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Nokia admits $1.7bn loss in Q1 2012

Nokia admits $1.7bn loss in Q1 2012

Nokia has announced its Q1 2012 financial results, with a huge €1.34bn ($1.7bn) operating loss despite sales of $7.4bn ($9.7bn) in sales. Smart devices sales more than halved year-on-year as Nokia's Symbian line lost traction, declining 38-percent from Q4 2011; meanwhile, mobile phones - the bread and butter of Nokia's bottom line - fell 32-percent year-on-year, and down 24-percent on the previous quarter. "We have faced greater than expected competitive challenges" CEO Stephen Elop admitted, adding that "actual sales results [of Lumia Windows Phones] have been mixed."

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No Windows Phone 8 upgrade for current handsets tip insiders

No Windows Phone 8 upgrade for current handsets tip insiders

None of the currently available Windows Phone devices - including Nokia's new Lumia 900 flagship - will get an upgrade to Windows Phone 8 "Apollo" insiders have warned, the next tough-to-swallow hurdle for Microsoft's platform. Despite comments earlier by one Microsoft evangelist suggesting all Windows Phone 7 devices would get an upgrade to the incoming major refresh of the mobile OS, other sources say that's definitely not the case.

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Nokia has just six months to claw its way from collapse

Nokia has just six months to claw its way from collapse

Nokia has six months to redeem itself with Windows Phone, analysts warn, before it needs to find a "Plan B" other than Microsoft's platform. After dire financial warnings earlier this week, in which Nokia not only confirmed that Symbian device sales were ditching, but that Lumia Windows Phone sales were only a fifth of those Symbian volumes, the outlook for the company is grim. However, while many suggest Nokia isn't, in fact, to blame for the most significant shortcomings in its device strategy, that won't save it from failure if it doesn't turn things around.

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Bad luck Nokia: Your Next Billion is saying No Thanks

Bad luck Nokia: Your Next Billion is saying No Thanks

You can't make an omelet without breaking eggs, but Nokia's looking more scrambled than anything else today. Some number crunching after Nokia's warning of worse-than-predicted financials for Q1 2012 reveals quite how badly the Finnish company's legacy business is crumbling: the same business that Nokia was relying on to keep it afloat during the Windows Phone transition. The headline figure: a mere 83 million handset sales, down from 108.5m a year ago.

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Nokia: 2m Lumia sales in Q1 but finances still underwhelming

Nokia: 2m Lumia sales in Q1 but finances still underwhelming

Nokia sold more than two million Lumia Windows Phones in Q1 2012, the company has confirmed, though still warns that its financial performance for the period will be less impressive than previously predicted. The Finns blame "competitive industry dynamics" - particularly in developing markets - and a decline in gross margins for smartphones for the decline in operating margins, which it now predicts will be a loss of 3-percent rather than the break-even or  minus 2-percent as before.

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Nokia Lumia 610 NFC prematurely revealed

Nokia Lumia 610 NFC prematurely revealed

Nokia has inadvertently revealed what could be the first NFC-enabled Windows Phone, prematurely releasing a video of the upcoming Nokia Lumia 610 NFC. Confirming the new model to be a minor change from the already announced Lumia 610the clip - since set to private but not before The Next Web could grab some details - also indicated that carrier Orange would be among the networks offering the phone.

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Nokia offers Lumia 900 free in data bug mea culpa

Nokia offers Lumia 900 free in data bug mea culpa

Nokia has slashed its Lumia 900 Windows Phone flagship to free on AT&T, a temporary promotion to apologize to customers for a data connectivity glitch in early models. Described as "a gesture of goodwill" the discount - which will take the form of a $100 credit to an AT&T account for any existing Lumia 900 owner or any buyer between now and April 21 - effectively reduces the subsidized price of the handset to nothing.

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Kinect on Windows Phone 8 in the pipeline

Kinect on Windows Phone 8 in the pipeline

The technology that drives the Kinect system for your Xbox 360 as well as your Windows PC will soon be coming to Windows Phone in miniature. Several sources (one of them drunk, the others said to be entirely reliable) have spoken with VR-Zone's Theo Valich about Kinect NUI (Natural User Interface) and its future with Windows Phone 8. This technology will be coming to Windows Phone 8 codename Apollo or one of its updates and will have the platform transformed in no time flat.

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AT&T Nokia Lumia 900 continues to climb sales charts

AT&T Nokia Lumia 900 continues to climb sales charts

AT&T's Nokia Lumia 900 continues to climb the sales charts, not only holding the top two places for online sales at one big-name retailer, but seeing customer demand apparently increase. Released in a high-profile launch featuring Nicki Minaj at the weekend, the Lumia 900 promptly grabbed first and second places for smartphones at one of the biggest online stores. Over the past twenty-four hours, that sales success has only got better.

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