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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: 1104; 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: 4003; 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 :(

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