Nokia Would Outsource New Phone Production

by Helen Vince

It was rumoured in April that Nokia was planning a return to the mobile business (Rumor: Nokia Getting Back into the Phone Business?). Now the company says that it will outsource the manufacturing of …

Tags:Mobile Display Monitor| Nokia| ODMs & OEMs| Smartphones| Vol 22 - Issue 30

Statista: Microsoft Spent $9.4 Billion on a Sinking Ship

by Tom Allen

Statista has released a chart that demonstrates the poor decision that Microsoft made on buying Nokia. As well as letting go of almost 7% of its global workforce (Microsoft to Cut 7,500 Jobs) – …

Tags:Microsoft| Mobile Display Monitor| Nokia| Smartphones| Vol 22 - Issue 29| Windows

US DoJ Approves Nokia/Alcatel-Lucent Merger

by Helen Vince

The US Department of Justice has given its approval to Nokia Networks’ proposed merger with Alcatel-Lucent. Nokia has already gained approval for the deal in Serbia and Brazil, while the EU’s antitrust regulators are …

Tags:Mergers & Acquisitions| Mobile Display Monitor| Nokia| Vol 22 - Issue 26

Nokia Plans Smartphone Return

by Tom Allen

Rajeev Suri, CEO of Nokia, has said that he wants to resurrect the brand’s name on smartphones. Speaking to Germany’s Manager Magazin, Sureev said that Microsoft will lose control of the brand name in …

Tags:Licensing| Microsoft| Mobile Display Monitor| Nokia| Smartphones| Vol 22 - Issue 26

Nokia’s Unfinished Smartwatch Hits Tumblr

by Tom Allen

Click to enlargeA Nokia smartwatch, which was axed by Microsoft after the company’s takeover, has been revealed. Known as ‘Moonraker’, the unreleased smartwatch was said to be close to launch when Microsoft scrapped it. …

Tags:Microsoft| Mobile Display Monitor| Nokia| Smartwatches| Vol 22 - Issue 25| Windows

N1 (Finally) Leaves Chinese Borders

by Tom Allen

Nokia’s N1 tablet was launched in 2014 (Display Monitor Vol 21 No 46), but has been confined to China – until now. The tablet has now been rolled out to Taiwan, for NT$7,800 ($255) …

Tags:China| Mobile Display Monitor| Nokia| tablets| Taiwan| Vol 22 - Issue 20

Global Mobile Phone Shipments Reach 445 Million Units in Q1 2015

by Helen Vince

According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, global mobile phone shipments grew 8 percent annually to reach 445 million units in the first quarter of 2015. Apple was the star performer, as it …

Tags:Apple| Nokia| Samsung| Smartphone Market| Worldwide

Rumor: Nokia Getting Back into the Phone Business?

by Norbert Hildebrand

According to an article by Re/Code, Nokia is planning on getting back into the mobile phone business. After the sale of its device business to Microsoft, many analysts believed that we had seen the …

Tags:Mobile Display Monitor| Mobile Phones| Nokia| Smartphone Market| Vol 22 - Issue 17

Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent Sign MOU

by Helen Vince

Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent say they have entered into a memorandum of understanding under which Nokia will offer to buy all of Alcatel-Lucent’s equity shares through a public exchange offer in France and the US. …

Tags:Mergers & Acquisitions| Mobile Display Monitor| Nokia| Vol 22 - Issue 16

Microsoft to Close Two China Phone Plants

by Helen Vince

Microsoft is reported to be planning to close two mobile phone manufacturing factories in Dongguan and Beijing, China by the end of this month. The two plants were previously operated by Nokia and came …

Tags:Microsoft| Mobile Display Monitor| Nokia| Reorganisation & Restructuring| Smartphones| Vol 22 - Issue 10

IDC: Record Smartphones Cannot Keep European Mobiles From Stagnation

by Tom Allen

Total mobile shipments fell 5.2% YoY in Western Europe throughout 2014 – the second consecutive year that the market has shrunk. Total shipments reached 174.1 million units. Feature phones continued to plummet, with shipments …

Tags:Android| Apple| Europe| IDC| iOS (Apple)| iPad| iPhone| LG Displays (LGD)| Microsoft| Mobile Display Monitor| Mobile Phones| Nokia| Samsung| sony| Vol 22 - Issue 08| Windows

N1 is Nokia’s Android Surprise

by Raverstead

The Nokia brand is known for Windows and Windows Phone products – especially since the acquisition of the smartphone unit by Microsoft. Now the Finnish company has surprised everyone by releasing a high-end Android …

Tags:China| Europe| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Nokia| Russia| tablets| Vol 21 - Issue 46