• No, No, No Says Nokia to Mobile Comeback Rumors

    Last week, citing knowledgeable sources in-the-know, media reports indicated that Nokia is ready to get back into the mobile game. Re/Code even noted that mobile phones are just one part of Nokia’s comeback strategy, as they are working on several “ambitious technology projects.” “They have a lot of great stuff in development,” Richard Kerris, a …   Read More

  • Microsoft Not Counted Out in Smartphone Competitive Assessment

    If you’ve already written off Microsoft in the smartphone wars, it may be time to write them back in. The updated Enterprise Smartphone Competitive Assessment from ABI Research concludes that, overall, Apple is number one followed closely by Samsung. But — and this is a BIG but – Microsoft is still an emerging player in …   Read More

  • AT&T Launches First Windows Smartphone for GoPhone

    AT&T, the second largest wireless carrier in the United States, announced Tuesday that it will offer customers even more choice with the launch of the Nokia Lumia 520 later this week. This device represents the first Windows Phone in the AT&T GoPhone portfolio. The 4G-capable Nokia Lumia 520 will be available for $99.99 beginning July …   Read More

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    Nokia Wows with Lumia 1020 and its 41-Megapixel Camera

    Nokia has unveiled the all new 41-megapixel Lumia 1020, a Windows Phone 8 handset that is admittedly designed to attract “a different kind of smartphone enthusiast.” The freshly revealed Lumia handset is the spiritual successor to 2012’s 808 PureView. The 1020 offers an impressive slate of photography options meant to complement its oversized sensor. Chief …   Read More

  • Nokia to End Symbian Smartphone Shipments

    Marking the official end of an era in smartphones, Nokia will reported stop shipping Symbian smartphones in the coming months. Although the Finnish smartphone maker confirmed last January that PureView 808 would be the last Symbian smartphone the company would produce, this is the first we’re hearing of the total cessation of Symbian smartphone shipments …   Read More

  • Apple, Samsung Bump Nokia From Top of Key Industry Category

    According to new mobile research from StatCounter, Apple has “dislodged” Nokia in January for the first time as the most popular mobile vendor in terms of global internet usage. But it’s double-trouble for Nokia. The independent website analytics company says that Samsung also climbed ahead of Nokia to take second place behind Apple on a …   Read More

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    Global Mobile Phone Shipments Grew Modestly in 2012, Says Strategy Analytics

    Strategy Analytics is out with a new report spotlighting the large volume of mobile devices shipped last year. Based on the data presented, it appears that global mobile phone shipments grew 2% year-over-year to reach 1.6 billion units in 2012. Leading the pack was Samsung, which accounted for 1 in 4 of all mobile phones …   Read More

  • Nokia Exploring Flagship New Smartphone?

    One day after Nokia announced fourth quarter earnings and revealed its abandonment of Symbian, new reports indicate that Nokia is gearing up for a significant endeavor in the smartphone arena. “During our transition to Windows Phone through 2012, we continued to ship devices based on Symbian,” the company announced Thursday. “The Nokia 808 PureView, a …   Read More

  • Nokia Stops Production of Symbian Devices

    It’s the end of an era at Nokia. On Thursday, as the company released its earnings, a subtle but significant revelation came with the news today. Nokia is finished with Symbian. Nokia confirmed that the 2012 release of the 808 PureView was the last stand for Symbian from Nokia. “During our transition to Windows Phone …   Read More

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    The Smartphone is dead. It just doesn’t know it yet.

    The other day, a colleague and I were defending our thoughts on the most influential and disruptive technologies of this century.  The usual suspects came and went very quickly and with little debate.  TIVO … duh.  Touch screens … well it was actually invented in...