Microsoft is considering building its own Windows Phone 8 smartphones, which would directly compete with its handset partners Nokia, Samsung and HTC, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.
HTC will update its One X and One S smartphones to run Google's Android 4.1, a.k.a. Jelly Bean.
With all the hoopla over the launch of iPhone 5, the introduction this week of Windows Phone 8X and 8S got short shrift. But the new Windows phones have a number of features that should attract enterprise users.
Microsoft reportedly is working overtime to keep its new Windows Phone 8 overhaul on schedule, collaborating closely with carriers to guarantee that devices running the new mobile operating system reach stores in advance of the holiday shopping season.
OnLive owed millions to creditors and faced a complete shutdown in the days prior to selling off its cloud gaming service and related assets.
Less than a year after rolling out its first smartphones powered by Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system, Nokia now dominates close to 60 percent of the worldwide Windows Phone market, according to mobile app analytics firm Localytics.
HTC is acquiring a 17.1 percent stake in mobile enterprise apps platform Magnet Systems valued at $35.4 million.
HTC reiterated that smartphones including the Desire S, Droid Incredible 2 and Thunderbolt remain on schedule to upgrade to Google's Android 4.0 (a.k.a. Ice Cream Sandwich) by the end of August, despite the handset maker's recent decision to scrap the planned overhaul of its Desire HD.
HTC has halted plans to upgrade its Desire HD smartphone to run Google's Android 4.0, nicknamed Ice Cream Sandwich.
Rumors that Facebook is developing its own branded smartphone have again resurfaced, with Bloomberg reporting the social networking giant is working with manufacturer HTC to release the device as soon as mid-2013