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Microsoft to Cut 2,850 More Jobs

Hurt by a failed $7.6 billion Nokia experiment amid growing losses in the smartphone hardware business segment, Microsoft has announced to lay off an additional 2,850 workers to the previously 1,850 jobs it said it would cut. In a regulatory filing, the tech giant said it will cut 4,700 jobs globally by the end of fiscal year 2017, PC World ... Read More »

Microsoft hangs up on Nokia business to cut 7800 jobs

Microsoft said on Wednesday it would cut 7,800 jobs, or nearly 7 percent of its workforce, and write down about $7.6 billion related to its Nokia phone business. Most of the job cuts will be in the phone hardware business, underscoring the company’s shift in focus to software and cloud from hardware. About a third of the layoffs will be ... Read More »

The Smartphone Wars Are Over, Everyone Wins

The mobile smartphone wars are over. Everyone won. At least, in terms of functionality and ease of use. Though I’ve been an iPhone advocate for years, this past week I’ve been using a loaner Nokia Lumia 928 running Windows Phone 8 and, well, I haven’t missed my iPhone. That’s not to say the Lumia is better, or that WP8 is ... Read More »

Nokia Asha 501 expected to make its debut at Thursday event

Nokia is expected to make a big announcement at a special event in Delhi, India on Thursday. Chatter in the past one week suggests that the company will be launching a new Asha device. Twitter user @evleaks has now gone ahead to predict that Nokia will be launching Asha 501 at this event. @evleaks has also posted an alleged picture ... Read More »

Samsung overthrows Nokia to become the largest seller of mobile phones in India

KOLKATA: Samsung has overtaken Nokia to become the largest seller of mobile phones in the country’s major markets, as consumers lap up its new feature phones and its smartphones continue to do brisk business. According to market tracker GfK-Nielsen’s data, Samsung’s volume market share in urban areas in March rose to 31.4%, surpassing Nokia’s 30.1%. GfK-Nielsen urban panel tracks sales ... Read More »

Nokia cuts 10,000 jobs, streamlines to save costs

Nokia says it will slash 10,000 jobs and close plants as the ailing company fights fierce competition, and gave a grim outlook for most of the year, causing its shares to plummet 18 percent to close at (EURO)1.83 ($2.30). The Finnish cellphone maker also on Thursday announced personnel changes and said it has agreed to sell its luxury phone brand, ... Read More »

Nokia Launches New Asha Touch Device Range

June 7th Chennai, India – Taking another step towards connecting the next billion consumers, Nokia today unveiled the Asha Touch family of mobile devices in India, introducing the full touch experience at new price points. The two new phone models – the Nokia Asha 305 and Nokia Asha 311 – further expand the successful Asha smartphone familyproviding young, social consumers ... Read More »

Nokia Introduces Asha 303 Touch and Type Smartphone in India

Nokia India has announced its latest addition to the Asha series, the Nokia Asha 303, a touch and type smartphone with a QWERTY keypad designed for Web browsing, social networking, entertainment and gaming. Packed with a 1 GHz processor and a 2.6-inch capacitive touchscreen, it features pre-installed entertainment and applications such as Angry Birds Lite, Mobile TV with Zenga TV, ... Read More »