Apple, Google, and 3M may top Bloomberg’s list of the world’s most innovative companies, but they’re not the biggest research and development spenders – not even part of the Top 20. Out of 1,000 publicly traded companies with the highest R&D spending in 2009, here are the Top 10, according to a survey by management-consulting firm Booz & Co.:
Nokia X2 is a Microsoft phone running on Android. Seems counter-intuitive, but it's a sign that Microsoft is thinking of its influence in emerging markets where Android still rules.
The three Nokia Lumia devices will be rolled out internationally over the next few months.
Microsoft's board is expected to render its decision in early 2014.