There’s little doubt that Nokia is in big trouble when it comes to the smartphone market, having lost significant ground to Apple and Google. On Friday, CEO Stephen Elop has attempted to douse the cell phone giant’s “burning platform” by teaming up with his former employer, Microsoft.
If you think that former cell phone giant Nokia is going down in flames in their battle against Apple and Google, you’re not alone. Look no further than a leaked memo from the company’s new CEO, where he lays out the brutally honest truth.
Apple may not sell a variety of different cell phone models like everyone else, but that hasn’t stopped them from surpassing rivals like Nokia in terms of income -- particularly with $10.47 billion in iPhone sales the last quarter alone.
We all know that updating our iPhone, iPod touch or iPad to iOS 4.2 gets you cool new marquee features like AirPlay and AirPrint, but did you also know that it can help minimize congestion on your wireless network, which also improves your battery life?
Now that Apple has successfully built its iOS empire and is armed with multiple patents to defend the technology, the company is beefing up its arsenal with an army of patent lawyers to fight Nokia, Motorola and HTC in court.
Uh-oh, it looks like Apple CEO Steve Jobs may have just saved a postage stamp for this year’s Christmas card mailing: A Dutch newspaper is reporting that Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is predicting that Google’s Android will become the dominant smartphone platform.
No doubt lost amidst the mid-term elections on Tuesday was another battle brewing in Washington between Nokia and Apple as the mobile device makers are about to have their day in court before the International Trade Commission.
It's that time of year again: Consumer watchdogs JD Power posted the results of their recent Wireless Smartphone Satisfaction Study. It should come as no surprise that the iPhone is once again king of the hill in the hearts of those who participated in the study, allowing iPhone owners to stand proud in the knowledge that they possess a handful of awesome.
The world of smartphone app development is a frustrating, constantly changing place. To get a feel for what developers have to put up with, you needn't look any further than the iTunes App Store. For the longest time, developers were allowed to churn out their creations using third-party software... until they weren't. Out of the blue a little while back, they were once again. Should they be victorious in the long uphill battle to complete an application, that app has to go through a stringent approval process, where it could very well be disallowed, forcing the developer to either scrap her project or tweak it to Apple satisfaction. Throughout this process, developers make no money from the sweat of their brows. Worst of all, should the developer want to deploy his wares to a number of App Stores, she'll be forced to jump through a number of similar hoops once again. With such a development environment, nobody wins. Innovation is stifled by strict and oft-times frustrating App Store rules, consumers yearning for an application available on one platform to come to another often goes unsated, as developers spend so much time fighting through red tape that they're too busy to transfer their work to a different OS ecosystem. Fortunately, things may be looking for individuals interested in cross-platform mobile application development, as a number of players in the mobile telecommunications game have banded together to sort out a universal web-based approach to application development. Their solution is one that will seem very familiar to long-time iPod touch or iPhone users: Web Apps.
Nokia's been through their ups and downs throughout the past year. And what better way to get back in the game then by slamming your competition? "We're not going to apologize for the fact that we're not Apple or Google or anybody else - we're Nokia and we're unique," said markets EVP Niklas Savander. Read on for what else Savander had to say about the iPhone.