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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘nokia’

An Unexpected Dark Knight Rises Trailer

When the second full-length trailer for The Dark Knight Rises hit, it was with the understanding that it was the last full-length trailer for the highly-anticipated third installment to Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight series. But now, thanks to an exclusive trailer made for Nokia–is it weird to see such a popular movie partner with a struggling mobile device manufacturer?–we now …

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Apple & Samsung Hold 55% of the Smartphone Market, but Earn 90% of its Profits

According to some new figures by ABI Research, Samsung and Apple captured 55% of global smartphone shipments in the first quarter of 2012, but took in over 90% of the market’s profits. Looking at vendor shipments for the quarter reveals some interesting figures. Apple shipped 35 million smartphones. That number was small compared to Samsung who sent out over 43 …

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Nokia Cuts Jobs as it Struggles to Stay Afloat

Nokia is struggling to stay afloat ever since Apple introduced the iPhone.In fact, Samsung and Apple have gained huge handset market shares and Nokia is on a roll with four straight quarterly loses in a row. Today they announced a reduced earnings forecast for the remainder of 2012, and they really don’t expect to turn a profit in 2013 either. …

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Google Files EU Complaint Against Microsoft, Nokia, & MOSAID

Google has filed a formal complaint with European Union and wants regulators to look into what they are calling, collusion between Microsoft, Nokia, and notorious patent troll MOSAID. Nokia recently transfered over twelve hundred patents to MOSAID which were mostly essential wireless patents. It’s key to mention, revenues generated from licensing agreements with the patents could exceed the company’s total …

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Android’s Next Patent Challenge Comes From Nokia

Nokia could be considered the grandfather to the modern cellphone. The company obviously owns a lot of patents and receives royalties from those who make smartphones. Heck, patent royalties net Nokia €8 per every iPhone sold. Now they want a little something out of Android. After just coming off of a patent lawsuit win over Oracle on software patents, Google …

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The HTC One X Can Also Be Used As A Hammer

If you’ve been around the Internet for any amount of time, then you’re probably aware of the meme that says Nokia phones are tough as nails. A video came out not too long ago that wanted to prove that quite literally. It featured a Nokia Lumia 900 having a nail hammered into it and then being used as a hammer …

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Bing Maps, Nokia Team to Provide Traffic Info, Geocoding

Bing Maps and Nokia have been developing their maptastic relationship since the partnership was announced last year. In February, the two companies collaborated to give Bing Maps a fabulous new aesthetic upgrade. Now, the pair have added a couple of new features to Bing Maps using Nokia’s backend services: traffic information and geocoding. Foremost, Bing Maps is now offering information …

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Windows Phone 8 To Arrive By The End Of The Year?

As the release of the next iteration of Microsoft’s Windows operating system nears, a few major questions remain unanswered. Specifically, nobody quite knows when Windows 8 will be releasing to the public. Late summer seems a likely candidate, but no one is quite sure. Similarly, nobody knows exactly when Windows 8 – which is designed to offer a unified desktop/tablet/phone …

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Siri is in Love With the Nokia Lumia

So you have probably heard by now that Siri will answer “Nokia Lumia” when prompted with the question “What’s the best smartphone ever?” The story is being covered by tech magazines and fan blogs all over the internets. Many are taking this as an affirmation that the iPhone is substandard and even they are admitting it. As TWN said, “It’s …

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Nokia’s “Rack City” Parody “Dev City” Is…Well…WTF?

UPDATE: All of that bad press might have prompted Nokia to take action. The video was set to private just a few moments ago. ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Nokia says that they are “bringing cool to coding” for their Ready.Set () {Code} Challenge. Mobile devices are cool. Mobile apps are cool. Mobile Developers are about to get cooler. Nokia Developer is turning …

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Apple, Samsung Take 99% Of Mobile Phone Profits

There’s been a lot of discussion lately of who the top smartphone maker is. In the previous quarter Samsung became both the top smartphone maker and the top mobile phone maker overall in the previous quarter, all three of the biggest carriers activated more iPhones. Ultimately, though, questions of unit sales and market share are secondary. The big question is, …

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Windows Phone To Sponsor Kentucky Derby Favorite

Microsoft wants to give two Kentucky Derby fans Nokia Lumia 900s as part of this year’s Run for the Roses. Ramon Dominguez, who will be in the Derby atop Hansen, the current favorite, will be wearing the Windows Phone logo on his silks. Hansen is a bit unique, in that he is the only white horse to be entered in …

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