Nokia to undercut Android prices to gain U.S. market share

By on August 13, 2011 at 1:00 AM.

Nokia to undercut Android prices to gain U.S. market share

Nokia’s head of North American sales Chris Weber sat down in an interview Business Insider recently and explained how the Finnish company will regain its market share in the United States by writing “one of the greatest turnaround stories in history.” Weber said that Nokia will release a number of new smartphone models running Microsoft’s Windows Phone Mango operating system and will compete with Android by pricing several of them lower than the cheapest Android models. Weber reconfirmed that Nokia is still on track to release its first Windows Phone handset this year, likely the SeaRay device we’ve seen leaked, but said the majority of its phones will begin to land next year. Business Insider also said that Nokia is deeply integrated with Microsoft’s plans for a complete tablet, PC and mobile phone ecosystem, which loosely suggests Nokia may have a tablet in the works, too. More →

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RadioShack profits slump on weak T-Mobile returns

By on April 26, 2011 at 3:15 AM.

RadioShack profits slump on weak T-Mobile returns

Reuters is reporting that this quarters pedestrian earnings filed by electronics retailer RadioShack has something to do with the wireless industry. Citing RBC Capital analyst Scot Ciccarelli, the publication notes that “RadioShack gave up a lot of compensation from AT&T and Sprint to carry T-Mobile [equipment], and this partnership doesn’t appear to be panning out the way management expected.” The news comes nearly one year after RadioShack executive Jim Gooch stated that T-Mobile had “materially breached its contract” with the retailer. RadioShack has lowered its earnings estimates for fiscal year 2011 — analysts cite weak demand and stiff competition in the retail and online spaces as potential causes. More →

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AT&T slashes prices on original iPads, too

By on March 5, 2011 at 2:34 AM.

AT&T slashes prices on original iPads, too

Following in Apple’s footsteps, AT&T has reduced the price of original iPad models by $100 online and in its retail locations. A 16GB iPad will now retail for $529, 32GB for $629 and 64GB for $729. If you were contemplating an iPad before, and aren’t blown away by the new features of the iPad 2, hit up your local AT&T or Apple Store and save. Anyone out there going to pick up an original iPad in light of the iPad 2 announcement? More →

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