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Finnish phone maker Nokia announced today that its Lumia 822 handset will soon be available on Verizon Wireless' network. The Lumia 822 is a Windows Phone 8 device with 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) baked in, making it a natural fit for Big Red, which is quick to point out that it has the largest 4G LTE network in the... Read more...
Nokia's made no bones about the fact that it's gone all-in with Microsoft's Windows Phone platform, hence it's not all that shocking the handset maker decided to launch a Windows Phone 7.5 device with Windows Phone 8 on the horizon. The new Lumia 510 thus takes its place as Nokia's new entry-level Windows Phone, picking up the slack at "lower... Read more...
For whatever reason, HTC and Nokia unveiled their respective Windows Phone 8 devices without disclosing any pricing information, making it unnecessarily difficult to speculate how well they'll sell amid a sea of Android and iOS smartphones. Thanks to electronics retailer Best Buy, now we know. Best Buy tossed up a... Read more...
Nokia can ill afford to lose hired talent at this point as the company tries to reestablish itself as a major player in the handset market, but even so, it will have to forge ahead without Ilari Nurmi, who served as vice president of product marketing. After 15 years of service, Nurmi has left the building. "I have left Nokia. I am thankful... Read more...
While Apple’s maps app came up far short with consumers, Google Maps maintains its popularity as the watermark to target, while competitors elbow for market share. Another serious, mostly unsung contend in the maps market, squarely aligned with the Windows Phone platform, is Nokia. Nokia, with its many recent... Read more...
At the Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies (CEATEC) 2012 convention in Japan this morning, Sharp gave attendees a glimpse of its new 5-inch Full HD 1080p LCD panels for smartphones. That's right -- while the majority of Ultrabook makers struggle to cram 1080p displays into thin and light laptops, Sharp is getting it done on smartphone-sized... Read more...
Perhaps in an attempt to inject some sanity into the smartphone wars, Nokia today unveiled the Asha 308 and 309, the latest additions to the Asha Touch family that allow its users to hop on the web and perform other smart tasks without breaking the bank. The statement Asha phone owners make is, 'I don't care about the... Read more...
Nokia is desperately trying to reestablish itself as a major contender in the mobile phone space, but it's no easy task going up against the likes of Apple and Samsung. There's also a lot riding for company CEO Stephen Elop, who could find himself looking for a new job if the Lumia 920 fails to excite customers the way he envisioned. Elop... Read more...
To much fanfare, Apple unveiled its iPhone 5 earlier this week, and as expected, pre-orders turned into back-orders mighty fast. It goes without saying that the latest iPhone is going to sell well - potentially better than anything else out there - but how does it compare to the other top-dogs in the smartphone race?... Read more...
Nokia made a splash this week when it unveiled its lineup of colorful Windows Phone 8 devices, but neglected to mention how much the Lumia 920/820 will cost, when they'll be available, and which carriers will offer them. Well, we can't answer all those questions just yet, but we do know of at least one carrier planning to offer the Lumia 920... Read more...
We're not sure exactly what investors were hoping Nokia would unveil yesterday, but apparently, the Lumia 920 and 820 weren't it. Following the much anticipated unveiling of two new Windows Phone 8 devices, Nokia shares took a bit of a mini-nosedive, sliding 16 percent to $2.38 at the end of the trading day on Thursday. That's the lowest it's... Read more...
Nokia announced the next generation of its smartphones today, the high-end Nokia Lumia 920 and the mid-range Lumia 820, both of which feature beautiful design with bright colors to choose from, a 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor, and the Windows Phone 8 operating system. The 920 boasts a huge 4.5-inch display and an... Read more...
This week is going to be one to remember in consumer electronics. Nokia, Amazon and countless other companies use the week following Labor Day in order to launch their flagship products for the year, with availability usually planned for pre-holiday shoppers. It's a huge week for them, and it'll be a huge week for... Read more...
Monster has made quite a name for itself in the consumer electronics world -- if you asked a pundit, they'd tell you that Monster has made a name for overcharging for typical cords and such. But it also doled out some pretty good gear, especially in the audio world. Now, Nokia is teaming up with a known name to... Read more...
We’ll hear it all straight from the horse’s mouth on Wednesday when Nokia announces its latest and greatest at a press conference, but according to a report from The Verge, the Finnish company’s new flagship Windows Phone will be the Nokia Lumia 920, which will be packing some intriguing specs. It... Read more...
One might expect Nokia to be first to announce a full series of Windows 8 devices. After all, it sold out to Microsoft in order to ditch Symbian and allow its Lumia hardware to run nothing but Windows Phone. But, it seems that isn't the case. This week, Samsung introduced the first Windows Phone 8 product: the ATIV S. It's a really stunning... Read more...
According to Reuters, Amazon will be adding integrated mapping to the Kindle Fire by partnering with Nokia, which means that Google Maps won’t be on yet another platform, Apple having ditched it with the iOS 6 release. Amazon is expected to announce a new round of Kindle Fires (and possibly other devices) at a... Read more...
With Windows Phone 8 set to debut soon, everyone’s chomping at the bit to figure out which manufacturers will debut what devices running the new version of the mobile OS. In addition to the no-brainer rumor that Nokia has (or is building) Windows 8 phones and that at least one will be available on Verizon (not shocking, but noteworthy),... Read more...
Market research firm Gartner says worldwide mobile phone sales dropped 2.3 percent year-over-year to 419 million units in the second quarter of 2012, noting a "challenging economic environment" and postponed upgrades as the main reasons for the drop in demand. In terms of the latter, Apple was hit especially hard as mobile users anticipate... Read more...
There’s a fine line between plucky confidence in your underdog self and sad, desperate delusion, and Nokia is riding it. The company is a shadow of its former self, with well-documented troubles and an all-in wager on Windows Phone, and it really needs a big hit to get some momentum going in the mobile... Read more...
The path to Microsoft's Windows 7.8 platform just got a little bit cheaper and is paved with a price cut. That's because Nokia on Sunday announced that it cut the price of its Lumia 900 smartphone in half, which is now selling for just $50 at AT&T in the U.S., with a two-year service agreement, of course. "This... Read more...
Remember MeeGo? It was all set to be Nokia's next major smartphone push, and it was in the N9, but it was short-lived due to Windows Phone swooping in, stealing all of the glory, and effectively dashing MeeGo's hope of a real future. After all -- Nokia doesn't have the time, interest or resources to focus on two platforms. It's Windows Phone... Read more...
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