Samsung’s dominance over the global smartphone market has stopped being a surprise for a while now, but what may shock you is the pace at which the Android king is continuing to grow. According to a new report conducted by IDC, Sammy has doubled its shipments in just a year, capturing a whopping 31.3% of the worldwide market share in Q3 2012.
Nokia launches Windows Phone based Lumia 510 for those on a budget
Although Nokia has released details of its upcoming Windows Phone 8 smartphones, it is still releasing phones based on the older version of Windows Phone. In this case, the just launched Lumia 510 runs Windows Phone 7.5 Mango. The new Lumia 510 is aimed at the low-end of the smartphone market and really isn't going to be a threat to anything that Samsung, HTC or Sony are shipping.The entry-level smartphone does have one thing going for it though, it features a 4-inch display which was unexpected as the Lumia 610 and Lumia 710 both have 3.7-inch displays. All three phones have a screen resolution of 800 by 480 pixels. However, besides the display the phone is definitely low-end. [...]
Microsoft Surface phone could stimulate Windows Phone ecomony, says Nokia CEO
Despite efforts from Microsoft and Nokia, Windows Phone has yet to really have much impact in the market. With the Microsoft Surface tablet causing a fair amount of buzz, many rumors suggest Microsoft could release their own Surface phone as well. Now Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has stepped up and said that he would welcome the idea of Microsoft having its own smartphone. The executive says it could promote and expand the Windows Phone ecosystem.
Nokia’s slump continues with $1.27 billion quarterly loss, hopes Lumia 920 will turn things around
Not the savior that it was hoped to become, the Windows-running Lumia smartphones have failed to get Nokia out of the red. The company’s Q3 financial results released today show that the Microsoft partnership has yet to bear a fruitful outcome, as the once mighty ruler reported a net loss of $1.27 billion.
Symbian in “maintenance mode.” Is this the end of the line for the platform?
Tech giants war for Christmas: Samsung, Microsoft, Google and Apple spend billions
The advertising assault to capture your Christmas cash and secure a place as the must-have item this holiday season has begun. According to analysts, this Christmas is set to be the biggest yet because there are so many new products launching.
Former longtime Nokia exec to run Vertu, plans switch to Android
Vertu, the British manufacturer of luxury phones, is well known for its extravagant creations, which will set you back between £3500 and £200,000, depending on how exclusive are your tastes. Up until now, the handsets ran Nokia’s ill-fated Symbian operating system, but according to TechCrunch, the stars are lined up for an Android-powered Vertu device.
Samsung, Amazon, and Apple are becoming household names according to Interbrand
When we think household names, it is usually something like Band Aid or McDonald's. Well, according to Interbrand, mobile technology has risen to the same stature as some names that we've known and trusted for decades. Has mobile technology companies finally earned their name among household brands?
Jolla Mobile nearly ready to release first MeeGo smartphone