Microsoft is cutting up to 18,000 jobs, about 14 percent of its staff, over the next year as it works on integrating the Nokia devices business it bought in April and cut down on management layers.
Gov. Rick Perry is attending the opening of a Fort Worth plant where cellphone pioneer Motorola will produce the first smartphone ever assembled in the United States.
Nokia still isn’t commenting on what will happen to the 150 employees at its U.S. Headquarters in Irving.
The number of active smartphone users around the world has topped 1 billion, according to a global research and consulting firm, and that number is only increasing.
AT&T said that it will be selling Nokia smartphones that run Windows Phone 8, Microsoft’s upcoming software release. The phones are part of Nokia’s attempt to stem its rapid decline.
Apple is holding an event in San Francisco during which it is announcing a new iPhone, capable of faster data speeds and sporting a taller screen.
AT&T said it will sell the Lumia 900, its first Nokia smartphone that runs Windows Phone software, on April 8, for $100 with a two-year contract.