It would have been better to get the Lumia 925 out to every carrier and let the market and consumers decide on whether it's a success. If Nokia is so confident in the phone, it should stand by the device itself. For better or worse, that's what BlackBerry has done with the BlackBerry Q10 and Z10. The company, which today announced the budget-friendly BlackBerry Q5, has relied more on its promotional efforts to get back on its feet. Despite its history in the mobile game, Nokia no longer has the name that it used to when it comes to the U.S. market. It's because of its relatively low visibility that the company may be leaning more heavily on the traditional exclusivity deal. Or it may be because it lacks the clout of an Apple or Samsung to demand that its products be widely distributed.
Here's hoping Nokia regains some cred at the carriers, because pinning your hopes on one partner -- particularly the smallest of the big four -- isn't the right way to mount a comeback, Commentary: Nokia can't break the habit of exclusivity deals with U.S, carriers, That's going to hobble sales of the Lumia 925, ORLANDO, Fla.--The Nokia Lumia 925 is a sexy-looking smartphone, Too bad a vast majority of U.S, consumers aren't going to even consider it, Nokia unveiled its latest flagship smartphone at moshi vesta iphone xr textile pattern case - macaron pink an event in London on Tuesday, But U.S, customers will care most about where it will sell here, and the news isn't great..
Microsoft's supposed plan, according to my tipsters, is to release three GDR updates to the Windows Phone 8 operating system before delivering what we've been calling Windows Phone Blue. The "Portico" update -- OS build number 8.0.10211.204 -- which began rolling out last year, was considered GDR1. The GDR2 update -- which Microsoft officials never actually call GDR2 in today's blog post -- is coming "this summer." GDR3 sounds like it may be timed to arrive this fall. And Windows Phone Blue is sounding from tipsters more and more like a 2014 release.
In today's blog post, this summer's Windows Phone 8 OS update is described as including "a small number of improvements and upgrades." The post said it will be similar in size to the last update, aka Portico, which included Wi-Fi and messaging improvements, among other new features, The new update will include support for CalDAV and CardDAV, so that it will continue to work with Google contact and calendar syncing services, officials said, This CalDAV/CardDAV support previously was rumored for moshi vesta iphone xr textile pattern case - macaron pink GDR2..
The update will reintroduce support for FM radio (as a feature carriers can opt to include or not) -- something that was part of the Windows Phone 7 operating system platform, but which was cut for Windows Phone 8. The update also will make the Data Sense monitoring feature of Windows Phone 8 available for more carriers to include if they decide to do so. The coming update also will improve the ability to select, download, and pin tunes in Xbox Music and improve the accuracy of song information and "other metadata.""The update includes hundreds of other small quality improvements," according to Microsoft's blog post.