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South Korea’s Samsung has further extended its lead over Apple as the world’s largest smartphone maker, taking a 31 per cent share of recent sales according to new data.
Research firm Gartner says the manufacturing giant sold 64.7 million smartphones in Q1 2013, against 38.1 million iPhone sales. It means Samsung is increasing its lead since a year ago when it sold 40.6 million smartphones to Apple’s 33.1 million.
Together, the two companies now account for nearly half the smartphone market which in itself is increasing by 43 per cent a year. Gartner says more than 200 million people bought smartphones in the quarter, and that the devices now account for just AMeanwhile, Nokia’s shares slump after release of latest WP8 model
South Korea’s Samsung has further extended its lead over Apple as the world’s largest smartphone maker, taking a 31 per cent share of recent sales according to new data. Research firm Gartner says the manufacturing giant sold 64.7 million smartphones in Q1 2013, against 38.1 million iPhone sales. It means Samsung is increasing its lead since a year ago when it sold 40.6 million smartphones to Apple’s 33.1 million.
Together, the two companies now account for nearly half the smartphone market which in itself is increasing by 43 per cent a year. Gartner says more than 200 million people bought smartphones in the quarter, and that the devices now account for just under half of total phone sales globally.under half of total phone sales globally. Continue reading
The latest addition to Nokia’s Windows Phone 8 powered Lumia range
Launched in London on May 14th 2013 as the follow up to the Nokia Lumia 920. In addition to Europe with Vodafone, the Nokia Lumia 925 will be introduced into the USA by T-Mobile and into China by China Mobile and China Unicom. Sales are expected to start in the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain and China in June 2013, followed by the USA and a number of other markets. The Nokia Lumia 925 will be priced around €469 before taxes and subsidies. Continue reading
New interpretation of world’s most innovative smartphone captures the best low light images
May 14th 2013. Nokia has introduced the Nokia Lumia 925 , a new interpretation of its award-winning flagship, the Nokia Lumia 920. TheNokia Lumia 925 introduces a metal design and showcases the latest PureView camera innovation, new features and third party applications coming to the Nokia Lumia range. Continue reading
Nokia Asha 501 and Asha platform re-invent the affordable smartphone category
May 9th 2013. Nokia has unveiled the first of a new family of Asha smartphones with the introduction of the Nokia Asha 501. The handset pushes the boundaries of affordable smartphone design with bold colour, a high-quality build and an innovative user interface. The Nokia Asha 501 is the first device to run on the new Asha platform which is designed to make the experience faster and more responsive. The Asha platform helps developers to create, publish and make more money from apps made specifically for the new generation of Asha devices. Continue reading
Handset has strong appeal in markets like India
Hot on the heels of Nokia’s launch of the Asha 501, GoMo News has been deluged with observers proclaiming that handsets such as this should help to prove Nokia isn’t a spent force in emerging markets – and India in particular. A typical example comes from Marco Veremis CEO of Upstream, whose recent research into mobile attitudes in emerging markets indicates that the Nokia brand is far from dead on a global basis. Continue reading
Opera Mini to be pre-installed on Android phones, phablets and tablets
Seven Indian mobile OEMs have signed with Opera to preinstall the Opera Mini mobile web browser on upcoming Android handsets, phablets and tablets. The Mini browser will appear on all Android devices by Celkon, Karbonn, Lava and Intex plus it will also be preinstalled on select Android devices by Fly and Zen along with HCL ME tablets. India is, of course, one of the fastest growing countries for adoption of mobile Internet. It also continues to be home to the largest number of Opera Mini users in the world. Continue reading
Windows gamble isn’t paying off, they claim
Angry Nokia shareholders have warned the company’s CEO, Stephen Elop, that time is running out to turn the Finnish manufacturer around.
Since Elop abandoned Nokia’s own Symbian operating system in favour of the Windows Phone platform in 2011, the company has had little success in denting the smartphone duopoly of Apple and Samsung.
Elop, himself a former Microsoft executive, was criticised at the time for gambling the future of Nokia with an untested platform. Yesterday (7th May 2013), at the phone maker’s AGM, investors rounded on him again – calling on him to start making Android handsets instead. Continue reading
Why we think it makes sense
The news wires have been burning over the last few days ever since Amazon appears to have mistakenly ‘outed’ the Acer W3-810, a new 8.1-inch tablet which was listed for $379.99. The reason everyone got so excited is that the device seemed to be running the Windows 8 OS. It’s still about twice the price you might expect to pay for a popular Android such as the Google Nexus 7 or the Amazon Kindle Fire HD. However, it’s much closer in price than your typical Windows 9 or RT tablet. If it could competitively price a Microsoft tablet, GoMo News thinks that Nokia might be tempted into the tablet space. Continue reading
Tiled interface too much of a learning curve
Microsoft is planning to do a u-turn over key elements of its Window 8 operating system, it’s claimed, after many users found the new platform difficult to master. The Seattle giant is due to release an update to the OS later this year and, in an interview with the Financial Times, its head of marketing Tammy Reller admitted the “learning curve was real,” hinting that significant changes were on the way.
The admission also puts a question mark over Windows Phone 8, Microsoft’s current mobile operating system and which deploys the same Windows NT kernal. Continue reading
Will it eventually overtake the Lumia 800?
According to 51Degrees.mobi, although currently the Nokia Lumia 800 is still managing to top the mobile web traffic from Nokia devices, it seemed to have a far slower start than the Lumia 920. With the 920 receiving a big acceleration in growth, will we see the new Lumia 720 and 520 share a similar adoption speed, 51Degrees.mobi asks? Continue reading
Rating: Juniper smartphone research show small rise for Apple
It seems that Apple managed a small rise in its smartphone shipments according to the latest estimates from mobile analyst firm, Juniper Research. The firm reckons Apple sold something like 37.4 million iPhones in Q1 2013 compared to 35.1 million in the same period last year . Overall, around 200 million smartphones are estimated to have been shipped in Q1 2013. No surprises for guessing who came out best. Samsung’s estimated 68 million smartphones represent 34 per cent of all smartphone shipments in the quarter. So, if Apple is to retain its smartphone crown, it will have to take drastic steps. Continue reading
Nokia is on target to ship 5.6 million Lumia handsets this quarter, up from 4.4 million in Q4, as it also trims its losses.
That’s the view of analysts in a poll conducted by the news agency Reuters. It says that though the Finnish maker’s Lumia handsets running Microsoft’s Windows software have yet to make any real dent in the duopoly of Samsung and Apple, they’re at least helping the company to stop hemorrhaging cash as losses drop to around €0.04 per share from €0.08 a year earlier, if predictions are correct. Continue reading
Rating: You don’t want a Nokia 105 – an N73 maybe
As experienced music festival goers, GoMo News could not help but comment on an article which has just appeared in the UK’s London Evening Standard here. One of the main recommendations made by writer, Jasmine Gardner, is to swap your smartphone for a low cost, SIM-free PAYG handset. And the Nokia 105 was singled out as a classic option because it only costs about £13 (as announced @ MWC 2013 Barcelona). Frankly this completely the wrong advice. For starters you don’t need a handset that lasts for 35 days without charge. Most festivals last a max of five days. No. Get yourself a secondhand smartphone – like the N73, perhaps. Continue reading
Rating: Upstreams data mines its report for GoMo News
With a large percentage of GoMo News‘ readers being based in India, we asked marketing technology company Upstream to mine the data in its recent report - The 2013 Emerging Markets Mobile Attitudes Report, purely to reflect the Indian market. The results show that whilst Nokia has lost popularity in the West (it was never that popular in the USA), the same doesn’t apply to India. More Indians aspire to owning a Nokia than those who would prefer to have an Apple smartphone. Continue reading
Rating: Absolutely no idea what the benefits are
Here at GoMo Towers we just happened to pop a SIM card back into our Nokia Lumia 800 smartphone which we updated to Windows Phone 7.8 a while ago. This time we had the completely opposite experience to our earlier upgrade back in February  see here ‘Nokia WP7.8 OTA upgrade notification fails.’ This time we had an OTA (Over-The-Air) notification that an upgrade was available if we plugged the handset into a computer (and used Zune). Continue reading