latest Lumia smartphones in particular, make sure to check out our Windows Phone 8 handset round-up, featuring the latest Nokia offerings as well as products from HTC and Samsung.
Apple is in more trouble with the UK legal system, after a court ordered the tech giant to re-write an "incorrect" statement on its website that was supposed to represent an apology to its bitter rival Samsung. Earlier this month, Apple lost its appeal against a London ruling that asserted Samsung did not copy its tablet designs, with justice coming in the form of a court order stipulating the iconic US iPhone manufacturer run a statement on its website clarifying that the Korean firm had not stolen its intellectual property. Unsatisfied, Samsung argued that the subsequent notice was "inaccurate and misleading," because in addition to outlining the UK decision, Apple's notice also referenced rulings in Germany and the US - unsurprisingly, the other results noted favoured the Cupertino-based company. Lord Justice Longmore consequently directed Apple to replace the original statement on its website within 48 hours.
As RIM prepares to re-enter the mobile ring with its forthcoming BlackBerry 10 platform, the Canadian company has confirmed that it has sent the new on-the-go operating system to be tested by more than 50 network operators. The move, which the firm described as a "critical milestone", brings RIM one step closer to BB10's expected early 2013 launch. "I have spent the last several weeks on the road visiting with carrier partners around the world to show them the BlackBerry 10 platform and to share with them our plans for launch," RIM CEO Thorsten Heins said in a statement. "Their response has been tremendous." Guess we'll just have to wait and see.