Windows Phone News: Symbian OS


Showing posts with label Symbian OS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Symbian OS. Show all posts

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Statcounter - Windows Phone edging Symbian in Finland

The announcement of financial results for the second quarter of the year Nokia confirmed as a highly anticipated: the marketing of Windows Phone Lumia finally seems to have entered into the heart, marking, with four million units, a doubling of sales over the previous quarter.At the same time overall sales of Nokia smartphones has suffered another decline of 14%. 
It's obvious that to determine the percentage contribution of the Finnish manufacturer of the devices based on the Symbian platform whose market share looks set to shrink gradually. 

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Windows Phone outsold Symbian in the U.K.

Microsoft is waiting for its investment in the platform Windows Phone bear fruit with an increase in market share, but in the meantime managed to reach a goal, in fact in the last three months with its Windows Phone OS in the United Kingdom has outsold Symbian OS. This news comes from a study by Kantar Worldpanel.
Certainly we are not talking about important issues, WP7 in Britain has reached a market share of 2.5% of sales surpassing the 2.4% of Symbian, of course there is much to rejoice given their small share, but it's still a goal to gain positions in the standings.

Among the products with Windows Phone Nokia is the overall winner with his Lumia 800 has gained 87% of sales, thus becoming the number one brand of Microsoft products. Other countries are appreciating more and more this system in Germany has its share of 3.1%.Here also is the host Nokia, in fact every 10 smartphones of the Finnish WP7 9 are, of course it's complicated now understand the reaction of other OEMs that use this OS, probably caught from healthy competition will present products more competitive, giving a strong push to sales.

Now we await new implications for the Microsoft OS that will surely grow, thanks to two new models Nokia Lumia Lumia 900 and 610. Then is our opinion that the release of Windows Phone 8 and integration with the world and Tablet PCs will lead to more widespread, forecasts for Europe talk about market shares around 12% by the end of the year.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Nokia Pure View 808 Announced; Comes With a 41MP Camera! Windows Phone in the future?

Nokia just blew our minds with the Pure View announcement. A Symbian powered device, the 808 features an astonishing 41MP sensor allowing photos to be taken in 5MP, 8MP and 38MP variants.

Nokia Pure View is due for release in Q2 here in Europe the 808 Pure View will pack a price tag of 450 Euros.

Running Symbian Belle the 808 is powered by a 1.3 GHz single core processor and comes with a 4 inch 360 x 640 screen. The Carl Zeiss camera will also record video in full HD and it looks like this one will be the camera phone of all camera phones.

Nokia obviously plans to eventually bring this kind of tech our way to Windows Phone. But the OS will need to support that and we bet it won't happen till Apollo this Fall

Via WPCentral

Friday, February 24, 2012

Nokia Becomes World's Largest Microsoft Smartphone Vendor in Q4 2011

After using 2011 as a launch pad to introduce its first Microsoft Windows Phones, Finnish manufacturer Nokia has already become the top Microsoft smartphone vendor in the world, according to Strategy Analytics.
Market research firm Strategy Analytics on Friday released a report placing Nokia atop the list of Windows Phone vendors in the fourth quarter of 2011. The company shipped just two models during the fourth quarter — the Lumia 800 and the Lumia 710, neither of which was available in the United States last quarter — and it managed to sell 900,000 units into channels according to Strategy Analytics.
“Global smartphone shipments using the Microsoft operating system grew 36 percent sequentially to reach 2.7 million units in Q4 2011,” Strategy Analytics analyst Alex Spektor said in a statement. ”Microsoft smartphone shipments remain tiny, but they are showing tentative signs of growth. Nokia overtook HTC and others to become the world’s largest Microsoft smartphone vendor with 33 percent market share. Nokia’s global Microsoft smartphone shipments hit 0.9 million units, as distribution of its Lumia family expanded across numerous countries and operators.”

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Nokia published the video teaser of Pure View, the successor of N8

Nokia has just released a new teaser video on YouTube titled "Get ready to capture a pure view" (Get ready to catch a perfect vision) setting a date for the 27 th of this month or at the Mobile World Congress.
The clip, recorded in FullHD, merely anticipating the arrival of a new camera phone, almost certainly the successor of N8.

Pure View is a registered trademark of Nokia and recently have been rumours of such a device, a Nokia N8 successor, for some months now, but the rumour mill have suggested both a Symbian and Windows Phone version.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Kantar WorldPanel:WP7 grows 450% YoY in UK, mostly due to Nokia Lumia

The research firm Kantar Worldpanel regularly calculates smartphone sales carried out worldwide over the past 12 weeks to trends. This time the firm has paid special attention to the release of Nokia Lumia 800 in the UK market and gives some information about this very interesting.

Kantar reports that for the first time smartphone users outnumbered feature phone users, with more than 50% of cellphone users owning some kind of smartphone, and 71% of sales in the holiday season from November 2011 to 22nd January 2012 being for smartphones.

Kantar notes Windows Phone which managed to capture 2.2% of sales in this period, with the Lumia 800 taking the majority of this market share.
“Windows Phone 7 is also creeping up, taking over 2% of the market for the first time with the Nokia Lumia 800 taking the lion’s share. This looks set to continue with the expected launch of at least two new models at the Mobile World Congress conference," said Dominic Sunnebo, global consumer insight director at Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.
"A really positive thing for the mobile OS from Microsoft is how users seem to use their smartphone. Of 81% owners of a Windows Phone have used social networks on their devices during the previous month, as more users Android and IOS. Moreover, three quarters of the owners of a 800 Lumia used the GPS, indicating that the choice to include free Nokia Nokia Drive was a relevant investment. "
He noted Nokia has been at least somewhat successful in converting its Symbian users to Windows Phone, with a quarter of users of Windows Phone 7 having used Symbian phones in the past.
He predicted Windows Phone could grow its market share to 8% by the end of 2012.
 Source professeurthibault;  Via WMPU 

Friday, December 30, 2011

Symbian still the top mobile OS for 2011 says Stat Counter?

Some details from Statcounter shows Symbian to still be the top mobile OS in 2011 as reported by webpronews.

According to their stats, Symbian started at 30% at the beginning of the year, but it rocketed to 33.58% in June. This dipped in October to 29% but went back up to 33.63%. 

We are not sure precisely what these are percentages of, we are guessing total users as opposed to sales.Nokia’s had a major change of strategy away from a Symbian focus, and also had a pretty poor portfolio compared to the competition – with both of those going against it, it is indeed remarkable to be as strong as statcounter suggests.

Source: webpronews