"Elpida is a bankrupt Japanese DRAM manufacturer that has fallen on hard times and is weighed down by $5.6bn debt. It has been searching for a white knight with a phased bid process. Toshiba and SK Hynix were potential bidders but have decided not to proceed."
Full info at El Register
The question is, will it be enough to tempt new phone purchases for Lumia handsets. Most of the public would be shocked to find that apps from the new partners were not already available. It can only be good for Windows Phone in the long run to have some big names finally joining.
It looks like the new RIM board may have a clear road map on how to recover their position.
Nokia has released City Lens in it's Beta Labs. Basically its yet another Augmented Reality app to help you orientate yourself and find the nearest hairdresser, bar etc.
As seems compulsory these days, you can also share your location with all your other Windows Phone toting friends...
Kristian Tear, former Ericsson and Sony Mobile Vice President has been named as COO. Frank Boulben, former Orange, Vodafone, Vivendi and LightSquared marketing and strategy VP has also joined the Canadian manufacturers.
RIM look to be using a strategy of employing outsiders with relevant experience to try and turn things around. No burning platforms yet....