Nokia - Heavy losses and poor sales

Nokia Q2 darker than expected: Heavy losses, poor sales | ZDNet: "Nokia's second quarter results show the phone maker has reported a massive operating loss as the company continues to sink amid increasing pressure from rivals. The beleaguered phone maker Nokia reported a $1 billion operating loss on $9.23 billion in net sales in its financial results for the second quarter 2012."

Nokia promises 'something amazing' on Sept. 7
CNET
A sign spotted on the company's flagship store in Helsinki points to something in the works following Nokia World in early September. by Lance Whitney Photos snapped outside Nokia's currently-closed Helsinki store proclaim that "something amazing" will ...

US FCC: Internet Providers Improve Download Speeds During Peak Periods
Wall Street Journal
By Andrew Seidman WASHINGTON--Consumers are accessing the Internet at a speed that more closely lines up with what their broadband providers advertised than they did a year ago, the Federal Communications Commission said in a report released Thursday.

Get a Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone for $134.99
CNET
The S3 features Android 4.0 (aka Ice Cream Sandwich), an 8-megapixel camera, a dual-core processor, every wireless option known to man (including NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, and Wi-Fi Direct) and4G LTE support (though for now it's stuck at 3G until Sprint ...

Motorola Developer Faces Prison for Secrets Theft
ABC News
An American software developer caught with more than 1000 confidential Motorola Inc. documents before boarding a flight on a one-way ticket from Chicago to her native China five years ago is due to be sentenced Thursday for trade secrets theft. Hanjuan ...

Verizon's wireless glows, broadband hits wall
Businessweek
Like other phone companies, Verizon is losing landlines, but has been compensating to some extent by signing up broadband customers. In the second quarter, that trend faltered, as it gained a net of just 2000 broadband customers — the worst result in four ...

Nokia's loss widens on slumping smartphone sales, but lower-end phones better ...
Washington Post
Shares in the company jumped, however, as sales of low-end phones buoyed revenue and shipments of the new Lumia phones, which run on Windows software and will replace the older smartphonemodels, were not as bad as feared. ... Facing stiff competition from Apple's iPhone and devices running on Google's Android software, Nokia tried to stem the decline in smartphones in part through a partnership with Microsoft announced last year, replacing Nokia's existing Symbian operating platform with Microsoft's ...

Nokia's Q2 Smartphone Sales Fell 39 Percent, as Loss Widens
PCWorld
Windows Phone has yet to make its mark, with Android and Apple's iOS still taking the lion's share of the market. The decline in sales of Symbian devices was not offset by sales of Lumia phones -- except in North America, where it was more than made up for ...

Nokia Q2 2012: Loss Soars On Slumping Smartphone Sales
Huffington Post
Interestingly - possibly to the surprise of Apple - the marketplace also determined why regular consumers "needed" such a thing. Android followed suit, creating a marketplace that thought it needed a smartphone and - by pricing and design - got them to want ...

Nokia Loss Widens as Smartphone Sales Slump
Wall Street Journal
Once the world's largest handset maker, Nokia is fighting for survival after it made a slow start into the lucrative smartphone market and lost market share to sure-footed rivals such as iPhone-maker Apple Inc. and Samsung. In a bid to recoup lost time, the ...

Android face-off: ZTE Grand X vs Intel Orange San Diego
ZDNet
Here, we put it up against the Orange San Diego, the first smartphone in the UK to use the Intel Atom processor — a good example of the mid-tier Android phones the Grand X will compete with. Image credit: Ben Woods. Thumbnail 1 · Thumbnail 2 · Thumbnail ...

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Nokia Jumps Most Since 2001 as Lumia Sales Top Estimates
Businessweek
Nokia Oyj (NOK1V) jumped the most in 4 1/2 years after sales of its flagship smartphone exceeded analysts' estimates, signaling the former global handset leader is making progress with a plan to stem revenue and market-share declines. Sales of the Lumia phone increased to 4 million ... Last week, the price of the Lumia 900 was cut in half at AT&T Inc. (T) (T) to $49.99 with a two-year contract in a sign the device is struggling to pull customers away from iPhone and Android models. The current Lumia versions risk ...

Despite a Loss, Nokia Reports a Windows-Based Lift
New York Times
BERLIN — Nokia said Thursday that its loss in the second quarter had more than tripled, but it posted the first tangible gains in its turbulent transition to a Windows-based smartphone business as sales rebounded in the U.S. market. Shares of Nokia, based ... The results provided a rare bit of good news for Nokia, the onetime leader of the mobile phone business, now fighting for survival in an industry dominated by Apple, Samsung and the makers of handsets running Google's Androidoperating system. Mr. Elop said ...

Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate
CNET
The good: AT&T's Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate has crazy-fast 4G LTE speeds, a dual-core processor, a nice 4-inch SUPER AMOLED screen, 720p HD video, and a terrific price tag. ... It's said that good things come to those who wait, and if you've been biding your time while looking for a midrange Android smartphone that won't cost you more than a small chunk of dough, you're in luck, because AT&T just recently dropped the price on the Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate from $49.99 to $29.99 with a new two-year service ...

HTC prepping Android 4.1 update for One XL and One S
CNET
Users of HTC's One XL and One S phones are on the Android 4.1 update list, at least in Australia.... At last month's Google I/O conference, HTC said "we are excited about Android Jelly Bean and are planning to support it across a variety of our devices.

Only Android can refloat Nokia's sinking ship
ZDNet
However, Microsoft's U.S. smartphone market share remains relatively niche at present and breaking the stranglehold of leaders Android and Apple will not be easy," Strategy Analytics analyst Neil Mawston said. ... The market is owned by Google's Android platform and Apple's iOS , and the only route open to Nokia is to embrace the open source platform, or die a painful death -- clinging onto the hope that Windows Phone will go big. .... Android is going save Nokia the same way it is saving HTC, LG,Motorola .

ZDNet

This Morning: Verizon Keeps Selling Android, iPhone; Nokia Surges
Barron's (blog)
The company also said it activated 2.9 million smartphones that use Google's (GOOG) Androidoperating system, apparently 2.5 million of them with “long term evolution,” or LTE, connections. The company ended the quarter with 94.2 million wireless ...

BT boosts broadband to 80Mbps with £425m Wales project
ZDNet
In addition to BT's £220m contribution, the Welsh government is contributing £58m to the project and has secured £57m from Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) and around £90m from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). However, the plan still ...

Half Of Verizon Wireless Subscribers Use Smartphones
InformationWeek
Read more at Android Strengthens Lead Over U.S. Smartphone Rivals. ] Verizon's wireless ...Verizon also took time to boast about the growth of its LTE 4G network, which is now live in 337 markets and on target for 400 by the end of the year. Verizon's LTE is ...

AT&T's New Shared Data Plans Won't Deliver ROI for Most
Wired News
That means the Motorola Atrix HD, an AT&T exclusive phone, could share its chunk of data with other smartphones and tablets on the same bill. Photo: Peter ... Currently, asmartphone user on AT&T can opt for a plan that costs $40 per month for 450 minutes of talk time (with unlimited mobile-to-mobile minutes), another $20 a month for unlimited text messages, and then an extra $30 a month for 3GB of data. That's $90 a month, not ... So far, Wi-Fi-only tablets have sold better than 3G and 4G models. Shared data ...

Wired News

Motorola Moves to Ensure Its Smartphones Stay on US Market
Wall Street Journal
By Steven D. Jones. Google Inc.'s (GOOG) Motorola Mobility unit is making changes to the way some of its mobile devices synchronize calendars after losing a patent battle with Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) over how communication gadgets operate. ... The technology is in use on several models ofMotorola Blur phones and many devices running Google's Android operating system, including several Droid smartphone models and the Motorola Xoom tablet. The ActiveSync patent at issue in the case expires in April 2018.

Nokia's loss widens on slumping smartphone sales
CBS News
Facing stiff competition from Apple's iPhone and devices running on Google's Android software, Nokia tried to stem the decline in smartphones in part through a partnership with Microsoft announced last year, replacing Nokia's existing Symbian operating ...

Nokia's flagging sales are clinging to the Lumia line
Washington Post
The Journal's report focused on how Nokia missed the smartphone revolution and revealed that the company had working prototypes of iPhone-type devices as far back as the late 1990s but never brought them to market. Not only that, the company has spent ...

Android Security Improves with Jelly Bean, but Only So Far
LAPTOP Magazine (blog)
Google has beefed up security in the latest version of Android, making it more difficult for malicious hackers to exploit vulnerabilities in the mobile operating system. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean uses full address space layout randomization (ASLR), explained ...

Nokia Advances Most Since 2001 as Lumia Sales Top Estimates
San Francisco Chronicle
Elop is counting on the Lumia to differentiate Nokia from smartphone market leaders Apple andAndroid. Last week, the price of the Lumia 900 was cut in half at AT&T Inc. to $49.99 with a two-year contract in a sign the device is struggling to pull customers ...

Android Jelly Bean SDK released to public
InfoWorld
Google's Android development team announced Wednesday evening that the full software development kit for Android 4.1 (a.k.a. Jelly Bean) is now available to the general public, and provided some tips and tricks for working with the new software, to boot. Android engineer Nick ...SLIDESHOW: Android & iOS travel apps. "For many people, their first taste ... and Nexus 7 tablet. Official updates are expected soon for the older Nexus S smartphone, though users of the CDMA version may have to wait a little bit longer.

Android Overtakes Apple on Adfonic's Global Ad Network
Wall Street Journal (blog)
In Q1 in the U.S., Android and iOS were nearly level, with just four percentage points separatingAndroid's 46 percent to iOS's 42 percent. This last quarter, iOS dropped down to 30 percent while Android shot up to 63 percent. Given that the U.S. is leading the ...

Apple-Samsung Smartphone Trial: Steve Jobs Shouldn't Influence Upcoming ...
Huffington Post
In another case in the smartphone wars, Chicago federal judge Richard Posner had said Jobs' quotes would be fair game in a trial between Apple and Google's Motorola Mobility unit. However, Posner eventually dismissed that case before trial, saying neither ...

Skyhook SDK for Android touts always-on location finding without ...
By Jon Fingas
Enabling persistent location in a third-party mobile app isn't always easy -- it usually requires either cautious uses of updates, like iOS 5's. ... Free Engadget for Android - get the app now! AOL · MAIL... During SXSW this year, smartphone users felt the pain of poor background location systems when their phones ran out of battery within hours. ... For example: arrive at work and instantly your ringer silences, your wallpaper snaps to that scenic Caribbean photo, and Wi-Fi switches on.
Engadget

Enterproid's “Divide” Mobile Platform Arrives On iOS To Keep ...
By Sarah Perez
Enterproid, the enterprise mobile computing platform company whose name literally speaks to its roots in the Android ecosystem (“Droid!”), is making a big leap today with the introduction of Divide foriOS. Divide is the product that previously ...
TechCrunch

How Nokia Lost the Smartphone Race a Decade Ago
By Jamie Condliffe
How Nokia Lost the Smartphone Race a Decade Ago In the late 1990s, Nokia predicted the future of mobile: it spent millions on research, and even demonstrated touch-screen devices that closely resembled todays iPhones and Androids.
Gizmodo

Android Developers Blog: Getting Your App Ready for Jelly Bean ...
By Android Developer Relations
We are pleased to announce that the full SDK for Android 4.1 is now available to developers and can be downloaded through your SDK Manager. You can now develop and publish applications against API level 16 using new Jelly Bean APIs.
Android Developers Blog

Nexus One receives Android 4.1 Jelly Bean alpha build [Video ...
By Cory Gunther
Now that Google has officially released Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to the masses and their open source project, developers are hard at work porting it to other.
Android Community

How Will Google's Motorola Acquisition Impact Its Earnings And ...
By John W. McAuley
When Google (GOOG) announces its quarterly earnings on Thursday this week, the results, for the first time, will reflect Google's recent acquisition of Motorola's mobile phone business. ... Motorola Mobility, on the other hand, lost about $89 million dollars on $3.1 billion dollars in revenue during its first quarter of 2012. Clearly, the ... Certainly, the deal has brought in an estimated 17000 patents, which will help Google defend itself against future lawsuits affecting its Android software.
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Apple's Share of Verizon Smartphone Sales Slips to 45% - Mac ...
By Eric Slivka
Yeah, one of my android loving co-workers got it. Having had the OG Droid & HTC Thunderbolt for several years, I was considering going back as I wouldn't mind LTE in Los Angeles. However, upon testing out my co-worker's Galaxy S3, the ...
MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors...

Nokia Loss Widens as Smartphone Sales Slump - Gustav - AllThingsD
By Gustav Sandstrom
Embattled Finnish mobile handset maker Nokia Corp. extended its heavy losses Thursday as shipments of its new line of Lumia brand phones failed to make up for slumping sales of its older models against a backdrop of intensifying ...
AllThingsD

Verizon extends 4G LTE to 33 new markets, touts more coverage ...
By √Člyse Betters
Verizon Wireless plans to expand its 4G LTE coverage tomorrow to 33 new U.S. markets. The carrier will then boast 337 LTE markets, which places it ahead of competitors by a wide margin, and it hopes to reach 400 total by the end of 2012.
9to5Mac

Verizon brings its 4G LTE network to 33 new ... - Android Authority
By Bams Sadewo
The 4G LTE expansion for the country's top carrier continues, as Verizon Wireless brings its ultra-high speed Internet connection to 33 new markets. The Big Red is now pretty close in reaching its goal of covering 400 markets by the end of the ...
Android Authority

Android Overload: 64GB Galaxy S3 Coming Later This Year, T ...
By Chris Chavez
Looks like you've made it to another episode of the Android Overload. This is the place where we stash all of the interesting gems from around the web that we've come across throughout our day. But, for various reasons (some more obvious ...
Android Phone Fans

Make a Smartphone Sound Amplifier Out of a Plastic Cup
By Adam Dachis
Make a Smartphone Sound Amplifier Out of a Plastic Cup If your smartphone's too quiet, you can always buy some speakers. If you'd rather keep your budget to under $1, you can make your own amplifier out of a plastic cup and two bobby ...
Lifehacker

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Motorola Mobility and Movistar Bring Style and Strength Mexico with ...
Motorola Mobility and Movistar Bring Style and Strength Mexico with ... MEXICO CITY – July 16, 2012 – Mexico, say hello to the smartphone that defies expectations. ... Since Motorola DEFY XT320 is an Android™ -powered smartphone, you'll ...
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Nexus 7 tablet now receiving Android 4.1.1 update -- Engadget
Android 4.1.1 just made itself available on the AOSP servers yesterday, and evidently it's wasting no time in heading towards the world's first Jelly.
www.engadget.com/.../nexus-7-tablet-now-receiving-android-...

Rovio's Amazing Alex arrives on Android and iOS July 12th, bosses ...
The company's first non-bird title in what feels like an eternity, Amazing Alex, will be reaching ...
www.engadget.com/.../rovio-amazing-alex-arrives-on-android...

Sonos finally adds retina support to iOS app, tablet UI on Android ...
The Android remote also got a nice update today, finally delivering a tablet UI. ... Form factor Tablet; Operating system iOS (5); Screen size 9.7 inches ... 32GB WiFi-Black, 64GB WiFi-Black, 64GBWiFi-White, 16GB AT&T 4G-Black, 16GB AT&T ...
www.engadget.com/.../sonos-finally-adds-retina-support-to-ios...

Facebook SDK 3.0 Beta for iOS now available to download, includes ...
After iOS 6 launches en masse, this SDK will "automatically use the native ... 32GB WiFi-Black, 64GB WiFi-Black, 64GB WiFi-White, 16GB AT&T 4G-Black, 16GB AT&T ... Sony unveils 2012 Walkman range: Android 4.0 F series and refreshed ...
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