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Nokia still holds the lion's share of the cell phone market place, but that edge is quickly slipping away. The Finnish handset maker has arguably fallen into the same holding pattern that has brought Sony Ericsson to its knees, and with players like Apple, Samsung, LG and HTC innovating at a rapid pace, Nokia has been left behind in some respects. Of course, the company is still selling an awful lot of low-end handsets to emerging markets, but it has no major players in the smartphone space that rival the Droid and iPhone in terms of hype, buzz and overall features.Now, according to a new report, it looks like Nokia may be lagging behind for a little while longer. Reportedly, the company will... Read more...
It has been quite some time since Nokia issued a smartphone that was reasonably competitive with the slew of Android handsets on the market, Apple's iPhone and Palm's Pre. Granted, the company has never really had a huge foothold in the North American smartphone market, but with market share slipping away in other parts of the world, it's apparently looking to pick things back up with the N900.The N900 represents a huge leap of faith for Nokia. It's the company's first smartphone based around the new Maemo 5 operating system, and it's the first OS that has been designed to really rival the other modern-day systems on phones today. In fact, Nokia calls this a "mobile computer," and starting right... Read more...
We've always considered ourselves fans of Nokia devices. In fact, we're not even ashamed to admit that we used one of those Nokia candybars back in the day (you know, one with 'Snake'), and we'd probably still use it today if not for things like "web browsing" and "Twitter." As times have changed, so have the engineering efforts at Nokia. The company's newest smartphone/mini computer is the N900, and with that device will come an all new mobile operating system to rival Google's Android, Palm's webOS and Apple's iPhone OS. That operating system is Maemo 5, and while there's still no way to truly tell if it'll be a runaway hit, we get the feeling that it'll do quite well amongst the cellphone... Read more...