Nokia India renews sales agreement with HCL Infosystems

IndiaNEW DELHI: Nokia India, now subsidiary of Microsoft Mobile, has signed a fresh 3-year contract with IT services and product distribution company HCL Infosystems to sell its mobile devices.  ” NISPL, subsidiary of Microsoft Mobile OY, and HCL Infosystems Ltd have signed a contract that will enhance the footprint of Microsoft Mobile devices across the Organized Trade and General Trade channels and rural India,” HCL Infosystems said in a statement.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/hardware/nokia-india-renews-sales-agreement-with-hcl-infosystems/articleshow/46273129.cms

Nokia N1 component suppliers see limited orders

ChinaAlthough Nokia’s new N1 tablet has strong demand in China, sources from related upstream component suppliers pointed out that they are still seeing weak orders from the vendor and are unlikely to see any major growth in the near future because of seasonal factors. Nokia has recently said that it has shipped 20,000 N1 tablets initially and the second batch of shipments are scheduled to be delivered before mid-February and the company has already received orders for over 560,000 units from consumers.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20150202PD206.html

Nokia Here To Provide Overseas Map Data For Baidu

Chinese search engine company Baidu recently reached an agreement with Nokia to provide map services to Chinese users outside China as Baidu aims to develop international businesses through mobile services. Nokia’s map and navigation business Here announced that it will provide overseas map data to Baidu map, targeting the Chinese outbound tourist market. Here will provide data to Baidu map’s desktop, iOS, and Android editions. The new service will first be available in Taiwan and gradually cover other countries and regions.

http://www.chinatechnews.com/2015/01/07/21298-nokia-here-to-provide-overseas-map-data-for-baidu

Nokia Networks completes Panasonic wireless network business acquisition

Mobile broadband provider Nokia Networks said today that it has completed the acquisition of a part of the wireless network business of Panasonic System Networks (PSN) in Japan. According to a media statement, this acquisition includes the transfer of fixed assets, employees and relevant contracts from Panasonic to Nokia Networks. The agreement also covers Panasonic’s mobile phone wireless base station system business for mobile operators and related wireless equipment system business.

http://mis-asia.com/resource/networking/nokia-networks-completes-panasonic-wireless-network-business-acquisition/

Baidu partners with Nokia’s HERE to power Baidu Maps outside of China

Earlier today Here, the maps service owned by Nokia, announced a partnership with Baidu that will see it power the Chinese search giant’s mapping technology outside of China. According to a release from the Finnish company, Baidu Maps’ first Here-powered market will be Taiwan, with other countries expected to roll out soon. The news marks a minor but noteworthy development as China’s internet giants seek to expand their footprints abroad.

https://www.techinasia.com/baidu-partners-nokias-power-baidu-maps-china/

Nokia India staff take to the company’s gates hoping for employment

CHENNAI: Some of the factory workers who used to work at the shuttered Nokia India plant have taken to collecting at the gates amid hope of reemployment after talk gained ground of smartphone maker Lava being interested in taking over the unit.  This follows a tour of the facility by representatives of a Chinese phone maker that’s a contract manufacturer for Lava, said sources inside the factory.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/hardware/nokia-india-staff-take-to-the-companys-gates-hoping-for-employment/articleshow/45368021.cms

Nokia plans comeback with 2015 tablet launch in China

HELSINKI: Finnish telecom equipment group Nokia announced an unexpected return to mobile devices on Tuesday (Nov 18) with a tablet aimed at the Chinese market. “We are pleased to bring the Nokia brand back into consumers’ hands with the N1 Android tablet, and to help make sophisticated technologies simple,” Nokia’s head of products Sebastian Nystroem said in a statement.

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/technology/nokia-plans-comeback-with/1479858.html

Nokia to bring 4G, 3G phones at lower prices in India

4G and 3G mobile phones as it struggles to regain the top position which it lost in 2012 to South Korea’s Samsung, presently the largest selling brand in India. BERLIN: Erstwhile market leader Nokia has indicated it may enter into a price war for 4G and 3G mobile phones as it struggles to regain the top position which it lost in 2012 to South Korea’s Samsung, presently the largest selling brand in India.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/hardware/nokia-to-bring-4g-3g-phones-at-lower-prices-in-india/articleshow/41962598.cms

Smartphone giants relocate factories to Vietnam

In mid-August, Microsoft, the new owner of Nokia phone brand, announced that its factory in Bac Ninh would become a major smartphone production base in its global value chain. Nokia, the 150-year old phone manufacturer, is relocating its factories in Hungary to other sites. It is also closing some of its factories in China. More than 30 production lines from its factories worldwide will be brought to Vietnam by the end of the year.

http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/business/111081/smartphone-giants-relocate-factories-to-vietnam.html

Nokia to shift smartphone production to Vietnam

According to Bac Ninh Province’s authorities, the firm has sent a document to related agencies in Vietnam announcing that it is going to shut down all or part of its factories in Komarom (Hungary), Beijing and Dongguan (China) and Reynosa (Mexico). Earlier, Nokia Vietnam said in a statement sent to relevant agencies to report on its business performance since 2011 and new business strategy after Microsoft took over Nokia that Microsoft has plans to relocate most smartphone production lines to Vietnam.

http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/science-it/110322/nokia-to-shift-smartphone-production-to-vietnam.html

Microsoft’s Pocket Friendly $25 Phone for Asia and Africa

Software maker Microsoft Corporation ( MSFT ) unveiled a new ultra affordable Nokia ( NOK ) mobile phone, Nokia 130, intended for the entry-level market. The Nokia 130 will be priced at $25 and will be available in the third quarter in different markets, including China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Nigeria, the Philippines and Vietnam.  The latest move will help Microsoft broaden its footprint in the fast-growing entry-level mobile phone market. It will help the software maker target first-time smartphone buyers globally.

http://www.nasdaq.com/article/microsofts-pocket-friendly-25-phone-for-asia-and-africa-analyst-blog-cm379437

Nokia Networks excels in China’s 4G network market

Nokia Networks strengthens its position as the top non-Chinese vendor in the second phase of a significant TD-LTE tender with the world’s largest wireless operator, China Mobile. Announcing this recently, the networking infrastructure provider said that it is is the only non-Chinese vendor to win a double-digit unit share in China. With this contract, Nokia Networks further expands its 4G footprint in China to cover 18 out of 31 provinces, including mega cities and provinces such as Beijing, Shanghai and Guangdong, and builds on over 20 years of successful cooperation between the two companies, the company said in its statement.

http://mis-asia.com/resource/industries/nokia-networks-excels-in-chinas-4g-network-market/

Dogged by poor orders from Microsoft, Nokia moves to single-shift operation

CHENNAI: Dogged by poor orders from Microsoft, Nokia — a contract manufacturer of mobile handsets for Microsoft-has further reduced its production to a single shift operation at its Sriperumbudur plant. Also, production numbers have hit new lows, union officials said. “Effective June 1, production at the plant is functioning on a single shift basis. Production volumes too are poor at around 40,000 units a shift,” union officials said.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/hardware/dogged-by-poor-orders-from-microsoft-nokia-moves-to-single-shift-operation/articleshow/36432219.cms

NI And Nokia Join Hands For Advanced Research On 5G

NI is working with Nokia’s networks business on advanced research related to 5G wireless technologies News | by CIOL Bureau BANGALORE, INDIA: National Instruments(NI) today announced that it’s working with Nokia’s networks business to collaborate on advanced research related to fifth generation (5G) wireless technologies such as exploring peak data rates and cell-edge rates in excess of 10 Gbps and 100 Mbps, respectively.

http://m.newshunt.com/in/english/ciol/home/ni-and-nokia-join-hands-for-advanced-research-on-5g_29245822

Nokia increases orders for on-cell touch panels to Taiwan

TAG indexNokia is reportedly putting in increased orders to Taiwan-based touch panel makers for on-cell touch panels that are set to be used in new smartphones released in 2014, according to industry sources. Innolux and Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) are expected to be the main suppliers for Nokia, which is planning to expand its reach in the smartphone business, most notably in China.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20140415PD208.html

Nokia’s Androids are cute, but they’re not strong enough for Asia

Yesterday, Nokia (HEL:NOK1V; NYSE:NOK) outed its three colorful, cute, and budget-minded Android phones, the X, X+, and XL. Priced from $122 to $150, they’re clearly aimed at developing nations where Nokia Asha isn’t good enough and where Windows Phone isn’t growing fast enough – though that’s not the explanation given by Microsoft-owned Nokia, of course. But can the Nokia X, X+, and XL appeal in major Asian markets that have been dumping Nokia phones in the past few years in favor of Android smartphones – in nations like China, India, and Indonesia?

http://www.techinasia.com/nokia-android-phones-not-strong-enough-for-asia/

Nokia’s Android phone will only sell online in China

Online retailer Jingdong (a.k.a. JD.com) will be the exclusive seller of the Nokia X series in China, the Finnish company’s first Android phone unveiled at the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona today. Many saw the Microsoft-owned Nokia’s decision to make an Android phone as a white flag signaling the defeat of Windows Phone, but Microsoft is still pushing its own OS in China and India by partnering with local phone-makers. Nokia (NYSE:NOK) noted other key markets include Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Russia.

http://www.techinasia.com/learning-xiaomi-nokias-android-phone-sell-online-china/

KakaoTalk makes its way onto Nokia Asha

Today the team behind KakaoTalk announced it has made its popular messaging app available for Nokia Asha devices. Owners of Nokia 500, 501, 502, and 503 devices will now be able to download KakaoTalk in countries with access to the Nokia Store. While limited to those four devices for now, Kakao states that it will expand onto more Asha devices in the future. KakaoTalk for Asha currently supports 12 languages. The move onto Asha now means that KakaoTalk is available on a total of six mobile operating systems – Android, iOS, Blackberry, Bada, Windows Phone and Nokia Asha.

http://www.techinasia.com/kakao-talk-nokia-asha/