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Samsung ready for smartphone challenge with its Galaxy S3

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NEW YORK – Samsung unveiled on May 3 its latest smartphone. The Galaxy S3 is the only smartphone that has been able to rival the iPhone is sales over the last few years. This new device, a follow-up to the Galaxy S2, has new features such as voice recognition and ‘a bigger and sharper screen’, [...]

Samsung overtakes Nokia as world’s top phone maker

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NEW YORK – Korean company Samsung has become the world’s biggest mobile phone maker. The data, released by research firm Strategy Analytics, shows that Samsung shipped 93m phones in the first quarter of 2012. Nokia shipped 83m phones. The report also showed that Samsung’s profit was its highest since 2008. Net profit was was 5.05tn won [...]

Nokia to launch Lumia 800C in China

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BEIJING – Cellphone maker Nokia has laucnhed is set to launch its first smartphone design for China. The Lumia 800C is designed to run on China’s homegrown CDMA standard it is thought it will help drive a corporate turnaround for the struggling Finnish company. The Lumia 800C will be supported by China Telecom, one of [...]

AT&T to sell Nokia smartphone Lumia 900 for $100

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NEW YORK – AT&T Inc. on Monday said it will sell the Lumia 900, its first Nokia Corp. smartphone that runs Windows Phone software, on April 8, for $100 with a two-year contract. The Finnish phone manufacturer is counting on Microsoft Corp.’s software to turn its fortunes around and provide it with an entry into [...]

Nokia to work on tablet computer

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HELSINKI – It has been reported that Nokia Corp.’s head of design says the company is working to develop a tablet computer to compete with Apple Inc.’s iPad, but declines to give a timeframe for its launch. Marko Ahtisaari said in an interview published Thursday in Kauppalehti Optio, a business magazine, that he spends roughly [...]

Nokia for a new low-cost Windows smartphone?

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BARCELONA, Spain – Struggling cell phone maker Nokia kicked off the world’s largest mobile phone trade show Monday by unveiling a new low-cost Windows smartphone that operators could give away free to customers, and another aimed at snap-happy consumers demanding better photo quality. Chief executive Stephen Elop told reporters at the Mobile World Congress in [...]

Nokia posts fourth quarter net loss

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HELSINKI – Mobile phone maker Nokia Corp. on Thursday posted a fourth-quarter net loss of 1.07 billion euros ($1.38 billion) as sales slumped 21 percent even as the company’s first Windows smartphones hit markets in Europe and Asia. The loss compares with a profit of 745 million euros in the same period a year earlier. [...]

Nokia Siemens to transfer broadband business to Adtran

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HELSINKI – Nokia Siemens Networks says it will sell its fixed line broadband access business and transfer 400 personnel worldwide to Adtran Inc. The Finnish-German joint venture says the acquisition by the Huntsville, Alabama-based company is expected to be closed by April. It includes the broadband section’s intellectual properties, technologies and its established customer base. Nokia [...]

Blood in the Mobile uncovers link between African war and mobile phones

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LONDON – According to a documentary filmed by Danish director Frank Poulsen, the Western sci-tech frenzy is taking its toll not only on our pockets but also on the lives of many Africans. As The Guardian reports, the documentary ‘Blood in Mobile’ sheds light on how minerals mined in African has not only financed the [...]

Nokia sales keep sagging

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NEW YORK – Finnish hi-tech company Nokia may predict further lack of sales in their battle against Google Inc.’s Android powered smartphones, reports bloomberg.com. Nokia is the world’s largest mobile phone maker but it’s currently experiencing a sag in sales. Experts claim their sales may be below the 90 million handset mark in this year’s [...]