Posts Tagged ‘Nokia’

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.

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.

e Mobile News .net (c) 2012

Mobile News | Android Browser Continues to Increase its Market Share

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

According to StatCounter mobile news, the built-in Android browser continues to increase its market share.

Android was ahead to Research in Motion’s BlackBerry browser in March last year to get the 4th spot. Since that time, Android browser has grown significantly, overcoming Apple, Opera and Nokia’s mobile web browsers.

Last February 2012, Android beating the Opera’s 21.7% market share by reaching 22.6% share, the first time they beat the Opera.

Apple’s iPhone continues to increase its share with 21.06% while the market share of Nokia and BlackBerry continues to go downward with their 11.24% and 6.53% market share respectively.

However, StatCounter mobile news did not include the share for browsers from iPhone and iPod. It noted that if combine, Apple’s iOS browser will be at the top spot with 25.36%. The iPad is excluded.

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

Mobile News: Nokia has acquired Smarterphone

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Norwegian company Smarterphone, developer of the Smarterphone OS, was acquired by Nokia in 2011. The OS has been playing in the market for about 3 years already. Several features phones including Kyocera C4700 have been running with Smarterphone OS since 2008. The move by Nokia adds to its strategy to develop lower-end phones as it bids farewell to its old Symbian OS. There are also rumors going around regarding the Linux-based “Meltemi” project as a replacement. Eldar Murtazin suggested that the Meltemi will gradually supersede the S40 OS. He likewise thinks that Smarterphone OS will be instrumental in keeping the two-tiered feature phone approach of Nokia in which the latest OS acquisition will replace the lower-end S30 software.
There has been even a bit wild speculation that the reason behind the Smarterphone’s acquisition is that Nokia is preparing to sell its smartphone product line to Microsoft to focus completely on feature phones. It is speculated that the expansion move of Nokia to its software portfolio is a complement to the Windows Phone OS, which has been paying license from Microsoft. The amount of the acquisition was not disclosed making the Nokia’s commitment to feature phones remains a mystery. (c) 2012