Mobile Lowdown 7-6-11: EU Roaming Rates; Spotify; HTC; Nokia; Microsoft

European Union Flag

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

Mobile roaming: A big set of proposals were put forward today recommending huge cost reductions on the price of roaming, covering voice, text and data services across Europe. (via European Commission)

Spotify: The music streaming service Spotify has inked a big deal with Virgin Media (NSDQ: VMED) in the UK that will offer Virgin Media subscribers bundled offers covering music delivered online, via mobile, and through Virgin’s TV service. (paidContent:UK)

HTC: The Taiwanese handset maker has bought S3 Graphics, a maker of processor platforms, from VIA Technologies for $300 million. (via VIA Technologies)

Nokia: An expose in a Finnish paper puts Nokia’s current problems down to generation-long problems around staff retention and innovation. (via GigaOM)

Meanwhile, Nokia (NYSE: NOK) has announced it would reduce the prices on certain smartphone models, but one of its newest, the X7. (via Reuters)

Microsoft: More reports about Microsoft’s alleged negotiations with Samsung over royalty payments linked with Android devices. (via Reuters)

loading

Comments have been disabled for this post