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Nokia Sells Off Their Remaining Portions Of QT Software
2012-08-09 15:26:37

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Nokia may be slipping further behind in the great smartphone race, which is entirely dominated by Android and iOS, but they´ve yet to give up. In a presumed effort to remain in the race to the top, Nokia will be selling their Qt software business to their Finnish neighbors, Digia. Qt´s new owners have said they will continue the development of the software, but they will implement a new tool kit, focusing on bringing...

Apple, Samsung Claim More Than Half Of Global Smartphone Market
2012-06-16 05:43:28

An estimated 90% of the profits earned from the worldwide smartphone market belong to just two companies, according to a new report published Friday by ABI Research. Apple and Samsung were responsible for more than 9/10 of the profits earned during the first quarter of 2012, the research firm estimated, according to Engadget's Jon Fingas. One major reason for that, as also revealed by ABI Research, is that the iPhone and Galaxy series manufacturers hold a combined 55% of the total global...

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2011-08-05 12:39:57

According to research firm IDC, Apple has taken away Nokia's grip as the world's leader in smartphones. The research firm said Apple's sales of 20.3 million iPhones around the world during the second quarter of 2011 helped the company grab hold of 19.1 percent market share and the lead over all other vendors. Apple's shipments grew 141.7 percent compared to the second quarter of 2010, when it sold just 8.4 million iPhones and secured 13 percent share. Samsung showed significant growth, with...

2011-05-13 16:35:02

Beijing, May 13, 2011 - (ACN Newswire) - Components-electronic.com repoorts that Nokia officially announced that the R & D base of S30 and S40 will be moved to Beijing, China. Shortly thereafter, Nokia announced that they will outsource the Symbian software development to Accenture. Beforethis, Nokia announced cooperation with Microsoft Windows on Phone7, which aroused a ripple and suffered from the doubts of the industry and netizens. The two new moves, no doubt pushed Nokia to the...

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2011-05-04 13:48:18

Research firm Canalys said on Wednesday that Google Inc.'s Android operating system took its market share to 35 percent in the first quarter of this year. The firm said the market for smartphones grew 83 percent from a year ago in the January-to-March quarter to 101 million phones. Google's software platform increased its market share to 35 percent from less than 10 percent just a year earlier, and Nokia's Symbian saw its market share drop to 26 percent from 45 percent. Canalys research...

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2011-04-27 13:31:00

Nokia Corp. announced Wednesday that it will cut 7,000 jobs around the globe, through layoffs and outsourcing. Nokia said most of the 4,000 actual layoffs will be in Denmark, Finland and Britain. The company also plans to transfer 3,000 workers in China, Finland, India, Britain and the U.S. to Accenture PLC as it sources Symbian platform operations to the global management-consulting firm. The announcements came as Nokia seeks to cut operating expenses by $1.5 billion by 2013 amid fierce...

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2011-04-13 07:31:46

Nokia Corp on Tuesday launched two new smartphones that will run on the updated Symbian software, featuring new enhancements and faster Web browsing. The E6 and X7 have longer battery life, better text input and new Ovi Maps applications with improved search and public transport routes. The Nokia E6 is aimed at corporate customers, while the X7 is an entertainment-focused device with a 4-inch display developed with gaming in mind. However, the launch of the two new devices have done little...

2011-04-11 06:33:00

ESPOO, Finland, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - CEM4Mobile Metrics Shows That the Game has Changed for Mobile Services CEM4Mobile Solutions Ltd (ex QAim), a Finnish company that specialises in measuring and analysing interactions and customer experience in mobile services, has today announced significant new findings based on data drawn from its CEM4Mobile Metrics solution. The statistics highlight that the rules of the game have changed. CEM4Mobile analysed the market...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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