THE WRAP: Nokia changes course, Android tears up the charts

Robert Clark
17 Sep 2010

This week Nokia changed direction, switched CEOs as Android overtook Windows Phone.

Beleaguered Nokia tapped a non-Finn, Stephen Elop, for the CEO post as it sought to stop the smartphone market slide.

The appointment sparked the resignation of its smartphone chief, Anssi Vanjoki, while chairman Jorma Ollila said he would step down in 2012.

Android is tearing up the smartphone charts, taking share from all of its rivals in Q2 and overtaking Windows Phone as third-biggest US platform. HTC unveiled its newest phones, the Desire HD and Desire Z, and beefed up its mapping service.

The European Commission began a probe into Chinese government support for wireless modem manufacturers.

In its latest attempt to allay security fears, Huawei offered to put itself at arms-length from its US operations. ZTE collected a 3G contract from Reliance Communications.

US law-makers considered an overhaul of the $8 billion Universal Service Fund.

Walmart got into the mobile business, Intel joined the app store craze, and Twitter revamped its website.

Deutsche Telekom CEO Rene Obermann confirmed his home had been raided by police investigating a kickbacks case, but denied his involvement.

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