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From: zax2/16/2012 5:04:36 AM
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Nokia 808 PureView Mockup
February 13th, 2012 • Mark GuimFiled Under

The successor to the Nokia N8 will be called the Nokia 808 PureView according to Pocketnow. It will be one of six devices that Nokia is reportedly going to announce at Mobile World Congress. Our favorite mockup artist @brianmfb quickly got to work and rendered the next rumored cameraphone king. Check it out.

Brian based these images from a user manual that PocketNow got their hands on a few months ago. The device was originally reported to be the Nokia 803. Need a refresher? Take a look below.

If the Nokia 808 Pureview has a 3.5-inch display, this is how it will look like next to the Nokia Lumia 800 with a 3.7-inch screen.

You can follow Brian and his work on Twitter: @brianmfb. What do you think?

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From: Road Walker2/16/2012 9:40:29 AM
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Barclays U.S. Wireless Equipment: Handset Themes for 2012 Ahead of MWC
1:56 pm ET 02/15/2012 - Street Insider
Barclays U.S. Wireless Equipment: Handset Themes for 2012 ahead of MWC

Analyst, Jeff Kvaal, said, "Ahead of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade show and following a solid 4Q11, we rebalance our global handset estimates and identify likely themes for the coming year. A minimal decline in our overall estimates belies material shifts between the share gainers and losers. Our top handset picks ahead of MWC are Qualcomm (Nasdaq: QCOM), Nokia (NYSE: NOK), and Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL)."

"We lower our bottoms up 2012 estimate from 10% unit growth to 8%: We anticipate smartphone growth of 40%, above consensus of 30%. We assume a 6% decline in feature phones that brings volumes to 1.7bn. Gains at Samsung, Apple, Huawei, and ZTE offset declines at Nokia, RIM (Nasdaq: RIMM), HTC, and Motorola Mobility (NYSE: MMI)(Nasdaq: GOOG). We model 8% growth in 2013."

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From: Road Walker2/17/2012 1:18:44 PM
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Nomura Securities on Global Software: Bridging the Gap in Apple (AAPL) and Microsoft (MSFT) Product Lines
11:53 am ET 02/17/2012 - Street Insider
Nomura Securities on Global Software: Bridging the Gap in Apple and Microsoft Product Lines.

Analyst, Rick Sherlund, said, "We expect that Steve Ballmer may attend the Nokia (NYSE: NOK) session on Feb 27th to announce availability of the Tango low-cost version of Windows Phone 7.5, but also possibly the change in kernel to Windows 8 that may break binary compatibility with Mango and Tango. Also, the Windows 8 consumer preview release event on February 29th should be positive, showing new features in Windows 8. We discuss how Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) delivers compatibility across its products with Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 and we look at Apple s (Nasdaq: AAPL) options and issues this may create as it tries to offer some consistency in apps and user experience across the iOS platform of iPhone and iPad and the Mac OS X. We think Apple s new Mountain Lion is more of a pussy-cat in terms of what it accomplishes in delivering real cross platform compatibility and consistency of user experience relative to what Apple will want to accomplish longer term. We think the Windows 8 code is likely in good shape and have adjusted our earnings model to reflect upgrade coupons."

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From: Road Walker2/17/2012 2:47:21 PM
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Nice day for NOK, up 5%+ on very heavy volume. Comfortably above the 50 DMA.

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To: Eric L who wrote (6925)2/18/2012 7:48:11 PM
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Lumia 805 ? RAD! :)

3.9-inch ClearBlack WVGA screen, 16GB internal memory, 1450 mAh battery and a 12-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics and dual LED flash.

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From: zax2/20/2012 8:01:24 AM
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If someone recognizes the source of the soundtrack in the second video, please let me know... love it. :)

Nokia "Amazing Everyday" for Madrid and Barcelona show off giant Windows Phone
Posted on Mon, 20 Feb 2012 12:52 am EST by Daniel Rubino


Not a week goes by without Nokia getting some exposure via their "Amazing Everyday" campaign. This week we get two new videos, one from Madrid (Marquesinas Autobus) and Barcelona (Marquesinas Metro) with the latter being especially pertinent as we're on the cusp of Mobile World Congress 2012 which occurs in that very city starting in one week.


In these new videos we see a four-foot interactive Windows Phone that allows passerbys to take a few minutes to try the amazing UI. Come to think of it, this is a great idea as many of you will agree that the Metro UI is one of the key selling points of Windows Phone (and by extension Nokia). So allowing users to play with a giant phone while waiting for the subway or bus seems like a great way to get folks to experience the new design.

We've said it a million times already and we'll say it again, it's great to have Nokia out there pushing Windows Phone.

Source: BensonSenoraProd (YouTube); Thanks, Ellis B., for the tip!

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To: zax who wrote (6931)2/21/2012 12:39:03 PM
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"If someone recognizes the source of the soundtrack in the second video, please let me know... love it. :)"

No luck, sorry. Tried to recognize it 3 times with Bing Music and got 3 different answers.

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From: Eric L2/22/2012 9:41:23 AM
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NSN at MWC ...

The NSN MWC Press Releases have been published. Two are clipped below and I found the Nokia HSPA+ Multiflow collaboration with Qualcomm which will be standardized by 3GPP in Release 11 particularly interesting. Links and summaries are provided for 5 others. The master list of recent NSN press releases is here ...

>> Nokia Siemens Networks delivers faster, more flexible 4G (HSPA+) #MWC12

Presents first ever demo of HSPA+ Multiflow on commercial infrastructure equipment, delivering up to double the cell edge data speed

Nokia Press Release
Mobile World Congress 2012 (Barcelona, Spain)
February 20, 2012

Operators will be able to offer enhanced mobile broadband with a new feature for HSPA+ networks from Nokia Siemens Networks and Qualcomm. Known as HSPA+ Multiflow, it allows devices located close to the edge of a mobile base station’s cell to connect with a second base station serving a neighboring cell. The ‘Multiflow’ name refers to the two different paths data can then take to reach a device. The feature makes far more efficient use of network resources, delivering up to double the data speed and up to 50% faster response compared to existing HSPA+ networks.

A live demonstration at Mobile World Congress 2012 of the feature will be based on Nokia Siemens Networks’ commercial Single RAN offering and Qualcomm’s prototype USB dongles.

“With 100 million smart devices being added every month, we see a consequent increase in ‘smart’ applications that make use of their advanced capabilities. Not only is network traffic rising dramatically, much of it is also unpredictable in nature, and this can impact user experience,” said Keith Sutton, head of the WCDMA business line for Nokia Siemens Networks. “This is where HSPA+ Multiflow helps operators – it reduces imbalances that typically occur in network resource usage, and increases HSPA+ speed and capacity.”

HSPA+ Multiflow enables simultaneous transmission of two data streams from base stations in two adjacent cells to a single user device instead of one data stream from one base station as is the case with HSPA+ today. Overall, this can up to double throughput (data speeds) for users at cell edge. Due to Nokia Siemens Networks’ highly scalable Single RAN equipment, operators can protect their earlier network investments, by evolving their existing HSPA networks to the new technology with a simple software upgrade.

“We are working with Nokia Siemens Networks to drive the evolution and deployment of technologies like HSPA+,” said Serge Willenegger, vice president of product management at Qualcomm. “This demonstration confirms that HSPA+ Multiflow will enable us to further enhance the HSPA+ mobile broadband user experience, and is thus a valuable contribution toward enhancing the HSPA+ value proposition and further expanding global mobile broadband coverage."

The HSPA+ Multiflow feature is expected to be 3GPP standardized by mid 2012, and will be available commercially from Nokia Siemens Networks by second half of 2013. ###

>> Nokia Siemens Networks opens Smart Lab in Silicon Valley #MWC12

Newest mobile broadband lab supports app developers, device and OS vendors, operators

Nokia Press Release
Mobile World Congress 2012 (Barcelona, Spain)
February 20, 2012

Nokia Siemens Networks has opened a flagship mobile broadband testing and development facility in the heart of Silicon Valley. The company’s newest Smart Lab allows US-based operators, smartphone and operating system (OS) vendors, and application developers to analyze application and device performance across ‘live’ mobile network environments, including LTE. The lab aims to find the ideal balance between the best user experience and the lowest impact on network performance.

The lab benefits from the company’s new Smart Lab Performance Advisor, a reporting dashboard that provides instant insights into app and device behavior. The Smart Lab Performance Advisor facilitates the evaluation process at Nokia Siemens Networks Smart Labs. Each application and device tested is ranked by comparing test results to a database of network performance indicators. Operators can use this ranking to get a thorough understanding of application and device impact, and achieve the most effective network configuration to minimize such impact.

Nokia Siemens Networks will be demonstrating its Smart Lab Performance Advisor aimed at improving the overall mobile broadband experience at MWC 2012.

All Nokia Siemens Networks Smart Labs are equipped with an end-to-end network where the dependencies between mobile broadband technologies, smartphones and tablets, applications and services like Voice over IP, mobile video or social media can be tested and evaluated. The company collaborates with all stakeholders in the mobile ecosystem at these labs, advising them on how to further optimize network and application performance.

“Smartphones with always-connected applications introduce a new type of network behavior, and increase volatility in mobile broadband demand,” said Jan Hellman, head of Smart Labs at Nokia Siemens Networks. “This can considerably increase signaling traffic and drastically reduce smartphone battery life, and thus impact user experience. Our Smart Labs provide the world’s leading mobile broadband testing facilities and collaboration with other industry players allowing us to better advise our customers on how to make their networks more smartphone friendly.”

“Our Smart Labs and Smart Labs Performance Advisor reflect our growing commitment to help operators get concrete insights on how to resolve these issues,” Hellman said.

The company’s new Smart Lab Performance Advisor will be demonstrated at Nokia Siemens Networks’ “Let’s talk” zone at MWC 2012. In addition to the new Silicon Valley site, the company has Smart Labs in Finland, South Korea and France, as well as a second lab in USA.¹

¹ Nokia Siemens Networks operates Smart Labs on three continents and in four countries – Dallas and Silicon Valley in USA; Espoo in Finland; Seoul in South Korea; and Paris in France

Other MWC PR Summaries & Links

• 2012-02-20 | Liquid Net innovations channel mobile broadband to users #MWC12

Nokia Siemens Networks has added a raft of new capabilities, many of which are industry-firsts, to its Liquid Net portfolio. By fluidly allocating mobile broadband where and when it’s needed, the company’s approach creates far more efficient networks that adapt to volatile demand. The company will be providing further details on its evolution of Liquid Net in the run up to Mobile World Congress 2012, in Barcelona, where the breakthroughs will be demonstrated in live networks.

• 2012-02-21 | World’s first intelligent automation for core networks #MWC12

Nokia Siemens Networks is launching a Self-Organizing Networks (SON) technology that automates core network operations. The new SON for Core helps operators to automatically and rapidly allocate core network resources to meet unpredictable voice and mobile broadband demands. Core network investments are used more effectively, operational efficiency is raised and network reliability is improved.

• 2012-02-21 | Flexi Zone quenches thirst for mobile broadband, slashes cost per bit #MWC12

Nokia Siemens Networks has invented a way to deliver mobile broadband across areas with a very high user density more efficiently than ever before. Multiple, locally managed access points are used to create a network of interconnected ‘small cells’ creating a ‘Flexi Zone’ of mobile broadband coverage with a single connection back to an operator’s network. Flexi Zones allow virtually unlimited scaling of capacity as each zone can have up to 100 access points and yet behave, from the network point of view, as a single base station. The company is launching its Flexi Zone approach at Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona.

• 2012-02-22 | New software frees GSM spectrum to deliver mobile broadband #MWC12

360 operators in 140 countries serving 3 billion GSM subscribers can now allocate their network resources more fluidly with Nokia Siemens Networks’ Liquid Radio GSM software suite. When used with the company’s Flexi Multiradio base stations, the software suite makes more efficient use of the spectrum allocated to GSM services, while improving network quality. This frees up valuable spectrum to either increase GSM capacity or to deliver 3G and 4G mobile broadband at higher data rates.

• 2012-02-22 | Nokia Siemens Networks strengthens Single RAN portfolio #MWC12

Nokia Siemens Networks is launching its new Flexi Compact Base Station, the industry’s smallest macro base station for 3-sector sites combining baseband, radio and integrated transport in a single enclosure*. The company believes it will allow operators to modernize GSM networks for improved energy efficiency while offering the lowest total cost of ownership. The company has also launched a 6-pipes radio module, the latest addition to its Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station family, which enables highly compact and high capacity multi-radio sites for LTE rollouts, and is ready for evolution to LTE-Advanced.

About Nokia Siemens Networks

Nokia Siemens Networks is the world’s specialist in mobile broadband. From the first ever call on GSM, to the first call on LTE, we operate at the forefront of each generation of mobile technology. Our global experts invent the new capabilities our customers need in their networks. We provide the world’s most efficient mobile networks, the intelligence to maximize the value of those networks, and the services to make it all work seamlessly.

With headquarters in Espoo, Finland, we operate in over 150 countries and had revenues of over 14 billion euros in 2011. ###

- Eric -

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From: Road Walker2/24/2012 9:49:08 AM
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Nokia announced that on Monday it will host a press conference, where it will announce significant industry news
7:36 am ET 02/24/2012 -
The press conference will be hosted by Stephen Elop, Nokia's president and CEO. Due to the pending public transportation disruption, doors will be opened, and accredited media admitted starting Monday Feb 27th at 08:00 a.m. CET.


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To: Road Walker who wrote (6934)2/24/2012 10:03:06 AM
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More on NOK @$5.80

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

8:10 AM ET 2/24/12 | BusinessWire
According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, global Microsoft smartphone shipments grew 36 percent sequentially to reach 2.7 million units in the fourth quarter of 2011. Nokia captured top position as the world's number one Microsoft smartphone vendor for the first time ever.

Alex Spektor, Associate Director at Strategy Analytics, said, "Global smartphone shipments using the Microsoft operating system grew 36 percent sequentially to reach 2.7 million units in Q4 2011. 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."

Neil Mawston, Executive Director at Strategy Analytics, added, "An expanded portfolio of Windows Phone 7 models such as the Lumia 800, an increased retail presence and highly visible marketing campaigns across several European and Asian countries drove Nokia's growth. Nokia is by no means out of the woods yet, and it is still on a long road to recovery, but capturing top spot in the Microsoft smartphone ecosystem is an encouraging baby-step forward for the company."

Tom Kang, Director at Strategy Analytics, added, "Nokia's Microsoft smartphone growth during the quarter was achieved partly by capturing market share from HTC. This is a challenging development for HTC because it is also losing ground to Samsung in the Android segment. HTC is now at risk of being caught in a pincer movement between two giants of Samsung in Android and Nokia in Microsoft, and HTC must move with urgency to address the problem."

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