Nokia N1 Android tablet causes a surprise. 18 November 2014Last updated at 07:16 ET By Leo Kelion Technology desk editor The Nokia N1 features a customised version of Android developed by the Finnish firm.
Microsoft to release Android-powered Nokia X2 handset. 24 June 2014Last updated at 05:38 ET By Leo Kelion Technology desk editor The Nokia X2 features an Android user interface that resembles Windows Phone Microsoft has unveiled its first phone after completing its takeover of Nokia's handset division - and the device is powered by Android.
The operating system, developed by Google, is usually seen as a rival to Microsoft's own Windows Phone OS. Microsoft said the Nokia X2 offered it a way to hook users into its cloud-based services, several of which come pre-installed as apps. One expert said the alternative would have been leaving "money on the table". "I still find it astounding that Microsoft is making Android phones, but there seems to be a steely determination to take a more open approach for the greater good of the whole company rather than just the Windows Phone platform," said Ben Wood, from the telecoms consultancy CCS Insight.
Nokia shares fall after sales drop in second quarter. 18 July 2013Last updated at 07:32 ET Nokia sold 7.4 million Lumia phones in the second quarter Nokia shares have tumbled 4% after the company released weak second quarter sales.
The mobile phone company reported sales of 5.69bn euros ($7.46bn, £4.92bn) for the three months to the end of June, down 24% on the same period last year. The company sold 53.7 million mobile phones during the quarter, down 27% on last year. Sales of its new Lumia phones, which run a Microsoft operating system, rose to 7.4 million in the second quarter. Continue reading the main story. Nokia shares down as sales continue to fall. 23 January 2014Last updated at 09:09 ET Nokia's Risto Siilasmaa replaced former boss Stephen Elop, who left with a controversial pay out.
Nokia Lumia 2520 Tablet Available To AT&T Customers For $199.99 With Windows Smartphone Bundle. DALLAS, Nov. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* customers can own a tablet that's used for more than reading the news and watching videos.
The Nokia Lumia 2520, which will be available in black in all AT&T channels beginning on November 22, is a great tool for both consuming and creating content. Elop Was Second Choice as Nokia CEO, Ex-Chairman Says. By Juhana Rossi HELSINKI—Stephen Elop wasn’t Nokia Corp.'sNOK1V.HE -2.21% first pick as chief executive three years ago, the man many credit with having fueled the company’s rise—only to later preside over its decline—says in a memoir released Thursday in Finland.
European Pressphoto Agency Stephen Elop at a press conference in Espoo, Finland, on Sept. 3, 2013, after Microsoft bought Nokia’s mobile-phone arm. Confessions of a Windows Phone User. Hello.
My name is Ashlee Vance, and I have a Windows phone. To own a Windows smartphone in Silicon Valley is to invite ridicule and pity. Every day I pull out the bright yellow Nokia (NOK) Lumia 920, and every day iPhone and Android types look at me with dismay. Why, they wonder, would I subject myself to an app wasteland? Why would anyone take the risk of a Blue Screen of Death interrupting their phone call? Admittedly, there are times when I too doubt my choice. Nokia's cheap smartphones drive Windows in Europe -research. FRANKFURT Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:11pm IST FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Microsoft's Windows platform has reached a 9.2 percent share in the smartphone operating system (OS) market in key European markets, driven by Nokia's low and mid-range models, market research firm Kantar said on Monday.
During the three months to August, the Windows Phone platform reached a market share of over 10 percent for the first time in France and Britain, with 10.8 percent and 12 percent respectively, the researcher said. Nokia, which earlier this month agreed to sell its mobile phone handset business to Microsoft, is the main user of the Windows platform and the driver behind the increase. Nokia's Last Great Deal: Zero to $7.2 Billion. Behind Microsoft Deal, the Specter of a Nokia Android Phone. Former Nokia boss Stephen Elop to receive $25m pay-off. 20 September 2013Last updated at 07:37 ET Nokia launched smartphones using Microsoft software last year Former Nokia chief executive Stephen Elop, will receive a $25.4m (£16m) pay-off when Microsoft's deal to buy Nokia's handset business goes through.
Under the deal, Mr Elop will receive 18 months of his salary and money from incentive and share schemes. Mr Elop moved from Microsoft to run Nokia in September 2010 and will return to his former employer when the deal is completed. Microsoft will fund 70% of his pay-off, which has sparked anger in Finland. The nation's economy minister, Jan Vapaavuori, reportedly said: "I find it difficult to understand the merits of this bonus. " Nokia admits mistake over Stephen Elop's €18.8m payoff.
The chairman of Nokia has admitted that he accidentally misled the public and Finland's prime minister over an €18.8m (£15.9m) payoff to former chief executive Stephen Elop triggered by the sale of the mobile phone business to Microsoft.
Risto Siilasmaa, Nokia's chairman, had tried to calm growing national anger at the massive payoff by saying that the terms were "substantially similar to those of former Nokia CEOs". But he was forced to admit on Tuesday that the Canadian will pocket €14.6m more than the previous Nokia boss, Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, collected when he was fired three years ago. Siilasmaa told Finnish news site Helsingin Sanomat that an "accident" during the formulation of the contract meant that Elop would collect the huge sum. "This is a very unfortunate thing about the case, which, moreover, raises a lot of emotions," Siilasmaa said, according to a translation of the Helsingin Sanomat article.
Are Microsoft phones making inroads as Lumia has record smartphones sales? Nokia sold 7.4 million Lumia smartphones in the second quarter, its best yet for sales of the Windows Phone devices, but still made a net loss. Net sales totalled €5.70 billion ($7.48 billion), down 24 percent year-on-year. The company reported a net loss of €278 million, smaller than the year-earlier loss of €1.53 billion. During the quarter, Nokia sold 7.4 million smart devices, its term for high-end smartphones, all of them Lumia devices running Windows Phone. That’s 27 percent down on the same period last year, when it sold 10.2 million smart devices: 4 million Lumias and 6.2 million older phones running the company’s now-abandoned Symbian OS. Sales of smart devices dropped more slowly by value, down 24 percent to €1.16 billion, buoyed by a 4 percent rise in average selling price.
Nokia May Go Even Lower With Windows Phones.