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Topic: Nokia

115% growth propels Apple to 5% share of global phone shipments

04/29/2011, 01:04 pm

The latest estimates for total mobile phone shipments worldwide place Apple in fourth place with 5 percent of the market, thanks to a record quarter and huge year over year growth for the iPhone.

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Apple tops Nokia to become world's largest handset maker by revenue

04/21/2011, 10:04 am

Apple crossed another major milestone in its second quarter of fiscal 2011, surpassing Nokia for the first time ever to become the world's largest phone vendor in terms of revenue.

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ITC staff voices support for HTC, Nokia in Apple patent case

04/18/2011, 09:04 pm

The staff of the U.S. International Trade commission has recommended that HTC and Nokia not be found liable of infringing on Apple's patents in a dispute over smartphone technologies.

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RIM may top Google's $900M bid for Nortel patent 'treasure trove,' sources say

04/16/2011, 01:04 am

A new report claims BlackBerry maker Research in Motion is contemplating a bid that would top Google's $900 million offer for a valuable collection of patents from Nortel that include key technologies for the LTE 4G networking standard.

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Nokia releases new Symbian phones, touts Symbian apps

04/12/2011, 06:04 pm

Nokia launched new Symbian smartphones that appear to be the platform's last gasp before shifting to Windows Phone 7, while also describing developer opportunities related to its mothballed platform in its Ovi Store.

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Android to be on 49% of smartphones by 2012, leaving Apple's iOS with 19%, Gartner predicts

04/07/2011, 03:04 pm

Gartner's latest forecast for worldwide smartphone operating system market share predicts that Google Android will be present on nearly half of all handsets sold next year, while the iPhone and its iOS operating system will account for 19 percent of units sold.

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Patent holder takes aim at Apple for iPhone's ability to search & receive ads

04/01/2011, 09:04 am

Apple this week was hit with a new patent infringement lawsuit, as the iPhone maker joins 31 other defendants accused of violating a patent related to Internet-connected phones with search functionality and mobile advertising.

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Apple's success contributes to departure of Acer, Nokia, LG CEOs

04/01/2011, 08:04 am

The success of Apple's iPad has had a major impact on the netbook market, forcing the CEO of low-cost notebook maker Acer to resign. That follows the departures of top brass from two other Apple competitors, Nokia and LG.

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Cheaper iPhone could give Apple control of China's smartphone market

03/30/2011, 09:03 am

A new survey shows that Apple is poised to capitalize on an explosion in sales of 3G smartphones in China, with the iPhone the most popular option, though lower prices could give it the lion's share of sales.

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IDC predicts Windows Phone will top Apple's iOS in market share by 2015

03/29/2011, 02:03 pm

A new forecast of the global smartphone platform market from research firm IDC has predicted that Microsoft's Windows Phone platform will see a resurgence in the next four years, overtaking Apple's iOS platform which powers the iPhone.

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Nokia targets iPhone, iPad & more in second ITC complaint against Apple

03/29/2011, 07:03 am

Nokia on Tuesday announced that it has filed a second complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission, accusing "virtually all" of Apple's products of infringing upon seven patents.

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ITC rules Apple did not infringe five Nokia patents

03/25/2011, 04:03 pm

In the latest round of patent battles in the smartphone arena, an International Trade Commission judge has ruled that Apple did not infringe five patents belonging to Nokia.

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Smartphone camera patent infringement suit takes aim at Apple, Nokia, others

03/21/2011, 03:03 pm

Apple and other leading smartphone manufacturers, including Motorola, Research in Motion and Nokia, are targeted in a new patent infringement lawsuit related to integrated cameras.

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Microsoft abandons Zune media players in defeat by Apple's iPod

03/14/2011, 04:03 pm

Microsoft's direct effort to challenge Apple's iPod, introduced in 2006 under the Zune brand, is being abandoned after a failure to gain traction in the market.

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Apple's rivals battle for iOS scraps as app market sales grow to $2.2 billion

02/18/2011, 01:02 pm

While the mobile handset race is now being frequently described as a two horse race between Apple's iOS and Google's Android licensees, the mobile software world has four major contenders, with RIM's BlackBerry App World and Nokia's Ovi Store maintaining their lead over Google's Android Market.

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Microsoft paying Nokia billions to adopt Windows Phone platform

02/14/2011, 09:02 am

Nokia will receive billions of dollars from Microsoft for adopting the Windows Phone platform on future smartphones, as the two companies struggle to compete with Apple and Google in the mobile space.

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Analyst: Apple could benefit from Nokia, Microsoft partnership

02/11/2011, 08:02 pm

Commenting on Nokia's recent announcement that it will abandon its Symbian mobile operating system on smartphones in favor of Microsoft's Windows Phone OS, one analyst claimed that Apple could stand to benefit from the transition.

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Nokia uses Apple's Macs to announce Microsoft partnership

02/11/2011, 04:02 pm

When Nokia wanted to convince the world that it would bring consumers "stellar hardware and innovative software and great services" in its partnership with Microsoft, it turned to Apple's Mac-only iMovie to get word out.

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Nokia's rejection of Android may help resolve patent war with Apple

02/11/2011, 03:02 pm

Nokia's decision to partnership with Microsoft rather than adopt Google's Android may ease patent negotiations between the company and Apple, which is more likely to support strengthening weak rivals rather than empowering an already ubiquitous one.

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Nokia ditches Symbian, embraces Microsoft Windows Phone for new handsets

02/11/2011, 08:02 am

Nokia, the world's largest handset maker, announced on Friday its plans to ditch its Symbian mobile operating system and partner with Microsoft to make smartphones running Windows Phone.

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