Archive for the ‘Nokia’ Category

Nokia’s Promising Lumia 900 is Bugged!

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Mobile news shows that Nokia Corp. has been making steps to solidify its place in the global smartphone market. With the success of the iPhone from Apple, Nokia collaborated with Microsoft to release the Lumia 900 smartphone which it thinks would have a huge impact in the customers’ preference. However, Nokia’s dream immediately fell into pieces following the release of Lumia 900, which is undermined by a software bug.

Nokia deems Lumia 900 the very first 4G mobile phone that allows users to quickly connect. Because of the software bug, according to mobile news claims, data connection in this smartphone is occasionally lost. The bug costs Nokie a lot as it deteriorates the Lumia 900’s image before the phone is totally accepted by the mobile community.

Nokia is still the best when rating the number of volume of cellphones it has in the market. Unfortunately, Nokia was placed third behind Apple and Google in the smartphone market in 2011. Mobile news attributed this to Nokia’s slow performance in the U.S. and the growing demand for Apple’s smartphones and Google’s Android OS.

The Lumia 900 smartphone runs on the Windows Phone from Microsoft and Nokia hopes that it would take back what it has lost by making the phone available only in the United States.

Mobile News Presents Nokia’s 4G Windows Phone | Phone Reviews Special

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Nokia has been trying to regain its popular status in the mobile marketplace. The mobile phone maker was sticking so long with its Symbian operating system while Apple and Google started to steal the show with their iOS and Android operating system respectively.

Few years back Nokia was the most popular in mobile phones along with Motorola and BlackBerry. They seemed to be virtually indestructible and they got great phone reviews.

Now, recent devices of Nokia get good phone reviews saying they are good looking good and interesting with a new Microsoft supported OS. However, they are not yet popular in the marketplace and would have to compete with the new technologies from other smartphones.

Particularly, the Nokia Lumia 710 got good phone reviews. Nokia said that the Lumia 710 is the first 4G Windows phone in America. There are more models to be released soon including the Lumia 800 which is already available in some foreign markets. Also, the most anticipated 900 will be coming soon. With its move to change OS, it seems that Nokia is ready to take on the competition.

The Lumia 710 operates with Windows Phone 7.5 OS, also known as Mango. It is totally different from Nokia’s phone in the past. It has a 1.4 gigahertz processor which is comparable to the fast phones available in the market today that cost a lot more.

The Lumia has a slightly tacky back covering that allows it not to easily slip out of your hands. Overall, the device seems to be designed with simplicity in mind.
This phone is only cheap in its quality. It is only sold for around $50.

Nokia Filed Patent on a Tattoo That Vibrates When A Phone Receives Call, Text or Email Alert

Friday, April 6th, 2012

Nokia made a technology that would let users not to miss again a call, text or an email alert. The company has filed a patent for a tattoo that would notify a user whenever someone tried to contact his phone through sending a perceivable impulse to the skin.

The phone would communicate with the tattoo through magnetic waves, according to the patent filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The tattoo would act as a receiver while the phone emits magnetic waves. When waves get into the tattoo, it would set off sensation to the skin.

The patent also indicates that customization on the physical response is also possible depending on who is calling just like having different ringtones for specific person.

A reporter who first learned about the patent filing says that the synchronization technology between a tattoo and a phone is similar to synching phones with a Bluetooth.

Nokia’s patent suggests using ferromagnetic ink to magnetized tattoo including an ink with compounds like iron or iron oxide.

The ink is heated prior going to the skin of the user to get high temperature and temporarily demagnetize. The user remagnetizes the tattoo after getting it by repeatedly running a magnet over tattooed spot.

Nokia also proposes a slightly less invasive version of the technology including a sticker-like magnetic receiver that could be worn and would also vibrate when the phone rings.

Ghana Can Now Enjoy the Nokia Asha Phones | Mobile News

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Mobile news… Nokia has officially made available its Asha phones to Ghanaian market. The company unveiled the Asha 201 and Asha 303 during a trade event held in Accra.

These phones are targeted to people who want affordable phones but like to get connected always in the internet wherever, whenever. Asha phones come in full QWERTY keypad for faster and easier text input.

Chris Brown of Nokia Nigeria said that Asha phones allow users to send text messages, emails and chat with anyone conveniently, thanks to the advantage of QWERTY keypad.

According to mobile news sources, Asha phone owners can check status update and tweet right on their home screen and download free applications from the proprietary Nokia store.

Account manager Kolawole Osinowo said that Asha means hope and these phones are materialization of the next generation’s ambition thus, Nokia was launching an ambition and not devices.

Another interesting thing about the Asha phones is that they come with free one month internet access. This is made possible because of the partnership of Nokia and the led leading operator MTN. Osinowo said that Nokia continues its commitment to develop phones that best suit consumer needs. He added that Nokia Asha phones are trendy and offer lots of great applications for young people.

Nokia Asha 201 is fully equipped with social network platforms that allow user to stay connected in major social networking sites including Facebook. It is noted in mobile news online that Asha 201 also has good quality loudspeakers which enable owners to share favorite music with friends and consumers also can store as much as 32 GB of data with a microSD memory card.

Nokia Asha 303 has all tools in the home screen allowing users to view updates from social networking sites and also tweet right in the home screen. Its touch screen features give convenience in navigation and in playing games. Its Nokia browser provides faster web-browsing experience to consumers. The Asha 303 is also cost-effective as the Nokia browser compresses consumer data by up to 90 percent allowing consumers to save money and time using the internet via data.

Mobile News India: Nokia Plans to Close Down Financial Service

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Nokia plans to shut down its Nokia Money financial service in India as it continues to concentrate in phone business and location-based services. According to the spokesman of the company, the reason for its plan exit is to focus on its core.

Wireless industry experts think that financial services can bring boost in the industry but Nokia only managed to become successful on this business opportunity in Kenya and the Philippines because of regulations and business model issues in other areas.

Financial service has been crowded by different industries including banks, credit card companies, telecom operators and technology firms such as Nokia.

Executive of mobile consultancy Strand Consult, John Strand, said that the market is very crowded and Nokia’s role in that business was not established.

Nokia is still in revamping process with its new chief executive Stephen Elo, who started to take his task in September 2010 as the company strives to get back at tip top shape.

The company has shut down majority of its mobile services under previous management and has also cutting number of employees as it tries to fight its decreasing market share.

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Nokia Plans to Challenge the Mass Appeal of Cheap Android Phones | Mobile News

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Finnish firm Nokia maps out plan to compete with the increasing popularity of cheap Android phones by doing a revamp of its feature phone offering in 2012.

The company announced that they plan to launch feature phones that are smarter and competitively priced feature phones in 2012, promising to deliver modern user experiences.

Mobile industry growth is apparently concentrated on smartphones but feature phones still hold the top place in most units sold. Smartphones accounted only less than a third of industry volume.

Mobile news sources reveal that Nokia also preparing to launch Meltemi, a new Linux-based software platform. The new platform is said to replace the company’s Series 40 software to produce advanced feature phones.

The Series 40 platform is popular software which has been used in more mobile phones attaining a cumulative total of 1.5 billion units a couple of months ago. Meltemi is expected to provide a smartphone-like experience on lower end phone models.

Google’s free Android platform has been a hit in the industry for few years already and just last quarter, half of the smartphones sold used Android software.

In 2011, Nokia ended its own smartphone software platforms and replaced it with Windows Phone from Microsoft. However, it has little impact to the company’s earnings as of the first quarter of 2012. One reason why it has limited impact is the high price of phones using such OS.

In Mobile World Congress trade show in February, Nokia introduced the Lumia 610 model, the cheapest Windows Phone as of the moment that only cost $250.

According to the latest mobile news around the web, Nokia will devote more time to develop more affordable phones just like what the company did in creating Nokia Lumia 610.

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