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Apr 20, 2011

Smartphones, Japan in focus in Nokia first-quarter report

HELSINKI (Reuters) – Details on cost cuts and a deal with Microsoft could cheer up investors when Nokia reports quarterly earnings on Thursday, soothing concerns over continuing market share losses.

Nokia is expected to report a 29 percent fall in earnings per share as nimbler Asian rivals eat into its dominant market share in cheaper phones and it continues to lose out in more expensive smartphones to Apple and others.

Apr 20, 2011

Smartphones and Japan in focus in Nokia Q1 report

HELSINKI (Reuters) – Details on cost cuts and a deal with Microsoft could cheer up investors when Nokia reports quarterly earnings on Thursday, soothing concerns over continuing market share losses.

Nokia is expected to report a 29 percent fall in earnings per share as nimbler Asian rivals eat into its dominant market share in cheaper phones and it continues to lose out in more expensive smartphones to Apple and others.

Apr 19, 2011

Sony Ericsson defies supply setbacks with Q1 profit

STOCKHOLM/HELSINKI (Reuters) – Booming smartphone demand and cost cuts kept cellphone venture Sony Ericsson in the black in the first quarter as it battled supply disruptions from Japan’s earthquake and tsunami.

“The Japan earthquake made it a challenging quarter operationally and we are experiencing some disruptions to our supply chain,” Chief Executive Bert Nordberg said in a statement.

Apr 19, 2011

Sony Ericsson in profit after Japan supply drag

STOCKHOLM/HELSINKI, April 19 (Reuters) – Booming smartphone
demand and cost cuts kept cellphone venture Sony Ericsson
(6758.T: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz)(ERICb.ST: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) in the black in the first quarter, despite
the drag of supply disruption from Japan’s earthquake and
tsunami.

“The Japan earthquake made it a challenging quarter
operationally and we are experiencing some disruptions to our
supply chain,” Chief Executive Bert Nordberg said in a
statement.

Apr 18, 2011

Japan hit eyed in Sony Ericsson earnings report

STOCKHOLM/HELSINKI, April 19 (Reuters) – Cellphone venture
Sony Ericsson is expected to shed light on the magnitude of the
hit from Japan’s earthquake on the cellphone industry when it
unveils its January-March earnings on Tuesday.

Sony Ericsson said in early April the March 11 quake, which
hit component supplies for electronics firms around the globe,
was limiting volumes in its new smartphone offerings and would
delay the wider launch of its neo model to the third quarter.

Apr 15, 2011

MeeGo sees interest from others after Nokia shift

TAMPERE, Finland (Reuters) – Technology firms such as LG Electronics are moving toward adopting the Linux-based MeeGo operating system after Nokia abandoned it, one of the project’s leaders said.

Open-source MeeGo was created last year by the merger of Nokia and Intel’s Linux-based platforms, but Nokia pulled back from the project in February when the Finnish firm said it would focus on Microsoft software instead.

Apr 12, 2011

HTC overshadows Nokia at smartphone launches

HELSINKI/LONDON (Reuters) – The scale of the challenge facing Nokia in the all-important smartphones market was underscored on Tuesday when a powerful new handset from Taiwan’s HTC overshadowed two new models from the Finnish giant.

HTC, the world’s fifth-largest smartphone maker, launched HTC Sensation, offering an entire library of movie and TV shows via a wide screen, with a fast 1.2GHz processor which is particularly important for services such as games.

Apr 12, 2011

Nokia unveils two new models in smartphone battle

HELSINKI (Reuters) – Nokia unveiled on Tuesday two new smartphone models running on improved Symbian software, a stop-gap measure aimed at stemming customer defections to rivals like Apple.

Nokia has lost its lead in the high end of the cellphone market after Apple unveiled the iPhone in 2007.

Apr 11, 2011

Apple to stay ahead in tablet boom: Gartner

HELSINKI/SEOUL (Reuters) – Apple’s iPad will continue to dominate the surging media tablet market for years, with Google playing catch-up, research firm Gartner said on Monday.

Gartner said it expects 70 million media tablets to be sold this year and 108 million in 2012, compared with just 17.6 million in 2010.

Apr 11, 2011

Japan quake to color phonemakers quarterly figures

HELSINKI (Reuters) – The impact of last month’s earthquake in Japan on the $214 billion cellphone industry will be under the spotlight when the world’s top phonemakers report their quarterly earnings from next week.

Nokia, Research In Motion and Sony Ericsson have said the earthquake and resulting tsunami, which has shut down factories and affected deliveries, could hit their supply of components or the availability of their phones.