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Oct 26, 2011

Nokia proclaims new dawn with Windows phones

LONDON (Reuters) – Nokia (NOK1V.HE: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) unveiled two sleek new Microsoft (MSFT.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) Windows phones on Wednesday, a first step in the ailing cellphone maker’s fightback against Apple (AAPL.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) and Google (GOOG.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz).

The flagship Lumia 800 and more basic Lumia 710 will go on sale in key European markets by the Christmas holiday season.

Oct 25, 2011

Nokia to unveil first Windows phones

LONDON (Reuters) – The world’s largest cellphone maker Nokia will unveil its first phones using Microsoft software on Wednesday, hoping they will kick-start a rescue of its ailing smartphone business.

Nokia is widely expected to launch two to three new models using the software, including the Searay which was first shown in a leaked video months ago and looks very similar to its current N9 handset.

Oct 25, 2011

Bubbly’s voice tweets to expand from Asia

Oct 25 (Reuters) – Fans of Lady Gaga or Justin Bieber
looking for more than their 140-character tweets may soon be
able to follow and hear their idols chatter over a new online
service.

Voice microblogging service Bubbly, which allows people to
send Twitter-like short sound messages, has grown to reach more
than 12 million clients in Asia in just 18 months and plans to
take the service global this year.

Oct 25, 2011

Nokia push to help Microsoft in Europe: analysts

By Tarmo Virki, European Technology Correspondent

(Reuters) – Microsoft will double its share of the Western European smartphone market during 2012 to 12.3 percent, helped by its new partnership with Finland’s Nokia, research firm Strategy Analytics said on Tuesday.

Nokia is scheduled to roll out its first smartphones using Microsoft’s Windows Phone software platform on Wednesday at its annual media event in London.

Oct 20, 2011

Basic phones lift Nokia to surprise profit

HELSINKI (Reuters) – The world’s largest cellphone maker Nokia reported a smaller than expected fall in third quarter profits as price cuts and new models lifted sales of its basic cellphones in key markets like India.

Shares in Nokia jumped on the surprise profit number, up 9.3 percent to 4.9 euros, their highest level since May.

Oct 19, 2011

Nokia smartphone recovery in focus after weak Q3

HELSINKI, Oct 20 (Reuters) – Nokia is expected to
report a rare loss for the third quarter as the struggling
Finnish cellphone giant prepares to launch its first Windows
phones next week.

Investors will focus on whether Nokia can take advantage of
the shifting sands in the smartphone industry.

Oct 17, 2011

RIM offers free apps to appease BlackBerry customers

LONDON/HELSINKI (Reuters) – Canada’s Research In Motion Ltd will offer free premium apps worth more than $100 to appease BlackBerry customers frustrated by service disruption last week which ran for days and affected millions.

Research In Motion said the complete selection of premium apps would become available to download at BlackBerry App World for four weeks beginning October 19.

Oct 13, 2011

Mobile telephony startup targets jump in sales

Oct 13 (Reuters) – Swedish startup Rebtel, the second
largest mobile Internet telephony firm after Skype, expects
sales to surge next year based on strong initial demand for its
new application combining Internet calls and traditional
calling.

Venture-backed Rebtel has built a clientele of 13 million
users offering cheap international calls for cellphone users,
and it aims to reach $100 million annual revenue rate during
next year, compared with $62 million revenue seen for 2011.

Oct 13, 2011

Blame game looms over BlackBerry email delays

Oct 13 (Reuters) – BlackBerry maker Research In Motion
faced the prospect of a compensation bill from network
providers on Thursday as it wrestled for a fourth day to get the
world’s dominant mobile email service working properly.

RIM said services were starting to improve in all affected
regions, reducing disruption for the millions of users hit by
delays and outages this week.

Oct 13, 2011

Compensation clouds gather over BlackBerry outage

Oct 13 (Reuters) – BlackBerry maker Research In Motion
faced the prospect of a compensation bill from network
providers on Thursday as the world’s dominant provider of mobile
email struggled for a fourth day with service glitches.

RIM said services were starting to improve in all affected
regions, reducing disruption for the millions of users hit by
delays and outages.