TOKYO (AP) — Nokia Corp., battered by the popularity of smartphones, is abandoning the Japanese market, after a brief foray with luxury cell phones costing as much as 20 million yen ($250,000). The Finnish handset maker is closing by the end of July its last store selling high-end Vertu cell phones in Ginza. Previously, it...
The much-speculated launch of the new generation Apple iPhone may include a ‘budget’ (iPhone 4S) version of its current flagship device alongside a new fifth generation (iPhone 5) smartphone in September, according to a note from Deutsche Bank. The bank’s analyst, Chris Whitmore, believes that the speculated dual model launch is specifically targeted at growing...
Nokia is focusing its sights on redeveloping its brand in Asia, and other developing markets, as the ailing handset giant continues to maneuver its position in the market under the stewardship of new chief executive, Stephen Elop. An expert at Aramea Asset Management in Hamburg, quoted in Business Standard India, described Nokia as having “really forgot(ten)...
Apple looks set to see significant growth in China’s mobile market according to the results of a recent survey covered by Fortune blogger Philip Elmer-DeWitt. In his Apple 2.0 blog DeWitt covers the results of this week’s Alphawise/Morgan Stanley survey which sampled 2,029 Chinese mobile phone owners earlier this year. From the post: - 88%...
Mobile internet usage in Thailand skyrocketed by an estimated 40 percent over the last year according to online stat company Truehits.net as quoted in the Bangkok Post. Company owner Piya Tanthawichian claims that iPhone is the dominant device for mobile internet users while the company estimates there are four million active mobile internet users in Thailand every...
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