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Topic: Nokia

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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Apple iOS 5 trounces Windows Phone browser in speed tests

01/02/2012, 08:01 pm

An unofficial benchmarking video shows Microsoft's native Windows Phone 7.5 Mango browser lags behind Apple's Safari for iOS in various speed tests, with the Nokia Lumia 800 testbed even being outperformed by an iPhone 4 running iOS 4.3.

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Nokia readies US Windows Phone launch with CES event on Jan. 9

12/19/2011, 11:12 pm

Nokia has sent out invitations to members of the press for a Windows Phone-related event on January 9 at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nev., as it gears up for the launch of its new Lumia phones in the U.S.

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iPhone leads competition in UK holiday smartphone sales

12/19/2011, 06:12 pm

The iPhone 4S accounted for nearly one out of every four smartphone sales in the UK during the lead up to the holiday season, retains top spot while handset makers compete for a piece of the region's exploding smartphone market.

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Apple licensed scrolling patent to IBM & Nokia, offered to Samsung

12/05/2011, 09:12 am

Contradicting a belief that Apple refuses to license its patented technology to competing companies, a new report reveals that both Nokia and IBM licensed a patent covering iOS touch-based scrolling, and a licensing agreement was also offered to Samsung.

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Analyst casts doubt on Nokia's Windows Phone hopes

11/23/2011, 02:11 am

One analyst has drastically reduced shipment projections for Nokia's Windows Phone devices on the belief that the handset maker is unlikely to gain traction with its new lineup.

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AT&T sees 'challenges' ahead as it plans to sell Nokia Windows Phones in 2012

11/17/2011, 12:11 am

An AT&T executive said Wednesday that his company is finalizing discussions with Nokia to begin carrying its Windows Phone smartphones next year, while also noting that he believes Microsoft will face "challenges" in attracting customers away from entrenched rivals Apple and Google.

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Gartner: Apple's iOS lost smartphone share to Android in Q3 2011

11/15/2011, 10:11 am

With a limited number of iPhone models taking on a plethora of Android-powered handsets from multiple manufacturers, Apple's iOS actually lost market share in the worldwide smartphone market last quarter despite growing sales, according to the latest sales data from Gartner.

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Microsoft looking to drum up Windows Phone interest with 55-foot NYC replica

11/08/2011, 01:11 am

Microsoft has installed a six-story interactive Windows Phone structure in New York City's Herald Square as a promotional stunt to increase awareness of its struggling smartphone platform.

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With 4% market share, Apple's iPhone rakes in 52% of mobile profits

11/04/2011, 10:11 am

Apple is estimated to have taken in 52 percent of the handset industry's operating profits last quarter, despite only having a 4.2 percent global handset market share.

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Apple slips to No. 5 handset maker, No. 2 in smartphones after iPhone transition quarter

10/28/2011, 01:10 am

After buyers holding out for the iPhone 4S resulted in slowed iPhone 4 sales for Apple last quarter, Chinese handset maker ZTE slipped past it to become the fourth-largest global handset maker, while Samsung took the top spot among smartphone vendors worldwide, according to a new analysis.

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Nokia Windows Phone 7 Lumia 800 vs Apple iPhone 4S

10/27/2011, 02:10 pm

Nokia's first Windows Phone 7 device offers specifications somewhere between Apple's iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, but is missing some key hardware and software features and will only debut in Europe, effectively leaving the US market to Apple and Android this holiday season.

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Apple overtakes Nokia in China as iPhone brand, sales surge

10/26/2011, 06:10 pm

Apple's smartphone brand has surged ahead of Nokia among Chinese buyers' preference for their next 3G handset, as more than a third express a preference for iPhone, twice that for Nokia's models.

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Apple overtakes Nokia in China as iPhone brand, sales surge

10/26/2011, 03:10 pm

Apple's smartphone brand has surged ahead of Nokia among Chinese buyers' preference for their next 3G handset, as more than a third express a preference for iPhone, twice that for Nokia's models.

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Nokia launches first Windows Phones to take on Apple's iPhone 4S

10/26/2011, 08:10 am

Nokia on Wednesday introduced its first smartphones running Microsoft's Windows Phone platform, two devices branded "Lumia" that the company hopes will compete with Apple's iPhone lineup.

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Apple's iPhone remains top device for mobile ad impressions

10/25/2011, 07:10 am

New data shows the iPhone and iPad ranked first in various mobile advertising statistics for the third quarter of 2011, though Apple's iOS had a 28 percent total share of mobile ad impressions -- or half of the 56 percent seen by Android devices.

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Apple, Google gain in US smartphone share as RIM, Microsoft continue slide

10/05/2011, 04:10 pm

Apple's iPhone continues to gain market share in the U.S., now representing 27.3 percent of handsets, while competitors RIM, Microsoft and Nokia continue to slip.

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Apple becomes world's leading smartphone vendor ahead of new iPhone debut

10/04/2011, 12:10 pm

Apple now sells more smartphones than any other hardware maker in the world, and the company's sales are only expected to increase with today's introduction of the next iPhone.

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SEC sought more details on Apple-Nokia patent settlement

10/03/2011, 10:10 am

The exact terms of the patent settlement between Apple and Nokia were never released, but the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission asked for -- and received -- more details on the undisclosed agreement.

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Nokia lays off 3500 employees as smartphone share continues to tumble

09/29/2011, 12:09 pm

Nokia's struggles to compete with Apple's iPhone and the Google Android platform continue to take their toll on the beleaguered Finnish handset maker, which announced on Wednesday that it is laying off 3,500 employees.

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