Microsoft has reached an agreement to purchase Nokia's mobile phones business and a license to its patents and mapping software for $7.2 billion. The blockbuster deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2014.
Nokia will halt shipments of smartphones running the Symbian mobile operating system this summer, The Financial Times reports.
Nokia is rolling out Mail for Exchange, which delivers work email access to entry-level smartphones running the manufacturer's Asha mobile operating system.
Nokia unveiled an updated version of its low-cost Asha platform, promising developers an open, standards-based environment for creating applications targeting consumers in emerging markets.