Nokia CEO Stephen Elop knows that the U.S. is a clutch market for Nokia's revival, and competition is only getting hotter.
With the Nokia Lumia 920 coming to AT&T -- and apparently only AT&T -- Nokia will have to work even harder to battle Android and the iPhone on multiple carriers apiece, while also fending off HTC, whose lookalike HTC Windows Phone 8X will also flood the market on three providers.
Earlier this week, I sat down with Nokia CEO Stephen Elop in San Francisco to dive into Nokia's strategy for breaking through.… Read more
Nokia just shut its coolest phone out of more than half the U.S. market.
The Finnish handset manufacturer's decision to strike an exclusivity agreement with AT&T for its flagship Lumia 920 means much of its hopes of breaking into the U.S. market rides on just the one carrier, which isn't the smartest decision when said carrier has a huge wave of other smartphones coming out this holiday.
While exclusivity deals were in vogue a few years ago, they've grown increasingly passé as heavy hitters such as Apple and Samsung Electronics have opted … Read more
The phone is expected to hit the market in November, although AT&T wasn't more specific. The company also didn't provide any pricing information. The Lumia 920, however, will be exclusive to AT&T.
The two phones are critical to Nokia's continued survival. While the Lumia 900 was a modest success for AT&T, its performance didn't wow anyone. Nokia is hoping for … Read more
AT&T and Nokia will announce a partnership on the upcoming Lumia 920 later today, according to a report.
AT&T will carry the Lumia 920 in the U.S., Bloomberg is reporting today, citing sources. AT&T won't immediately sell the Windows Phone 8-based device, according to Bloomberg's sources, but it's likely the device will be made available to its customers sooner rather than later.
I misread a headline just now.
It was something about Apple saying the purple streaks in iPhone 5 photos were normal. I thought it said Apple was going to release a purple iPhone 5.
Which would strike me as potentially beautiful, were it to be the right, rich shade of purple.
No sooner had this thought slipped from my mind than TechCrunch revealed to me a new Nokia ad that had appeared on YouTube.
High global prices for the Windows Phone 8 Nokia Lumia 920 are causing a stir for outlets reporting U.S. dollar equivalents ranging from $643 to $860 in Germany, Italy, Russia, and Sweden -- but U.S. buyers considering the phone have little cause to worry.
Although international price tags are said to be 10 percent to 25 percent higher than that of high-end rival Samsung Galaxy S3, according to pricing information gathered from German, Italian, and Swedish Web retailers, Nokia's U.S. pricing is guaranteed to cost less than 50 percent of those fees.
Deals with carriers, which … Read more
I really wasn't going to order an iPhone 5 -- I stayed up until midnight on pre-order night to order two unlocked versions, one to unbox, and one to torture, and then realized the unlocked versions weren't available.
So, I now own one, but I do think that makes this week's Unboxing more exciting, because of my personal stake in the whole thing.
Is the Lumia 920 better than the iPhone 5? Certainly, Nokia wants to convince you it is.
In a new Facebook post, the Finnish phone maker breaks down the key features found in both smartphones, naturally giving the nod to the 920 in each category. And in many areas, the company does manage to make its case.
The Lumia 920's screen is larger and sharper than the one on the new iPhone. The 920's 4.5-inch screen displays 1,280x768 pixels at 332 pixels per inch. The iPhone 5's 4-inch screen offers 1,136x640 pixels at 326 … Read more
The resemblance between the two phones is readily apparent in photos, and more than skin deep. Like the Lumia 920, the HTC Windows Phone 8X drops the phone … Read more