Nokia has been virtually blown away by Android, but the wounded lion is still holding on to Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform, and indications are about new gadgets rolling out on September 5 at the Nokia World Conference. In addition, it is widely speculated that it may be surprise debut of Windows Phone 8 smartphones!
Nokia ‘Fighting’ With Windows Phone
CEO of Nokia, Stephen Elop stated in an interview recently that, in the smartphone market dominated by Apple and Android, Nokia is ‘fighting’ them with Windows Phone. However, strong the resolve is Windows Phone has an extremely limited market in the US. Although four million Lumia smartphones were shipped in just three months, the second quarter still saw $1 billion loss. Anyway, Elop’s comments have seen a bull run of 7.5 percent in the stock market.
Last month a report had surfaced about the launch of two new Lumia devices at the Nokia World- the Lumia 910 and Lumia 920. The specs and features of these Windows smartphones are not clear at all, but indications are that they will be running the new look operating system from Microsoft. Elop dropped so much as a hint saying that new Windows 8 phones will come in a ‘relatively new term’.