Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Nokia Series 40 Phones, Over 1.5 Billion Units Sold!

Nokia Series 40, Over 1.5 Billion Units Sold!

Nokia just announced that its popular phone Nokia S40 series has reached it's 1.5 billionth customer, a 21 year old lady, Mayara Rodrigues, in Brazilian city of São Paulo. She purchased a Nokia Asha 303. Nokia first developped the Series 40 phone, Nokia 7110 in 1999. Great Job Nokia!

Via Nokia;

"Nokia hits 1.5 billion sales of revolutionary Series 40 mobile phones

The landmark Nokia Asha 303 device has been purchased by a 21-year-old Brazilian woman

Espoo, Finland - Nokia today announced one of the most significant milestones in its history with the sale of its 1.5 billionth Series 40 mobile phone. The device was sold to a female consumer in the Brazilian city of São Paulo and represents a historic moment as Nokia continues its strategy of connecting the next billion.
The 1.5 billionth phone was a Nokia Asha 303, a stunning touch screen handset with QWERTY keypad designed for web browsing, social networking and gaming, that features pre-installed entertainment and applications such as Angry Birds Lite.

The device was purchased from a Magazine Luiza store in São Paulo by Mayara Rodrigues, a 21-year-old who loves staying in touch with friends and family through social networks.
Image: Nokia Brazil Vice President, Almir Luiz Narcizo, and retail network President, Luiza Helena Trajano hand the phone to Mayara Rodrigues

The first Series 40 phone was the Nokia 7110 developed in 1999. Since then this family of phones has evolved to such an extent that they are considered 'Smartphone Lite' thanks to the innovations of the new Nokia Asha range.

Series 40 phones now blur the line between feature phones and smartphones. With recent innovations including Nokia Maps for Series 40, Nokia Browser and Web Apps, Nokia Money and Nokia Life Tools, millions of consumers have enjoyed easy and affordable access to the Internet and information for the first time, with locally relevant apps and content.

Mary McDowell, Executive Vice President for Mobile Phones at Nokia, said: "We are incredibly proud to reach this milestone. Having 1.5 billion Series 40 devices sold is a hard-to-reach mark, let alone one attainable in a single line of products. At a time when we are maintaining our commitment to connecting the next billion customers around the world - it is gratifying to consider how Series 40 devices have made mobile technology accessible and help continue to change people's lives for the better.""

Nokia is a global leader in mobile communications whose products have become an integral part of the lives of people around the world. Every day, more than 1.3 billion people use their Nokia to capture and share experiences, access information, find their way or simply to speak to one another. Nokia's technological and design innovations have made its brand one of the most recognized in the world. For more information, visit

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HP Touchpad Gets IceCream Sandwich, Thanks To CyanogenMod 9.

HP Touchpad Gets IceCream Sandwich, Thanks To CyanogenMod 9.

If you grabbed one of those $99 HP Touchpads, CyanogenMod 9 CM9 is putting some Google's Android OS, Ice Cream Sandwich on it. Frome the video below, I am sure we will soon be tasting ICe Cream Sandwich on our Touchpads.

iPhone Market Share Surpasses Android, By 0.1 Percent In USA.

iPhone Market Share Surpasses Android, By 0.1 Percent

With all the good news about Apple's earning report and becoming the largest company in the world, there are some other news that interests, telecom people.
Apple's iPhone has a market share of 44.9% while Android slipped to 44.8% from recent 50% market share. The data was published by Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.
Android is the leading phone platform in the world market but Apple iPhone is closing at a rapid rate;
"Dominic Sunnebo, global consumer insight director of
Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, explains: “Apple has continued its strong sales run in the US, UK and Australia over the Christmas period. Overall, Apple sales are now growing at a faster rate than Android across the nine countries we cover.”
Apple has the wall street alight today with unprecedented share price and more than 13 Billion dollars income.

Mean while, Microsoft's Windows phone market share did not get the help that it was expecting from Nokia Lumia 800 and the market share in all key markets remained around 2%.

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