Mobile Lowdown 6-30-11: Oracle/Google; Nokia; iOS Users; Skype


A look at some of the big stories in mobile today:

Oracle/Android: We knew Oracle was going to be asking for a lot in damages from Android-maker Google (NSDQ: GOOG) over alleged patent violations; now we know how much. $2.6 billion.

Nokia: More offloading from the handset maker as it seeks to streamline itself for its big Windows Phone push. It has sold its North American-based messaging business to Syncrhonica for $25 million. (our story here)

Apple iOS: How much is an iOS user worth to Apple? (NSDQ: AAPL) About $150 per year, calculates Horace Dediu. (via Asymco)

Skype: The internet calling specialist, currently getting acquired by Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) for $8.5 billion, now offers video calling via its Android app. (via Skype)

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