Windows Phone Ganging Up for a Hit With Windows 8


A year and a half following the announcement of partnership of Nokia and Microsoft, Nokia recently launched its Windows 8 Lumia smartphones last Wednesday. But what about Microsoft and Windows 8 phone? Will it be a hit unlike its previous model? I guess the wait is going to be a little longer, until this time next year, when the firm actually launches its Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 devices. On Wednesday, when Nokia launched its Lumia models, Microsoft’s CEO also joined the conference. Everyone knows how important the success of Lumia is for Microsoft as it will help Windows 8 Phone regain its footing into the market of smartphones. Windows phone got the firm struggling with sales since its release. The firm is believe to capture just 3.7 percent of the global smartphone market, which is too less as compared to its giant rivals Apple and Samsung. At Nokia [+more]

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Is the Age of Streaming Music Finally Here?


First there was Pandora – a beautiful creation that let us discover brand new music through online streaming. And then, quite a few other websites followed suit, some of the bigger successes among these including Spotify, iHeartRadio and Songza. But with faster mobile browsing features, music streaming turned into apps, both free and paid. However, the world of music streaming just got a whole lot bigger with none other than Apple dropping hints that it could enter the arena too. Even though confirmation is yet to come by, this news caused Pandora’s shares to take a hit of 16 percent. But just how big of a playing field is the music streaming business? Of course, Nokia tried to get in on the action through Nokia Music features on its smartphones, but its exclusivity limits its business potential. The latest version lets users stream music from over 150 Nokia-created playlists, create [+more]

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Next-gen Lumia 920, Lumia 820 Uncovered by Nokia


On Wednesday, at a press conference, Nokia made its Lumia 920 official, which on the contrary, resulted in a drop of the firm’s shares drastically. Already undergoing trouble, launching Lumia smartphones with Windows 8 operating system is a hope for Nokia to sail through its troubled time as the firm faces competition. But the plunge in stocks by investors has created a shaky situation, with rising doubts weather Nokia will be able to pull it off, particularly with competition in the market as Apple, Samsung and HTC also plan to launch their smartphones. Nokia shares plummeted as much as 13 percent and were trading nearly 10 percent down for a share price of $2.55 at noon. Let’s take a look at the smartphone’s specifications: Starting with Nokia Lumia 920, the smartphone is designed with a PureView camera that can stabilize and decrease blur to offer clear picture. It has a [+more]

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Nokia Launches Windows 8 Phone: Investors Stay Unimpressed!


Shares of Nokia saw a plunge of 16 percent on Wednesday, following the company’s announcement of its new and latest Windows 8 smartphone. Made with new Windows software, Nokia Lumia was the latest initiative by the firm to recover from loses, but it looks like, Lumia failed to impress the company’s investors. Nokia and Microsoft partnered to step into the market of smartphones. But the faint remarks about the latest innovation seem to have cast a shadow over the joint venture of both the firms. A failure to break into the market via Lumia can have serious repercussions for Nokia. The Finnish company, who was once a dominant leader in the smartphone market, is now lagging far behind its rivals. Nokia and Microsoft came together on 2011 for Windows 8 smartphones. Hoping for Nokia to pick up after the downfall is expecting a little too much as there is lot of competition. Stocks [+more]

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Will New Lumia Mark the Entry or Exit of Nokia in the Smartphone Market?

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Microsoft Corporation and Nokia are trying their best and perhaps a last shot at knocking the smartphone market, which is hugely dominated by Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Android mobile operating system. Nokia is expected to release its first Windows 8 smartphone- Lumia later this week; success or failure of which would determine Nokia’s future in the mobile market. However, in case Lumia doesn’t really hit off with users, many analysts believe that Nokia, who was once the leading supplier of mobiles, might just have to sell off its stocks or even the entire firm. This move, analysts believe would be the best for its shareholders. So it seems that with new Lumia mobile phones, Nokia has a lot on stake. This latest offering by the firm is believed, would determine whether the firm would flourish or just disappear in the market of smartphones, which is on a rise. The Finnish handset maker suffered an [+more]

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Will Microsoft, Nokia Be the Champ in Apple vs. Samsung Verdict?


Apple recently rejoiced its victory over Samsung, with a ruling that declared the latter to copy its iPhone design. Samsung, however, has promised to appeal and look into the verdict. Apple now seeks an immediate ban on the sales of Samsung smartphones in the US market. However, if this verdict also rules out against Samsung, the Korean manufacturer will come under some serious pressure. Amidst the legal battle between Apple and Samsung, there is one company that might be secretly smiling in the corner. And yes you guessed it correct. It’s indeed Nokia and Microsoft Corp., both of whom are hoping to increase the sales of their upcoming smartphones in the US market. The federal jury awarded Apple Inc. more than $1 billion, which Samsung has to pay for infringing six out of seven mobile devices patents as claimed by Apple. The request to ban Samsung smartphones in the US [+more]

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Engage In a Fun ‘Antakshari’ Game on Your Nokia Handset! Find Out How…


Connecting people from all over, Nokia offers good news for all those users, who love to play ‘Antakshari’ with family and friends. The mobile handset manufacturer, Nokia has recently partnered with RockeTalk, which is a mobile social networking application along with Maxus India to launch an exclusive audio game show, named Nokia Mobile Antakshari. This application is the first ever reality game show that users can engage in on their mobile handsets. To indulge in a fun singing completion, all that’s needed is a GPRS enabled Nokia handset. Once a leading mobile handset provider, this move by Nokia can prove to be a boon for India, which is a country obsessed with music and singing. This game show brings life-like Antakshari experience to users that they find thrilling and fun. Apart from Antakshari, users can also stay engaged in a musical quiz, where they can ask musical questions to each [+more]

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Nokia Lumia 610: Will it Snatch the Limelight from Android Phones?


Nokia recently launched the Lumia 610, the third addition to its Lumia series of Windows-based smartphones. Priced at Rs. 12,999, it is the cheapest in the series and is aimed to corner a larger share of the smartphone market in the country with its attractive price point. But is the pricing enough to convince more smartphone users to opt for Windows over the ever so popular Android, or Blackberry, which also offer models at a similar price range? Targeting the “youthful audience”, the Lumia 610 comes in four spunky color options – black, white, cyan and magenta. The Lumia 610 will provide users access to over 1 lakh applications including Xbox Live, Nokia Music, Nokia Drive, and Nokia Maps providing navigation support in even Hindi and Tamil. It will be powered by an 800MHz Snapdragon processor, an Adreno 200 GPU, and 256MB of RAM. While it will be shipped with [+more]

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