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Nokia Sells 8.8M Lumia Phones as Net Sales Hold Steady

October 29, 2013 10:05 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Nokia sold 8.8 million Lumia devices during its fiscal third quarter, breaking by 19 percent the record of 7.4 million set in the previous quarter. The Finnish phone gave a lot of the credit for the boost in sales to the low-cost Lumia 520.

Nokia Outs Windows Tablet, 6-Inch Phones, New Low-Cost Devices

October 22, 2013 10:21 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Nokia used its Nokia World event in Abu Dhabi today to pull back the curtains on six new devices. The Finnish handset maker, now owned by Microsoft, launched the Lumia 2520 tablet, the Lumia 1320 and 1520 smartphones, and the Asha 500, 502 and 503 feature phones.

Review: New Surface Tablets Great for Productivity

October 21, 2013 9:25 am | by Bree Fowler, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Whether or not you like Microsoft's updated Surface tablets will depend on your needs. On one hand, the tablets can be great for working on the go, especially if you spring for a $130 keyboard cover. On the flip side, the new versions still lack the elegance...

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Former CEO Concedes Mistakes in Nokia's Downturn

October 18, 2013 9:00 am | by Matti Huuhtanen, Associated Press | News | Comments

Former Nokia CEO Jorma Ollila, who steered the Finnish company to become the world's biggest maker of cellphones, has conceded that several mistakes were made during his tenure, including a failure to predict changing customers' needs and developing new software.

Review: Three Camera Phones Stand Out for Good Shots

September 20, 2013 9:05 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

I used to cringe when I'd see people capturing precious memories with their smartphones. Although most smartphones have megapixel counts similar to what stand-alone cameras offer, they have been inferior in lens quality and manual controls. Images have never been as good ... until now.

Nokia to Pay Outgoing CEO Elop $25 Million

September 19, 2013 4:02 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

HELSINKI (AP) — Nokia Corp. says it will pay outgoing CEO Stephen Elop a compensation package of some $25 million (19 million euros) when he leaves the company to move over to Microsoft. In proxy statements to shareholders published Thursday, the Finnish company says the amount includes Elop's base salary and equity awards of about 14.6 million euros.

Sold: Nokia Soars Nearly 40% on $7.2B Microsoft Buy

September 3, 2013 10:30 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Microsoft has officially agreed to acquire Nokia Corporation's devices and services business today, sending shares of Nokia up nearly 37 percent in early trading. The deal comes with Nokia's license and patents, as well as the company's significant mapping business in tow...

First News Briefs: IBM, Nokia, AT&T, Flowfinity, Radisys, Telum

August 27, 2013 10:08 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Flowfinity Wireless Inc. today announced an enterprise mobility solution for streamlining oil and gas operations in the field. Flowfinity's enterprise mobile app platform enables oil and gas companies to improve the efficiency and accuracy of mission-critical activities, such as pipeline inspections, with the help of smartphones and tablets.

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First News Briefs: Qualcomm, Omnitracs, PlayPhone, Verizon, AT&T, Retriever Communications

August 23, 2013 10:40 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Qualcomm Incorporated today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell Omnitracs, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, to Vista Equity Partners, a U.S.-based private equity firm. Subject to the terms and conditions of the definitive agreement, Vista will purchase Omnitracs for $800 million in cash.

AT&T, Delta to Equip Flight Attendants with Lumia Devices

August 22, 2013 10:30 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

AT&T is taking to the skies via a new partnership with Delta Air Lines and it's taking Nokia's Lumia devices along for the ride. According to a press release, Delta Air Lines has signed a multi-year agreement with AT&T for custom mobility services...

Report: Nokia Set to Launch Multiple Devices Next Month

August 21, 2013 3:21 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The race to get devices launched in September continues today, as Reuters reports Nokia will join Apple, Samsung and Sony in introducing more mobile gadgetry to the market. According to Reuters, Nokia is set to unveil multiple Windows Phone-based Lumia devices at an event in New York City late next month...

Group Aims to Bring Internet to 5B More People

August 21, 2013 10:18 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

A consortium of technology companies that includes Ericsson, Facebook, Nokia, Samsung, and others, today announced an initiative to bring Internet access to more of the world. The project, called internet.org, was announced today by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg who noted...

Report: Global Smartphone Sales Eclipse Feature Phones for First Time

August 14, 2013 10:51 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

All things must pass and so to have feature phones yielded to the global smartphone trend. As new Gartner numbers point out, worldwide smartphone sales for the second quarter have beaten out feature phone sales for the first time ever. Of the 435 million handsets sold in the quarter, smartphones accounted for 225 million, up 46.5 percent annually.

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Report: Sub-$200 Smartphone Shipments to Top 750M by 2018

August 9, 2013 10:29 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

The global demand for cheaper smartphones could be in line for some massive growth over the next few years. ABI Research is predicting low-cost smartphone shipments of 238 million in 2013 and more than triple that in 2018. The report sees the devices filling out OEM portfolios for emerging and developed markets alike, which could push shipments to 758 million by 2018.

NSN Rebrands as Nokia Solutions and Networks

August 7, 2013 9:15 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

In the wake of Nokia's buyout of Nokia Siemens Networks, the company has rebranded as Nokia Solutions and Networks and is now known as NSN. Nokia announced the acquisition of Siemens’ entire 50 percent stake in the joint venture back last month. NSN is now wholly owned by Nokia and will...

Friday Flick: Nokia 1020

July 26, 2013 10:08 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Videos | Comments

As Nokia continues its fight to compete in the highly competitive smarpthone market, the company is seeking to differentiate with some of the most sophisticated smarpthone camera technology out there. Here's a quick look at some of the features of Nokia's 41 megepixel camera found in the Lumia 1020...

Nokia Takes 2Q Hit on Weak Device Sales

July 18, 2013 9:37 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Sliding device sales resulted in a fairly flat second quarter for Nokia. The Finnish phone maker reported sales of $7.4 billion, down three percent quarterly and 24 percent annually. Contributing to the lackluster revenue was a reported $3.5 billion in device sales, down six percent quarterly and a whopping 32 percent annually.

Nokia Unveils 41-MP Camera-Equipped Lumia 1020, Out July 26 on AT&T

July 11, 2013 12:38 pm | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Nokia today confirmed months of rumors with the launch of its new Lumia 1020. The Windows Phone handset comes equipped with the second generation of Nokia’s 41-megapixel PureView camera. The 1020—which hits AT&T exclusively July 26 for a whopping $299 with two-year contract—comes loaded with Nokia Camera Pro.

Nokia Buys Network Operations From Siemens

July 1, 2013 10:19 am | by Matti Huuhtanen, Associated Press | News | Comments

HELSINKI (AP) — Nokia said Monday that it will buy Siemens' half of their joint network operations in a 1.7 billion euro ($2.22 billion) deal, sending its shares surging more than 7 percent. The transaction, to be completed during the third quarter this year, will mean that the joint venture between Nokia Corp. and Germany's Siemens AG will become a wholly owned subsidiary of the Finland-based company.

Report: Microsoft Considered Buying Nokia

June 20, 2013 10:05 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Nokia was mentioned as a potential target for a buyout. Microsoft was reportedly very close to an agreement to buy the Finnish OEM, according to a report published in the Wall Street Journal. Nokia and Microsoft are of course already close, as Nokia's flagship Lumia phones are built...

So Long, Symbian: Nokia to Cease Shipping Its Platform This Summer

June 12, 2013 10:13 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Nokia will ship its final Symbian handsets this summer and formally put all its eggs in the Windows Phone basket. The Financial Times said the Finnish phone maker is not expected to announce that Symbian shipments have stopped as to not affect the sales of existing stocks of Symbian phones.

Nokia Stays Focused on Emerging Markets with $99 Smartphone

May 9, 2013 9:48 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

The colorful 501, running the Finnish company’s Asha platform, reverses a current smartphone trend by sporting a relatively small 3-inch display. With fairly slow max GSM data speeds, the 501 isn’t designed to do much heavy surfing, but it’s good for basic communications/social functions, equipped with Wi-Fi and has good battery life.

Nokia Remains Focused on Windows Phone

May 7, 2013 9:59 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Nokia will continue to focus on Windows Phone, according to a report from Reuters today, which cited comments from Nokia CEO Stephen Elop prior to the company's annual general meeting. Elop said that while the company continues to make adjustments as it goes...

Nokia Cuts Losses but Sales Continue to Plummet

April 18, 2013 10:32 am | by Matti Huuhtanen, Associated Press | News | Comments

Although the Finland-based company managed to reduce its first-quarter net loss to 272 million euros ($357 million) from a loss of 928 million euros a year earlier, mainly thanks to cost cutting, net revenue dropped to 5.8 billion euros from 7.4 billion euros in the same period last year.

Nokia Launches New Lumias, Feature Phones at MWC

February 25, 2013 10:10 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Kicking things off early on the first official day of Mobile World Congress, Nokia made a splash by announcing four new phones. The Finnish handset maker unveiled two new Windows Phones, the Lumia 520 and 720, as well as making good on rumors by showing off two new budget friendly feature phones, the 301 and 105.

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