Archive for January, 2012
In an interview with The Guardian, Nokia’s Executive Vice President of Design, Marko Ahtisaari, hints that Nokia is considering devices with wireless charging. This system already exists in products such as the Palm Pre and the HP Touchpad, but I definitely would love to see it on Nokia devices.
Several sources told MobileSyrup that the Nokia Lumia 900 will be heading to Canadian carrier Rogers in May. There hasn’t been a Windows Phone 7 device in Canada since October 2010, but Nokia’s Lumia devices will soon make it there. The Nokia Lumia 710 is also expected to launch with Rogers while TELUS will be releasing the Nokia Lumia 800 soon.
Nokia’s fourth quarter earnings was published earlier today. Here’s an interesting tidbit: Microsoft sent Nokia $250 million. According to Computer World, it was payment for Nokia to adopt Windows Phone. It was the first of many to come, expected to measure in the billions of US dollars.
The Nokia Lumia 710 will be Nokia’s first Windows Phone device in Canada and it just got priced. The Nokia Lumia 710 will be $254.99 CAD ($251.62 USD) without contract at Rogers Wireless. Table with pricing for 1-year, 2-year, and 3-year contracts after the jump.
Nokia announced on Wednesday they have sold the 1.5 billionth Series 40 phone. It was purchased by 21-year old Mayara Rodrigues in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The phone was a Nokia Asha 303.
A report from CyberMedia Research claims 30.7 percent of the 166 million phones sold in India during the first eleven months of 2011 came from Nokia. Samsung followed with 14.9 percent and Micromax with 5 percent. Nokia was the leader in both the feature and smartphone segments.
4th & Mayor is currently the favorite Foursquare application for Windows Phone. I can’t believe I haven’t made a video for this before. Version 3.2 just came out with two new major features: restaurant menu and QR check-in. These features are not yet in the iPhone app so Windows Phone users get an exclusive experience! Watch the demo here on the Nokia Lumia 800.