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If Nokia has any shot at a comeback, its Lumia smartphones will need to make a real dent in the Chinese market.
Nokia is currently working with one Chinese carrier, China Telecom, but plans to expand to others, CEO Stephen Elop said during a conference call today to discuss its first-quarter warning and second-quarter outlook.
"We plan to broaden it to other operators" in China, Elop said. "There are a number of different elements at play."
With the buzz surrounding Nokia's potential comeback in the U.S., it's easy to forget that China represents … Read more
Nokia and Microsoft are jointly jumping onto the NFC bandwagon with the next version of the Lumia 610.
Slated to debut in Europe sometime this summer, the new version of the 610 will be the first Windows Phone handset to let users pay for goods on the go via NFC. The phone has already been certified for use with both MasterCard's PayPass and Visa PayWave, according to Nokia.
European carrier Orange will be the first provider to offer the NFC-enabled 610, which will be able to read NFC tags at the point of sale and pair with other NFC … Read more
Nokia is taking extreme measures to rectify a glitch found in some Lumia 900 smartphones, offering new and existing customers a $100 credit for their troubles.
Some early Lumia 900 customers found that their phones failed to get a data connection, an issue Nokia confirmed and said it is fixing. As a peace offering, the company is offering this promotion both to appease existing customers and entice potential new ones, with the $100 fully covering the $99.99 handset.
There's a lot riding on the launch of the Lumia 900, which Nokia is banking on heavily as its comeback … Read more
Nokia's Lumia 900 on AT&T is currently an Amazon best seller. An Easter Sunday quiet launch rebounded on Monday. And perhaps Nokia, AT&T, and Microsoft can make Windows Phone devices a player in the U.S. The big question for Nokia watchers revolves around one word: volume.
Can Nokia make enough Lumias around the world to turn around the company?
When Apple launches a new iPhone it's a short waiting game to see the release noting that the company sold a million units. The unfortunate reality for the rest of the smartphone players is … Read more
AT&T's marketing clout for the Lumia 900 isn't quite as hefty as initially thought.
The budget to push Nokia's smartphone is significantly lower than the $150 million that Ad Age had reported yesterday, according to a person familiar with the situation. The Verge reported that the actual budget is more in line with a typical high-profile launch.
An AT&T representative declined to comment on a specific figure for the budget.
The amount AT&T spends is crucial to how successful the Lumia 900 will be, as a majority of phones are still … Read more
Nokia's Lumia 900 is now available to Canadians.
The device, Nokia's flagship Windows Phone 7 model, has been released for Rogers Communications customers, Nokia Canada announced today. The Lumia 900 retails for 99.99 Canadian dollars ($100.03) -- nearly identical to the $99.99 price tag in the U.S. But Rogers customers will only get that pricing with "select" three-year plans.
A lot of hype and eager anticipation surrounded the release of Nokia's Lumia 900 smartphone yesterday. People debated whether to ditch their iPhones in lieu of this cheaper yet still high-end featured mobile device.
However, it seems this latest Windows Phone is off to a rocky start -- several owners of the 900s report that their new devices aren't connecting to AT&T's data networks.
It was always the unspoken truth of the iPhone that it had a mesmerizing effect when placed on a bar.
Yes, Apple employees forgot to pick up prototypes from the bar on occasion, but that was surely because they -- of all people -- understood the sheer erotic power of the phone's design.
Now, as I read that AT&T is placing an enormous commitment behind its marriage to Nokia's Lumia 900, I went in search of the launch ad.
Would it focus on its touching Windows Phone-ness? Would it bathe in its sleek design? Well, in a way.
It tells boys that this is the phone that will help them pick up girls, just as the iPhone was always said to.… Read more
Both have the most recent version of Windows Phone OS, large screens over 4 inches, and 16GB of storage, with 25GB of extra storage online. Yet the Titan II lives up to its name with a hulk of a body, a mega 16-megapixel camera, and -- at least compared with the Lumia 900 -- a price tag to match.… Read more