If you’ve already written off Microsoft in the smartphone wars, it may be time to write them back in.
The updated Enterprise Smartphone Competitive Assessment from ABI Research concludes that, overall, Apple is number one followed closely by Samsung.
But — and this is a BIG but – Microsoft is still an emerging player in this space.
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AT&T, the second largest wireless carrier in the United States, announced Tuesday that it will offer customers even more choice with the launch of the Nokia Lumia 520 later this week.
This device represents the first Windows Phone in the AT&T GoPhone portfolio.
The 4G-capable Nokia Lumia 520 will be available for $99.99 beginning July 26th. Continue Reading
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Nokia has unveiled the all new 41-megapixel Lumia 1020, a Windows Phone 8 handset that is admittedly designed to attract “a different kind of smartphone enthusiast.”
The freshly revealed Lumia handset is the spiritual successor to 2012′s 808 PureView.
The 1020 offers an impressive slate of photography options meant to complement its oversized sensor. Chief among these attractive options is the Nokia Pro Cam mode, which allows users to make changes to the camera’s white balance, ISO, and exposure.
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Marking the official end of an era in smartphones, Nokia will reported stop shipping Symbian smartphones in the coming months.
Although the Finnish smartphone maker confirmed last January that PureView 808 would be the last Symbian smartphone the company would produce, this is the first we’re hearing of the total cessation of Symbian smartphone shipments by Nokia.
Moving forward, Nokia is expected to concentrate exclusively on its Windows Phone line-up.
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According to new mobile research from StatCounter, Apple has “dislodged” Nokia in January for the first time as the most popular mobile vendor in terms of global internet usage.
But it’s double-trouble for Nokia. The independent website analytics company says that Samsung also climbed ahead of Nokia to take second place behind Apple on a global basis.
StatCounter’s research arm StatCounter Global Stats finds that in January 2013 Apple led globally for the first time in terms of internet usage with 25.86%, ahead of Samsung (22.69%) and Nokia (22.15%).
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Strategy Analytics is out with a new report spotlighting the large volume of mobile devices shipped last year.
Based on the data presented, it appears that global mobile phone shipments grew 2% year-over-year to reach 1.6 billion units in 2012.
Leading the pack was Samsung, which accounted for 1 in 4 of all mobile phones shipped globally last year. For the calendar year, Samsung shipped a record 396.5 million mobile phones worldwide.
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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.”
Instead, a new flagship smartphone may be on the horizon.
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