The company's big annual conference doesn't kick off until Wednesday, but Nokia is kicking things off a day early with the announcement that Nokia Music arrives in the U.S. today as a free streaming music service.
Even as Nokia fights to have its products on display at U.S. partner AT&T, rumors are surfacing that we'll finally see the first Windows Phone 8 handsets from the Finnish manufacturer at next month's Nokia World.
We're big fans of Nokia's Lumia 900 and Windows Phone 7 in general, which is why it's rather sad to hear the company's quarterly financials looking worse than ever, with an operating loss of a billion dollars and little traction in the U.S.
Microsoft took the wraps off its upcoming Office 365 products at an event earlier today, but there's plenty of other tech news keeping us busy here today as well. Steve Jobs pleading with Yelp not to sell to Google? Check. iOS 6 Beta 3 now available? Check. OS X Mountain Lion released to the public? Sorry, not yet. Just wanted to make sure you were still paying attention on this manic Monday, July 16, 2012.
With webOS down for the count and BlackBerry on life support, Microsoft is now the sole challenger to the smartphone domination of Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android. Just in the nick of time, Windows Phone is finally receiving much-needed attention thanks to the Nokia Lumia 900, a handset as seductive as anything Cupertino has produced to date.
Despite the popularity of the iPhone, viewing its otherwise stellar display outdoors can often be a challenge, particularly in bright sunlight. Nokia has taken advantage of this weakness to market its new Lumia 900 Windows Phone handset, and now independent research appears to back up those claims.
Despite renewed interest in its Lumia smartphones on American shores, Nokia’s first quarter results are bleeding a lot of red ink, both financially as well as in total units sold, which is down by more than half year over year.
Nokia is staging a big comeback with its new Lumia 900, an AT&T exclusive here in the U.S. (at least for now). But the Finnish company is finding resistance on its home turf in Europe, where carriers think the handset doesn’t stand a chance against the iPhone or Android.
Early adopters who got their hands on the Lumia 900 Windows Phone over the last week have two pleasant surprises coming from Nokia: The first is a software fix for data connectivity issues arriving next Monday, and the second is cold, hard cash (or rather, a $100 credit to their AT&T bill).
Despite having an iPhone since the original model launched in 2007, curiosity sometimes drives us into the arms of competing products -- especially ones as well-hyped as Nokia’s new Lumia 900, which many predict could be the first real shot Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform has for success.