Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NOK) News: Joint Venture with Telefonica S.A. (ADR) (TEF), Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)’s Sluggishness & More

Editor’s Note: Related tickers: Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Telefonica S.A. (ADR) (NYSE:TEF), Vodafone Group Plc (ADR) (NASDAQ:VOD), China Mobile Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE:CHL), China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited (NYSE:CHU)

Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NOK)Nokia tired of waiting for Microsoft to ‘get it right’ (PCR-Online)
Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) VP of App development, Bryan Biniak has revealed that the firm is frustrated at Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s slow Windows Phone progress. In an interview with International Business Times, Biniak has expressed that Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) is getting a little tired of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s slow progress when it comes to applications for its Windows Phone devices, implying that the company has started to take matters into its own hands. “As a company we don’t want to rely on somebody else and sit and wait for them to get it right.” Biniak told the publication about his concerns that consumers will be less willing to adopt new phones if Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) takes too long porting over the right apps…

Samsung edges Nokia as world’s biggest mobile maker (TurkishWeekly)
South Korea’s Samsung Electronics has displaced Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) as the world’s biggest phone maker, posting a record quarterly profit, Strategy Analytics says. It recorded a sharp surge in earnings and won a profit of 5.2 billion dollars in the second 2013 quarter, followed by rivaling Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), which made a 4.6 billion profit after a slowdown in iPhone 5 sales and a harsher competition in the smartphone market.

Nokia Corporation (NOK) Getting Support From Carriers, TEF, VOD, CHL, CHA (eFinanceHub)
Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) for greater distribution of the Nokia Windows Phone line, needs to get the support of carriers. Most recently Telefonica S.A. (ADR) (NYSE:TEF) has announced a partnership with Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Other carriers which have shown interest in working with Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) include T-Mobile, Vodafone Group Plc (ADR) (NASDAQ:VOD), China Mobile Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE:CHL) and China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited (NYSE:CHU). For smartphone growth the emerging markets become a source of growth for smartphone makers, in this context, the deals with China Mobile Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE:CHL) and China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited (NYSE:CHU) have lots of importance. The iPhone maker, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has yet to pull off, and China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited (NYSE:CHU) will become increasingly important.

Is this the screen of upcoming 6-inch Nokia Lumia phablet? (IntoMobile)
We’ve no doubts Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) wants to enter the phablet market. The company may just be waiting for Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to update its platform, and include support for full HD screens and quad-core processors, both of which are slated to arrive in the forthcoming Windows Phone 8 GDR3 update. So what you can see above is apparently a screen of Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK)’s upcoming 6-inch phablet which could be unveiled later this year, most likely just before Christmas to benefit from the shopping craze.