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Another Loss For Nokia: $1 Billion Down In Q2


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"Nokia have released their second quarter financial results and it's another bad quarter for the struggling Finnish phone maker. For the third quarter in a row Nokia reported a loss, this time $1 billion. That comes on top of the $1.2 billion Nokia lost in the fourth quarter last year and the $1.7 billion they lost in the first quarter of this year. To be fair mobile phone and Lumia Windows Phone sales did increase during Q2, but the increase wasn't enough to ward of a loss. Nokia's revenue for the quarter was 7.5 billion euros and net cash was up year-on-year, but down from the 4.2 billion euros from Q1. The U.S. market is interesting here because Nokia, in conjunction with AT&T, have been really pushing the Lumia 900 there, but only 600,000 smartphones were shipped during the quarter, and that figures includes the Lumia Windows Phone devices. Of that 600,000 it isn't clear exactly how many were of the latter category, but 4 million Lumia Windows Phone devices were shipped worldwide. In short then it's another bad quarter for Nokia with a hefty loss and a big ad campaign in the U.S. producing little in terms of getting its flagship Windows Phone handset into customers' pockets." via mobile-review.com

Nokia Belle Feature Pack 2 leaked video shows new features

"A video of a pre-release Feature Pack 2 for Symbian Belle has leaked. Currently available on Nokia's RDA (Remote Device Access), which only Nokia registered developers have access to, allows for Symbian Belle FP2 to be tried out in an emulator. As the final Symbian hurrah for Nokia, Feature Pack 2 is expected to bring quite a lot to Symbian Belle. The user interface will see most of the changes with a new swipe to unlock, camera UI, navigation bar, widgets and better transition effects. As demonstrated on the demo video above, the keyboard is now predictive and offers word completion. Also updated are the web browser, gallery and image editor. The music player will now place its own controls in the notifications bar. Currently, there's no established timeframe of the Feature Pack 2's release, but it's certain that the Nokia 808 PureView will be among the first to get it." via gsmarena.com

The World’s Thinnest Smartphone Now Comes From A Chinese Phone Maker Oppo

"The iPhone is 9.3mm thin. The Galaxy S II is 8.45mm thin. The Droid RAZR is 7.1mm thin. The Huawei Ascend P1 S is 6.68mm thin. So everything they’ve learned has come down to this: a 6.65mm-thin Android smartphone released by a Chinese domestic mobile phone brand called Oppo."via micgadget.com

The World’s Thinnest Smartphone Now Comes From A Chinese Phone Maker Oppo

"The iPhone is 9.3mm thin. The Galaxy S II is 8.45mm thin. The Droid RAZR is 7.1mm thin. The Huawei Ascend P1 S is 6.68mm thin. So everything they’ve learned has come down to this: a 6.65mm-thin Android smartphone released by a Chinese domestic mobile phone brand called Oppo."via micgadget.com

Head to head: Nokia 808 PureView and Samsung Galaxy S III

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"In my recent 'N8 to 808' feature, I postulated that the natural upgrade from an N8 would be to a 4.3"-screened smartphone at most, but there was a definite opinion that the new Samsung Galaxy S III is still an attractive option for current N8 owners, despite the size. Having spent some time with the SGS3 at the launch event, I wanted to compare specs and features between this and the 'shoe-in N8 upgrade', the 808. Personally, I fancy owning both...(!)" Read more here:

Head to head: Nokia 808 PureView and Samsung Galaxy S III

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"In my recent 'N8 to 808' feature, I postulated that the natural upgrade from an N8 would be to a 4.3"-screened smartphone at most, but there was a definite opinion that the new Samsung Galaxy S III is still an attractive option for current N8 owners, despite the size. Having spent some time with the SGS3 at the launch event, I wanted to compare specs and features between this and the 'shoe-in N8 upgrade', the 808. Personally, I fancy owning both...(!)" Read more here:

Microsoft Apps 2.0 rolling out for Symbian/Belle

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"For Nokia Belle devices, Microsoft's anticipated Office Mobile for Symbian is now rolling out, appearing as a mammoth 50MB update in 'Sw_update' on the phones. These document-centric applications follow on from the communications tools released recently and provide an alternative to the built-in Quickoffice suite and provide obviously close tie-ins to Microsoft's cloud services." Read more here:

Microsoft Apps 2.0 rolling out for Symbian/Belle

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"For Nokia Belle devices, Microsoft's anticipated Office Mobile for Symbian is now rolling out, appearing as a mammoth 50MB update in 'Sw_update' on the phones. These document-centric applications follow on from the communications tools released recently and provide an alternative to the built-in Quickoffice suite and provide obviously close tie-ins to Microsoft's cloud services." Read more here:

Nokia Maps Suite 2.0 formally released for Symbian

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Maps Suite 2.0 combines Nokia Maps and Nokia Drive as well as the new Nokia Public Transport, and enhances them with key application shortcuts developed specifically for Symbian. Now you can instantly access useful information such as weather, guides, and your current location.  Existing capabilities, such as deep traffic integration and full offline maps, are combined with new, rich enhancements such as tighter application integration, improved ease of use, and greater personalization options.

Nokia Maps Suite 2.0 formally released for Symbian

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Maps Suite 2.0 combines Nokia Maps and Nokia Drive as well as the new Nokia Public Transport, and enhances them with key application shortcuts developed specifically for Symbian. Now you can instantly access useful information such as weather, guides, and your current location.  Existing capabilities, such as deep traffic integration and full offline maps, are combined with new, rich enhancements such as tighter application integration, improved ease of use, and greater personalization options.