Dec 272012
 

 

It has just been over a month time since Lumia series smartphone was launched in the United States, consumers can already buy this series depreciated products after the hpliday in the telecom operators shops and Amazon website.

After a series of financial losses, Nokia hopes the launch of the Lumia smartphones can realize the stability of the financial position of the Company. Lumia smartphones are running Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system. The high-end Lumia 920 phone launched in American Telephone and Telegraph Company in November is priced at $99, Lumia 822 phone launched in Verizon Wireless stores is also priced at $99.

Consumers can still directly purchase Lumia 920 phone in the American Telephone and Telegraph Company with a price of $99, but the price is only $39 on Amazon.com. At the same time, when purchase Lumia 822 phone at the Verizon Wireless, if you buy the set meal, the phone will be free as a gift.

The T-Mobile USA Inc. that sells Lumia 822 phone also launched the purchasing set meal and sending the phone free as gift activities.

Nokia spokesman Doug Dawson said in an e-mail, cell phone pricing has been determined by the operator, but the promotional activities of the holiday season is a normal phenomenon. He pointed out that Samsung mobile phones are also sent freely in some markets.

Verizon Wireless did not comment on this issue, T-Mobile USA did not comment on Wednesday afternoon either.

Currently it’s not clear if the operators will bear the cost of all the price cuts, or Nokia provides partial market support.

 

Dec 252012
 

According to media reports, in an event on Monday, the U.S. famous Internet industry investor Mark Cuban said, Nokia Lumia 920 smartphone performance far exceeds that of the Apple iPhone 5.

In the activities, Cuban was asked which electronic products he is using. Cuban replied, lately he replaced his smart phones, which is to replace the original iPhone 5 with the  new Nokia Windows Phone Lumia 920.

Cuban said: “I have an Apple MacBook Air laptop, but I plan to try to use pre-installed Windows 8 Acer notebook. I like my Windows 8 phone, I have two phones, the first is Samsung and the second is the iPhone 5. And the new Nokia Windows phone replaced my iPhone 5.

When asked Why replaced the iPhone 5 with Lumia 920, Kuban said: “Lumia 920 performance exceeds the iPhone 5′s, more than a little.”

But some people in the industry think that the saying that Lumia 920 performance is far more than the iPhone 5, may represent the views of Cuban himself. Lumia 920 hardware configuration is good, such as wireless charging function, touch screen response and so on, but compared with the iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy S II, Lumia 920 is not so thin and light, and the weight is also heavier. On the other hand, compared with the iPhone and various Android phones, the Windows Phone mobile phone application choice is not that more.

Dec 142012
 


Google released the 2012 search list, from the list we can see in this year’s consumer electronics search results that the third-generation iPad equipped with retina screen ranks the first, the Samsung Galaxy S III, the Amazon Kindle Fire HD and Microsoft Surface are among the top ten. Every year, Google releases Zeitgeist list, and this year is no exception. The company obtained the various categories of the search list through the analysis of the 1.2 trillion search requests in 2012.

The following is top ten consumer electronic products with the most search range on Google in 2012:

1, the third-generation iPad

The retina screen brings amazing ultra-high resolution for the iPad. The clarity and brightness of games and movies are outstanding, and it brings new vitality to the boring Tablet PC display market.

2, Samsung Galaxy S III

The phone seems to be the standard of the Android camp, even been honoured as iPhone in Android family.

3, iPad mini

The 7.9-inch iPad mini has become the most cared Tablet PC this year. Its function is identical with the full size iPad, just slightly smaller.

4, Google Nexus 7

As Google’s first tablet computer, the Nexus emulated the Amazon Kindle Fire strategy. However, Google cooperated with Asus closely and personally involved in the design and then launched such a Google 7-inch device that truly meets the requirements.

5, Samsung Galaxy Note II

It is a tablet computer and mobile phone hybrid product. And it is definitely the best choice for people who like big-screen phone.

6, Sony’s new PlayStation 3

Sony has slimmed the PlayStation 3, and lowered the price. Itis not easy to keep the heat and competitiveness on such a game system released six years ago.

7, iPad 4

It is the latest full-size iPad, the configuration is upgraded and the retina screen is retained. This product also uses the latest lightning interfaces, so the original cable can not be used, which makes a lot of people unhappy.

8, Microsoft Surface

Microsoft enters the Tablet PC market this year by virtue of Surface, due to the use of the latest Windows RT system, it becomes the first choice for users who concerns the office and portable.

9, Kindle Fire HD

As an upgraded version of the Kindle Fire, the 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD price is from $299, with a clear price advantage compared to the $499 iPad. With Amazon’s huge content library, the product has become a real competitor for the iPad. In addition, the 7-inch Kindle Fire HD starts at just $199.

10, Nokia Lumia 920

Lumia 920, released earlier this year, is a flagship Windows Phone device. It is elegant, the camera is also improved, and it’s even with wireless charging function.

Dec 032012
 

According to media reports, the technology blog Business Insider writer Julie Bort said on Sunday that Nokia was currently recruiting a Linux expert. Linux is the core of the Android operating system, and it led to a new round of rumors about Nokia is developing Android phones.

Taking into Nokia’s commitment to loyalty to Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 operating system in exchange for Microsoft € 1 billion a year subsidy consideration, developing Android phone no doubt makes the market surprised.

Nokia’s new phone Lumia 920 has gotten good evaluations, but many people still doubt whether this phone will be the Nokia and Microsoft required sensational product. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said last week that sales of Windows Phone handsets is four times than that of the same period last year, but he did not explicitly comment on the sales of Nokia products.

Windows Phone handsets sales have increased this year, but it is not enough to become the protagonist of the market. Nokia sold seven million Lumia phones globally in third quarter this year, but the technology blog Engadget reported that Lumia phone sales in the U.S. market is only 600,000. Although Windows Phone mobile phone sales volume growth doubled than the second quarter, the total share of the global smart phone market is still very little.

At the same time, it’s more likely that Microsoft is developing its own phone, just as the company is in the development of its own Tablet PC and PC. If Nokia can’t increase Windows Phone mobile sales in the short term, then the company’s most important partners Microsoft may be transformed into the biggest competitor. In this case, Android may become the only option for Nokia.