Last year, Nokia released an iOS app for its mapping service called “HERE,” possibly to try to fill the void caused by the removal of the stock Google Maps app from iOS. The company has now pulled Here Maps from the App Store, citing changes in iOS 7 that “harm user experience.”
Microsoft has announced that it will be buying Nokia’s Devices and Services units.
Microsoft will paying Nokia a total of EUR 5.44 billion (approximately $7.1 billion), EUR 3.79 billion to buy Nokia’s Devices and Services business, and another EUR 1.65 billion to license Nokia’s patents.
Nokia has started airing a new Nokia Lumia 925 television ad called “Photos to remember from the night you can’t,” which pokes fun at the low-light performance of other smartphones like Apple’s iPhone.
Nokia today published a new ad for the Lumia 925, pitching the device’s camera against the iPhone 5. The entire ad pokes fun at Apple’s “Photos Every Day” ad campaign, and is even shot in pretty much the same format.
Despite its troubled condition, Nokia is developing a number of products that set it apart from other smartphone manufacturers. Today, the company announced a new Windows Phone device called the Lumia 1020 that has a 41MP camera sensor on board which could take mobile photography to an all new level.
Nokia has started airing a new Nokia Lumia television ad called “Don’t flash, Amaze”, which portrays iPhone users as zombies.
When the presenter of the Finish TV show, Hjalliksen kanssa, told Nokia’s CEO Stephen Elop that he has an iPhone and wanted a Nokia phone (the yet-to-be-announced Lumia 928), Elop took his iPhone and threw it on the floor.
This shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone, but for the first time Samsung has topped Nokia as the top cellphone supplier in the world. Also not surprising, Samsung has widened its lead over Apple in the smartphone class as well.