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Nokia reportedly plans wave of cheap phones to combat Chinese upstarts

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Nokia reportedly plans wave of cheap phones to combat Chinese upstarts

Nokia To Start Selling Lots Of Super Cheap Phones

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COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia is set to launch cheaper handset models in an attempt to fend off growing competition from Chinese rivals in the low-end market, company sources said on Friday. The new models, due to be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress industry convention in...
Nokia To Start Selling Lots Of Super Cheap Phones
BlackBerry CEO says he's not interested in selling ultra-cheap phones

Nokia Hopes Pair of Cheap Phones Will Help Regain Some Ground in Emerging Markets

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Aiming to bolster its position in low-end devices, Nokia on Tuesday offered up two new phones for emerging markets. The Nokia 110 and 112 are both dual-SIM, 1.8-inch screen phones that offer basic Internet access as well as connections to Facebook and Twitter and a collection of bundled games from...
Nokia Hopes Pair of Cheap Phones Will Help Regain Some Ground in Emerging Markets

Time to Consider Prepaid Mobile?

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When people in the U.S. hear the term “prepaid mobile,” they might think of cheap phones with limited service options for people with bad credit. But that’s slowly changing. While some wireless companies say the bulk of their prepaid customers are still low-income consumers looking for a value plan, an...
Time to Consider Prepaid Mobile?

Cricket's Impact on the U.S. iPhone Market

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For as long as the iPhone has been available, people in the U.S. have been clamoring for a prepaid version of it. That was never going to happen when AT&T held the iPhone monopoly. The company has to subsidize the cost of cheap phones to customers, and long-term contracts...
Cricket's Impact on the U.S. iPhone Market

If Facebook Really Goes Into The Mobile Hardware Business, Investors Should Run Away Screaming (FB)

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Facebook is poaching ex-Apple engineers to build a smartphone, Nick Bilton of the New York Times reports. This is the third iteration of Facebook's smartphone plans--from hardware to software and back to hardware again. If Facebook is serious about jumping into smartphones with both feet this time, Facebook investors should...
If Facebook Really Goes Into The Mobile Hardware Business, Investors Should Run Away Screaming (FB)

Samsung’s Omnia M priced at €294.99, will compete with Nokia’s Lumia 610

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The big rush down the price ladder continues for Windows Phone handsets, with Samsung now entering the fray. Say hello to the Omnia M, which will cost a mere €294.99 ($380) sans contract. Given that mobile contracts tend to knock hundreds of dollars out of a phone’s sticker cost, the phone...
Samsung’s Omnia M priced at €294.99, will compete with Nokia’s Lumia 610

iPhone anomaly: Most cell phone buyers pay under $50

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More than half of the cell phones U.S. consumers bought this spring cost them less than $50, a statistic that shows the masses remain hungry for cheap phones. According to NPD Group, 28 percent of phones consumers purchased in the second quarter were free after rebates and promotions, and another...
iPhone anomaly: Most cell phone buyers pay under $50

Android still 1st choice among virgin smartphone buyers

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The iPhone may have passed over Android in the fourth quarter in total U.S. smartphone sales, but Google’s platform still has one key advantage: it’s attracting more mobile data newbies. New research from the NPD Group shows that 57 percent of first-time smartphone buyers last quarter chose Android handsets, while...
Android still 1st choice among virgin smartphone buyers

Sony's only hope in the smartphone market is third place (and that's just fine!)

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April 1 - 2, 2013Sausalito, CA Request An Invitation In the smartphone market, third place is the new first. Just ask Sony, which, like just about everyone else, is aiming for the moon and not the stars when it comes to its smartphone efforts. Rather than target the near-insurmountable hegemony...
Sony's only hope in the smartphone market is third place (and that's just fine!)

Huawei is taking over the world (but Americans still can't pronounce it)

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Huawei, everyone’s favorite cheap smartphone maker, is taking over. Huawei has risen above the plummeting RIM and Nokia to become the third-largest smartphone maker in the world, reports the Wall Street Journal. Huawei shipped 10.8 million phones last quarter, allowing it to capture five percent of the global market.  While this is...
Huawei is taking over the world (but Americans still can't pronounce it)

Nigeria's BlackBerry addiction offers hope for Research in Motion

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In Nigeria, South Africa and Egypt, Africa's three biggest economies, BlackBerrys outsold smartphone competitors this quarter"What's your BB pin?"The question is the ultimate social status badge for many young, urban Nigerians. Standing in front of a row of gleaming BlackBerry handsets in a Lagos phone shop, sales assistant Remi Olajuwon...
Nigeria's BlackBerry addiction offers hope for Research in Motion

Big Phones? So Over.

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The other day, Matt made a desperate plea: “Please don’t buy cheap Android phones.” To do so is a mistake, and the more you buy, the more cheap phones flood the market, and thus more people are walking around with crap up against their faces. And after hearing that Samsung...
Big Phones? So Over.
After high-end struggles, Nokia may announce more cheap phones next week
"Cheap" is just another soon-to-be irrelevant feature

Ericsson to Write Off STMicro Joint Venture

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Ericsson said Thursday it would write off the full value of its loss-making ST-Ericsson joint venture with STMicroelectronics NV, opting not to take full ownership after its partner said it would pull out. Ericsson, the world’s largest maker of mobile-network equipment, will take an 8 billion Swedish kronor ($1.22 billion)...
Ericsson to Write Off STMicro Joint Venture
HTC won’t use cheap phones to bolster sales, CEO says

Myriad focuses on low-end phones, buys UK’s Synchronica

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Not everyone wants or can afford a smartphone, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need some of the key functions that comes with these app platforms — browsers, messaging and social tools, for example. Monday saw some consolidation in the industry supplying these capabilities for low-end phones, with Swiss handset...
Myriad focuses on low-end phones, buys UK’s Synchronica

Facebook Partners With Chinese Chipmaker To Invade Cheap Phones

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Facebook isn't building a phone - it absolutely doesn't need to. But it does need to continue its aggressive march onto mobile devices, and that means not-so-smartphones in not-so-western markets too. In order to pursue that end, Facebook is deepening its ties with Spreadtrum, a Chinese mobile chipset maker. The Frontier Of Low-Cost...
Facebook Partners With Chinese Chipmaker To Invade Cheap Phones

Windows Phone Smokes Android, iPhone, But No One Wants It

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Despite critical acclaim and cheap phones, few people in the U.S. want a Windows Phones and its market share may be slipping faster than Windows Mobile....
Windows Phone Smokes Android, iPhone, But No One Wants It

Moody's downgrades Nokia credit, Nokia insists it's strong

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Moody's on Monday downgraded Nokia's debt rating a level from Baa2 to Baa3. The credit rating giant based its decision on Nokia's lowered outlook and saw it as a reflection of longer-term, more systemic issues. The company was being pinched both at the low end, by a wave of very...
Moody's downgrades Nokia credit, Nokia insists it's strong

How Korea's other phonemaker sells good, cheap phones

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Pantech may not be a household name, but it routinely slips under the radar with solid handsets at lower prices than should be possible. [Read more]...
How Korea's other phonemaker sells good, cheap phones
Can Nokia Beat The iPhone And iPad? (Don't Laugh, It's Trying)
HTC won't sell 'super, super cheap' phones in China, says Peter Chou

HTC expects more slippage in the first quarter

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Peter Chou may be optimistic, but first quarter results for this year are expected to raise little cheer for the company's shareholders. Will offering cheap phones in China help? [Read more]...
HTC expects more slippage in the first quarter

Android too chunky for cheap phones, says Firefox OS creator

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In February, we got our first look at Mozilla's Firefox OS, a smartphone operating system built on the open web. On the first two phones, the ZTE Open and Alcatel One Touch, it was a laggy, terrible experience. We'd hoped that Mozilla would improve that by launch, but apparently...
Android too chunky for cheap phones, says Firefox OS creator

Eric Schmidt: We'll Have 2 Billion People Using Android Thanks To Cheap Phones (GOOG)

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According to Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt, Android's future growth lies in the success of cheaper phones sold in emerging markets. Speaking at AllThingsD's mobile conference today, Schmidt said there are about 750 million Android phones running right now. He expects that number to reach 1 billion by the end...
Eric Schmidt: We'll Have 2 Billion People Using Android Thanks To Cheap Phones (GOOG)

Nokia Reports Loss in Face of Stiff Competition

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Nokia reported a sales drop and a loss during the first quarter, as it struggles to sell cheap phones as well as Symbian-based smartphones, and Windows Phone......
Nokia Reports Loss in Face of Stiff Competition

Nokia reports loss in face of stiff competition

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Nokia reported a sales drop and a loss during the first quarter, as it struggles to sell cheap phones as well as Symbian-based smartphones, and Windows Phone sales remain small....
Nokia reports loss in face of stiff competition
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