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Topic: Symbian

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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Apple surpasses Sony, Motorola in total handset sales - Gartner

02/09/2011, 11:02 am

The growth of Apple's iPhone in 2010 came at the expense of competitors who lost significant market share and experienced reduced sales, including Sony Ericsson and Motorola, according to new data from Gartner.

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Nokia rumored to shift toward Silicon Valley, Windows Phone 7 [u]

02/08/2011, 06:02 pm

The world's top mobile vendor is reportedly considering plans to move its executive decision making from headquarters in Espoo, Finland to Silicon Valley in California, and is potentially eyeing an alliance with Microsoft in a bid to compete against Apple and Google in smartphones.

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IDC: Apple still leads RIM as No. 2 worldwide smartphone maker

02/07/2011, 03:02 pm

Global smartphone sales have continued their explosive growth, topping 100 million total units last quarter, with Apple retaining second place among all vendors, according to IDC.

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Google overtakes Nokia as top smartphone platform maker

01/31/2011, 09:01 am

After passing Apple's iPhone on its way up, Google's Android has now passed up Nokia's Symbian to take the top spot among smartphone platforms, ending Nokia's 10 year reign on top of the global smartphone industry, according to one research firm.

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Nokia pulls the plug on its 'Ovi Unlimited' iTunes competitor

01/17/2011, 01:01 pm

Nokia is pulling the plug on its Ovi Music Unlimited service in nearly every market it serves, citing incompatibility with iPods as a key problem.

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Apple passes Nokia to become top smartphone maker in Australia

12/07/2010, 03:12 pm

Apple's iPhone has taken a 36.5 percent share of the smartphone market in Australia, passing Nokia's 30.5 percent share to become the continent's top smartphone maker.

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Android activation pace hits a plateau below Apple's iOS [u]

12/06/2010, 07:12 pm

Android mobile activation numbers have leveled off dramatically after two years of rapid increases, signaling a maturing of the platform's growth phase as an alternative to Apple's iOS, which continues to claim a lead.

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Global mobile split between Apple's iOS and Symbian

12/01/2010, 02:12 pm

December began with an blizzard, dumping heavy and dense piles of StatCounter web analytics about mobile users, each offering an apparently contradictory look at which vendors were ahead in the race to blanket the world with mobile devices.

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RIM's BlackBerry overtakes Apple's iPhone in US browser usage

12/01/2010, 08:12 am

A new report shows that Research in Motion's BlackBerry platform overtook Apple's iOS in terms of U.S. mobile Internet usage in November.

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Windows Phone 7 developers fear platform flop

11/29/2010, 04:11 pm

Despite a reportedly healthy level of interest from developers, Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 debut appears to have flopped with consumers, leaving developers cautious about investing in the platform.

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IDC: Android poised to pass Apple's iOS, Nokia's Symbian in Europe

11/29/2010, 11:11 am

Google's Android mobile operating system will pass Apple's iOS and Nokia's Symbian in 2011 to become the top smartphone platform in all of Europe, IDC has predicted.

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Apple iPhone user loyalty twice that of Android

11/29/2010, 03:11 am

A new survey by German market research firm GfK Group indicates that most smartphone users feel little loyalty to their device outside of Apple's iPhone, which commands more than twice the fidelity of Android devices or smartphones in general.

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Nokia unveils N8 smartphone, chairman to leave in 2012

09/14/2010, 11:09 pm

Nokia released the long-awaited N8 smartphone running Symbian^3 at the Nokia World event Tuesday amid news of the 2012 departure of its chairman.

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Apple projected to ship 130M iOS devices in 2014 as Android hits 259M

09/10/2010, 11:09 am

Apple is projected to sell 130 million iOS-based mobile devices per year by 2014, but both Google Android and Nokia Symbian are expected to each double that amount, according to Gartner.

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56% of developers support Apple's iOS, 90% are single-platform

06/18/2010, 02:06 pm

The iOS mobile operating system for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad remains the dominant platform for developers, most of which write exclusively for Apple's devices.

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Apple to launch new Find My Phone app, MobileMe updates

06/17/2010, 07:06 pm

Apple's MobileMe site is reporting that the system will undergo scheduled maintenance from 10PM PDT to Midnight tonight, Thursday June 17. The site is expected to reopen tomorrow with a finalized Mail update (now in beta), other interface improvements, and alongside a new iOS app that exposes "Find My iPhone" functions for the company's mobile users.

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Apple's iPhone market share three times greater than Android in US

06/06/2010, 10:06 am

A new survey of U.S. smartphone owners found that 28 percent use a device running the iPhone OS, compared with just 9 percent on Google's Android mobile operating system.

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Apple iPhone Web marketshare outgrows Google Android in May

06/01/2010, 12:06 pm

Despite a larger variety of devices running the Google Android operating system available on the market, Apple's iPhone operating system still outgained its rival in terms of Web presence in the month of May.

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