Microsoft and Nokia, what does it mean?

Nokia acquisition


By now, you’ve likely read about Nokia’s Devices and Services division being acquired in a deal by Microsoft. You’ve also likely read about the movement of CEO Stephen Elop amongst others back to Redmond and Microsoft. What has been less clear is the fallout likely to come from this deal as well as the reasoning behind this acquisition.

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Windows Phone 8 running Samsung ATIV S Neo announced


American cellular operator, Sprint, announced that it will be carrying a new Windows Phone running smartphone called the Samsung ATIV S Neo. The new handset will sport some rather interesting features including what is being called as ATIV Beam. This Samsung exclusive application will let users ‘beam’ across photos, music and videos to other Windows Phone 8 and select Android devices.  Continue reading “Windows Phone 8 running Samsung ATIV S Neo announced”

HTC Touch Pro Unboxing Pics

We got our hands on the HTC Touch Pro which is a QWERTY Device powered by TouchFlo3D touch screen and is powered by Windows Mobile 6.1 Pro

Here is pic of the phone with the keyboard pulled out ..

The styling of this phone is unique and really classy ..

The only problem is that it collect dirt easily ..

see the awesome keyboard below .. would be great for all you Hardcore SMSes and Email users ..

Interesting features of the htc touch pro include

  • Quad Band GSM and Dual Band 3G network support
  • 2.8-inch touch screen, with four times the resolution of most phones.
  • Inbuilt GPS Receiver
  • Inbuilt 3.2 Megapixel Camera with flash and video recording
  • Wifi, Bluetooth , USB
  • microSD expansion support .. mine din’t have any memory – had to purchase one separately

More pictures after the jump

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Gartner says to Nokia : start making Windows Mobile phones or forget North American market altogether

We are not saying that tomorrow, at 3GSM 2006, Microsoft and Nokia will announce that from now on Nokia will be making Windows Mobile phones, but the facts are that now in the USA with regard to mobile phone market share, Nokia is totally losing the battle … both in regular mobile phones area and in smartphone market…

Well known market research company Gartner is very blatant about this situation of Nokia in the USA, and is actually recommending to Nokia something, that we were preaching for years – “start making Windows Mobile Nokia phones, or die”:

In the enterprise market, Nokia should expand its smartphone portfolio past Symbian to include Microsoft-based products. Nokia is in danger of making the same mistake again ? trying to force end users to take its preferred solution rather than giving them what they want. In North America, enterprises will demand Microsoft-based products. Nokia should not discontinue Symbian devices, but it should focus Symbian products on the consumer and prosumer market, while offering Microsoft-based products to the enterprise market.

Conclusion: Symbian has no future in the USA and now is on position 3 there: after Palm OS and Windows Mobile phones. Maybe it is time for Nokia to abandon the pigheaded approach of making only one-platform smartphones (i.e. only powered by Symbian) and to start making Windows Mobile Nokia phones too! The 3GSM 2006 is starting tomorrow where all top managers from Nokia are present, and where also Steve Ballmer (CEO of Microsoft) and all major managers from Microsoft’s mobile division are present too. Maybe it is time, that Nokia managers should pay a visit to Microsoft managers and start talks about launching Windows Mobile Nokia phones! The 3GSM 2006 is a very good opportunity to start these talks… and at 3GSM 2007 we may already see first Windows Mobile phones from Nokia…

Related link: Gartner. and msmobiles

Rumor Verizon Mobile Music Service Disables MP3s

Rumors have recently begun circulating about an annoying potential drawback of Verizon s V Cast mobile music store, which is set to be launched on January 16th.

Rumors have recently begun circulating about an annoying potential drawback of Verizon?s V Cast mobile music store, which is set to be launched on January 16th.

Apparently, handsets will no longer be able to play MP3 music files after being upgraded to work with the V Cast service. This is reportedly due to an agreement with Microsoft saying that to use Windows Media software with the service, Verizon would have to agree to make phones exclusive to the WMA file format.

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