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Nokia strategy: offer developer tools to make games like Angry Birds easily

October 6, 2010 by MobileWebGo

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-10-06/nokia-plots-u-s-comeback-with-n...

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The N8 will change U.S. shoppers’ views that Nokia devices, which use the Symbian operating system, aren’t as fun or easy to use as Apple’s or products with Google Inc.’s Android software, Ojanpera said in an interview. The world’s biggest handset maker, Nokia has a 38 percent share of the smartphone market, researcher Canalys said. Its total U.S. market share is 7.8 percent, according to ComScore Inc.

Nokia and AT&T's calling all innovators contest has $10 million in prizes

September 28, 2010 by MobileWebGo

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The Money. The Fame. The Apps.

Welcome to the 2010 Calling All Innovators – North America developer contest, presented by Nokia and AT&T. We’re challenging developers to create new applications and games for the new Nokia N8 and future Nokia devices for consumers in the U.S. and Canada. With $10 million in cash, devices, and marketing prizes up for grabs, now is the time for you to take advantage of Ovi Store’s global reach which gives you access to the world’s largest community of app-purchasing mobile consumers.

The Nokia N8 is a powerful Symbian^3 device that is a new platform for innovative developers to create advanced, graphically rich, high performance apps that will delight consumers in the U.S. and Canada. We challenge you to take maximum advantage of the new capabilities in both the N8 hardware and Symbian^3 O/S, to create the next level of apps for the Nokia N8 and Ovi Store.

Nokia's app store Ovi Store serving 2 million apps a day

September 21, 2010 by MobileWebGo

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Since its redevelopment Ovi Store was now serving two million apps a day in 30 languages to 120 device-types via 91 operators in 190 countries. Some 85% of buyers were return purchasers who averaged 2.6 downloads each. More than 90% had bought through their local store rather than the global store.

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Nokia and Intuit will offer mobile marketing to small businesses

September 16, 2010 by MobileWebGo

The article mentions that there are an estimated 500 million small businesses in the world, and that Nokia claims 1.3 billion people use Nokia mobile devices every day.

Mobile OS market share, 2009 to 2014 numbers from Gartner

September 13, 2010 by MobileWebGo

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Additional information is available in the report "Forecast: Mobile Communications Devices by Open Operating System, 2007-2014," which is available on Gartner's website at http://www.gartner.com/resId=1428830.

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Nokia chief replaced by Microsoft executive

September 13, 2010 by MobileWebGo

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A victim of Steve Jobs and the iPhone, Nokia chief executive Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo is stepping down on Sept. 20. He will be replaced by Stephen Elop, the current head of Microsoft’s business division.