Hans Vestberg is among several candidates under consideration to replace departing CEO Steve Ballmer, Bloomberg reports.
The struggling handset maker combines its 44,000 patents and several key software projects into a single unit as it tries to develop new revenue streams.
There's a strong feeling of deja vu as Sony again attempts to break into the US market with another waterproof phone.
Another Sony smart watch has been approved by the FCC in the US, and is expected to make its debut at CES in January.
Mobile World Congress is the biggest and most important smartphone party of the year. And unlike a lot of tech trade shows, most of the gadgets appearing here are ones that you'll actually be able to buy.
Apparent settlement closes the book on one of a handful of suits filed against Android device makers by the alliance, which is jointly owned by Apple, Microsoft, BlackBerry, Ericsson, and Sony.
Plenty of patents are involved in HEVC, the leading technology contender for compressing 4K video. Several big names still haven't signed up for an effort to ease licensing.
Ron Louks will take on the role as head of BlackBerry's Devices and Emerging Solutions.
Foxconn has its role, says John Chen, "but we will do the next set of cool phones." He also hints at another potential keyboard smartphone for this year.
AT&T's mobile chief says he is continuing to support the embattled smartphone maker.