Monthly roundup: March 2012
And as if by instant, the month of March is now behind us, but it surely didn't go unnoticed. That is because the tectonic plates of the smartphone arena were under constant shift. For starters, the new iPad got unveiled, and we probably won't be wrong if we say that it surely raised the bar for the remainder of tablet manufacturers out there. Soon after, Apple made its shareholders happy by paying dividends, which doesn't happen very often. Other companies, however, have not been doing so well. RIM, for example, posted some pretty grim quarterly results, while S&P downgraded Nokia due to the company's smartphone market share drop.
More about these and other interesting stories that we reported of over the past month can be found in the list below.
- AT&T relents on unfair throttling practice, life improves for unlimited customers
- S&P downgrades Nokia, gives negative outlook citing smartphone share drop
- Apple softens Jobs' war on Android, offers licensing deal to Motorola and Samsung
- Damian Dinning narrates the Nokia 808 PureView story - noisy optical zoom phone prototypes to blame
- Motorola time line for Android 4.0 update
- WSJ: Sprint to officially cut ties with LightSquared on Friday, to return $65 million
- Samsung to use a 32nm quad-core Exynos and its own LTE baseband radio in the Galaxy S III
- Apple has had a "record weekend" of new iPad sales
- Apple gives in to shareholder demands with $2.65 quarterly dividend and $10 billion stock buyback
- AT&T's HTC One X being tested for May launch?
- RIM announces Q4 $125M loss; Jim Balsillie and others resign