Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Nokia Fights Back

Nokia and MicroSoft today launch their new smart phone running Windows 8, called the Lumia 920 which has a shake-compensating camera lens and a cable-free charge.

The first Windows phones were launched last year by Nokia running Windows 7 which are effectively stuck with that release as they apparently may not upgrade to Windows 8. 4 million Lumia phones with Windows 7 were sold in the last quarter (cf  Apple approx 26 million).

The iconic Nokia phone for me was the 6310 for it's battery power, simplicity and sturdiness. After that the nearest equivalent was the E51 but around this time they started to lose direction and market share. The E71 with its qwerty keyboard did not cut mustard against the iphone and the rest is history.

Time will tell whether the 920 with its Qualcomm Snapdragon S4, large battery and local and Skydrive storage is able to complete. 

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