emerging markets

Windows Phone maintains second position in India for third consecutive quarter

Windows Phone maintains second position in India for third consecutive quarter

According to the IDC, Microsoft is still doing well in one of the largest and most important emerging markets, India. Latest figures have Windows Phone at a 5.4% market share, giving Microsoft’s mobile OS a ranking of second most popular OS in that country, ahead of the iPhone and BlackBerry. This will be the third-consecutive quarter that Windows Phone has held that position in India,...

Daniel Rubino 78
Forbes: Nokia positioned to own the low-end smartphone market against Samsung, HTC, Blackberry and Apple

Forbes: Nokia positioned to own the low-end smartphone market against Samsung, HTC, Blackberry and Apple

So far the Nokia Lumia 520 has been a sleeper hit. It’s the cheapest Windows Phone to date and it is constantly topping charts for in emerging markets. It seems we hear stories weekly on how the device is selling well in market after market. Here in the United States it’s available for AT&T as a GoPhone and T-Mobile sells a variant called the Lumia 521. So how’s it going to fare...

Sam Sabri 131
Nokia well positioned for approaching smartphone price wars as costs plummet

Nokia well positioned for approaching smartphone price wars as costs plummet

In tech media, it’s always the big, whizz-bang devices that tend to garner the most attention from enthusiasts. After all, they tend to have a disposable income and they are at the forefront of mobile technology. They're also the loudest for complaints or praise, dominating the conversation. The Nokia Lumia 1020 is a perfect example, coming in at nearly $700 without a subsidy and $299...

Daniel Rubino 181
Huawei and Microsoft continue to focus on emerging markets with W1 launch in Lagos, Nigeria

Huawei and Microsoft continue to focus on emerging markets with W1 launch in Lagos, Nigeria

Today Huawei, in partnership with Microsoft and cellular provider Airtel, announced the launch of Hauwei's W1 smartphone in Nigeria. The event took place at Airtel's headquarters in the city of Lagos. The joint event saw Huawei, who has decided to take a run at the Windows Phone market, come together with Nigeria's largest 3.75G carrier. Despite the excitement, no availability or...

Seth Brodeur 13
ST-Ericsson gets deal with Nokia to supply chipsets, breaks Qualcomm's hold on Windows Phone

ST-Ericsson gets deal with Nokia to supply chipsets, breaks Qualcomm's hold on Windows Phone

Although Qualcomm is sitting comfortably with Microsoft and Windows Phone, it looks like their monopoly on the OS has finally given in. Today, ST-Ericsson has announced a deal with Nokia to supply low-end chipsets for upcoming Windows Phones. The deal both confirms and contradicts and earlier report about Microsoft's plans, though it does reinforce earlier rumors of a Nokia-ST Ericsson...

Daniel Rubino 13