Nokia announced that it will cut the price of its flagship Lumia 900 smartphone in half. Many analysts interpret this as another signal that Nokia is losing ground to competition from Apple and Samsung. Below is a list of the top 10 active institutional shareholders of Nokia, all of which would be affected if Nokia’s prospects continue to decline. Check out other reports by Thomson Reuters Ownership Intelligence and follow @ownershipintel on Twitter.
Today, Thomson Reuters announced the acquisition of Apsmart, a London-based mobile design firm. I think this was a tremendous move on the part of the company for a number of reasons.
First, I think that this acquisition speaks to the reality of the world today. Very soon, there will be more mobile phones on the planet than people. Wherever I go, whatever I do, I am constantly connected through my mobile devices. So are you. That connection exists in both our personal lives as well as our professional lives; in fact, our late head of research and development at Thomson Reuters, Dr. Peter Jackson, framed our lives as a “work-life blur.” Mobile technology is at the heart of this. (more…)
Samsung unveiled a new top of the line Galaxy smartphone on Thursday, updating one of the most direct rivals to Apple’s iPhone, with a larger touch screen and a more powerful processor. Today’s graphic compares some of the most popular smartphones on the market. Do you own any of the phones below? Which do you believe is the best of the group?
Today’s graphic breaks down the global market share for smartphones. Samsung is the world’s largest smartphone manufacturer and biggest user of Google’s Android operating system. Leading in both smartphones and mobile handsets, Samsung is trailed by the likes of Apple and Nokia. What do you think these charts will look like in Q1 of 2013. Will Apple surpass Samsung? Will another player take over the #3 spot from Nokia? Let’s hear your thoughts…
Finnish mobile giant Nokia has unveiled its new Windows-powered Lumia smartphones at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Andrew Potter reports:
Worldwide smartphone sales to end users soared to 149 million units in the fourth quarter of 2011. Apple had an exceptional Q4, selling 35.5 million units, and became the world’s largest smartphone vendor. Today’s graphic breaks down smartphone sales, operating system market share, and vendor market share.
Thomson Reuters recently sponsored 40 budding Mobile App Entrepreneurs from St Matthews Academy, a school for girls and boys aged three to 16, in the Apps for Good program. The initiative aims to give young people the opportunity to learn to create apps that change their world.
The pupils, aged between 13-15 years old, presented their apps to colleagues from Thomson Reuters. The children were all nervous and for many it was the first time they had presented to people in a city corporation. Our colleagues gave feedback on the student’s Mobile Apps, which will be taken on board to help them improve their product and prepare for a big Dragons Den competition in March.
Leila Thomas, an implementation project manager and one of our 2011 Community Champion Awards winners, said: “We managed to leave the young impressionable minds on a confident and positive high. They found our presence to be welcoming, friendly and supportive with many leaving the building making comments like ‘I would like to work here at Thomson Reuters!’”
Rory Cellan-Jones, a technology correspondent for the BBC, has been down at St Matthew’s Academy off the back of the news of a critical report from the UK’s Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) on the standard of ICT teaching in UK schools. St Matthew’s innovative approach to ICT is set up so that pupils are invited to leave their phones on in class and are encouraged to develop apps as part of our initiative with Apps for Good.
Today’s graphic is a comparison between four rival smartphones: The Apple iPhone 4S, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the Motorola Droid Razr and the HTC Sensation XL. Which do you think is best?
Microsoft adds four new smartphones to the Windows Phone portfolio, focusing less on apps and more on experience, as it tries to build its small take of the global mobile phone industry. Jill Bennett reports.