Nokia unveiled on Tuesday the Lumia 925, the latest version of its Windows Phone 8 Lumia line, with a new design incorporating aluminum around the edge of the sleek, lightweight smartphone.
Microsoft will make Lync 2013 mobile apps available for Windows Phone 8 and iOS devices in early March, and will have mobile apps for Android the following month.
Because of the delay in launching BlackBerry 10, the company's "tight grip on enterprise users has loosened and its popularity within emerging markets has been diminished by the competition," said research firm IDC.
Flowfinity Wireless, a Vancouver, Canada-based enterprise mobile app provider, announced plans this week to support mobile business process automation on Microsoft's ( NASDAQ: MSFT ) Windows Phone 8.
Apple has fixed four critical security holes in its iOS 6 operating system, which runs the new iPhone 5, as well as the latest versions of iPad and iPod Touch.
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 .
In an effort to make Windows Phone 8 more attractive to mobile workers, Microsoft has pre-installed a mobile version of its ubiquitous Office software on the new phone.
With the release of Windows Phone 8 on Monday, Microsoft is hoping that the new mobile operating system will spur sales of the devices both among consumers and employees who bring their devices to work.
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.
This is not to suggest that RIM is on the verge of collapse, but still, this isn't good news for RIM.