Nokia executive Tero Ojanperä leaves company, joins Nokia-backed investment fund

Nokia is to lose another of senior executive after it announced Tero Ojanperä, Executive Vice President and member of its Leadership Team, will leave the company at the end of his contract on September 30, having worked for the mobile giant for 21 years. Ojanperä held different positions at Nokia, once serving as the company’s […]

Nokia and Samsung’s new handset naming policies: Necessary or reactionary?

As the smartphone market continues to boom, with iOS and Android devices leading the charge, both Samsung and Nokia – the world’s second and third largest smartphone manufacturers by volume – have decided to amend the way new handsets are classified and named, introducing new naming policies to help “reduce consumer confusion” and clarify the […]

Apple is the world’s top smartphone vendor as Nokia sinks to third place

Despite Apple’s impact on the mobile industry over the past four years, it had yet to clinch the number one spot as the top smartphone vendor, that honour resting with Nokia despite its troubles. Now, as research and consulting firm Strategy Analytics notes, that’s all changed. We previously reported Apple’s sales dominance over Nokia for Q2 of this […]

Nokia takes on BBM and Apple’s iMessage with its own free IM platform

On Monday, Apple announced iMessage, which is essentially a full IM client that happens to live inside your standard Messages app. The “BBM killer” caused RIM’s stock to sink to its lowest level since 2007.  Now, Nokia is fighting back and has just announced its own free messaging platform: IM for Nokia, which is an instant messenger program that […]

Apple overtakes Nokia, dominates others in new vendor performance index

Analyst reports are subjective, many take one performance indicator and base their reports around its associated statistics. Trying to introduce a new way to measure the performance of vendors in the smartphone market, Asymco has introduced a new composite index which bases the market share of company based on four factors; units, smartphones, value and […]

Nokia Oro: A gold-plated, sapphire crystal and leather-lined Symbian smartphone

Finnish mobile giant Nokia has announced a new premium Symbian smartphone, the Nokia Oro, a device that is incorporates 18-carat gold plating, a sapphire crystal and leather lining, as well as a number of high-quality features. The Oro will be available in select markets, running the latest Symbian Anna update. It will support HSDPA 3G and […]