Posts Tagged ‘Nokia Corp’

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 Update: Nokia’s New Smartphone is Off to a Slow Start

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

Mobile news… Nokia Corp. was announcing its plan late in 2011 to be on a spotlight once again in U.S. smartphone market. However, judging from its sales on different stores in Chicago last week, it is most likely that the company’s plan has a long way to go.

Nokia’s new Windows phone Lumia 710 has been receiving mix reaction from consumers. However, experts say that the new smartphone fail to live on its purpose so far which is to become a market leader among smartphones in the U.S. market.

Salesman at a T-Mobile International AG’s store at 2900 N. Broadway St. revealed that, as of this writing, they have not sold any unit of new Lumia 710 despite massive advertising about it. Another salesman at a T-Mobile store at the 1958 W. Irving Park Rd. said that most customers who visited the store were not aware about the phone while few of them knew about the product after seeing it on television and billboards.
On the other hand, Deonte Barbe of T-Mobile at 4714 N. Broadway St. said that he has sold already seven and believed that the phone is doing good as the Windows Mobile OS is starting to become popular.

Telecommunication stock analyst Tavis C. McCourt at Morgan Keegan & Company Inc. said that the issue in advertising is just normal because Nokia only decided in December last year that the phone would be running Windows technology.

Nokia has announced that it is preparing for the winter season with Lumia 710 as its major focus. Massive marketing strategies are now in place such as national television advertisements. Low sales would not hamper the plan of Nokia to become the leader in smartphones in the U.S., in fact, the company is gearing up for the next release which features the Lumia 900, according to McCourt.

Mr. McCourt said that Lumia flagship phone to be released in March will be a more crucial moment for investors. He stressed that today’s market indicates that a company needs to sell high-end phones to survive. AT&T Inc.’s stores will exclusively sell the Lumia 900 beginning March. (c) 2012