AT&T cut the cost of Nokia's Lumia 1020 smartphone by a healthy $100.Available online and through AT&T retail stores, the Lumia 1020 is now selling for $199.99, down from $299.99 previously. That price requires the usual two-year agreement. Shipping is free with an online purchase, and buyers who order via the Web site can pick up the phone at their nearest AT&T outlet.
Nokia's allegedly upcoming big-screen Lumia 1520 phone may have taken its latest bow courtesy of a leaked image.
Displayed by Twitter account @evleaks, the image shows two yellow Lumia smartphones with the title "Nokia Lumia 1520, 2013." The actual display size is difficult to discern in the photo, but it does appear fairly massive.
Codenamed Bandit, the Lumia 1520 will reportedly offer a 6-inch 1080p screen, giving it the largest and sharpest display among all Windows Phone handsets. Bandit could be the first of many 1080p Windows Phone devices to come from Nokia. The 1520 will also … Read more
SINGAPORE -- Nokia's fate would have been a lot different today if it had taken the Android route, and this is what a freshly minted company -- aptly named Newkia -- plans to do by acquiring as much of Nokia's know-how as possible.
It's an opportunity opened up by Microsoft's planned $7.2 billion deal, announced earlier this week, to buy out Windows Phone maker Nokia's devices and services unit.
"We set up Newkia literally the day Nokia sold its phone business to Microsoft," Thomas Zilliacus, executive chairman and founder of investment company … Read more
Consumers eyeing Nokia's Lumia 1020 smartphone can now grab one for $199.99 courtesy of a one-day sale at Amazon.
The retail giant's Web site shows the black, white, and yellow versions of the high-res picture-taking phone on sale for AT&T subscribers. The $199.99 price requires the usual two-year contract. The promotion is good for just one day, according to Amazon, so eager buyers will have to snag it by the end of the day Wednesday.
Android may be seeing fewer sales in the US lately but it still reigns supreme.
Over three months ending in July, Android's share of US smartphone sales sunk to 51.1 percent, Kantar Worldpanel ComTech said on Wednesday. That number was down 7.6 percent from the 58.7 percent captured in the same period last year.
The research firm blamed the fall on fewer first-time smartphone buyers.
First-time smartphone buyers are a key consumer group in the US, as more than half of the market still owns a feature phone, according to Kantar Global Strategic Insight Director Dominic … Read more
Windows Phone will still lag far behind iOS and Android in the coming years but will secure its spot as the third-largest mobile platform, according to research firm IDC.
Microsoft is projected to score 3.9 percent of the worldwide smartphone market this year, IDC said Wednesday in its Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker report. That number is forecast to reach 10.2 percent by 2017. But Microsoft does face challenges, especially in light of its just-announced buyout of Nokia's device and services division.
"With the acquisition of Nokia's device and services unit, Microsoft will increasingly need … Read more
Microsoft has three generations of experience making hardware with its Xbox brand, however, the gaming industry lives in 5- to 7-year cycles. Mobile moves faster than that. A lot faster. With consumers expecting yearly tablet updates, Microsoft has to be smart about the future of its tablet … Read more
Microsoft's buyout of Nokia's cell phone branch will benefit everyone, the two companies' CEOs say. The direct reach into Microsoft's deep pockets will give Nokia phones the financial backing they need to make an even firmer marketing push. What's more, integrated hardware and software teams spell faster releases.
Making Nokia's celebrated design aesthetic the vanguard of a new hardware-focused Microsoft brand may give Redmond all sorts of cachet. But that hardware cred won't mean much so long as Microsoft's Windows Phone OS trails behind Android and iOS.
That's a chasm Microsoft won'… Read more
With the news that Microsoft is acquiring Nokia's mobile business unit still fresh, we take a look back at the relationship between the two companies over the years.
If you want to get specific, Nokia and Microsoft first teamed up in 2005 to help transfer Windows Media Audio files to Nokia phones. But the relationship that led to the recent acquisition started just a few years ago.
August 2009 Microsoft, Nokia ink mobile Office deal One the earliest partnerships between Nokia and Microsoft had nothing to do with Windows Phone. Instead, the two companies got together to build a … Read more
Microsoft on Tuesday revealed plans to buy Nokia's device and services division for $7.2 billion. The company views the deal as its way to gain more traction in a smartphone market currently dominated by Apple and Samsung. It's also a way for Microsoft to become more Apple-like, controlling both hardware and software.
While the move could help Microsoft in mobile, it also could upset the software maker's other Windows Phone partners and push them away from … Read more