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Topic: Nokia

Nokia to refuse licensing SIM patents if ETSI chooses Apple design

03/29/2012, 02:03 am

Finnish handset maker Nokia has said that it will elect not to license essential SIM-related patents to a new nano-SIM standard if the European Telecommunications Standards Institute chooses Apple's design over its own.

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Nokia calls Apple nano-sim pledge 'attempt to devalue' competitors' IP

03/26/2012, 11:03 pm

Ahead of a European standards-setting organization vote on competing nano-SIM proposals from Nokia and Apple, the Finnish handset maker has dismissed Apple's offer of royalty-free licenses as seemingly "no more than an attempt to devalue the intellectual property of others."

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Apple nano-SIM prototype pictured ahead of ETSI decision

03/26/2012, 08:03 pm

Proposals for the future nano-SIM format were revealed on Monday, just days before the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) is scheduled to vote on designs presented by Apple, Nokia and RIM.

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Apple at odds with Motorola, Nokia, RIM over 'nano-SIM' design

03/21/2012, 09:03 am

Apple is said to be competing with rivals Motorola Mobility, Research in Motion and Nokia in pushing for a new, smaller SIM card standard.

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iOS, Android increase smartphone market share while all others lose ground

03/08/2012, 01:03 pm

The battle for smartphone operating system supremacy is quickly becoming a two-horse race, as the latest data from comScore shows that only Apple and Google were able to grow their market share in the U.S. through January.

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Apple's iPhone 4S climbs to 29% smartphone market share in UK

02/20/2012, 10:02 pm

Apple's share of the smartphone market in the U.K. jumped up 7 percent year over year to reach 29.1 percent, according to a new analysis.

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Apple became world's largest smartphone seller in 2011 with 19% share

02/15/2012, 10:02 am

Apple was not only the largest seller of smartphones worldwide in 2011, taking 19 percent of all sales, but also overtook LG to become the No. 3 largest global mobile phone vendor, according to Gartner.

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Nokia's Windows Phone transition to impact results for most of 2012

02/02/2012, 03:02 am

Nokia chairman Jorma Ollila warned on Wednesday that the handset maker's transition to Microsoft's Windows Phone mobile operating system will be felt in its earnings for the majority of 2012.

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IDC: Apple climbs two spots to become world's third-largest mobile phone maker

02/01/2012, 11:02 pm

Record sales of the iPhone pushed Apple past ZTE and LG to become the third-largest handset vendor in the world, according to a new analysis from IDC.

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Rumor: Handset vendors waiting for iPhone 4S demand to cool before releasing new models

01/30/2012, 10:01 pm

International smartphone vendors, including Samsung, HTC, Nokia and LG, are rumored to be waiting until the second quarter to release new handset models in order to avoid direct competition with Apple's hot-selling iPhone 4S.

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Apple's iPhone believed to account for record 8% of global mobile phone market

01/27/2012, 01:01 am

Even as Apple appears to have retaken the top spot among smartphone makers during the fourth quarter of 2011, a new analysis claims the iPhone made up 8.3 percent of the worldwide mobile phone market during the same period.

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Apple reclaims title of world's largest smartphone maker after blowout quarter

01/26/2012, 10:01 pm

Apple overtook Samsung in the fourth quarter of 2011 to grab the top spot among global smartphone makers, earning 23.9 percent of the market with sales of 37 million iPhones, according to one set of estimates.

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Nokia's earnings plunge 73%, Nintendo sees first annual loss

01/26/2012, 02:01 pm

On the heels of Apple's announcement of the biggest quarter in company history, two of the iPhone maker's rivals -- Nokia and Nintendo -- have reported significant losses.

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Apple now the largest buyer of semiconductors in the world

01/24/2012, 10:01 am

Apple spent some $17 billion on semiconductors in 2011, making it the largest chip customer in the world, research firm Gartner revealed on Tuesday.

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iPhone 4S launch propels surging Apple 20% to close the gap with Android

01/18/2012, 08:01 am

The launch of the iPhone 4S last October had an "enormous impact" on the U.S. smartphone landscape, boosting Apple's share among new buyers by almost 20 percent and putting it neck-and-neck with Android in December.

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Apple jumps 9 spots to become 8th most valuable brand in the world

01/16/2012, 08:01 am

Apple was ranked the eighth most valuable brand of the world in 2011, with an estimated total value of $33.49 billion, making it bigger than Disney, Mercedes-Benz and Budweiser.

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Video: Weekend Tech Review: CES Week 2 2012

01/15/2012, 06:01 pm

Here's a video recap of the top tech stories involving Apple for the second week of 2012, including a tour of CES 2012, Steve Ballmer's keynote, big product news, the week's business stories, and upcoming events.

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Apple awarded 676 patents in 2011, ranks 39th among all companies

01/11/2012, 11:01 am

Apple was awarded a total of 676 patents by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 2011, ranking it No. 39 among companies awarded inventions in the U.S.

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Microsoft exec admits Windows Phone was response to Apple's iPhone

01/07/2012, 09:01 pm

Microsoft's head of software design for Windows Phone has admitted that the company completely redesigned its mobile operating system platform as a response to Apple's iPhone and the "sea change" it created in the industry.

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Nokia Ace to receive $100M marketing campaign for US launch

01/04/2012, 01:01 am

Nokia's Windows-Phone-based Ace smartphone will benefit from a $100 million marketing push to be shared among Microsoft's partners, with AT&T rumored to have received "hero" status from the software giant in order to promote the device, according to a new report.

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