It's split between three big players this year: Samsung, LG and Sony.
astonished the mobile world (well, more or less since news of this had already been leaked) with its Nokia X1
, an Android
phone that makes Nokia probably the first mobile manufacturer to have 3 operating systems under control. X1 is a relatively heavy UI change on Android, but as a phone it felt relatively vulgar, indistinguishable from any other Android phone. Below you'll see a few pictures.
Word is out on price of the the eagerly awaited Nokia low-cost smart phone whose alias is Normandy. The phone was scheduled to launch in late February at Mobile World Congress 2014 but a retail website in Vietnam already seems to have its price listed on its website.
Nokia Lumia 925
made its appearance at T-Mobile last month and now it is set to land at AT&T on September 13th. This is the first Lumia smartphone that features a metal design detail and it will be available for a monthly cost of $21 on AT$T Next plan or for $99.99 in a two-year agreement.
The leaked news of Nokia Lumia 625
turned out to be true. The 4.7-inch-screened Windows Phone will be released to O2, Vodafone, Phones4U, EE, and Carphone Warehouse early in September for £200 in the UK. Continental Europeans will get it for 220 Euros. It joins a growing series that saw Lumia 620 launched earlier in the year.
is introducing Asha 210, a brand new social smartphone that is proud to be the first smartphone that has its own WhatsApp button. According to Nokia, it is described as the phone that allows you to "have your social life at your fingertips."
has decided to create a lower cost phone, Nokia 105
, aiming at those that still purchase a phone for calls and texts. While we are all discussing the latest smartphones by Apple and Samsung and whether we should prefer iOS, Android, BB10 or WP8, Nokia is approaching a different type of customers, the ones that are unwilling to pay a fortune for a phone. Thus, they created a $20 device, which was presented at this year's Mobile World Congress
and has already been discussed a lot.
has presented two new smartphones at the Mobile World Congress, the Lumia 520 and Lumia 720, aiming at customers with lower budget.
Samsung Galaxy S3
is still one of the most impressive smartphones released this year, so it is not surprising at all that rumors about the next step to be taken by the South Koreans have already appeared.
prepares a Windows
smartphone under its own brand. Designed for the premium segment, the prototype is already operational, currently being under testing, according to sources inside the company, quoted by wpcentral.com
, which reinforce the rumors previously circulated in the Chinese media.
Nokia used to be dominant in the smartphone
market share, but the arrival of iPhone
has dropped their sales significantly. The company seems to insist in releasing Windows Phone handsets and that is why they are about to release Windows Phone 8 smartphone.
A few days after the rival Apple
announced its less spectacular results, it is time for Samsung
to disclose the official figures of the financial performance in the second quarter, and they are pretty impressive.
has decided to promote its popular Lumia
900 phone, not in the conventional way, but rather with a more creative idea. In order to promote the pink Lumia 900 phone, they decided to launch a matching pink nail polish.
Samsung, the world's largest mobile phone maker, expects the Galaxy S3
, the most advanced smartphone in its portfolio, to sell faster than previous models and to exceed 10 million units by July, informs Bloomberg
One of the significant hits given yesterday by Microsoft
refers to the lack of possibility to upgrade to the new OS – Windows Phone 8
– for the owners of Lumia smartphones, even for the owners of high-end models such as Nokia Lumia 900.
is one of the leading supporters of the mobile platform from Microsoft
and this does not seem to change with the new version of the platform – Windows Phone 8
maker Research In Motion
(RIM) has announced it aims to reduce operating costs by one billion dollars per year, a plan that includes significant layoffs.
expands its Asha
range with three new models: Nokia Asha 305, Nokia Asha 306 and Nokia Asha 311, phones with touchscreen that try to get closer as much as possible of the smartphone experience, while keeping a price as low as possible.
808 PureView is just the beginning: the Finnish manufacturer making plans for an entire range of PureView smartphones with various forms of design and prices, all recommended by the camera’s excellent performances.
"Some Nokia Lumia 900 customers have been experiencing a loss of data connectivity-both LTE and 3G-on their new handsets. Nokia has identified the problem and devised a software fix, which will be rolled out on or around April 16th. Customers not wanting to wait can have their phones swapped for updated versions in AT&T stores. The company will also give any AT&T customer buying a Lumia between now and April 21 a $100 credit on their next bill."
At the price AT&T are retailing the Lumia for (with contract), that $100 credit means you're effectively getting the Lumia for free. If you aren't afraid of hooking up with AT&T, that's a pretty good deal for what looks like one of the better Windows Phone 7 devices out there. And kudos to Nokia for the fast turnaround.
, now the world’s biggest-selling smartphone maker, says it expects to see its profits double for the first three months of the year.
, the maker of the popular BlackBerry
smartphone today said it was postponing its earlier scheduled disclosure of the latest company financial figures, preferring to go ahead first with the release of its awaited new BlackBerry 10
In an interview with people at The Verge
CEO Stephen Elop, was extremely pleased regarding the company’s performance after the first year of strategic partnership with Microsoft
announced a new range of products, services and partnerships at Mobile World Congress
. Stephen Elop, President and CEO of Nokia, presented the fourth terminal Lumia
, smarter mobile phones and a new range of services.