Nokia Sirius: a 10.1-inch Windows RT tablet that looks like a Lumia (the Verge)
Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) is preparing to back Windows RT by launching a 10.1-inch tablet soon. Sources familiar with Nokia’s plans have revealed to The Verge that the tablet, codenamed Sirius, will be launched shortly. While prototype pictures of the device leaked earlier this month, we understand that the final design more closely resembles Nokia’s Lumia Windows Phone products.
Nokia’s Smartphone Success Could Come Back to Haunt Investors (The Motley Fool)
There haven’t been many happy moments over the past five years for Finnish smartphone player Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK). Although Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) have changed the game in the smartphone space since 2007, Nokia has been slowly eyeing a return to relevance with its flagship Lumia line of smartphones. In fact, the company gave investors a bit of a shot in the arm last quarter, when it posted stronger-than-expected Lumia sales in its most recent quarterly report. However, this encouraging number doesn’t have everyone impressed. In this video, tech and telecom analyst Andrew Tonner warns investors that booming Lumia sales could contain a hidden bomb.
Clouds over Nokia’s Chennai plant as the company says India is ‘least favourable’ (Tech2)
It looks like cracks are starting to appear between Finnish mobile maker Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) and one-time big market India. Reports have emerged that Nokia as made its displeasure evident against India and told the Centre that the country has suddenly become the “least favourable market” for the company. According to a report by the Indian Express, Nokia has been mulling shutting down its Chennai plant to make an exit out of the country. The company allegedly wrote a letter to the government in June cautioning that the “political risk” of operating in India could impact future investment decisions.
Nokia Outselling iPhone In Italy, According To IDC Report (Ubergizmo)
While some might have scoffed at Nokia’s Windows Phone efforts at the start, especially when many were wondering why they chose Windows Phone instead of the more popular Android platform, it looks like slowly but surely Nokia is proving the naysayers wrong. In a recent report released by the IDC (via The Wall Street Journal), it seems that over in Italy, Nokia’s Lumia handsets have been outselling the iPhone, which some consider to be one of the phones to beat.
Nokia Lumia 925 will be available from AT&T for $99 in mid-September (IntoMobile)
Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) Lumia 925 is coming to AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) which will start offering it at some point in mid-September for $99 with a two-year contract. At the same time, the price of the very similar Lumia 920 should fall to $49, WPCentral is reporting. And with this addition, AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) would cement its position as the largest mobile operator to support Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s mobile platform. Currently the carrier is offering the Lumia 520, Lumia 920 and Lumia 1020, while the Lumia 820 has been phased out due to low sales.