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Chasing Apple, Nokia unveils two new smartphones

HELSINKI (Reuters) – Nokia unveiled on Tuesday two new smartphone models running on improved Symbian software, a stop-gap measure aimed at stemming customer defections to rivals like Apple. Nokia has lost its lead in the high end of the cellphone market after Apple unveiled the iPhonein 2007. In February, Nokia’s new…

Android becomes top smartphone platform

HELSINKI – Google’s Android dethroned Nokia’s Symbian as the most popular smartphone platform in the last quarter of 2010, ending a reign that began with the birth of the industry 10 years ago. Research firm Canalys said on Monday phone makers sold a total of 32.9 million Android-equipped phones in…