Thursday, April 30, 2009

Nokia 3310

The Nokia 3310 was released in the fall of 2000 and it perhaps lacks some of the features that the more modern mobile phones have, but it is a great little candy-bar style handheld which has been doing extremely well on the global market.

The Nokia 3310 measures 5.2 x 2.24 x 0.79 inches, it weighs 4.8 ounces and it uses exchangeable front and back casing covers which allows for a wide variety of colors as well as patterns that have been produced by a number of different companies.

Some of the many features that have been built into the compact structure of the Nokia 3310 are:

  • Screen - A 5-line monochrome graphic display screen, 84 x 48.
  • Ringtones – 37 fixed plus 7 downloadable ringtones which provide 6 ringing tone levels and 10 volume levels.
  • Battery – Standard, NiMH 900 mAh (BMC-3) allowing 4.5 hours of talk time and 260 hours of standby time. Internal, 1000 mAh Li-Ion (BBLC-2) allowing 4.5 hours of talk time and 245 hours of standby time.
  • Memory – SIM card only.
  • Messaging – SMS
  • Games – Snake II, Pairs II, Space Impact, Bantumi.
  • Additional features – Clock, alarm, calculator, voice dial, currency converter and 2G network (GSM 900 / 1800).
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Nokia E66

With its arrival in the summer of 2008, the Nokia E66 became part of the Nokia Eseries product range and was designed as an elegant slider-style handheld that, with its sophisticated messaging and e-mail solutions, conveniently meets the communication needs of business as well as personal users around the world.

The Nokia E66 is a high-end smartphone available in a white steel or steel grey exterior casing which measurements 4.21 x 1.93 x 0.51 inches, weighs 4.27 ounces and its slim body comes loaded with the following top of the line features:

  • 3 megapixel camera with auto focus and LED flash
  • 2.4 inch LCD TFT / TFD display screen with a 240 x 320 pixel (QVGA) resolution that supports 16.7 million colors and an automatic screen rotation
  • Li-Ion 1000 mAh battery which allows up to 3.5 hours of talk time and 336 hours of standby time
  • Bluetooth 2.0 technology, Infrared, PC Sync, full speed (1.1) built-in micro-USB connector, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
  • Symbian S60, 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 1 operating system
  • 110 MB built-in flash shared memory, 128 MB SDRAM memory plus MicroSD (transFlash) with up to 8 GB memory, hot swap
  • POP, IMAP, Exchange e-mail, MMS and two-way text Messaging
  • FM radio
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Nokia E61 and E61i

In 2006, Nokia Corporation added yet another smartphone to its Eseries business collection, the Nokia E61 and in early 2007 Nokia announced its follow-up product when introducing the Nokia E61i.

Both the Nokia E61 and the Nokia E61i are available in a classy silver casing, they are both aimed at business users in the European market and they both feature a very easy to use and highly responsive QWERTY keyboard. Furthermore, both the Nokia E61 and the Nokia E61iwere designed with a roomy 2.9 inch TFT LCD display screen with a 320 x 240 resolution that supports 16 million colors.

There are a few minor differences between the Nokia E61 and the Nokia E61i and they are:

  • Physical dimensions - Nokia E61 measures 4.5 x 2.75 x 0.75 inches and weighs 5.1 ounces while Nokia E61i measures 4.6 x 2.8 x 0.6 inches and weighs 5.3 ounces.
  • Camera – Nokia E61 was designed without a camera but Nokia E61i features a 23 megapixel camera
  • Keyboard – Nokia E61 offers a navigation joystick but Nokia E61i offers a D-pad and several additional buttons for quicker access.
  • External memory – Nokia E61 provides a MiniSD while Nokia E61i provides MicroSD.
  • Battery – Nokia E61 uses LiPo 1500 mAh battery that allows up to 7 hours of talk time and up to 260 hours of standby time. Nokia E61 uses Li-Ion 1500 mAh that allows up to 5 hours of talk time and 408 hours of standby time.

The Nokia E61 and the Nokia E61i are identical in their other built-in features such as:

  • Operation system – S60 platform, third edition on Symbian OS
  • Internal Memory – 64 MB
  • Connectivity - WLAN Wi-Fi 54 Mb/s 802.11g, PAN Bluetooth 1.2 (723.1 kb/s); infrared and full-speed USB
  • Multimedia – Music player supporting MP3, AAC, WAV, AMR, RealPlayer, e-mail, and image browser
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Nokia N81

Nokia Corporation introduced the Nokia N81 as part of its Nseries in August of 2007 which supports the N-Gage 2.0 mobile gaming and features dedicated keys for that purpose. The Nokia N81 is a trendy slider-style smartphone with a chic black exterior, it measures 2.0 x 4.0 x 0.7 inches and weighs 4.9 ounces.

The Nokia N81 most outstanding features are the following:

  • Memory – 96 MB Internal Dynamic Memory (RAM), 12 MB Internal Flash Memory plus a 2 GB Micro SD memory card slot which is SDHC supported. The Nokia N81 is also available in an 8 GB version in which case it does not have the Micro SD.
  • Display screen – 2.4 inches diagonal, resolution 240 x 320 pixels and supports 16 million colors.
  • Camera – Its primary camera has 2 megapixels with 1600 x 1200 pixel resolution. Its secondary is a CIF video call camera.
  • Battery – Li-Po 1050 mAh (BP-6MT) allowing up to 240 minutes GSm / 180 minutes WCDMA of talk time and up to 17 days standby time.
  • Operating system – Symbian OS 9.2, S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 1.
  • Connectivity – Bluetooth 2.0, USB to Pop-Port 2.0, SMS, MMS, Wi-Fi WLAN IEEE802.11 b/g with UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) support.
  • Browser – Nokia Web browser with mini-map.
  • Multimedia – E-mail, music payer, FM radio with visual radio support. Video formats MPEG-4, H.264, H.263/3GPP, RealVideo 8/9/10 and audio formats MP3 (VBR), AAC, eAAC+, AAC+, WMA/M4A, WAV.
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Nokia N810

Although Nokia Corporation is primarily linked with the development and production of mobile phones, the Nokia N810 is not one of them. But rather, the Nokia N810 is an Internet appliance that was introduced on October 17, 2007 at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, California as an Internet Tablet. The Nokia N810 Internet Tablet enables its users to browse the Internet and to communicate by using Wi-Fi networks or to communicate with mobile phones through the Bluetooth technology.

Measuring 5.04 x 2.83 x 0.55 inches, weighing 7.97 ounces and being as crammed with features as it is, the slider-style Nokia N810 Internet Tablet can quite truthfully be considered a hand-held PC.

The following are just a handful of its more impressive features:

  • Backlit keyboard and an ambient light sensor as well as touch-screen technology
  • Front-facing webcam.
  • 256 MB and 2GB integrated internal storage, 128 MB RAM plus a MiniSDHC card slot for additional memory of up to 8 GB.
  • Micro-USB.
  • OS 2008 Linux distribution based on Maemo 4.1 that features MicroB, a Mozilla-based mobile browser, a GPS navigation application and media player
  • A photo and video VGA camera with a 640 x 480 pixel resolution.
  • A 1,500 mAh BP-4L battery.
  • A 4.1 inch sunlight readable trans-reflective display screen with high resolution of 800 x 480 pixels that supports 65,536 colors.
  • IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, Bluetooth 2.0 and YSB 2.0 connectivity.

An identical Internet device was introduced in April of 2008 called the Nokia N810 WiMAX Edition. In contrast to the Nokia N810, the Nokia N810 WiMAX Edition features a WiMAX radio, its external color is black whereas the Nokia N810 is light grey and the bulge on its back has been enlarged to accommodate a module.

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Nokia N82

The candy-bar style Nokia N82 (measuring 2.0 x 4.4 x 0.7 inches and weighing 4.0 ounces) became a member of Nokia’s Nseries of smartphones that include the N-Gage gaming platform and the Nokia Music store when it was first announced in November of 2007.

The Nokia N82 features a powerful 5 megapixel, 2592 x 1944 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics camera with autofocus and xenon flash, which gives it the distinction of being the first Nokia mobile phone to utilize the xenon technology. This powerful little handheld also includes a secondary CIF (VGA 30 fps) video call camera.

The Nokia N82 is available in black or silver and its additional significant features are:

  • A generous 2.4 inch QVGA LCD display screen that includes an accelerometer sensor for auto-rotation and 240 x 320 pixels which support 16.7 million colors.
  • It runs on Symbian ) S v9.2 based S60 3rd Edition platform with Feature Pack 1.
  • BP-6MT (1050 mAh) battery that allows up to 260 minutes of talk time and up to 225 hours of standby time.
  • 128 MB internal dynamic memory (RAM) and 120 MB internal flash memory plus a memory card slot of up to 2 GB.
  • WLAN 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth 2.0, Wi-Fi, Micro-USB 2.0 and Nokia 3.5 mm AV Connector.
  • E-mail and FM radio.
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Nokia N93

Specifically developed and designed for multimedia and featuring a 3.2 megapixel Carl Zeiss optics camera with a 3x optical and 20 digital zoom as well as a 30 fps VGA resolution MPEG-4 video recorder, the Nokia N93 was Nokia’s top of the line smartphone when it was introduced in April 2006 and released in July 2006.

The Nokia N93 is available in peal black and silver colors and it also comes in two special editions: the Nokia N93 Gold Edition is loaded with Pro Session Golf software to improve golfing skills and the Nokia N93 Mission Impossible III edition features a memory card that is loaded with the movie and its theme song.

The Nokia N93 measures 4.6 x 2.2 x 1.1 inches and weighs 6.3 ounces while featuring the following:

  • A rotating TFT display screen that measures 2.4 inches and supports 256K colors and 240 x 320 pixels. A generous selection of downloadable themes is available as screen savers and wallpaper.
  • Symbian OS v9.1, S60 3rd Edition operating systems.
  • A MiniSD memory card.
  • Connectivity options are Bluetooth 2.0, Infrared, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g and USB 2.0.
  • Standard web browser.
  • Available networks are HSCSD, UMTS, Tri-band GSM / GPRS / EDGE, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900.
  • 50MB memory, 64MB RAM, up to 2GB mini SD card storage.
  • Visual radio.
  • Li-Po 11000 mHh (BP-6M) battery provides 5 hours of talk time and 240 hours of standby.
  • N-Gage capability.
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Nokia N95

Produced by Nokia, the Finnish multinational communication corporation, the N95 is a smartphone and a part Nokia’s Nseries.

The Nokia N95 was first announced to the public in September 2006 but it was not made available until late March of the following year which was after an intensive marketing campaign that used attention-grabbing taglines that said, “It’s what computers have become” and “It’s what cameras have become” and followed up with an equally provocative slogan, “There’s a thing in my pocket!” Just a few months later and still within 2007 and the beginning of 2008, new versions of the Nokia N95 became available:

  • Nokia N95-2 was upgraded from the 160 MB Internal Flash Memory for the N95-1 to 8GB and Internal Dynamic Memory (RAM) from 64 MB for the N95-1 to 128 MB of the other versions
  • Nokia N95-3 includes the 3G support for North America which the previous version did not
  • Nokia N95-4 is the Nokia N95-2 made specifically for the North American market
  • Nokia N95-5
  • Nokia N95-6
  • Weighing 4.23 ounces, the Nokia N95 overall dimensions are 3.9 x 2.09 x 0.83 inches and it uses a two-way slider to either reveal its media playback buttons or its numeric keypad. It runs on Symbian OS v9.2 with an S60 3rd Edition platform with Feature Pack 1 and includes e-mail, web browsing, local Wi-Fi connectivity and text messaging.
  • The Nokia N95 is available in a myriad of colors such as red, white, blue, silver/black, black, copper, plum, sand, grey, brown and orange with its additional features being:
  • SCREEN - QVGA LCD TFT Matrix screen supports 16 million colors at 240×320 pixels. Its diagonal measurement is 2.6 inches for the N95-1, N95-3 and N95-5, and 2.8 inches for the N95-2, N95-4 and the N95-6.
  • CAMERA AND VIDEO RECORDING – Frontal CIF video call and Main rear 5 Megapixel Carl Zeiss optics camera with autofocus, VGA 640 X 480
  • BATTERY – BL-5F 950 mAh for N95-1 and BL-6F 1200 mAh for the other versions which provides up to 240 minutes of talk time and 225 hours of standby time.
  • CPU – 332 MHz
  • GRAPHIS – Fully HW accelerated 3D
  • USB 2.0
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The Way: Nokia N85, Nokia N79 external link

Here is a riddle you should be able to crack in no time. What phone managed to set the course for the entire market for years to come, raised the bar for all other makers and despite being quite steep sold in droves? Obviously, it's the Nokia N95...

Nokia E71

The Nokia Eseries smartphones are specifically designed and produced to appeal to business users across the globe and the Nokia E71 model was added as recently as July of 2008.

The Nokia E71 is ultra thin and super small candy-bar style handheld that measures 4.1 x 1.9 x 0.6 inches, weighs a mere 3.1 ounces and is available in a classy white or a steel grey outer casing.

The Nokia E71 is generously endowed with the latest and greatest high-tech features such as:

  • A 3.2 megapixel primary camera with a high resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels, autofocus and a flash.
  • A secondary videocall QVGA 15 fps camera.
  • 2.4 inch display TFT LCD display screen with 320 x 240 resolution and supporting 16 million colors.
  • A full QWERTY keyboard that includes a five-way scroll key.
  • 128 MB RAM, 110 MB ROM plus microSD (TransFlash, hot swap) memory card slot of up to 8 GB.
  • Symbian OC v9.2 S60 v3.1 3rd Edition Feature Pack 1 operating system.
  • 369 MHz ARM11 Freescale processor.
  • MP3, AAC and WMA multimedia.
  • A BP-4L 1,500 mAh lithium polymer battery which allows up to 10.5 hours of talk time and 410 hours of standby time.
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Japan’s first notebook PC with green power certificate released by Fujitsu

The new consumer model will be available in Japan from Fujitsu’s Web Mart online store beginning today.

For each FMV-BIBLO LOOX U/C50N Eco sold, Fujitsu will purchase a Green Power Certificate equivalent to the total electricity the PC will consume in the course of its operating lifespan.

When customers use their notebooks, the electricity consumed will be regarded as “green energy” that is generated from renewable sources and results in zero net CO2 emissions.

The funds used to purchase Green Power Certificates will help sustain green power(4) generation and expand the spread of renewable energy.

The Fujitsu Group is striving to reduce the burden on the environment of its PC, servers, and other IT hardware over the entire lifecycle of the products, spanning development and design, materials procurement and logistics, and including the power consumed by customers.

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic Star Trek Special Edition Mobile Phone

Nokia, Boldly Goes Where No Handset Has Gone Before, well not really but I just had to get that line in somewhere, and okay, yes I am Star Trek fan so was delighted when I saw this post on the Crave announcing there is to be a new Nokia 5800 XpressMusic Star Trek Special Edition mobile phone.

So yeah, good news, Nokia has tied their 5800 XpressMusic in with the latest blockbuster Star Trek movie, and along with this Star Trek 5800 XpressMusic comes the usual array of wallpapers, ringtones, and even a Phaser application…cool.

Obviously a must have for most ardent Star Trek fans and one that Nokia is probably going to bank a large amount of cash on. After all the original Star Trek communicator was the forerunner to the mobile phone, don’t you agree?

Samsung celebrates first Android phone launch

Samsung celebrates first Android phone launch

( (United Arab Emirates) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) South Korea-based Samsung Electronics is the latest mobile phone manufacturer to launch a handset with Google's Android operating system after HTC.

Motorola, Sony Ericsson and LG Electronics are all planning to make Android phones in the near future.

Using the Android platform, Samsung I7500 smartphone users can now have access to a full suite of Google services including Google Search, Gmail and YouTube. The sleek device comes with a 3.2" touchscreen display, a 5 megapixel camera and WiFi connectivity.

Motorola introduces new 3.5G rugged mobile computer series for Asia n

Motorola has launched a new series of rugged mobile computers tailored for Asian enterprises, adding to its existing range of mobile computing products and solutions. The new initially comprising the and the rugged and compact mobile computers have been specifically developed to meet the needs of the mobile worker in the Asia-Pacific region.

Both FR68 Enterprise Digital Assistant (EDA) and the FR6000 handheld computer are full-function 3.5G HSDPA/WAN network standard mobile computers that offer simultaneous voice and high speed data connectivity, GPS navigation and a whole range of functionalities that redefine the paradigm for enterprise mobile computers.

NASA may abandon plans for moon base

by Scolese, who will lead NASA until President Barack Obama nominates the next administrator, suggest a shift in the agency's direction. He spoke to the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies of the House Committee on Appropriations.

Scolese was asked repeatedly whether NASA could still make it to the moon by 2020 under the proposed 2010 budget, but failed to give a clear yes or no, and his answers suggested the agency's plans were in flux.

Kobian Mercury Series Webcam in India

It comes with powerful, cost-efficient all-in-one with wireless connectivity, 250-sheet input tray, 3.45-inch touchscreen colour graphics display, and automatic two-sided print/fax/scan/copying.

It’s designed for small offices and workteams who need a feature-packed all-in-one with built-in networking, 2-sided printing, ADF and more.

It prints professional colour documents for up to 50% less cost-per-page & energy use than lasers. Share this all-in-one with up to 10 users on a network, using built-in Ethernet. HP Officejet Pro Wireless All-in-One features Wireless 802.11g.

It prints water-resistant documents on plain paper with individual HP Officejet pigment inks. Archived documents retain black and colour quality for decades. Plus, get more printed pages using optional high-capacity cartridges.

It prints at speeds equivalent to a laser printer with up to 15 ppm black/11 ppm colour, or at up to 35 ppm black/34 ppm colour in draft mode. Improve productivity with 2-sided printing, an Automatic Document Feeder, a 250-sheet input tray and more.

HP Officejet Pro 8500 All-in-One Printer series

HP has announced to roll out its Officejet Pro 8500 All-in-one Printer series in the Indian market at a price tag of Rs. 22,889.

It comes with powerful, cost-efficient all-in-one with wireless connectivity, 250-sheet input tray, 3.45-inch touchscreen colour graphics display, and automatic two-sided print/fax/scan/copying.

It’s designed for small offices and workteams who need a feature-packed all-in-one with built-in networking, 2-sided printing, ADF and more.

It prints professional colour documents for up to 50% less cost-per-page & energy use than lasers. Share this all-in-one with up to 10 users on a network, using built-in Ethernet. HP Officejet Pro Wireless All-in-One features Wireless 802.11g.

It prints water-resistant documents on plain paper with individual HP Officejet pigment inks. Archived documents retain black and colour quality for decades. Plus, get more printed pages using optional high-capacity cartridges.

It prints at speeds equivalent to a laser printer with up to 15 ppm black/11 ppm colour, or at up to 35 ppm black/34 ppm colour in draft mode. Improve productivity with 2-sided printing, an Automatic Document Feeder, a 250-sheet input tray and more.

India Gears Up for 250,000 OLPCs

After the $10 laptop debacle, the Indian Government seems to have softened it stand on OLPC's (One Laptop Per Child) which it was not very keen on in the not too distant past.

In fact, the government has signed an agreement with the OLPC Foundation to purchase as many as 250,000 XO laptops from the foundation for distribution across the country. OLPC's first tryst with India happened in 2007 when 20 XO machines were distributed in a Maharashtra village. This was just years after the foundation was set-up in 2005. After the completion of the project in Maharashtra, even though it was a success, the Indian government chose not to continue with the OLPC plan citing "health" reasons. The MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource Development) thought it was unhealthy for children to use laptops for prolonged periods.

Meanwhile, the government went ahead with the $10 laptop project, which sounded preposterous right from the outset. Call it a PR gaffe or a real bad job at publicity, the $10 computing device "Sakshat" was far cry from a laptop and was snubbed by many who thought it was more of a glorified pen-drive and less a laptop. Mind you, we're not taking anything away from Sakshat or the people behind it. The intentions were right, but the presentation and publicity left a lot to be desired. In the end, the country was left red faced because of all this $10 hype.

Now, the OLPC foundation is readying an update to the current machines. These include a RAM boost to 1GB and a storage boost to 4GB. The latest version is expected to land sometime in 2010. At this moment, there is no news on which version of the laptop has the government opted for.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Nokia's net profit falls 90 percent

If you were wondering how bad things have gotten for the mobile handset market, just take a look at Nokia, the world's largest maker of cell phones.
The company on Thursday reported a 90 percent fall in first-quarter net profits as the global recession took a big bite out of demand for mobile devices.
For the first quarter, which ended March 31, Nokia said that net profits fell to 122 million euros ($161.3 million). A year earlier the company reported net profits of 1.22 billion euros. Analysts had expected the company to report net profits of about 306 million euros.
The company's sales fell to 9.27 billion euros from 12.66 billion euros last year. This was also below analyst expectations, which were counting on sales of around 9.80 billion euros
Nokia said that it shipped about 93.2 million handsets during the quarter, a decline of 19 percent from a year earlier and down roughly 18 percent compared to the fourth quarter.
"The inventory already in the sales channels decreased substantially during Q1 due to extensive destocking by operators and distributors," Nokia Chief Executive Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo said in a statement. "This adversely impacted our sales volumes in the quarter. However, it has also resulted in the demand picture becoming more predictable as we enter the second quarter."
The company reiterated that it expects sales to fall at least 10 percent this year based on 2008 levels. But much of the decline is expected in the first half of the year. The company said that it expects sales volumes in the second quarter to be flat or slightly up from what it saw in the first quarter.
The company also said that it has held its 37 percent market share, which it had predicted in January. But pricing on individual handsets fell to 65 euros from 71 euros during the previous quarter.
The sharp decline in sales and net profit is a direct result of the financial meltdown that has plagued the world market over the past two quarters. And as the economy begins to recover, Nokia's fall is likely to bottom out, too.
But now the company has other problems. While it has managed to hold onto its overall market share, the company is still losing ground at the high end of the market to companies such as Apple, with its iPhone, and Research In Motion, with the BlackBerry. And competition is only expected to intensify as others, like Palm, enter the market with new devices.

Nokia N96 mobile phone deals- Wonderful experience of mobile telephony

Individuals can find many brands of mobile phones in the market now days but nokia mobile phones heats up the competition between varied numbers of brands. Nokia N96 is one such element of the nokia pioneer with the more advanced skin texture and superior features with affordable deals which really leave the customer excite to own it right now.
N96 can be termed as the best quality and highly durable handset in the market. The Nokia N96 has a digital MP3 music player and a Stereo FM radio with support for RDS, Visual Radio and use of FM radio in offline mode. The Nokia N96 has 16GB of internal flash memory, plus a microSD memory card slot. This phone is Quad band with automatic switching between bands and has WiFi, 3G HSDPA connectivity and Bluetooth. With the more sophisticated features and classy looks you can avail the benefits of various deals. With various reasonable deals, it is considered as one of the amazing and most tempting gifts to the customer, which comes with lots of advantages that too at cheap rate.

AdMob has released its monthly Mobile Metrics Report for March, and to no one's surprise, the iPhone and iPod touch are still hot devices for surfing the web on the go. Both are also hot devices for using mobile apps, too, as AdMob says that over half of the requests for ads from iPhones now come from third-party apps.
Worldwide, the iPhone continues to gain a significant share of mobile requests on AdMob's network. While Symbian-based devices, mostly from Nokia, continue to lead, the iPhone is catching up, mostly to Symbian's detriment. In the US, the iPhone still holds half of all requests for mobile ads compared to devices based on other OSes.

As far as the competition is concerned, Symbian is dropping significantly worldwide, and it is still barely a blip in the US smartphone market. RIM continues to mostly hold steady both worldwide and in US while Windows Mobile continues to decline. Palm continues its downward

slide, while Android catches up to it, both tying worldwide at three percent and in the US at percent percent of mobile ad requests. Competition between the two should heat up when the Pre is released, but with new models expected from Apple and more devices starting to use Android this year, momentum could keep Palm from making significant strides.
AdMob compared growth in ad requests between Android and iPhone for the first five months since the launch of the respective platforms' app stores. Android managed to grow and average of about 47 percent since November 2008. The iPhone grew an average of 88 percent for the first five months its app store was open. AdMob noted that traffic on both platforms is split about evenly between apps and mobile web requests, suggesting that apps are driving mobile traffic as much as full-fledged browsers.
The iPhone and iPod touch continue to rank one and two as the top handsets worldwide and in the US for mobile traffic. Motorola's RAZR still holds the number three spot in both rankings, but continues to slip in share. Apple is the top handset manufacturer in the US by a large margin; while it still ranks number two to Nokia worldwide, it is closing in on Nokia as it cedes some share to Apple.
As usual, AdMob's data comes with the usual caveat that it doesn't measure market share as a percent of unit sales. Instead, it measures the percentage of requests for mobile ads from its network of 6,000 websites and 1,000 applications. Still, the trends it shows in how different devices are being used online is clear. iPhone OS and Android-based phones are moving up, up, up, while Symbian, Windows Mobile, and Palm are going down, down, down. RIM's devices, for the most part, are holding their own.

Nokia sells Mobile TV Broadcast Solution to Wipro Technologies

24-4-2009, While Nokia is looking forward to focus on consumer software solutions, the company sells its enterprise mobile TV unit to Wipro Technologies. Mobile TV and on-demand video are getting popular among mobile phone users as they provide a host of entertaining features.
The Mobile Broadcast Solutions unit had employed 40 professionals for developing the software and hardware. Thus, enabling the Mobile TV technology to locate and access data from a broadcasting network.
The Nokia Mobile Broadcasting Solution provides a commercial mobile TV service which utilizes the current TV content with less impact to the existing products. Moreover, the company also offers training, integration, maintenance, implementation and support for commercial mobile TV services to consumers.

Nokia mobile phone sales fall 19% in Q1

24-4-20009 Nokia reported sales of 93.2 million mobile phones in the first quarter, down 19 percent year-on-year and down 18 percent from Q4. Nokia underperformed the broader market, as the company estimates global mobile device sales of 255 million in the quarter were down 14 percent from a year ago and down 16 percent from Q4. The company's highlight for the quarter was the XpressMusic 5800 phone, which has shipped over 3 million units since launching last November. Nokia's average selling price dropped to EUR 65 per phone in Q1, from EUR 71 in Q4 and EUR 79 a year ago, as consumers shifted to cheaper handsets and Nokia saw a decline in its smartphone sales. On a geographic basis, handset sales were down 13.2 percent year-on-year in Europe to 22.3 million and fell 17.3 percent in Asia-Pacific to 28.2 million. North America was the only growth area, where sales rose 31 percent to 3.4 million phones. Nokia estimates its global market share was unchanged versus Q4 at 37 percent, and the company forecast a sequential increase in market share in Q2.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009