Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NOK) News: Exciting Prospect, Optical Image Stabilization & Apple Inc. (AAPL)

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Nokia No Longer Number 1 Phone Brand in India (India Times)
Samsung was already the number one phone-maker in the world. And now, the South Korean OEM has managed to over-turn Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK)’s stronghold even in India to emerge as India’s number one smart-phone maker. While Nokia still continues to be a brand that can be trusted and relied on, Samsung’s aggressive marketing and the wide portfolio ensured that Samsung’s dream run in India only grew stronger and went from strength to strength. According to a survey by Voice&Data, Samsung has effectively dethroned Nokia to claim the number one position. It is not just a finger in the pie but with a market share of 31.5 percent, Samsung has almost half the cake to itself. Samsung’s growth in the country in just the last one year has been exponential and Nokia which once held the number one spot now has to contend with 27.2 of the market share.

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iPhone loses ground to Samsung’s Galaxy, but Nokia remains on top in UAE’s mobile market (ZDNet)
While Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is ceding ground to Samsung in the UAE, Nokia is still the country’s top dog. Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK)’s share of the UAE mobile market reached 56 percent in the second quarter of this year, up from 50 percent the previous quarter, according to figures released this week by the UAE’s Telecoms Regulatory Authority (TRA).

Nokia gets in the phablet game with the 6-inch, Full HD ‘Bandit’ (Digital Trends)
If you’re already excited about the prospect of the Windows Phone update which will add support for 1080p screen resolutions and quad-core processors, here’s a rumor you’re going to love: Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) is already hard at work preparing a phone using both these features. The Verge leaked the device, which apparently goes by the codename Bandit, and states the phone will have a massive 6-inch screen. According to anonymous sources, the Bandit is a Windows Phone device with a 6-inch, 1080p screen and a quad-core Snapdragon processor, and the phone is currently undergoing tests with AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T). The new phone apparently won’t share the Lumia 925’s aluminum chassis, but instead it will be made from polycarbonate, like the Lumia 920. However, it’s mentioned the phone will still be thin and light, two words which don’t describe the 920.

Rumoured Nokia Windows RT tablet plans called bizarre (Computer World)
If true, reports that Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) plans to release a tablet running Microsoft’s failed Windows RT OS are “bizarre” and “highly surprising” according to analysts who think the company should focus on its struggling smartphone business. The Finnish phone maker is going to launch the tablet in September, according to The Verge. The plans, if they turn out to be true, are surprising for a couple of reasons, said Informa Telecoms & Media analyst Malik Saadi.

Nokia Lumia 925 helps you remember what happened last night at the club (Blog.GSMARENA)
Do you get blackout drunk regularly? Because if you do, Nokia thinks you should buy the Lumia 925 – the optical image stabilization and ZEISS optics mean you can get good photos of the dodgy, poorly lit night clubs you visit, so that you can remember what you did last night.