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India: What Nokia needs to learn from Micromax

By Tue, Dec 20, 2011 11:55AM UTC 0 Comment

Nokia is staging a comeback in India. It is peppering Indian consumers with advertisements and is trying desperately to occupy their mind space. Nokia has unleashed new phones which are targeting the low-end of the market and the high-end of the market. Its Asha series phone are entry level dual SIM phones and its Lumia...

BlackBerry continues to dominate in Indonesia – but for how long?

By Mon, Jul 25, 2011 11:30AM UTC 7 Comments

Android is often heralded as the mobile device operating system best placed to find mass popularity in developing regions like Asia thanks to the sheer level of support across the mobile phone industry, which gives the platform a wide range of devices to suit all budgets. While Android has established itself as the most popular...

Nokia abandons Japan market

By Wed, Jul 06, 2011 6:45PM UTC 1 Comment

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...

Rumour: Apple to target Asia with Sept budget iPhone launch

By Tue, Jun 28, 2011 12:00PM UTC 10 Comments

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...

Ailing Nokia targets SEAsia comeback

By Tue, Jun 21, 2011 3:00PM UTC 5 Comments

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)...

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