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  • Microsoft claims to have seen "record sales of Windows Phone this holiday"

    01/09/2014 11:32:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Neowin ^ | 01/09/2014 | John Callaham
    Microsoft is using CES 2014 as a venue to give an update on sales of Windows Phone devices to members of the media. There was already evidence that products using the OS have gained a lot of sales and increased market share in Europe in the past few months and today Microsoft said that it saw those sales increase even more during the recent holiday sales period. In a statement sent to Neowin by a Microsoft spokesperson, the company said: We’ve seen record sales of Windows Phone this holiday worldwide, nearly doubling phone sales during Christmas week (YOY). In the...
  • US is primed to overtake Europe and Japan as the technological leader in cell phone technology

    10/07/2002 1:42:41 PM PDT · by sourcery · 86 replies · 1,937+ views
    USS Clueless ^ | 5 Oct 2002 | Steven Den Beste
    Stardate 20021005.2128 (On Screen): As I think many of my readers know, I used to work for Qualcomm designing cell phones. Qualcomm is the company which invented CDMA, and made it practical, and made it into a market success, and it now dominates the American market, where Verizon and Sprint both use it. There are two other nationwide cellular systems: AT&T currently uses IS-136 TDMA, which is obsolete and has no upgrade path. Cingular uses GSM, a more sophisticated form of TDMA from Europe. And right now I'm basking in the evil glow of a major case of schadenfreude. The...
  • Just How Inept Was Nokia's Board?

    09/24/2013 3:14:12 PM PDT · by pluvmantelo · 1 replies
    Forbes ^ | 9/21/2013 | Tero Kuittinen
    Finland is boiling with rage this weekend over the $25 M bonus payment the CEO Stephen Elop is set to receive as he leaves Nokia NOK -1.35% after his two-year tenure. Questions are now being raised by the oddest aspect of the bonus: the board of Nokia seems to have given Elop a $ 25 M incentive to sell the handset unit cheaply to Microsoft MSFT -0.87% way back in in 2010. This effectively means that the board hired a man who was given a giant carrot to drive down Nokia’s overall valuation and phone volumes while preparing a sale...
  • Nokia to sell handset business to Microsoft for $7.2 billion

    09/03/2013 1:31:46 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/3/2013
    Two years after hitching its fate to Microsoft's Windows Phone software, a withered Nokia collapsed into the arms of the U.S. software giant, agreeing to sell its main handset business for 5.44 billion euros ($7.2 billion). Nokia, which will continue as a maker of networking equipment and holder of patents, was once the world's dominant handset manufacturer but was long since overtaken by Apple and Samsung in the highly competitive market for more powerful smartphones. Nokia's Canadian boss Stephen Elop, who ran Microsoft's business software division before jumping to Nokia in 2010, will now return to the U.S. firm as...
  • Microsoft to acquire Nokia's Devices & Services business, license Nokia's patents

    09/02/2013 8:56:41 PM PDT · by bigtoona · 8 replies
    wall street journal ^ | 9/2/2013 | Microsoft
    Company to hold investor call; members of the media invited to attend. REDMOND, Wash., Sept. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsoft Corp. and Nokia Corp. today announced that the boards of directors for both companies have decided to enter into a transaction whereby Microsoft will purchase substantially all of Nokia's Devices & Services business, license Nokia's patents, and license and use Nokia's mapping services.
  • Google blocks Microsoft's Windows Phone YouTube app... again

    08/18/2013 9:21:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    EnGadget ^ | 08/15/2013 | By Terrence O'Brien
    Everyone was understandably excited when Windows Phone got its own native YouTube app. That is, until Google decided it violated the terms of service by blocking advertisements and promptly asked Microsoft to remove the app. The two companies kissed, made up and collaborated on a new version that would adhere to Mountain View's developer guidelines. Unfortunately, it appears that, despite Big G's involvement, the latest version of YouTube for Windows Phone still has some issues that can't be overlooked. Only two days after returning, with the ability to upload video added as a bonus, Google has again begun blocking Microsoft's...
  • Nokia is slowly pushing Windows Phone’s market share upward

    08/09/2013 11:35:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    BGR ^ | 08/09/2013 | Brad Reed
    6:15 PMIf Windows Phone really does start to take off, it will be in large part thanks to the efforts of Nokia, the Finnish device manufacturer that has come under withering criticism from both analysts and investors for choosing Microsoft’s mobile platform over Google’s Android. Seeking Alpha has posted a compilation of charts showing that Nokia has been slowly increasing its market share in many key markets, which is helping Windows Phone gain a foothold in its efforts to become the world’s No. 3 mobile operating system.As you can see from the chart, which is based on numbers from Kantar...
  • Microsoft's Windows Phone Is Now Bigger Than BlackBerry

    05/16/2013 9:50:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/16/2013 | Jay Yarrow
    We're not sure if this is a good sign for Microsoft or a bad sign for BlackBerry, but Windows Phone is now the third largest smartphone operating system, according to IDC. Since we're optimists, we'll say it's a good sign for Microsoft. It's trying to catch up to Apple's iOS and Google's Android operating systems. It has a very long way to go before it catches either of them, but it had to start somewhere. Perhaps this is the start of the most unlikely come-from-behind victory in history. Here's the IDC numbers, via All Things D:
  • Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Smart Phone Sells Briskly but Struggles to Meet Solid Demands

    12/17/2012 7:57:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 12/17/2012 | Erik Pineda
    Supply of Nokia's Lumia 920 was getting scarce in the past few weeks due mainly to solid demands and apparently the Finnish mobile phone maker was caught off guard by the overwhelming reception generated by its new flagship smartphone. In a research note published Monday by market research firm Canaccord Genuity, it appeared that the Lumia 920 started on a rock-solid footing in the U.S. market, its sales numbers decent enough to come behind the bestselling smartphones in America as of November this year - Apple's iPhone 5 and Samsung's Galaxy S3. "Our checks indicated the Lumia 920 was the...
  • Nokia seeks Linux engineer, Android crowd goes wild

    12/03/2012 10:25:55 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies
    slashgear.com ^ | Nov 30th 2012 | Chris Burns
    A Nokia job listing [since taken down] has been discovered seeking a Senior Engineer with Linux expertise, rather than Windows Phone experience, this leading the Android masses to have a freak-out-festival about the possibilities of a Google OS Nokia device. At the moment it’s a nearly all-Microsoft party at Nokia with the latter shaking hands heavily with the former for the launch of Windows Phone 8 with devices like the Nokia Lumia 920, a hero for the operating system. With a Linux expert on their team, (not that Nokia doesn’t already have engineers with such expertise), it would appear...
  • Nokia Lumia 920 in High Demand, Sold Out, Black Friday 2012 Attractive Price With AT&T Revealed

    11/20/2012 12:34:31 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Books and Review ^ | 11/20/2012 | Jessica Durham
    (Photo : Reuters) The Lumia 920 may give Nokia the push it needs when Black Friday comes around. Nokia's Lumia 920 may not be as disappointing as some critics said it would be. Actually, the Windows 8 smartphone is flying off shelves as we speak, which is a good sign for Nokia's Black Friday sales.The Lumia 920 has already made it on the Amazon Best Sellers list. It is already in high demand in Germany.Like Us on FacebookAccording to AllThingsD, a number of Nokia Deutschland's German retail partners experienced "stock-outs" since the device first became available earlier November."Because of the high demand, we are aware of the reports the Lumia 920 is sold out in...
  • Nokia's 920 Windows 8 smartphone: Early returns are in (It's a winner!)

    09/09/2012 3:26:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    PC World ^ | 09/09/2012 | By John P. Mello Jr.
    The early returns/opinions are in on the Nokia Lumia 920—expected to reach retailers in November—and they declare the new flagship smartphone for Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 operating system a winner. From its high-quality construction to its dazzling display, the Nokia 920, introduced Wednesday, garners kudos across the Net. "It's incredibly handsome," gushed David Pierce at The Verge. "The new Nokia Lumia 920 mobile phone is the best the company has ever made," added Matt Warman, consumer technology editor at The Telegraph, based in the United Kingdom. The 920's construction earned some praise from Andrew Wooden at T3. "Nokia’s R&D department...
  • Nokia aims to dazzle with Windows Phone 8 Lumia 920 (Flagship product unveils today)

    09/05/2012 8:14:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    CNET ^ | 09/05/2012 | Roger Cheng
    The Lumia 920 represent the company's latest best shot at turning its ailing smartphone business around. Nokia today unveiled its latest flagship phone, the Lumia 920, its first to run on Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 operating system. CEO Stephen Elop showed off a bright yellow Lumia 920, larger than its predecessor, the Lumia 900. The phones represent Nokia's latest bid to vault back into the smartphone business in a big way. They also represent a last chance of sort for the company to pull out of its recent decline. The camera's advanced features were spelled out to an audience of...
  • Nokia's Bad Call on Smartphones

    07/20/2012 8:18:42 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 32 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 18, 2012 | ANTON TROIANOVSKI and SVEN GRUNDBERG
    More than seven years before Apple Inc. AAPL -1.63% rolled out the iPhone, the Nokia team showed a phone with a color touch screen set above a single button. The device was shown locating a restaurant, playing a racing game and ordering lipstick. In the late 1990s, Nokia secretly developed another alluring product: a tablet computer with a wireless connection and touch screen—all features today of the hot-selling Apple iPad. Former Nokia designer Frank Nuovo says the company had prototypes that anticipated the iPhone. "Oh my God," Mr. Nuovo says as he clicks through his old slides. "We had it...
  • Windows Phone 7 was doomed by design, Microsoft admits

    07/04/2012 8:37:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    C/NET ^ | 07/03/2012 | By Natasha Lomas
    Microsoft's consolation prize to anyone who owns a current Windows Phone is a new homescreen landing in an update known as Windows Phone 7.8, pictured above running on the Nokia Lumia 900. It's best described as a sweetener to coat the bitter truth that anyone who's shelled out for a Windows Phone in the last 20 months isn't getting the big upgrade to Windows Phone 8. Bitter because Microsoft knew this schism was coming all along but kept Windows Phone buyers in the dark. Instead of iterating the Windows Phone software, Windows Phone 8 is a clean break with Windows...
  • Microsoft's Windows Phone 8: The Good and the Bad

    06/20/2012 12:48:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Information Week ^ | 06/20/2012 | Eric Zeman
    Microsoft revealed many new details of Windows Phone 8, its smartphone platform due later this year. Here are the cool new features that will make developers and users happy. First of two parts THE GOOD Microsoft on Wednesday revealed key pieces of its Windows Phone 8 smartphone strategy at an event for developers in San Francisco. The news is mostly good, and should vastly improve the scale and reach of the Windows Phone ecosystem when the platform launches later this year. Looking at all the pieces of its mobile strategy offered by Microsoft, it's easy to foresee a brighter future...
  • Will Microsoft's new Windows Tablet be a Zune or an Xbox 360?

    06/17/2012 8:54:11 AM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 48 replies
    Forbes ^ | 6/17/2012 | Ewan Spence
    It looks like Microsoft are about to launch their own Tablet device, probably running a version of Windows 8 (and yes, I’m assuming Taniyama-Shimura once more). I’m fully expecting a lot of commentators to talk about how inexperienced the Redmond based company is at making hardware. So let me point out two counter-examples before the big event for your consideration. I’ll start with the Xbox 360. It’s had a pretty rough ride in terms of hardware with the Red Ring of Death and numerous issues early in the life cycle of the platform, but as Microsoft have understood the issues,...
  • Nokia Implodes... Taking Microsoft's Mobile Dreams Down With It (Watch video)

    06/16/2012 7:52:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/15/2012 | Henry Bldoget
    The once-great Finnish cell-phone giant Nokia (NOK) is now undergoing one of the most spectacular implosions in the history of business. Several years ago, Nokia was the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world when it came to making phones. Now, the company is frantically cutting costs and downsizing in a desperate bid to survive. What happened? The iPhone happened. In the five years since Apple (AAPL) released its first iPhone, Nokia has lost a staggering 90% of its market value. Worse, the company has gone from coining money to burning it. And the situation has gotten so bad that Nokia...
  • Are Nokia and RIM Headed for Ruin?

    06/15/2012 6:26:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 06/15/2012 | Jeff Macke
    In an announcement falling somewhere between a suicide note and an expression of optimism for the future Finnish cell-phone has-been, Nokia (NOK) announced yesterday that it would be laying off 10,000 employees between now and the end of 2013. Obviously the negative part was the plan to lay-off nearly 20% of its existing work-force. The upside was that Nokia seems to truly believe the company will exist as a freestanding concern in 18 months. Unwilling to see the glass as anything but half-empty, Wall Street sent NOK shares down 16% Wednesday. Nokia shareholders should be used to such pain by...
  • Apple's Siri Says Nokia Windows Phone is Best Cell Phone Ever

    05/16/2012 7:56:31 AM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 20 replies
    Forbes ^ | 5/15/2012 | Tim Worstall
    This is really rather amusing. Until just recently if you asked Siri, the voice assistant on the latest of Apple‘s iPhones, which was the best cell phone ever the reply would be that it was the Nokia Lumia. Which is, as all know, a Windows based phone. The proof is here with a screen shot. The reason why it gave this unexpected answer (well, unexpected to me, it might actually be that the Lumia is the best cell phone ever) is that Siri interrogates the Wolfram Alpha database to answer such questions. And if there are four reviews (as there...
  • 'It's no contest': Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak praises Windows phone...

    04/30/2012 6:22:27 AM PDT · by for-q-clinton · 41 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 29 Apr 2012 | Daily Mail Author
    He may have co-founded the company that became Microsoft's largest competitor, but former Apple boss Steve Wozniak has glittering things to say about his former rival's mobile OS. Mr Wozniak, who co-founded Apple with the late Steve Jobs in 1976, has given a shocking endorsement of Windows' 7.5 Mango interface. The 61-year-old, who no longer works full-time for Apple, says of the four phones he travels with (including two iPhones), the Nokia Lumia makes him feel as though he is 'with a friend, not a tool'. Shock endorsement: Steve Wozniak, who co-founded Apple with the late Steve Jobs in 1976,...
  • Steve Wozniak Says Windows Phone Is More Beautiful Than iPhone Or Android

    04/28/2012 6:02:50 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 48 replies
    Businessinsider ^ | April 28, 2012 | Steve Kovach
    Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is known for playing around with all kinds of mobile tech, even if it competes with iOS devices. Wozniak recently bought Nokia's new Lumia 900 Windows Phone, and shared some of his thoughts on Microsoft's Mobile platform in a podcast interview with The Report. (The Verge first picked up the interview). Overall, Wozniak says he prefers the look and feel of Windows Phone apps over Android and iPhone apps. He also likes Windows Phone better overall than Android. We had similar feelings towards Windows Phone apps when we reviewed the Lumia 900. Many apps such as...
  • Windows Phone's many problems: Should Microsoft give up?

    04/11/2012 2:53:15 PM PDT · by fellowgeek · 21 replies
    ZD Net ^ | April 11, 2012, 3:25am PDT | Zack Whittaker
    Microsoft’s Windows Phone is in trouble. While HTC and Samsung have fallback plans, so does Nokia. Can Microsoft continue its lead as the third leg in the mobile two-horse race?
  • No Denying Strong Lumia Debut at AT&T

    04/11/2012 6:42:57 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 2 replies
    Forbes ^ | 4/09/2012 | Tero Kuittinen
    Bloggers got in a fair amount of digs at Nokia for launching the Lumia 900 flagship phone on Easter Sunday, when vast majority of AT&T stores were closed. Fair enough – the decision was odd. But on Monday eve, the day after the Lumia 900 launch, the traction this phone has at Amazon.com is certainly better than anticipated. Four points about Amazon’s Cell Phones with Service Plans sales chart. Lumia 900 sales are split between two color variants right out of the gate. The black version is #1, the blue one #2. This is unusual – phones tend to debut...
  • Nokia Windows Phone sales may explode this summer: ~4 million new Lumia models, China Mobile deal

    03/12/2012 11:18:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Unwired View ^ | 03/12/2012 | By Vlad Bobleanta
    Sales of Nokia’s Lumia smartphones haven’t been stellar so far. Perhaps that’s to be expected when a company switches its main smartphone platform seemingly overnight. Perhaps that’s to be expected because the operating system powering these devices is quite young. Though for a company of Nokia’s former size and prowess, the 500-700K Lumias sold in the fourth quarter of 2011 are nothing to write home about. While the first quarter of 2012 will surely improve on those numbers, it appears that Q2 of this year is when Nokia’s Windows Phone sales will really start picking up. That’s when Compal expects...
  • Nokia quickly tops Windows Phone sales, but is it ready to battle Android and iOS?

    01/26/2012 12:39:55 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 01/26/2012
    Nokia is seeing some good initial success from its transition to exclusively supporting Windows Phone for its high-end handsets. Initial sales of the Lumia 800 and Lumia 710, Nokia’s first two Windows Phones, are likely hovering around 1.3 million units, according to Bloomberg. This is, of course, unverified data, but for two handsets that only launched in November, that’s not bad. Add in the fact that Windows Phone is not a well known or sought-after OS yet and the fact that Nokia only just launched its first device in the US a week or two ago, and the numbers are...
  • DREAM TEAM: How Microsoft, Nokia, HTC, And AT&T Are Going To Rock Mobile In 2012

    01/09/2012 1:36:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/09/2012 | Steve Kovach
    LAS VEGAS -- AT&T held a massive, 2.5-hour keynote presentation today, showing off its plans going into the first half of 2012. Not only did we get a taste of the company's new HTML5 app store, but we also got a sneak peek at several new phones and tablets the carrier will support. There were also a few surprise guests: Steve Ballmer, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop, and HTC CEO Peter Chou. We gathered all the important announcements you need to know about. Keep reading to find out what these big tech execs had to say. SNIP SNIP Microsoft CEO Steve...
  • Have RIM, Nokia & Apple provided Indian Military with backdoor access to cellular comm?

    01/08/2012 6:57:42 AM PST · by HangnJudge · 7 replies
    ZDNet ^ | 1-6-12 | Manan Kakkar
    In exchange for mobile presence in India, RIM, Nokia and Apple have allegedly provided backdoor access for the Indian intelligence to spy on communication. On January 6th reports of Symantec (makers of Norton Anitvirus) being hacked surfaced. The group of hackers behind the attack were from India.
  • Nokia's 'last-ditch' Windows phone stumbles - sales crawl behind Androids, iPhones, BlackBerries

    12/23/2011 10:15:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/23/2011 | Rob Waugh
    Nokia's Lumia 800 phone - the first fruit of its much-hyped alliance with Microsoft, seems to be unlikely to be the saviour the firm hoped for. When CEO Michael Elop took over, he described the firm's situation in smartphones as standing on a burning oil platform, with no choice but to hurl itself into the sea. The alliance with Microsoft came after Elop's gloomy prognosis. But from sales data released by Mobiles Please, it looks like Nokia has so far failed to make a splash. A sample of 5,000 sales by the price comparison site found that the Lumia 800...
  • Nokia to cut 3,500 jobs, close Romania plant

    09/29/2011 4:52:54 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | 09/29/11 | Tarmo Virki
    Nokia to cut 3,500 jobs, close Romania plant Thu Sep 29, 2011 5:31am EDT By Tarmo Virki, European Technology Correspondent HELSINKI (Reuters) - Nokia Oyj, the world's largest cellphone vendor by volume, is cutting 3,500 jobs in its second major restructuring move in a year, as it struggles with falling sales and profits. Chief executive Stephen Elop, who took over at Nokia a year ago, unveiled the plans, including a factory closure and a new executive chairman for telecom gear joint venture Nokia Siemens Networks, on Thursday. The company said it would close the Cluj factory in Romania, leading to...
  • Ten Brands That Will Disappear in 2012 [No more Kellogg's Corn Pops? NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!]

    06/22/2011 5:45:24 PM PDT · by grundle · 166 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo Finance ^ | June 22, 2011 | Douglas A. McIntyre
    Kellogg's Corn Pops The cereal business is not what is used to be, at least for products that are not considered "healthy." Among those is Kellogg's Corn Pops ready-to-eat cereal. Sales of the brand dropped 18% over the year that ended in April, down to $74 million. That puts it well behind brands like Cheerios and Frosted Flakes, each which have sales of over $200 million a year. Private label sales have also hurt sales of branded cereals. Revenues in this category were $637 million over the same April-end period. There is also profit margin pressure on Corn Pops because...
  • Nokia enters into patent license agreement with Apple

    06/14/2011 10:24:26 AM PDT · by Viiksitimali · 3 replies
    Patently Apple ^ | June 14, 2011
    After a long series of patent infringement lawsuits that began in 2009 and continued with many twists and turns along the way, Nokia has emerged the victor by signing a patent licensing agreement with Apple. The agreement will result in settlement of all patent litigation between the companies, including the withdrawal by Nokia and Apple of their respective complaints to the US International Trade Commission. This will certainly be the tech story of the day. The financial structure of the agreement consists of a one-time payment payable by Apple and on-going royalties to be paid by Apple to Nokia for...
  • Mike Elgan: Why Nokia is toast

    02/13/2011 3:52:29 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 30 replies
    Computerworld ^ | February 12, 2011 07:38 AM | By Mike Elgan
    Nokia is being killed by complexity. The company's solution? More complexity.It's hard to remember now, but there was a time when Finland was at the center of the cell phone universe. As cell phones overtook pagers, then smartphones overtook cell phones, Nokia was the hottest company in the industry. No more. Nokia now finds itself standing on a "burning platform," according to CEO Stephen Elop. Other clichés might apply. "Sinking ship" comes to mind. The new center of the cell phone industry is Silicon Valley, where Apple and Google are headquartered. (Silicon Valley is also the home of HP, which...
  • Windows 8 tablet sooner than we expect? (Next Microsoft OS will embrace tablets better)

    02/17/2011 1:00:18 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    ZDNet ^ | 02/17/2011 | James Kendrick
    Microsoft is scrambling to get some traction in the slippery tablet space, even though it invented the genre back in 2002. The next version of Windows, called Windows 8 for now, is supposed to embrace the tablet form better than anything produced to date. That should be a long way out, but information leaked by Dell implies it will release a Windows 8 tablet in Q1 of 2012. Can that timetable be met? ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley isn’t betting the farm, but offers an interesting scenario that would allow such aggressive timing on Dell’s part. Her conjecture, and she makes...
  • Verizon exec: We don’t need Windows Phone 7 – or Nokia

    02/17/2011 11:45:27 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    Seattlepi ^ | February 17, 2011 at 9:49 am
    Verizon Wireless, the nation’s largest mobile carrier, is satisfied with its three smart-phone platforms and doesn’t need Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7, the company’s chief technology officer said Wednesday.Tony Melone told CNET News that the mobile industry could use a third major operating system to join Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS. But, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, he said he wasn’t sure Microsoft’s platform is the right one.“I do want a strong third OS out there,” Melone told CNET. “It gives the carriers more flexibility and balances the interests of all the parties. But I still have doubts whether...
  • Nokia Simplifies the Mobile Landscape ( A view from a Developer )

    02/17/2011 8:04:22 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    http://tirania.org/blog/ ^ | 14 Feb 2011 | Miguel de Icaza
    On Friday, Nokia announced that they were adopting WP7 as their operating system. Although some open source advocates might see this as a set-back for Linux, Android is already the best-selling Linux OS of all times. Meanwhile, as a Ben Zander student, all I see is possibility and the the world of opportunities that this opens to developers. Although they will continue shipping Symbian for a while, they are effectively sun-setting it. Just like you can still purchase Itanium systems from HP, nobody really develops for those anymore. Nokia had this chart to offer on Friday: This is fascinating turn...
  • Nokia CEO: Co. to get billions from Microsoft

    02/14/2011 11:21:27 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 19 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Sun Feb 13, 3:48 pm ET | By PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Writer
    BARCELONA, Spain – Nokia Corp. will get billions of dollars from Microsoft Corp. to ditch its current smart-phone software in favor of Windows Phone 7, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop said Sunday, in a defense of the deal. Nokia, the world's largest maker of phones, and Microsoft announced their alliance Friday. Both investors and employees reacted with dismay: Nokia's stock dived 14 percent and Finnish employees used flex time to go home early. On Sunday, a day ahead of the start of the Mobile World Congress cell phone trade show in Barcelona, Elop told press, analysts and industry players that apart...
  • MICROSOFT-NOKIA TIES THE KNOT: The Biggest Winners And Losers

    02/11/2011 7:42:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/11/2011 | Dan Frommer
    Microsoft and Nokia have tied the knot. At least for the near future, Nokia will use Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 software as the basis for its smartphones. How does this affect the industry? Well, it's good news for Microsoft, as it now has a major partner which actually has some skin in the game -- something it didn't really have yesterday. But it's probably bad news for Nokia, as it's unlikely to return the company to glory. CLICK HERE to flip through the biggest winners and losers from the Microsoft-Nokia deal
  • Nokia on verge of deal with Microsoft for Windows Phone 7

    02/10/2011 1:44:03 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Fierce Wireless ^ | 02/10/2011 | Phil Goldstein
    Nokia (NYSE:NOK) CEO Stephen Elop appears poised to announce an alliance with his former employer, Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), to put Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 platform on Nokia phones, according to multiple reports. Elop reportedly will formally unveil the company's new strategy at an investor conference in London Friday. The reports--in the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg BusinessWeek, which cited unnamed sources familiar with the matter--said Elop approached Microsoft and Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) about an alliance. However, according to BusinessWeek, the talks with Google to put Android on Nokia phones likely won't result in a deal. Representatives from all of the companies involved...
  • Nokia: Buzz About Potential Windows Phone 7 Deal Rises

    02/02/2011 12:27:13 PM PST · by SmokingJoe · 17 replies
    Forbes ^ | Feb. 2 2011 - | Eric Savitz
    There increasing chatter on the Street that Nokia (NOK) next week will unveil a deal to adopt Microsoft’s (MSFT) Windows Phone 7 as the operating system software for at least some of its smart phones. Wedge Partners analyst Brian Blair weighed in the possibility this morning, asserting in a research note that such a move “would address the key concern we have had about Nokia for the last several years: terrible software.” He adds that a pairing of the two companies “could be a powerful combination in the smartphone war and put Nokia on solid footing for the first time...
  • Nokia N8 Review: Nokia's New Flagship ( Camera with phone attached??)

    01/13/2011 11:29:59 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies
    Anandtech ^ | 1/12/2011 1:00:00 AM | Mithun Chandrasekhar
    I remember one of the first mobile phones I ever used being a Nokia 5110i. It was among Nokia’s earliest of devices that packed an easy to use and straightforward interface in a supremely well-built package. Since we didn’t have as many phone launches each month back then as there are stars in the sky, the 5110i served me very well for more than 3 years without showing any signs of aging. That was in the mid to late 90’s. Fast forward to the end of this decade and we see Nokia’s current flagship, the N8-00, continuing to hold on...
  • Nokia files new patent infringement claims against Apple in UK, Germany, Netherlands

    12/16/2010 9:03:39 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Mac Daily News ^ | December 16, 2010 | Nokia Press Release
    Nokia announced it has filed claims in the UK High Court, Dusseldorf and Mannheim District Courts in Germany and the District Court of the Hague, Netherlands, alleging that Apple infringes Nokia patents in many of its products sold in these countries, including iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. "These actions add 13 further Nokia patents to the 24 already asserted against Apple in the US International Trade Commission and the Delaware and Wisconsin Federal courts," said Paul Melin, vice president, Intellectual Property at Nokia. "The Nokia inventions protected by these patents include several which enable compelling user experiences. For example, using...
  • Nokia sells 260,000 smartphones a day

    09/24/2010 7:04:46 PM PDT · by PugetSoundSoldier · 26 replies
    Mobile Crunch ^ | September 14, 2010 | Simon Chester
    For all the crap Nokia has been getting lately about falling behind, not innovating, or releasing products that don’t really compare with the competition, you could be forgiven in thinking that they may be on death’s door. So you’d probably be surprised to hear that Nokia still move more smartphones than the Big Two. How many you ask? Try about 260,000 a day. To put that into perspective, last I heard, Apple ship somewhere around 80,000 iPhones per day, and Android activate 200,000 devices per day.
  • Activist sues Nokia Siemens in US over Iran cell monitoring

    08/17/2010 11:43:13 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 3 replies
    WASHINGTON — An Iranian activist is suing Nokia Siemens before a US court, accusing the firm and its parent companies of supplying the Iranian government with technology it used to spy on dissidents. Moawad & Herischi, the Maryland firm that filed the suit Monday, said Isa Saharkhiz alleges "human rights violations committed by the Iranian government (were carried out) through the aid of spying centers which were provided by Nokia Siemens Networks." The firm said Isa Saharkhiz, an Iranian journalist and political dissident, was arrested "as a result of the surveillance and monitoring of his cell phone communications in the...
  • Global Smartphone Market Soared 50 Percent Over Past Year

    04/30/2010 1:01:44 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 7 replies · 334+ views
    Paid Content ^ | Apr 30, 2010 12:11 PM ET | Tricia Duryee
    The global smartphone market saw its best quarter for the first time in almost three years, according to Strategy Analytics, a research firm. It found that global smartphone shipments jumped by a gigantic 50 percent to 54 million in Q1 from 36 million in the year-ago period. Smartphones accounted for 18 percent of all smartphones shipped. Nokia (NYSE: NOK) shipped a record 21.5 million smartphones to have a leading market share of 40 percent. RIM (NSDQ: RIMM) shipped the second-most handsets to beat Apple (NSDQ: AAPL). The BlackBerry-maker’s market share stands at 20 percent, while Apple’s is at 16.4 percent....
  • Samsung, Nokia “Patently” Eyeing Palm?

    03/24/2010 4:22:32 PM PDT · by Slyscribe · 6 replies · 309+ views
    IBD's Click ^ | 3/24/2010 | Brian Deagon
    Samsung and Nokia (NOK) are likely suitors for struggling smart phone maker Palm (PALM), according to PatentVest, a research firm that keeps close tabs on patents and intellectual property. Speculation that Palm may be acquired flourished after the company disappointed investors with its Mach 18 earnings report. Since then, the value of Palm stock has fallen 70% to about $4, giving it a market cap of about $672 million. An early pioneer and onetime leader in smart phones, Palm based its revival on the launch of its innovative WebOS operating system, and the Palm Pre launched in June to much...
  • US eases Cuba, Iran, Sudan sanctions to allow freer web

    03/08/2010 3:22:05 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies · 62+ views
    bbc.co ^ | 3/8/10 | staff
    The US treasury department has eased sanctions on Iran, Cuba and Sudan to help further the use of web services and support opposition groups. US technology firms will now be allowed to export online services such as instant messaging and social networks. Companies had not offered such services for fear of violating sanctions.
  • Nokia opens new front in Apple patent battle

    12/29/2009 12:39:15 PM PST · by driftdiver · 31 replies · 833+ views
    yahoo tech news ^ | Dec 29, 2009 | Brett Young
    HELSINKI (Reuters) - The world's top mobile phone maker Nokia launched a new patent broadside against Apple, escalating a battle for control of the smartphone market that has already led to a flurry of lawsuits. Nokia filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) on Tuesday alleging that Apple infringes Nokia patents in "virtually all of its mobile phones, portable music players, and computers" sold. The seven patents at issue relate to Nokia technology being used by Apple to create features in user interface, camera, antenna and power management technologies, it said in a statement. A Nokia spokesman...
  • Apple Says Nokia Missed The Boat And “Chose To Copy The iPhone” Instead

    12/11/2009 9:18:23 AM PST · by Star Traveler · 16 replies · 859+ views
    TechCrunch ^ | Friday, December 11, 2009 | Erick Schonfeld
    Apple Says Nokia Missed The Boat And “Chose To Copy The iPhone” Instead by Erick Schonfeld on December 11, 2009 Now that Apple has responded to Nokia’s patent lawsuit filed last October with its own countersuit today, we have a clearer picture of what the dispute is all about. As suspected, it is about money, specifically the patent licensing fees Nokia is trying to get out of Apple for wireless patents it holds and it alleges are infringed by the iPhone. But more broadly, it is about Nokia missing the boat on the shift from conventional phones to mobile computers...
  • Iranian consumers boycott Nokia for 'collaboration' (accomplice to the regime?)

    07/15/2009 1:42:50 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies · 361+ views
    Guardian ^ | 07/14/09 | Saeed Kamali Dehghan
    Iranian consumers boycott Nokia for 'collaboration' Saeed Kamali Dehghan guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 14 July 2009 21.22 BST The mobile phone company Nokia is being hit by a growing economic boycott in Iran as consumers sympathetic to the post-election protest movement begin targeting a string of companies deemed to be collaborating with the regime. Wholesale vendors in the capital report that demand for Nokia handsets has fallen by as much as half in the wake of calls to boycott Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) for selling communications monitoring systems to Iran. There are signs that the boycott is spreading: consumers are shunning SMS...