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Nokia to chase the entry-level market as well at MWC, preparing affordable devices to compete with Huawei and ZTE

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Nokia to chase the entry-level market as well at MWC, preparing affordable devices to compete with Huawei and ZTE
Nokia is expected to launch a number of entry-level devices including both Windows Phone-based affordable smartphones and feature phones in just a couple of days at Mobile World Congress, according to Reuters. Nokia has allegedly decided to widen its presence in the low range amidst intensifying competition from Chinese manufacturers like Huawei and ZTE.

These rumors come after we have already heard other sources agreeing Nokia will launch a new Windows Phone flagship named Nokia EOS, a device packing the amazing PureView phase one technology that we’ve seen in the Nokia 808 PureView.

The upcoming affordable models will diversify Nokia’s porftolio and show that the company is now ready to look at the bigger picture after two tough transitional years the company spent laser-focused on bringing a competitive Windows Phone flagship.

There are no further details about those upcoming entry-level devices, but we expect even more of the successful Asha feature phone series.

Nokia sold a record 4.4 million Lumia smartphones in the last quarter of 2012, a one bright spot in an otherwise very turbulent Windows Phone ride which has put the company in the red this year. Still, Nokia would need to start much more than that in order to get noticed. Samsung in comparison sold around 50 million smartphones in Q4 2012 and Apple sold a whopping 48 million of its high-margin iPhone.

source: Reuters

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posted on 22 Feb 2013, 09:52 21

1. asingha94 (Posts: 295; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)

go nokia go..also want to see tablet..goodluck!.

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 10:46 3

11. iWorld (Posts: 85; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)

NOKIA is badly struggling. Samsung & Apple are like out of reach for NOKIA.

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 11:53 16

19. windroid (unregistered)

Nokia was out of reach of Apple some years ago, and that will happen again sooner than latter, just because Nokia at this moment is much more innovative than Apple.

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 12:12

24. hepresearch (unregistered)

I think I'll just let history-in-the-making give you a stiff whiff of realism...

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 11:58 13

21. windroid (unregistered)

At this moment Nokia (with all the range of phones) is selling more than Apple. In a few months the Lumia line alone will surpass Apple.

Take this words for granted.

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 12:11

23. hepresearch (unregistered)

"Take this words for granted."

Haha... I think I will! LOL...

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 12:41 5

29. windroid (unregistered)

I'll give you an example (one retailer from Russia):
Android OS (67.2%)
Samsung’s bada (8%)
Nokia’s Asha (7.7%)
Apple’s IOS (6.9%)
Windows Phone (5.9%)
Nokia’s Symbian (3.6%)

Wait a few month for data from India, Brasil, Mexico and the entire Europe.

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 22:44

40. drag0nslay3r (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)

I think you just forget Pakistan :) here Lumia specially 620 selling well .. which still isn't available in India..!!!

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 12:15 1

25. hepresearch (unregistered)

Agreed. Nokia may survive, and possibly even thrive, but I doubt that they will ever be again what they once were, or get back what they have lost. Samsung and Apple have never suffered such a drastic crash before, and if they are smart and learn Nokia's lesson, then it is possible that they never will... but who knows...

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 13:31 7

31. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

you dont remember Apple from 90's its was worse in anything u can imagine only thing helped them was iphone if i am correct

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 13:18

43. hepresearch (unregistered)

Oh, I was there my friend. I had to code LaTeX on an iMac... Apple's first foray into their new Mac OS X products. Then the iPod came out, and redefined the MP3 player altogether. Yeah... I was there back then, man! Cool story, huh?

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 09:54 23

2. Johnnokia (Posts: 1093; Member since: 27 May 2012)

Hopefully, Nokia can come back to the top by these new series.
Wish you very very good luck, you are the best Phone's manufacturer company in the phone history.

Thanks Nokia for this huge favor.

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 10:29 12

6. brandonrana (Posts: 57; Member since: 04 Nov 2012)

Nokia I wish nothing but the BEST for you.. :)

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 10:44 10

10. PhansMuneeb (Posts: 371; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)

Yup totally Agree with u.....Nokia's Build Quality is Just Unbeatable.....

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 16:15

33. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

This is cult!
Nokia zombies!

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 10:07 12

3. MarioGomez (banned) (Posts: 40; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)

Just mentioned the sale rate of Windows Phone and compared it with the one of Android ans IOS.
This part was really irrelevant to the thread of new lumia series.

Victor. H , you would never ever giving up from bashing Nokia.

Dont forget to moderate my comment. Because it is not harmonize d with your desire and mood

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 10:48 3

12. tashreef (Posts: 476; Member since: 24 Nov 2012)

EXACTLY WHAT I WAS THINKING... ... A post by Victor H..

Not surprising..

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 10:53 2

13. tashreef (Posts: 476; Member since: 24 Nov 2012)

BTW where is JhonNokia...??

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 13:12 1

30. MarioGomez (banned) (Posts: 40; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)

Johnnokia is reported by Victor. H for no reason.
Is there anyone know how can we call Phonearena Adminstration?

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 19:56

39. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)

Victor H probably has a short position against Nokia. He has never claimed otherwise, and until such a declaration is made public, his words and opinion about the financial state of Nokia and products they bring to maket should be ignored...

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 10:08 6

4. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3757; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

Always welcome to see phones available in every aspect.

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 12:08 4

22. tusshharish (Posts: 342; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)

nokia FTW..........

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 10:14 6

5. Mozarrt (Posts: 301; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)

I expect Nokia to increase volume, especially with the Lumia 620 becoming available in more countries.

People should give the Lumia range a chance, it has really shaped into something very nice.

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 10:32 3

7. Muzhhur (Posts: 260; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)

Ok, thats good for them, but the devices most arrive on time to all of us, In mexico theres no confirmations abouts Lumia 920 launchs

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 11:54

20. windroid (unregistered)

Be patient it will be there...

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 10:38

8. hung2900 (Posts: 956; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)

Samsung sold abt 62 million, not 50 million

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 10:40 7

9. luabin (Posts: 36; Member since: 29 Jul 2012)

EOS - Exemplary.Obliterate.Smartphone

EOS - ExtraOrdinary Smartphone

Nokia EOS

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 10:58

14. luabin (Posts: 36; Member since: 29 Jul 2012)

who may be you are, deal with it ! haha

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 11:07 8

15. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)

Nokia is rising again........!!!

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 11:12 3

16. ashisharbola (Posts: 62; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)

Nokia should had concentrate on Meego....That was a awesome OS :(

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 11:20 2

17. volcano (Posts: 348; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)

few days left and i feels its longer than 1 month -.-'

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 11:26

18. Kriksis (Posts: 93; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)

Hoping for full-touch ASHA with built-in GPS...

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 17:54 1

35. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)

Full touch i would prefer BIPASHA not ASHA :D

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 12:22 6

26. kushki (Posts: 49; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)

if only MS can get their act straight..... lots of features from WP still missing... some are listed here
HDR functionality in camera
1080P resolution support for display
password manager in internet explorer
proper skype integration
better camera kernel to support different camera innovations by nokia and htc in a single camera software (i.e. allow slightly different ui to accommodate Zoe, Nokia Lenses, etc.)
Better speech recognition and client
Faster animations so the phone does not seem sluggish (it is not slow in reality but thanks to the animations it seems that way)
Unified search
Notification center
Individual sound control
Call blocking
Bring all those to WP7.x as well.... hardware wise it can support all of the above...

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 12:32 2

27. kushki (Posts: 49; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)

there is more...
allow app closing in multitasking view
folder tiles
fm radio

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 12:41 4

28. Sterijoana (Posts: 32; Member since: 18 Feb 2013)

Better post your suggestions to WP central

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 15:36

32. lansky1213 (Posts: 11; Member since: 31 Jan 2013)

Well I go for the underdog, that being Nokia and HTC this time. It use to be Samsung but now that they are on top with apple they got lazy. The galaxy line use to be premium now they use it for every little thing they think of. Build quality has always suffered and no real innovations. People will soon get tired of spending there money on cheap fragile plastic hardware. The industry is will soon be evenly spread in a few years

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 17:46 1

34. MC1123 (Posts: 1255; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

i wish nokia will continue symbian!!! i mean 808 PV, the last and greatest symbian, the spec on its hardware isnt impressive to the eyes of fandroids! a 10 year old chip, single core, 512mbRAM(but still can match the power of a quad core with 1/2GB RAM) and the screen isnt HD, thats the spec of a low end phone right now!

i mena why nokia is fooling people with asha? they use the "smartphone" name on it but its not even a smartphone, it cant multitask like symbian (and it is the greatest advantage of symbian, multitasking and power efficient) and the spec of the ashas now are also single core 1GHz just same as the 808PV(i think it was overclock to1.3GHz same with the 701 which originally it only has 1GHz)

so nokia, if you dont want android or huawei or samsung will eat your current bread and butter (the feature phone and the asha is currently nokia's bread and butter, not the lumia's and also symbian still sold more even it is not heavily market as the lumia) you better bring them a real smartphone OS!!! and besides symbian belle is already modern, and its app ecosystem is quite decent for low end market, and symbian isnt hardware hungry like crapdroid!!! so ditch that s40 and go for symbian!! a real smartphone OS!! not that s40!! and it will suit well on that market!!

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 18:38

36. Dunknown (Posts: 84; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)

Phone saler in MY said that Nokia itself is controling about 20% of its OS. That is windows os, asha, symbian as well as Nokia os.

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 19:11

37. arfinkhan (Posts: 25; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)

nokia servives uk based properties retailer switches to nokia lumia820

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 19:53

38. jameshoe (unregistered)

Nokia + Google = Nexus

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 23:30

41. platformwars (Posts: 86; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)

What Nokia and MS have to do is target Android rather than iOS.. the WP OS is for people who are iOS users as the OS is Dull... My mom has a Nokia Lumia 920 and she loves the change from her iPhone 4s.. But im an Android user and after using the phone for a couple of hours everyday am convinced that I will never shift to WP.. There are still tons of things that WP cant do as compared to Anroid and another Ton of things that Android simply does better.. The Camera and the looks of the phone are probably the only things that I like about the device(Which is thanks to Nokia and not MS)..

So MS has to do something about their OS and do it fast to make it more appealing to the Android users.. Maybe something like what HTC has done with their new Sense 5..

But MS needs to act fast otherwise Nokia will be just waiting for their contact to end and will jump the Android ship too.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 11:09 2

42. arfinkhan (Posts: 25; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)

so 2013 is for nokia ...2012 was transitional year only 2 nokia model sold 4.4 milion.....what will happen this year .no place for sammy

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