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  • Last update: Wednesday 9 October 2013 [29 news items]

Nokia, BlackBerry to retire old platforms differently

Oct 9, 15:20

Nokia and BlackBerry are to take different approaches to retire their old mobile operating platforms due to varied market conditions, according to industry observers.

Android takes 90% smartphone platform market share in China

Nov 15, 21:43

Google's Android platform has taken a 90% share of the smartphone platform market in China. However, as iPhone 5 and many Windows Phone 8 models will be introduced to the China market...

Android marks 4th anniversary with 75% market share in 3Q12, says IDC

Nov 5, 12:18

Total Android smartphone shipments worldwide reached 136 million units in the third quarter of 2012, accounting for 75% of the 181.1 million smartphones shipped in the quarter, according...

Digitimes Research: Android to account for 70% of handset market in 2H12

Aug 24, 16:18

Observing from the competition between handset operating systems in the second half of 2011 and in 2012, Android, which already accounted for more than 60% of the handset market in...

On-year handset shipment growth by major OS, 2010-2012

China market: Original Symbian user base to be shared by other platforms

Apr 11, 01:30

As Nokia has shifted from Symbian to Windows Phone, the market share for Symbian in China slipped from 42.5% in the first quarter of 2011 to 18.7% in the fourth quarter based on surveys...

Taiwan market: Nokia launches X7 smartphone

Jun 15, 13:44

Nokia has launched its first Symbian Anna-based smartphone, the X7, in the Taiwan market with a suggested retail price of NT$15,800 (US$547).

Android to command nearly half of worldwide smartphone OS market by year-end 2012, says Gartner

Apr 8, 16:18

Worldwide smartphone sales will reach 468 million units in 2011, a 57.7% increase from 2010, according to Gartner. By the end of 2011, Android will move to become the most popular...

Nokia provides financial targets and forecasts linked to new strategy

Feb 11, 16:45

Nokia has outlined a new strategic direction, including changes in leadership and operational structure to, for the company-wide overhaul.

Taiwan handset makers doubt competitiveness of reported Nokia-Microsoft cooperation in smartphone

Dec 21, 01:25

In response to reports that Nokia is negotiating with Microsoft about the possibility of adopting Windows Phone 7 (WP7) with integration of Nokia elements for its new smartphone models,...

Nokia willing to help Taiwan application developers tap China, other overseas markets

Dec 15, 01:15

Viewing that there have been many software developers based on the Qt cross-platform application framework, Nokia hopes to help them develop Symbian- and MeeGo-platform applications...

Nokia says Ovi Store downloads hit 3 million a day

Nov 19, 15:23

Nokia has announced that its Ovi Store has reached three million downloads per day, a milestone spurred by overall global demand and a recent update that gives users of Nokia's new...

Commentary: End of Symbian Foundation is a blessing in disguise

Nov 10, 11:22

With the Symbian operating system (OS) transforming from a closed platform to an open platform developed by a dozen players, and now once again back under the control of Nokia, it...

China market: Symbian losing dominance, market share falls to 50-60%

Sep 2, 12:03

With Research in Motion (RIM), Apple and a slew of Android-based handset vendors making more aggressive moves in the China market, Symbian operating system's (OS) dominance of the...

China market: China Mobile Android-based OMS 2.0 to also support Windows Mobile and Symbian

Feb 4, 11:01

China Mobile's next-generation OMS 2.0 (open mobile system 2.0) operating system is expected to support Windows Mobile and Symbian platform APIs (application programming interfaces)...

Nokia to skip Symbian v2 to v3 in 3Q10, says Nokia Taiwan executive

Feb 2, 10:08

Nokia plans to speed up the development of the Symbian platform by jumping over version 2 to offer version 3 featuring multi-touch functions in the third quarter of 2010 and then...

FET to add Symbian, Windows Mobile to its online application store in 3Q10

Dec 11, 15:35

Taiwan-based mobile telecom carrier Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) will add Chinese-language Symbian- and Windows Mobile-platform application programs to S Marketplace, its...

Samsung handset focus to be on Windows Mobile, Android and Bada in 2010, says senior VP

Nov 11, 11:57

Samsung Electronics will continue to adopt Windows Mobile- and Android-based platforms for new smartphones launched in 2010, with another focus on in-house developed open operating...

China market: Nokia set to launch first TD-SCDMA handset by year-end

Oct 28, 11:10

Nokia has announced its first TD-SCDMA handset, the 6788, which it expects to launch in the China market by the end of December 2009 in partnership with China Mobile.

Symbian handset shipments to double by 2014, says Juniper Research

Oct 5, 11:51

Shipments of open source Symbian handsets are expected to more than double over the next five years, according to Juniper Research. However, the platform faces strong competition...

SPB Software to develop application software for Symbian- and Android-based platforms

Oct 1, 15:21

SPB Software, an application software developer for the Windows Mobile platform, has decided to venture into development for Symbian and Android, according to company CEO Sebastian-Justus...

Smartphones defy slowdown, says Canalys

Aug 20, 14:03

Smartphones continue to shine as one of the brightest spots of the technology industry, with shipments growing despite the global recession. Innovation in interfaces, design, applications...

China market: China Mobile to open online app store in mid-August, say sources

Aug 12, 15:07

China Mobile will have a subsidiary begin operation of Mobile Market, an online software store supporting its customized handsets based on Ophone, Symbian and Windows Mobile platforms...

Smartphone shipments with open source OS to total 223 million by 2014, says Juniper Research

Jul 3, 12:30

The number of smartphones shipped with open source OS will increase from 106 million this year to 223 million by 2014, according to Juniper Research. The research firm found that...

Taiwan market: Nokia to launch N97 handset in June and more touchscreen models to follow

May 27, 12:14

Nokia will launch its flagship touchscreen-enabled N97 handset in the Taiwan market in June, and plans to roll out more touchscreen models based on the Symbian S60 5.1 platform, according...

Michael Hsu, general manager, Nokia Taiwan

Sony Ericsson prepping Android 2.0 smartphones

May 22, 11:35

Sony Ericsson is preparing to launch Google phones running on Android 2.0 operating system (OS), according to Peter Ang, vice president of marketing, Asia Pacific at Sony Ericsson.

Smartphone market share increases rapidly worldwide, says AdMob

Mar 26, 15:15

Despite challenging economic conditions, smartphones continued to gain significant market share worldwide over the past six months, rising from 26% to 33% of demand in February 2009,...

ZTE and Huawei Technologies strengthening presence in global smartphone market

Feb 23, 11:40

Taiwan-based smartphones makers are facing increasing competition from China-based ZTE and Huawei Technologies as the two leading China telecom equipment and handset makers have gradually...

Taiwan market: Samsung and Sony Ericsson both look to unseat Nokia as top handset vendor in 2009

Feb 17, 14:31

Handset vendors Samsung Electronics and Sony Ericsson are introducing new product lines and both companies are confident they can wrestle the handset crown from Nokia in the local...

Nokia and Motorola account for 90% of China's smartphone market in 3Q08, says CCID

Dec 16, 15:44

CCID Consulting has recently released its data showing that the sales volume of China's smartphone market in the thrid quarter of 2008 reached 7.47 million units, up 0.6% from the...

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    Nokia first TD-SCDMA phone

    Nokia has announced the Nokia 6788, its first device for TD-SCDMA - China's domestic 3G standard, at an event in Beijing. The Nokia 6788 is the result of close collaboration between...

    Photo: Company, Oct 30.

  • Sony+Ericsson+Idou

    Sony Ericsson Idou

    Sony Ericsson's Idou includes a 12.1-megapixel camera, 16:9 widescreen, intuitive touch features and Xenon flash. It is based on the Symbian operating system so that users can install...

    Photo: Company, Mar 17.

  • Fujitsu+waterproof+handset+uses+AuthenTec+AES1711+fingerprint+sensor%3Cbr%3E

    Fujitsu waterproof handset uses AuthenTec AES1711 fingerprint sensor

    The Fujitsu F-01A offered by NTT DoCoMo is based on a Symbian operating system and features a 3.5-inch widescreen VGA touchscreen display, 5.2 megapixel camera with autofocus, built-in...

    Photo: Company, Jan 21.

  • Nokia+launches+6650+in+the+US+%3Cbr%3E

    Nokia launches 6650 in the US

    The Nokia 6650 is based on the Symbian S60 platform and supports 3G networks covering more than 325 major metropolitan areas in the US, pointed out the company. The device's S60...

    Photo: Company, Nov 27.

  • Symbian+CEO+delivers+speech+at+3GSM

    Symbian CEO delivers speech at 3GSM

    Symbian-based phones totaled more than 51.7 million units in 2006, grabbing 72.5% of the global smartphone market, according to Symbian CEO Nigel Clifford.

    Photo: Daniel Shen, Feb 27.

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