Nokia (NOK -1.8%) roundup: 1) Digitimes reports Nokia has placed orders with contract...

|About: Nokia Corporation (NOK)|By:, SA News Editor

Nokia (NOK -1.8%) roundup: 1) Digitimes reports Nokia has placed orders with contract manufacturer Compal, which might ship 3M+ units of a single model in 2H. There's a good chance the model in question is the EOS Lumia phone, expected to be called the 1020. 2) Nokia is offering up to $300 to U.S. consumers to trade in their existing phones for a Lumia. 3) iSuppli estimates Nokia's new 105 feature phone (aimed at China and other emerging markets) has a manufacturing cost of just $14.20; the phone's chips cost a mere $5.25, and its color display $2.25. iSuppli's figure suggests the 105 has a 29% gross margin in spite of its $20 price.