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  • Will This Company Grab Nokia's Phone Business From Microsoft? [View article]
    Nokia is already the top seller of Windows Phone products and it has an existing relationship with distributors and carriers worldwide. Why start from scratch and try to grow market penetration from nothing? Even Apple considered buying up a potential competitor to allow for quick development and marketing. Yes, Apple first tested the waters with one carrier, AT&T, and found success with it's loyal customers and then later a new generation of smartphone buyers. But at that time smartphones were not the dominant wireless product. Microsoft needs to catch up quickly, I don't think it could afford to lose Nokia to bankruptcy (or have them move to the Android operating system) - at least Microsoft Phone OS is currently a third viable smartphone ecosystem and could remain that way with Nokia devices as it's partner.
    Nov 8 02:35 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia introduces first tablet and phablets [View news story]
    There isn't a wireless technology that didn't take time for an upgrade and become affordable to the end user. I believe it was 5 years before WCDMA, and CDMA EVDO, became relatively cheap with unlimited data to the end user. LTE will slowly progress and become more affordable as upgrades on the networks continue. The next premium service to roll out will likely be multi-carrier Advanced LTE in the coming years.
    Oct 22 05:46 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia introduces first tablet and phablets [View news story]
    The Nokia device is targeted to the the wireless carriers with 4G support while the Surface brand tablets are just Wi-Fi. They may at some point integrate the products, but currently they serve different purposes (those who want data on the go and will likely get a AT&T/Verizon subsidized tablet with Nokia VERSUS those who plan on using tablets only at home, or the office, and will have to pay the upfront costs for the Microsoft version).
    Oct 22 05:39 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Will BlackBerry Bounce Back Or Be Acquired? Don't Count On It [View article]
    As a Canadian I'm sad to see another tech titan in the country slowly enter a demise due to bad management decisions and denials. It reminds me of Nortel from a decade ago, where I had one time worked. Even though I work for a competitor of Blackberry in America I can't think of any Engineer I work with that would like to see another North American company fail.

    Just too much maturity, application strength and media buzz surrounding the iOS and Android OS systems...... and with MS Windows Phone now getting the full attention of Microsoft. It is also hard to compete cost wise against Asian design/manufacturing companies that are simply coddled by thier respective governments (like Samsung, HTC, Huawei) and have access to lower cost labor..
    Sep 10 02:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will BlackBerry Bounce Back Or Be Acquired? Don't Count On It [View article]
    Being a Canadian, yet working for a competitor to Blackberry in the States, it will be sad to see another Canadian tech giant bite the dust. This feels so much like what happened with Nortel, where I did work once, with all the bad management decisions and the denials that go with it. I can assume that the Finnish feel the same way about Nokia, but at least that company will survive as a smaller entity and Microsoft can carry the cell phone legacy - and employees - from the handset division.

    It's hard to catch up at this stage with the dominant OS's like Google and iOS... and even the more lackluster Windows Phone at this stage. Not to mention competing cost wise with companies in Asia like Samsung and Huwai that get coddled by their respective governments.
    Sep 10 02:02 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft's $2 Billion Dell Deal May Play Out Like The Software Giant's Partnership With Nokia [View article]
    A bit behind the 8-ball are we? "Microsoft recently picked HTC as its signature Windows Phone partner. HTC now uses ''Windows Phone'' in its official name; this is something that Nokia never did."

    And how did that signature HTC Windows Phone perform in the markets? In one word... POORLY. Much worse than any Nokia device. So now once again you will find mostly Lumia devices at Microsoft events and commercials. When was this article originally written? Back in January?
    Aug 2 04:55 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft And Nokia: Windows Phone Advertising Working [View article]
    That PureView camera will not only capture 41MP images, but you are going to see an enhanced camera mode where that single processor will act as three independent 8MP sensors each with their own separate RGB color component and the ability to improve the bokeh - or depth of field.
    Jun 6 02:50 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Pictures of Nokia's (NOK +1.4%) rumored EOS phone - a Lumia device said to feature a 41MP image sensor similar to that of the Symbian-based 808 PureView - have leaked. Like the 808, the EOS has a giant, protruding, camera module on its back, replete with a large flash. In-line with a May report, it also appears to have a polycarbonate body and a ~4.5" display. Sources tell The Verge the pictures are of "genuine engineering samples," that Nokia is expected to launch the device in July, and that AT&T (T) will exclusively sell it in the U.S. [View news story]
    Uh right... only soccer moms are concerned about camera specs.... maybe in your own little world JM, and just think of all those Apple and Samsung fan-boys doing nothing else but tout their specs and capabilities. A nice stylish phone with the ONLY point and shoot quality camera should have a little more appeal.
    Jun 6 02:29 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Pictures of Nokia's (NOK +1.4%) rumored EOS phone - a Lumia device said to feature a 41MP image sensor similar to that of the Symbian-based 808 PureView - have leaked. Like the 808, the EOS has a giant, protruding, camera module on its back, replete with a large flash. In-line with a May report, it also appears to have a polycarbonate body and a ~4.5" display. Sources tell The Verge the pictures are of "genuine engineering samples," that Nokia is expected to launch the device in July, and that AT&T (T) will exclusively sell it in the U.S. [View news story]
    Some of the latest Samsung commercials are trying to tout their cameras, when in reality their quality and features are no match for the current and upcoming Lumias... Instead of a PureView maybe Samsung could label their product the "BlurView".
    Jun 6 02:25 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Pictures of Nokia's (NOK +1.4%) rumored EOS phone - a Lumia device said to feature a 41MP image sensor similar to that of the Symbian-based 808 PureView - have leaked. Like the 808, the EOS has a giant, protruding, camera module on its back, replete with a large flash. In-line with a May report, it also appears to have a polycarbonate body and a ~4.5" display. Sources tell The Verge the pictures are of "genuine engineering samples," that Nokia is expected to launch the device in July, and that AT&T (T) will exclusively sell it in the U.S. [View news story]
    Know anyone who has a Symbian phone JM? They were being discontinued, not to mention you had to order it online. So who would buy the 808 to begin with? Duh...
    Jun 6 02:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I'm Worried About Nokia's Long-Term Prospects [View article]
    Some reasons for the Windows only route are A) The cash Microsoft given to Nokia while it transitions (it costs money to build expertise in an entirely new platform), B) a promise of ads and promotions from Microsoft - which it failed miserably at.

    And honestly, you think the Galaxy S4 is a catchy name? S4?... as if anyone would know what that is had it not caught on with consumers. Do you remember all the failed Samsung smart phones that proceeded that one S3/S4 success, or the names of those products?

    Microsoft panicked when they saw the slim HTC model and went on to advertise with that. But with the quality both in hardware, added software, cameras and voice quality in the Nokia handsets trumping HTC - it wasn't much a surprise to see Nokia lead in the Windows phone sales.
    May 31 08:15 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I'm Worried About Nokia's Long-Term Prospects [View article]
    Why would they spin off patents and maps? It's a cash cow. Not just for phones, but tablets, computers and vehicle GPS systems.
    May 31 08:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I'm Worried About Nokia's Long-Term Prospects [View article]
    What are you talking about? Samsung has come up with a Windows phone, the Focus and more recently the ATIV S, and garnered less market share than the HTC model. In fact the first Windows Phone 7 model was a Samsung branded device. FAIL...
    May 31 08:06 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I'm Worried About Nokia's Long-Term Prospects [View article]
    That has been true in the past. But with Nokia being the only saving grace for Microsoft using it's ecosystem Microsoft has started to sing a different tune. Nokia will be given more of an ability to improve the hardware aspects of the Windows Phone OS system.
    May 31 08:01 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Shows No Signs Of A Turnaround [View article]
    I'm not a Blackberry fan, never owned one of their products before and currently have a Droid and Lumia phone for personal/work use. As far as specs go Apple, Microsoft and from the looks of it Blackberry run very well - apps and all with single and dual core processors. What need would there be for quad core, or even upcoming 8 core, processors on these smart phones unless the operating system (droid) is some sort of bloated memory/resource hog? Is anyone planning on editing 2 hour HD video, running a recording studio or compiling 3D graphics programs from these handsets? And just because two devices have 8MP cameras doesn't mean the performance is the same. The type of sensor and software are important.
    Feb 21 05:21 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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