Nokia says it's "time to shift gears", schedules press event on May 9

Nokia says it's
Nokia has just announced it will hold a press event on May 9th in New Delhi, India, and chances are we could see a big update to Nokia’s Asha feature phone lineup. The invitation simply says it’s “time to shift gears” but does not give any official details whether it’d launch new products and what would they be.

It seems though that an Asha refresh is the most likely scenario given that the event will take place in India, one of Nokia’s strongholds when it comes to feature phones. For an update in its Windows Phone Nokia Lumia portfolio the company would have likely chosen a different location.

Gears is also associated with Nokia’s accessory division so we can expect new accessories as well. It’s all about to happen in just around a week, so stay tuned.

source: BGR

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44 Comments

1. best_

Posts: 50; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

Good Luck

13. TROOL

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 26, 2013

nokia is gooood!!

28. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Trool...muahahahaha. You're funny man! What's next? Stroll?

2. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Wish all the best to you, Nokia! Good luck! :)

11. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

yeah i can't wait good luck NOKIA :)

41. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Looks Like month May is good for Nokia Fans.......!!!

3. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

I downloaded the windows 8 theme on my photon q and must say it gave me a better idea of how windows phone ui looks and works! I think I wouldn't mind the HTC 8X as a back up :)

4. Edmund

Posts: 656; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

I'd say they'll announce the end of S40/S30. The new strategy will of course shift the focus toward low end Windows Phone 8 devices.

5. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

put to the top gear and bring it on ...

6. dan86

Posts: 298; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

For god sake NOKIA shift the gear to ANDROID and let the engine pump!

10. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

for god sake stop been a whiny little girl and move on, seriously you have loads of choice if you want android go buy one and shut up

7. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1249; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Yeah I'm 90% sure this will be for the Asha phones buy C'mon where is that Nokia Catwalk? If it doesn't come out in May I'm gonna have to get the S4.

8. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Hope Nokia bring some great Pureview camera quality to Windows Phone like the Symbian 808 Phone and upgraded OIS.

9. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

This May is a big step for Nokia, so excited, can't wait for the results!

12. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

do you guys think smartphones selling more than feature phones would have anything to do with their decision

14. jameshoe unregistered

pay a hacker money to hack some photos

15. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Time to shift gears and bring an android phone to the market

17. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

Come on Nokia!! we wanna see true innovation.

22. ryq24

Posts: 875; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Nokia android ? :-)

35. best_

Posts: 50; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

Nokia has won a court injunction banning HTC from using microphone components in its flagship HTC One smartphones. It will create more headaches for the Taiwan-based firm, which has struggled with component shortages. Nokia said it had taken apart the HTC One and found the high-amplitude audio-capture technology was the same as its own. HTC said it would be looking for alternatives "immediately". The ruling made by the Amsterdam District Court is effective until March 2014 and will prevent STMicro, which sells the parts, from offering them to HTC for sale. The court found the parts had been invented by Nokia and manufactured exclusively for the Finnish company's phones. Nokia said: "HTC has no licence or authorisation from Nokia to use these microphones or the Nokia technologies from which they have been developed. "The injunction prevents STMicroelectronics from selling the microphones to anyone except us, anywhere in the world, until 1 March 2014. Its scope is not restricted to the Netherlands. "The HAAC [high amplitude audio capture] technology used in these microphones is Nokia's and there is no alternate supplier." In a statement, HTC said it was disappointed by the decision. "We are considering whether it will have any impact on our business and we will explore alternative solutions immediately," it said. A spokesman for STMicro - which has its headquarters in Geneva - said his company planned to challenge the ruling. "A decision has been rendered by the Amsterdam Court, prohibiting ST to sell a specific microphone on the open market," he said. "ST intends to appeal this decision. In the meantime, ST is ready to propose alternative solutions."

44. best_

Posts: 50; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

45. deburocks

Posts: 126; Member since: Apr 20, 2013

Somethng positve frm phonearena about nokia. All the best nokia, i cant see u going down, even i have to beat the crap out of ip@@@ps and galxies.. I will do. U will surprise us iam damn sure..I LUV U NOKIA NT MSFT"""""AND ALL D G&YL₪G XY SAMD""G B""CHES AND IP""OPSTERS " JUST F"O .... Go cry to ur momma

47. Andrewtst

Posts: 697; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Good luck Nokia.

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