Second quarter findings show the global mobile phone market grew 11.3% since last year, though the feature phone market declined for the first time since 3Q09. Sales of smartphone are on the rise, pushing up the total figure.
Work is complete on the first major revision to Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system. This new version, code-named Mango, has been delivered to handset makers.
For many years, Nokia was at the top of the world smartphone market, making more devices than any of its rivals. This is no longer true -- Apple now holds this rank.
Nokia CEO Stephen Elop made pleas with the crowd to turn off all recording devices at a recent preview event, but the cameras kept on rolling and the result is the very first look at Nokia's premier Windows Phone device, which will feature the Mango update and bear the codename Sea Ray.
Nokia's next high-end model is going to have a design that eschews virtually all buttons in favor of a 3.9-inch AMOLED display that takes up nearly its entire front. The smartphone will run the MeeGo OS, and include an 8 megapixel camera.
As might well be anticipated, Android OS phones will keep picking up more market share through 2015. More surprisingly, however, Apple's iPhones will slip slightly, and Windows Phone 7 (WP7) devices will grow fastest of all, pushing iPhones out of second place and into third, according to IDC's latest statistics on the world smartphone market.
Nokia has released some guidance on how it expects to perform over the rest of this year, and the most interesting bit is a mention that the company is making good progress on releasing it first device running Microsoft's Windows Phone.
Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 still faces a long catch-up game against the Android OS and Apple's iOS, but a future update code-named "Mango" with 500 new features now gives Microsoft a real chance of eventually capturing the most customers. Here are ten reasons why.
Nokia has been the king of the world handset market for almost as long as anyone can remember, but recently its crown has begun to slip. In his latest column, our European correspondent Dragan Petric discusses whether Nokia's deal with Microsoft can put it back on its throne.
Gartner, Inc. has reported that sales of mobile communication devices to end users came in at 427.8 million units in the first quarter of 2011, a 19 percent increase from Q1 2010.
Nokia has announced that it will be re-branding its line of Ovi services, drawing them back under the Nokia fold. As a result, the Ovi brand will be gradually discontinued.
The smartphone market has been growing unabatedly, and this trend has strongly continued during the first quarter of 2011 with analysts from IDC calculating nearly 80% year-over-year growth in the industry.
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