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10 reasons why Nokia’s Windows Phone will succeed |Mobile News

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Mobile news… As Google and Apple lead the market share, we cannot deny the fact that Nokia and Microsoft are far behind with the two giant companies. The alliance of Nokia and Microsoft is a good start to make markings in smartphone history. After Nokia have been failing on the previous year producing smartphones that runs Symbian OS, now Nokia is back with the assistance of Microsoft and Intel for better and amazing smartphones ever.

Here are the 10 reason why Nokia and Microsoft will succeed in the mobile industry according to the mobile news this year or sooner.

1. Nokia’s smartphone models are appealing
The lumia series showed us a well designed smartphone that appealed the interest of smartphone users. Microsoft made a complete revision of its Windows Phone to temp customers to use Windows Phone supported devices such as Nokia and HTC’c Titan II. In CES 2012, people who attended the event were amazed to both Microsoft’s child, Nokia Lumia and HTC Titan. Nokia gives the best smartphone that are durable and worth the cost while Microsoft delivers a unique interface that differs to Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android.

2. Nokia will gain back customer’s loyalty
Many smartphone enthusiasts were impressed and amazed to Nokia’s first Windows Phone supported smartphone series, The Lumia series. After struggling from the previous year and disappointing customer from Symbian OS, Nokia has come back with Microsoft to give their newest features that are far way different from the old one. As Nokia entered the US smartphone industry with their all new smartphones, there is a high possibility that customers would choose Nokia rather than iPhone and other Android supported devices.

3. Microsoft will gain back customer’s trust
After Microsoft had disappointed smartphone users from its previous Windows Phone OS, Microsoft now is working to give the best interface on smartphone ever, the Windows Phone 7.5 Mango. They promised to have unique and original designs to impress people and temp them to use Windows Phone supported devices. When Windows Phone will successfully invite people to use it and satisfied, then trust from customers will take place.

4. Windows Phone 7 will attract enterprise customers
We all know that Apple had done a great job in delivering great business application as business men tend to use Apple’s devices for business purposes such as reporting and etc. We also had witnessed Microsoft succeeded on the previous years from their Microsoft Office on desktops and laptops. Microsoft is now working on Microsoft Office application for smartphone to have more functions just like on desktops and laptops – then there will be a high possibility that business men will choose Windows Phone supported devices for a handy business purposes.

5. Customers will likely to choose Windows Phone
Google’s Android leads the market as shown on a survey that has gained more than 50% of the market share. But what if people will realize that using Windows Phone is more precise and all their devices are more updated and stable? This will alarm Google as Google now started to receive complains from being inconsistent to its Firmware – Google unleashed a newer firmware which was Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich but is limited to smartphone devices. If smartphone users will get rid from Google’s inconsistency, then customers would probably choose Windows Phone.

6. The prices are reasonable
We all know that Nokia produces expensive devices and Nokia could not deny that fact – Nokia admitted that being expensive was one of the factors why their sales went down. After learning from the past, Nokia now is offering low-end smartphones that are affordable for smartphone enthusiasts who wants to use Nokia. Nokia Lumia 710 was the cheapest Windows Phone in the Lumia series. This kind of strategy would allow people to by Nokia phones that are enough to their budget. When cheaper Windows Phone supported smartphone are available then it would catch the interest of the consumer like what Google’s Android powered devices did – they have low and high cost smartphones.

7. The marketing will start
T-Mobile introduced its own version of Lumia 710 in US last week then Lumia 900 was introduced in CES 2012. The introduction of Lumia series was a successful entry and if Nokia and Microsoft continue to do great jobs, then there is a possibility that they will beat those who are on the top and rule the smartphone markete.

8. A winning entry device
Nokia Lumia 710 is now available in the market and the entry of this low-end smartphone was successful. There were many good comments and most of the people were impressed – this would surely temp smartphone users to taste the high-end version of Lumia when they have bought the Lumia 710.

9. Nokia exposed great devices in CES 2012
Nokia exposed all great line ups of smartphones in CES 2012. People also witnessed the announcements of Lumia 900 done by Stephen Elop, Steve Ballmer, and Ralph Dela Vega with a missed call from Bill gates. Their entry to the smartphone industry would divert the interest of smartphone users.

10. Mobile news: Nokia gained majority attention in CES 2012
Apple was not able to participate the CES 2012, Google was there and other smartphone manufacturers. Even Apple wasn’t there, attendees tend to talk about Apple and compare devices from Apple’s devices. Other than that, Nokia and Microsoft successfully gained attention in CES 2012 as attendees were looking forward to Nokia, Microsoft and Intel’s announcements.

In mobile news summary, the association of Nokia and Microsoft had successfully built their new reputation in the smartphone industry as they both failed on the previous year. Nokia promises to make devices that are durable and originally well-designed both low and high cost smartphones as Microsoft continues to program Operating System for Mobile that are catchy, unique, preloaded with applications, full of features and originally designed interface. Overall, it was a great introduction from Nokia and Microsoft. (c) 2012

Windows Phone as the heart of attraction in CES 2012 |Mobile News

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Mobile news presents… People in CES 2012 were looking forward to witness the HTC Titan II and Nokia Lumia 900 that both run with Windows Phone OS – a good news for Nokia to hit the market possibly this year.

Nokia’s CEO Steve Ballmer stated that, “The past year has really been the whole push to build what clearly can be the strong third ecosystem in the smartphone market, with a very differentiated point of view,”

The CES 2012 event was full of anticipation from attendees that have been looking forward on Nokia’s new generation smartphones especially the Lumia series and other Windows Phone smartphones.

“Why Windows Phone is Making Waves at CES” and “How Nokia’s Lumia 900 Windows Phone Won CES before It Even Started” are the questions that thumped the curiosity of individuals.

Microsoft’s Windows Phone VS Google’s Android
Microsoft gives the best and stable features to smartphones that will run Windows Phone while the Google’s Android OS allows manufacturers and carriers to customize the handset for their exposure.

Microsoft allows OEMs and carries to append features but is limited.

Microsoft Senior Product Manager Greg Sullivan announced that Nokia is allowed to append features such as pinning apps as Live Tiles on homesrceen and improving app level while HTC was granted to customize Titan II like adding a live tile HTC Hub and extra feature for the Camera that would allow to capture panorama mode and auto fix.

The Titan II of HTC has a 16 mega-pixel rear-facing camera while others have 8 mega-pixels and 12 mega-pixel rear-facing cameras and some of them don’t give satisfactory.

If Microsoft has its own Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, Google also has its own Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. According to an analyst Charles Golvin of Forrester that, “I think the excitement around ICS is really for developers to be able to craft apps that go seamlessly across phone and tablet,”

Galaxy Note and Sony Xperia are not too catchy for this year’s CES, we’ve been witnessing high-powered devices with multi-processor and it doesn’t seem to be new. The entry of Nokia is the most interesting as we tend to focus on new player, see what they can give to customers.

Nokia and Microsoft Alliance
As Nokia have been producing quality phones before, its OS makes the consumer disappointed. But now, after the announcement of the two companies Nokia and Microsoft collaboration earlier this year, people tend to look forward on what these two giant companies could give us.

According to Sullivan, “There’s been a great amount of pent-up demand to see the results of this relationship. Because of our different approach, I think every Windows phone is going to be the flagship. It’s true the Nokia relationship is unique, so we’ll see some great collaboration, but we have great collaboration with other partners as well.”
In fact, the Nokia unleashed its Lumia 710 and 900 overseas while the Lumia 800 was exclusive to Canada for now.

The Nokia Lumia 900 and the HTC Titan II are having an intense competition concerning the interest of the people; Sullivan says that, “I love all my children equally”. Though the Nokia Lumia 900 is ahead just a little bit than HTC’s Titan II, it is still up to the consumer.

Microsoft’s Journey
According to some critics, for Microsoft to hit the market share or divert the interest of the customer, they must acquire four main things to be able to succeed. First, give quality efforts in investing the market. Second, winning “flagship” positioning with carriers for several devices over the course of the year, Third, offering a range of devices on each carrier network and forth convince people that Windows Phone OS is lot way better than iOS, why should they will buy it.

And not to forget Nokia, they have to work harder to attract people as they have only just begun in the game.

Nevertheless, the collaboration of the two companies is a massive Ice Breaker in the smartphone industry. They might bit the highest rank this year or not but they have done unique ideas on smartphones. (c) 2012

Fewer Phones for Motorola Mobility This Year |Mobile News

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Motorola’s CEO Sanjay Jha announced that the company plans to have fewer smartphone for this year. He clarifies in CES 2012 that the company will focus on smartphones to have better performance.

“There’s recognition of a lot of good ideas, but none have broken through. We’re going to present fewer ideas, but we’re going to push them more.” he said.

Last week, Motorola Mobility was informed to have lower income by the third quarter along with weaker smartphone sales. After Google bought the Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion, the company have been struggling over the past years that include product delays and half-hearted welcome to its first tablet.

“Over-choice hasn’t helped drive the marketplace,” Jha said.

Jha admitted that their Droid Razr was too expensive that lessens their buyers in the marketplace. Motorola promised to have the Verizon for $199.99 and $299.99 introduction price for Droid Razr Maxx.

The Xoom tablet was believed as overpriced after its release earlier this year and XyBoard was also believed expensive after the release of Xoom tablet. Jha confirmed the issues, he also stated that some factors that cause the tablets to fail the market is that the carriers are still figuring out the tablet market and they are indolent to offer many subscribers for the products. He also justifies that their WI-FI only tablets succeeded and in that it were purchased by large businesses rather than individuals.

Carriers will offer shared data plans this year as said by Jha that believes to sell out more devices promptly.

Jha also talks about the concern of WebTop Laptop-dock accessory for smartphones. Though it was expensive but the feature they believe has potential.

“We believe in the idea,” Jha said.

Jha also admitted that they were hoping to succeed with Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich may change and improve the products while having an Intel Chipset code-name Medfield this year. (c) 2012

Mobile News: Windows Phone does a great job in CES 2012

Monday, January 30th, 2012

IN CES 2012, Microsoft announced its newest Windows Phone 7.5 for smartphones.

HTC Titan II and Nokia Lumia 900 were both nominated by CNET for the Best of CES award in the smartphone category. Both smartphones run Microsoft’s Windows Phone and supported with LTE 4G. The Nokia Lumia 900 took the prize.

Windows Phone failed on the previous years, and the recent CES showed Windows Phone rising with a new platform to make a difference in smartphone industry against Apple’s iOS.

Mobile press journalists and smartphone enthusiast appreciated the well designed, simple and unique interface of Windows phone but the hardware used on smartphone that runs the OS are quite not impressing. Software peculiarities like absence of landscape mode support, no multitasking, no copy and paste functions and a paddy supply of apps soured our taste for the new and the daring.

The new update of Windows Phone 7.5 Mango fixes bug issues such as the front-facing camera and pristine LTE 4G support. The Lumia 900 was the key player of Microsoft and Nokia from its entry on the US market to succeed this year and gain back what they have lost on the previous years. Nokia may possibly release 37 million Lumia 900 devices if the device will successfully hit the interest of the consumers.

On a CNET interview, Windows Phone senior product manager Greg Sullivan stated that, “2012 is going to be a big year for us,” they admit that before they will acquire success this year, it would require an extreme focus on how to play on the smartphone industry.

Microsoft will have to fix some issues such as reproducing language support, expanding and recuperating their cloud services and gradually stocking its app store with high-quality programs.

Having carrier partners will help Microsoft and Nokia to succeed as Lumia 900 was officially introduced by AT&T – not only the Lumia 900 but also some Windows Phone supported smartphones. HTC Titan II and Nokia Lumia 900 will be the candidates to endorse the LTE 4G of AT&T.

T-Mobile was also introducing Windows Phone device while Sprint and Verizon introduce only one Windows Phone smartphone.

Sullivan also admitted Microsoft’s weakness in CES while sharing his story about her sister who bought Android phone as part of a sales representative request, “We know there’s a lot we have to do in stores,”

A report announced last week that AT&T will earn commissions in selling Windows Phone supported smartphones, AT&T remains mute.

The entry of Microsoft on the smartphone industry was a job-well done. Though, they have to face more trials or obstacles to succeed, Microsoft will not hesitate to conquer the market as it has already learned from the past years. With its unique, simple and originally designed, Microsoft believes that they will make a difference this year. It is just the beginning and by then, they will mark the history of smartphone industry. (c) 2012

Top 9 smartphone in CES 2012 |Mobile News

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

The CES 2012 was full of announcements from different manufacturers from smartphones, chipsets to platform that make the CES 2012 amazing.

As 2011 had shown us the massive effect of smartphone, many manufacturers also made an entry to hit and also to rank the market. As usual, Apple did not show up on the event.

Here are the top 9 coolest smartphones in CES 2012, Las Vegas:

1. LG Spectrum – Verizon Wireless
LG spectrum is a High-Definition smartphone that could support up to 720p resolution and equipped with 1.5 GHz Dual-core processor. The phone is slim and light enough to carry on your daily habit. The phone also features the advanced high-def IPS for brighter and finer screen display. It has also small fonts that are cute to see but readable at all and is equipped with video editing program and an HD-specific app store. The phone runs with Google’s Android 2.3 Ginger bread and supports LTE 4G network.

2. Motorola Droid 4 – Verizon Wireless
Motorola Droid 4 is a smartphone that features QWERTY keypad on a sleek slider design – a laser that divides the QWERTY keyboard into five rows with lightning effect on edges – and uses 1.2 GHz Dual-Core processor. The device also support LTE 4G network for faster wireless sharing. It also works with Motorola’s collection of Webtop mode accessories that comprises 10-inch and 14-inch Lapdocks, HD Docking Station for the living room and a Vehicle Navigation Dock. It could be a temptation for BlackBerry user to switch handset.

3. Samsung Galaxy Nexus – Sprint
Galaxy Nexus is a super AMOLED display smartphone running on a Dual-core processor from Samsung. The phone is also claimed to be the pride of Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Samsung bounded Galaxy Nexus to Sprint that supports Google Wallet – Verizon Wireless is no longer part of the device. Galaxy Nexus also supports LTE 4G for faster data sharing.

4. LG Viper – Sprint
If Samsung has its Galaxy Nexus on Sprint, LG has also its Viper. The LG Viper has 4-inch display and also equipped with Dual-core processor. The device has a good design with brushed metal panel and cheaper than the Galaxy Nexus. The handset runs with Google’s Android 2.3 Gingerbread and supports LTE radio. LG Viper is also equipped with NFC.

5. Sony Xperia Ion – AT&T
Xperia Ion is the first smartphone of Sony alone. The device is built with 1.5 GHz Dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. It has a 4.6-inch display that supports up to 720×1280 or 720p resolution with a 12 mega-pixel rear-facing camera. The device runs with Google’s Android 2.3 Gingerbread – Sony promised to have Ice Cream Sandwich Firmware update later for the device this year. It can also handle PlayStation-caliber games in addition to music and video. And what makes the phone promising? Sony is now working to create Sony’s Playstation games exclusive for the device.

6. HTC Titan II – AT&T
HTC introduces its new Titan II that runs Windows Phone 7.5 Mango and the first to have 16 mega-pixels camera in US. The phone is built with 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 processor for faster processing experience. It has a 4.7-inch display and supports LTE data speeds. The phone is capable of capturing photo up to 4640×3840 pixel resolution. It records video up to 720p resolution with 16 GB internal storage – just like iPhone, no memory card slot.

7. Nokia Lumia 900 – AT&T
The Lumia 900 is the first high-end smartphone that runs Windows Phone 7.5 Mango every made by Nokia. The device supports LTE 4G network with 8 mega-pixel rear-facing camera. The device also features Carl Zeiss optics and has a screen size of 4.3-inch that uses super AMOLED display for darker black graphics.

8. Huawei Ascend P1 S – TB
Huawei introduces the thinnest smartphone ever, Ascend P1 S that has a thickness of 0.26 of an inch. The device is built with 1.5 GHz TI OMAP 4460 Dual-core processor with a 4.3-inch screen that uses super AMOLED display and has 540×960 resolution. The device has also 2 built-in cameras which are the front-facing and the rear-facing camera. The Ascend P1 S runs with Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

9. Lenovo K800 – China’s Unicom
Lenovo K800 is an Intel associate smartphone that uses Intel chipset. It has 4.5-inch display that supports up to 720p resolution. The phone is equipped with Wi-Di and has a long last battery.

These 9 great smartphones will always depend on the customer’s interests. Though there are lots of smartphones that were launched in CES 2012, there is always one smartphone that will win depending your interest. (c) 2012

Mobile News: Fewer phone model this year according to executives

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

Mobile news – As smartphone models began to raise promptly, executive worried of what would be the effect of too much models, and to answer the problem, fewer phone models this year.

At CES 2012 in Las Vegas, Motorola’s CEO Sanjay Jha announced that the company will produce fewer models for this year to avoid confusions among customers.

HTC also looks the same principle as Vice President Drew Bamford stated during a board discussion on a show last Wednesday that, “It’s a goal to have less phones,”

Also Samsung’s Product Marketing Director Ryan Bidan agreed on the said resolution. He was not sure if the company would unleash fewer smartphones this year. “Sheer SKU proliferation is a problem,” Bidan said.

He also concluded that the companies produce more models was due to prompt technology evolution. He said that, “It comes back to the rate of change in the market. If there’s new-slash-better technology available and I don’t supply it for you, I’m going to hear from you that it’s not available,”

He also justify that the reason why Samsung will have to create more devices is to satisfy different customers as we have observe that smartphone created by Samsung don’t have the same features. “Not every solution will fit everyone,” he said.

Microsoft is looking forward to occupy smartphones with Windows Phone as they do not create hardware. It may take time as most of the handsets do not support Windows Phone yet. According to a Director from Microsoft Aaron Woodman that, “We have a stated objective to have a broader selection of handsets running Windows Phone on the market.”

He also said that Microsoft is looking forward to have different design from their competitor like Apple and Google. “In some cases now, we just do less. Functionality without accessibility is just not worth it… Trying to differentiate on the experience level is our focus” he said.

Aaron Woodman also clarifies that they do not idolize Apple as we all know that Microsoft and Apple had been competing in the past. “I have no desire to be Apple. It’s not in our company DNA, it’s not in our brand DNA and it’s not our approach to the problem. We feel really proud in the differences we see,” he said.

Bamford of HTC stated about the impact of Apple’s entry as this company never participated CES 2012.

“I think there’s always space for something. If not, the industry is dead,” Bamford said.

Woodman replied in disagreement to Bamford statement, “It’s too expensive to get into this market so there are a limited number of companies that could enter now. Even Hewlett-Packard, with its deep pockets, couldn’t make a go with WebOS. Small companies may innovate “around the edges” and then be acquired by larger companies to make a difference, “ (c) 2012