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OS Watch: Nokia Aims to Be a US Contender Again

Sarah Thomas
12/9/2011
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The expected U.S. debut of Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK)'s first smartphone born of its partnership with Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) headlines this week's operating system watch.

  • Lumia comes stateside: Nokia will debut its first Windows Phone 7-based smartphone, the Lumia 710, in the U.S. next week, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. The device will run on T-Mobile US Inc. 's 3G network and will be announced by the two companies at an event in New York. The phone was launched to mixed reviews in Europe last month. (See Euronews: Crunch Time for Nokia's Lumia and Nokia Ships First Windows Phone to Europe .)

  • Moto beats Apple in Germany: Motorola Mobility LLC has a win under its belt, getting an injunction against Apple in Germany. A court ruled that Apple's iPhone and 3G-enabled iPad infringed on a European patent for a "method for performing countdown function during a mobile-originated transfer for a packet radio system." (See EC Hints at Smartphone Patent Probe .)

  • Verizon releases the Xyboards: Verizon Wireless 's latest Android-based Long Term Evolution (LTE) tablet, the Droid Xyboard, went on sale online Friday and will hit stores on Monday. The tablet will retail for a hefty US$529.99 for the 16GB 10.1-inch version or $429.99 for the 8.20-inch version, plus a two-year contract. (See Verizon Launches 2 Moto LTE Tablets.)

  • OS loyalty doesn't translate to tablets: The term "Apple Fanboy" was coined for the droves of people that bought all Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) products, but there isn't an equivalent for other OSs. That's because even people who have Android, BlackBerry or Windows Phone smartphones want an iPad, according to a study by Maritz Research. When the firm showed 14 different tablets to 2,500 people online, 53 percent of BlackBerry smartphone owners, 41 percent of Android users and 40 percent of Windows Phone owners all said they'd want the iPad. The Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) Kindle Fire and Samsung Corp. Galaxy Tab were the second and third most chosen tablets, respectively.

  • Bye, Bye BBX: BlackBerry was forced to abandon the name BBX for its next-generation OS after being sued by Basis International for patent infringement on the name. The new name will be "BlackBerry 10," RIM confirmed in a Tweet this week.

    — Sarah Reedy, Senior Reporter, Light Reading Mobile

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    12/5/2012 | 4:46:52 PM
    re: OS Watch: Nokia Aims to Be a US Contender Again


    How will Nokia be a contender again when WP7 has lower market share than Windows Mobile does?  WP7 is not going to help sales in the US.  Even if Nokia gained customers, the overall market share will still be in the single digits, like 1%.

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