Extended Coverage Enhanced General Packet Radio Service
MediaTek and Nokia have used MWC 2016 to show off their "Extended Coverage Enhanced General Packet Radio Service" (EC-EGPRS).
Not much hope
Software giant Microsoft is telling dozens of employees in its phone division that they are surplus to requirements and should expect to clean out their desks fairly soon.
So it is almost certainly doomed
The shy and retiring Micrososft CEO Steve “sounds of silence” Ballmer has quietly put forward his modest opinion that Microsoft's hardware—Surface, HoloLens, and Xbox—is "absolutely essential" to its future.
Lumia 650 will be out in Feburary
It looks like Microsoft’s Lumia 650 will be in the shops in February with a rather low key launch which befits a brand set to be replaced by the Surface.
Needs to be faster
Nokia and ARM want to spruce up the TCP/IP stack to make it better suited to networks that need to operate at high speed and/or low latency.
Jolla, which was supposed to rise from the ashes of an overcooked and badly carved Nokia, is in financial trouble.
Lumia apps are just not worth it
To please its glorious Microsoft overlord, the former rubber boot maker Nokia released a string of photography apps which were designed to work on Redmond's nearly invisible mobile phones. Now Microsoft is pulling most of them.
Nasty roast beef eaters
The former rubber boot maker Nokia has spelt out in clear turns that it is not going to bring out its N1 tablet in the UK.
A bit like Frank Sinatra without the horse's head
The former rubber boot maker, turned mobile phone maker, turned network expert, Nokia is planning another comeback.