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.

Sep 282012
 

Recently, there is a great similarity of Windows Phone 8 Nokia and HTC recently released in the appearance, so the two companies may be involved in a new round patent wars due to this problem.

According to reports, Nokia may launch a patent war, as it has expressed dissatisfaction with the matter. Nokia suspected the Windows Phone 8X HTC released copied the Nokia Lumia 820 design. While HTC declined to comment on this patent war which has not yet started. Fred Liu, the HTC engineering operation manager, said he personally believed that the design of the Windows Phone 8X and Lumia 820 does not exist the similarity, which is as some industry observers said. In addition, he also cited Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer words that, Windows Phone 8X is the best intelligent machines with Windows Phone 8 so far produced by intelligent machines suppliers.

Even if similarity exists between these two intelligent machines, but for Nokia, the possibility is very small if they want to sue HTC copy from the design of its intelligent machines, because Nokia WP8 smart publishing date is only half a month earlier than the HTC’s, in order to develop a new type intelligent machine, it takes at least six months or more.

Microsoft as partners as Nokia and HTC at the same time, should have seen the two intelligent machine design before they have not yet entered the market sales, and it should stop one side infringement of the behavior of the other side design. In addition, industry sources said, Microsoft does not want to see the situation in its WP8 cooperation confronting at court.

Sep 132012
 

According to media reports, although Apple put a number of new technologies into the iPhone 5, the company did not choose the wireless charging technology that Nokia Lumia 920 has, nor with the NFC chip which comes with the Galaxy S III.

Although some people think that Apple’s Passbook function is the NFC’s perfect partner, Apple iPhone5 does not contain the technology. The Passbook is used to store membership cards, gift cards, and a boarding pass and a baseball game tickets and other information. In an interview, Apple Senior Vice President Phil Schiller said, Passbook can complete the majority of customers required services alone without using the existing merchant payment system.

Schiller said, it is not clear if NFC can become the solutions to solve any current problems, “Passbook can do various things customers currently need.”

As for wireless charging, Schiller said the wireless charging system still need access to a wall plug base, so therefore it’s unclear how much additional convenience it can bring. At the same time, the widely applicable USB charging interface, is not only able to plug into a plug base on the wall, but also can be used on the plane or the computer. He said: “We must develop another equipment that connects to plug base on the wall, in most cases it’s actual more complex.”

As for why the company changed the connector which almost all iPhone and iPod devices released since 2003 have, Schiller said, just because if the interface is not changed, then they can not develop products as thin as the new iPhone and iPod. Therefore, the new “Lightning” connector is launched.

Nevertheless, Schiller said that Apple did not change the connector. He said: “The new connector will appear many years later.”

Sep 072012
 

It is believed that people still remain fresh in memory of the trailer Nokia released about Lumia 920 smartphone, especially the PureView technology used in Lumia 920 smartphone  is a major bright spot, however, careful users found photographs in the video is not taken by Lumia 920 smartphone PureView image stabilization technology, which caused a lot of dissatisfaction. Nokia apologized on this issue, and re-produced videos to show Lumia 920 smartphone PureView image stabilization technology.

Nokia spokeswoman Heidi Lemmetyinen made an apology on the event in a blog and admitted that the company didn’t use Lumia 920 to take photos in advertising, but this is to render better advertising effect.

A lot of people are not dissatisfied on new Nokia smartphone Lumia 920 promo fraud issue, but Nokia’s handling of the incident attitude is fairly satisfying. In addition to the public apology, Nokia also specially produced a brand new advertising campaign, and presented the PureView image stabilization technology through the comparison of two video.

Last night, Nokia officially released this Windows Phone device Lumia 920 and planned to list it in the fourth quarter of this year, then we can experience what the Lumia 920 PureView image stabilization technology is.

Sep 072012
 

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer unexpectedly appeared on the Nokia Lumia phone news conference held in New York City on Wednesday. Ballmer said that this year is a Windows year. Apparently, Ballmer wants the world to know that Microsoft will use Windows 8, Windows phone 8 and the Windows RT to reinvent Windows brand.

In the news conference, Ballmer predicted that within a year, the world will have 400 million units Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 hardware products. Windows 8 products include PCs, laptops, tablet PCs and mixer. The Windows Phone 8 products include smartphones.

This really is an ambitious number. However, this figure is certainly feasible, because the PC makers will start on October 26 to install Windows 8 on new PCs. New PC sales growth has slowed, but there will be many new PCs installing Windows 8 in hard drive.

The biggest problem now is how much will be running Windows Phone 8 among the 400 million hardware devices.