Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 at 2:08 pm
Vertu, the super-high-end phone maker formerly owned by Nokia, may be preparing to announce its first Android phone. After an initial rumor posted by blogger Eldar Murtazin, the generally more reliable Blog of Mobile has found information about a device tentatively called the “Vertu Ti.” According to specs recently listed at the Bluetooth SIG, the Ti (identified with the code RM-828V) would run Android 4.0.4, while benchmark listings and other certification pages indicate it has an 800 x 480 screen, 1.5GHz processor, and NFC. Whatever the specs, the real value of any Vertu phone would lie elsewhere — the company usually incorporates leather, gems, and precious metals into its designs, which are some of the most ridiculously opulent on the market.
Vertu wouldn’t comment on whether this information is accurate, but the company has confirmed to us that it’s indeed launching a new phone next month. Vertu phones have run Symbian in the past, but Nokia sold the company last year and has largely eased off Symbian itself; heading to Android would be the obvious move. Potentially corroborating its claims, Blog of Mobile has posted an allegedly leaked image of the Vertu Ti, showing a design similar to Vertu’s 2011 Constellation T with Android-style back, home, and menu buttons.Read more
Courtesy : www.theverge.com
Monday, January 28th, 2013 at 1:17 pm
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 device which showcases our imaging capabilities and which came to market in mid-2012, was the last Symbian device from Nokia.” Read more
Courtesy : www.mobilemarketingwatch.com
Wednesday, November 7th, 2012 at 9:02 am
A dizzying number of smartphones is now available in the United States. Picking one is a big commitment, especially when you’re signing up for a two-year wireless contract.
There are multiple factors to consider when picking a new phone, such as the carrier, your budget, hardware and the operating system.
Apple, Google and Microsoft each has its own mobile operating systems and ecosystems — iOS, Android and Windows Phone, respectively — and they’ve all been updated in the last year. The three rivals will be going head to head on shiny new handsets this holiday season.
We spent a week or so playing with new phones running these systems to see how they stack up. (For now, we’re skipping other struggling smartphone platforms, BlackBerry and Symbian, even though they are more popular globally than Windows Phone. Both are quickly losing market share, although BlackBerry could bounce back when it releases its new smartphone OS, Blackberry 10, in 2013.)Read more
Courtesy : edition.cnn.com
Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 at 5:17 pm
After the high profile launch of the new Lumia devices that feature the Windows Phone 8 platform, Nokia unveiled two low end Symbian smartphones. This is probably a marketing effort from the company to remain strong in the markets that have seen it through the tough time so far. The two phones fit into the Asha line of smartphones and are labeled the 308 and 309 and come with a starting base price of $99. The phones are expected to be released into the market in the fourth quarter of 2012. While the Lumia devices are definitely going to take up the spotlight, it will not be surprising if these phones do solidify the grassroots for Nokia.
The two phones come with the basic smartphone features such as a 3” touchscreen and an 800 MHz processor. In fact, the processor is quite powerful for something that is in the $99 price bracket. The imaging features are only basic with a 2 megapixel camera and the 309 comes with integrated WiFi while the 308 has support for two SIM cards. Both the phones have similar multimedia features such as video streaming capabilities from YouTube.
Nokia has been rapidly losing its marketshare to Apple and manufacturers like Samsung which manufacture phones powered by Google’s Android OS. When the company shifted to Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform, it allegedly got rid of the Symbian platform but that doesn’t seem to be true. Perhaps the less than satisfactory performance of the Lumia phones in the market forced the Finnish giant to reopen the segment that was once its stronghold.Read more
Courtesy : www.mobilebloom.com
Thursday, August 30th, 2012 at 12:04 pm
Yes, the Nokia 808 is undoubtedly the most powerful and feature-packed Symbian handset ever created, I’m not disputing that and I love mine to bits. And, in a straight fight, the 808 tops its predecessor under most criteria. Yet I also wanted to acknowledge that the N8 also has a place, even in the modern smartphone world of 2012, that it offers ten things that the 808 does not, and that the typical ’808 vs N8′ comparison is not all one way traffic…
I suppose I should emphasise that opening paragraph again, since there are bound to be people reading this with a perspective failure – I’m not saying the N8 is better overall – the Nokia 808 PureView trumps the N8 on about 20 counts. But, as ever in the mobile world, every device tends to bring a few steps forward and at least one step backwards, i.e. progress is made, but the older devices often have a few facets which are better – this is normal. Read more
Wednesday, August 29th, 2012 at 5:29 pm
Just this afternoon Nokia released a significant software update to their Symbian collection of devices going by the name of Nokia Belle Refresh. This update will affect a whole batch of Nokia smartphones including the Nokia N8, Nokia E7, Nokia C7, Nokia C6-01, Nokia X7 and Nokia Oro. The Nokia E6 will also be updated later this week while the Nokia 500 is set to pop up within a few weeks from now.
This update to Nokia devices working with Symbian software is bringing on several rather fabulous upgrades including, first of all, a brand new web browser. This new web browser comes with HTML5 support for web apps of all kinds, and the release comes right alongside a brand new set of homescreen widgets as well. This update is also bringing on the previously released Microsoft Office Mobile App and Nokia Maps Suite 2.0 in one handy package.Read more
Tuesday, August 28th, 2012 at 5:55 pm
With IFA just around the corner, big wigs like Samsung and Sony have been hogging the tech world’s attention while Nokia has been left out in the cold. The Finnish tech giant is back in the news today with something new to offer its loyalists. It has started rolling out the Belle Refresh update for Symbian devices including the N8 and the C7.
MyNokiaBlog came across Nokia’s announcement and found that the manufacturer has already started offering the Symbian update to users and all of its customers are likely to receive it within the next few weeks, depending on which market they are a part of. Devices in line for Belle Refresh are the N8, C7, E7, C6-01, X7 and the Nokia Oro with the version number 111.040.1511. Nokia E6 with the version number 111.140. 0058 will start receiving the update later this week, while Nokia 500 will follow a few weeks later.Read more
Saturday, August 4th, 2012 at 11:43 am
Nokia’s Lumia smartphones struggled to lift the Finnish handset provider’s market share in China, while domestic vendors ZTE, Huawei Technologies and Lenovo overtook Apple in smartphone shipments in the second quarter, according to research firm Canalys.
The Finnish company, which once dominated China’s smartphone market, launched its new Lumia devices in the country in April, offering them with Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7.5 OS. But the new smartphones failed to make up for the vast swath of market share Nokia’s Symbian devices once had in the country, said Nicole Peng, a research director with Canalys.
Nokia had a 6 percent market share at the end of the quarter, falling out of the top five smartphone vendors, with its shipments down by 47 percent year-over-year. Affecting the Lumia’s appeal was Windows Phone 7.5, which many consumers in China are still unaccustomed to, Peng said.Read more
Monday, July 2nd, 2012 at 4:00 am
Nokia C3 mobile phone is a new affordable price QWERTY mobile phone from Nokia featuring 2 MP camera, Wi-Fi ,and Bluetooth. Nokia C3 is a lowest price WiFi mobile phone from Nokia.
Nokia C3 mobile phone features :
Quad-band GSM network
Symbian Series 40 OS
2.4-inch display screen
Wi-Fi Wireless LAN
2 megapixel Camera with LED flash
Video Player Read more
Saturday, June 30th, 2012 at 2:16 pm
The Nokia widened its Symbian variety with the introduction of Nokia Astound by way of T-Mobile. The Symbian three based mostly Smartphone Astound incorporates some of the newest updates to Symbian incorporate: a new browser and portrait QWERTY keyboard, as effectively as split screen performance to let you see the input location when typing. The cell phone is extraordinary for its construct and created up of bio paints, a recyclable metals, and glass. Furthermore it has eco-friendly apps to assist minimize unnecessary energy usage.
It is discovered to be extremely light in the hand and the display is elegant. The telephone has customizable widgets that can be used on three different house screens. Customers can get the most out of gadget and get pleasure from favorite pictures, video games and movies even much more with a high-resolution show.
Smartphones are the talk of today so it has turn out to be more and more difficult to imagine existence without having access to thousands of apps at our fingertips. The new entrant Nokia Astound follows the other mobile operating techniques and end users can access to the world’s most thorough location experience, Ovi Maps, with free turn-by-turn drive and a awesome app within referred to as ‘Own Voice’ which lets them personalize that niggling voice telling wherever to go! And let’s not forget the actual-time traffic information, safety camera alerts, speed limit warnings and visibility of parking and services stations that can help get consumers to their destination smoothly. Read more
Courtesy : smartphonenews.net