Samsung's role as both supplier and competitor of some of the biggest names in the smartphone industry can make most of its clients wary of conducting further business with them. A good example is a report from Apple Insider that says Nokia may also start veering away from Samsung because their technology can get compromised with continued business with the Korean giant.
Furthermore, the source also claims that instead of shipping next-generation components to their clients, Samsung typically cancels and use the components for themselves. Furthermore, the source states that Samsung has stolen an important specialized design for OLED from the Finnish giant, Nokia.
When you see a Samsung (certain specialized new design for) OLED phone as you surely will, you are looking at something that was stolen from Nokia.
Just recently, Apple won $1B against a lawsuit filed against Samsung for infringing on intellectual property rights. With the kinds of allegations that Samsung is facing from two major companies, it will be hard for them to come up with something new without much scrutiny.
The Nokia 7510 Supernova is a fold phone with iconic and fashionable design with changeable covers, supporting GSM 850/900/1800/1900. The Nokia 7510 Supernova features Series 40 6th Edition, WebKit Open Source Browser, Nokia Maps 1.2, push-to-open key, FM RDS Radio, Flash Lite 3.0, Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR and MIDP Java 2.1 with additional Java APIs.
Nokia is obviously prepping a new lady-centric lineup called Supernova. The new collection will include Nokia 7610, Nokia 7510 and surprisingly Nokia 7310 which was initially rumored as 7310 classic. We remind you that as we already reported although the Nokia 7310 is still not officially announced, it's been spotted at several online shops available for immediate purchase.
The Polish Nokia website incidentally revealed the three new Supernova Nokia handsets which were later on removed. The great surprise was the mentioning of the Nokia 7310 Supernova, which was rumored (and even sold online) as Nokia 7310 classic.
The Nokia 7310 Supernova is based on the Nokia S40 user interface and sports a 2 megapixel camera, a 2.2-inch 16M color QVGA display, a built-in FM radio, stereo Bluetooth and a 3.5mm audio jack. The tri-band Nokia 7310 Supernova weighs only 83g and is currently on sale for around 145 euro (220 US dollars).
In a move which should surprise nobody, AT&T announced this morning that it will are the exclusive U.S. carrier for Nokia's flagship Lumia 920 Windows Phone 8 handset, continuing its lock-down from the high-end Lumia line. The Lumia 900 Windows Phone 7 handset has also been AT&T-only.
The company additionally announced promises to carry the more mainstream Lumia 820. Both phones will show up on store shelves by using an unspecified November day, though earlier reports pegged the launch for November 2nd.
We were impressed by the Lumia 920's colorful exterior, crisp PureView-powered pictures and its sharp, bright display whenever we saw the product firsthand at Nokia's launch event. The phone packs several particularly nifty features, including wireless charging as well as the augmented reality City Lens app. The Lumia 820, meanwhile, sports an exhibition of slightly lower - however HD - resolution compared to Lumia 920 and interchangeable shells rather than wireless charging. With all these great features, we are wondering, will you buy one?
Nokia and Rogers today announced that the Nokia Lumia 920 will be exclusively available to Rogers' customers in November, adding its name to the global list of wireless operators selling the Windows Phone 8 device.
"Rogers is proud to bring the new Nokia Lumia 920 to our customers looking for the best unified experience and to further extend our leadership as the carrier with the largest LTE superphone selection in Canada," said John Boynton, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Rogers Communications. "With seamless access to entertainment, sports and business content, the Nokia Lumia 920 offers customers a world leading internet experience powered by the Rogers LTE network."
"Rogers' decision to offer the Nokia Lumia 920 in Canada is another example of the forward momentum behind our Lumia devices as well as the broader Windows ecosystem," said Don Leeke, Canada General Manager, Nokia.
The Nokia Lumia 920 includes the latest advances in Nokia PureView imaging innovation. Using advanced floating lens technology, the camera in the Nokia Lumia 920 is able to take in five times more light than competing smartphones without using flash, making it possible to capture clear, bright pictures and video indoors and at night. It also compensates for hand movement while the photo is being taken.
In addition to built-in wireless charging, the Nokia Lumia 920 also comes with Nokia City Lens, the latest addition to the Nokia location suite and the start of a new augmented reality experience that also enhances Nokia Maps. Along with enhancements to Nokia Drive and Nokia Transit, the Nokia location suite of services represents the most comprehensive, integrated mapping experience of any smartphone.
The Nokia Lumia 920 will operate across the Rogers national wireless network and will take advantage of the fastest mobile network technology in the world when operating on the Rogers LTE network; available in select Canadian cities. Visit www.rogers.com/coverage for details.
Price and other details for the Nokia Lumia 920 to be announced closer to the launch date.
Nokia has proved its resilience by being voted one of the most respected brands in India. As much as it has not been able to receive such accolades worldwide, this is an important milestone considering the turbulence it has experienced in recent years.
In India, users seem to adore its latest devices if a new report indicating that it has surpassed its competitors including Sony and Samsung is anything to go by. Retaining a strong position in emerging markets is good to the company right now.
Nokia became profitable again during the last quarter of 2012 after a long period of losses. Now that the holiday season has ended, it remains to be seen if the manufacturer will be able to maintain this performance. This will be ascertained at the end of the first quarter of 2013.
Nokia files to get several Samsung products banned from being sold, surprisingly, in aid of Apple. According to the report, it is the only outsider to back Apple's claims of injunctions on some Samsung products that have infringed their intellectual property rights. It can be noted that Samsung and Apple have been involved in a very bitter case concerning patent infringement.
Apple seeks to have some of Samsung products that were found to violate their patents from getting sold in the US but their appeal was not honored in the District Court. As a result, they are taking it to the Court of Appeals. Nokia has asked to be given more time to submit their statement and Nokia argued that a District Judge was wrong to rule against Apple's request for injunction.
It can be recalled that not long ago, the Finnish giant has also filed legal proceedings against the iPhone maker and Apple was said to have settled out of court.
These two companies will take on the currently number one manufacturer in the US Court of Appeals and the case will be heard later this year.
Nokia today unveiled the first of a new family of Asha smartphones with the introduction of the Nokia Asha 501. The handset pushes the boundaries of affordable smartphone design with bold color, a high-quality build and an innovative user interface. The Nokia Asha 501 is the first device to run on the new Asha platform, which is designed to make the experience faster and more responsive. The Asha platform also helps developers to create, publish and make more money from apps made specifically for the new generation of Asha devices.
The Nokia Asha 501 makes high-end design and quality accessible to more people. The device is available in a choice of six striking colours that complement the elegant design. It comes in just two parts: a durable, removable casing and the scratch-resistant glass display, which features a three-inch, capacitive touchscreen and a single 'back' button. The compact new Asha weighs only 98 grams, for the ultimate portability.
The Nokia Asha 501 is built to make it easier for people to access everything they love, with a simple swipe and a choice of two main screens: Home and Fastlane. Home is a traditional, icon-based view for launching individual apps or accessing a specific feature, like the dialler or phone settings. The new Fastlane view was inspired by how people really use their phone. Recently accessed contacts, social networks and apps, unique to each person, are stored and presented in Fastlane. It provides a record of how the phone is used, giving people a glimpse of their past, present and future activity, and helping them multi-task by providing easy access to their favorite features.
Product specifications and availability
The Nokia Asha 501 is available in single or EasySwap Dual SIM models. All come with WiFi and Bluetooth. Other specifications:
- - Dimensions: 99.2 x 58 x 12.1 mm; 98 grams
- - Camera: 3.2 MP
- - Single SIM standby time: up to 48 days***
- - Dual SIM standby time: up to 26 days***
- - Talk time: up to 17 hours
- - Additional memory of 4GB (card included in box), expandable up to 32GB
- - Forty free EA Games worth 75 downloadable from Nokia Store
- - Available colours: Bright Red, Bright Green, Cyan, Yellow, White and Black
- - Suggested pricing is 99 USD before taxes and subsidies.
Some leaked images from Chinese sources on Weibo and provide a few more snapshots of the 41-megapixel camera phone to complement the Nokia EOS PureView pictures leaked online last week and the camera video that also appeared.
The smartphone is rumoured to pack a 41-megapixel Carl Zweiss image sensor in the rear with Xenon flash, potentially with optical image stabilisation and variable aperture. From the images we've seen so far, the camera should bulge out from the rear of the smartphone, slightly distorting its otherwise straight back.
Although the actual screen size is unknown, it should offer 1290 x 768p resolutions and 32GB of internal storage.
Engadget has promised a few more photos in the coming days, and hopefully they'll unravel more mystery before Nokia lets the cat out of the bag next month.
Today, Nokia released a unique app for Lumia Windows Phone devices called Ringtone Maker. This new app will permit users to select their favorite music and set it as their device ringtone. You may also cut the background music to your needs.For the time being, this app is accessible only for Windows Phone 8 devices and is expected to be available for Windows Phone 7.x devices soon.
In the description, it reads:
With Ringtone Maker you can create ringtones from the music on your phone. Simply open the app, select your favourite MP3 song and save it as a ringtone. You can cut your ringtone anyway you like, with editing controls that let you choose the start, end and length of your ringtone.
Download it here from Windows Phone Store.
A few days ago AT&T detailed its Nokia Lumia 1520 launch plans now it's Microsoft's turn. The Redmond company has formally detailed the Lumia 1520 availability and released a pre-order campaign for that phablet.
Microsoft goes further using this pre-order. For everybody who pre-orders the telephone, they'll toss in a $50 Microsoft Store application card plus an $20 application gift certificate supplied by Nokia. It gets better - gleam free Lumia 1520 switch cover (worth $39.99) incorporated too. And when that isn't enough, there is a download free of Halo: Spartan Assault for Home windows Phone to top things off.
Microsoft's offer will finish on November 21, as the device begins shipping the following day. The Nokia Lumia 1520 costs $199 and can initially be accessible in black, red-colored and whitened, with yellow in the future later this season.
However, should you fancy yourself an unlocked Lumia 1520, then store Unlocked Mobiles will gladly oblige. The SIM-free Lumia 1520 can cost you a large £594.98, and it is scheduled to begin shipping on November 25.
You could tell whenever a Nokia phone is coming when @evleaks tweets about this. Today he's done exactly that using the approaching Lumia 525, a follow up towards the uber popular Lumia 520. We haven't seen a lot of photos from the Lumia 525 until these last couple of days. According to usual, the photo from @evleaks is really a press render from Nokia.
The press render provides for us a obvious look of the Lumia 525 design. It appears a little thinner compared to 520 with sharper curved edges. We are able to also observe that the red-colored, yellow, and whitened colors are glossy rather than the matte finish located on the 520. Rumored specs for that Lumia 525 incorporate a dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, along with a 5MP camera. It's also stated to possess a concentrate on music, but we're unsure what which means.
@evleaks also mentions this phone is going to be arriving 2013. If you are searching for a minimal-cost Home windows Phone device this is someone to watch out for this holidays.