Bell and Nokia Have Completed the First Canadian Trial of 5G Mobile Technology

Last Friday, Bell announced that it successfully demonstrated Fifth Generation (5G) mobile technology in collaboration with Nokia. Conducted at Bell’s Wireless Innovation Centre in Mississauga, the trial leveraged spectrum in the 73 GHz range to achieve sustained data speeds more than 6 times faster than top 4G mobile speeds now available in Canada. Expected to […]

Nokia Setting Up For Return to Mobile Industry

Nokia, once the world’s largest maker of mobile phones is preparing to make a comeback, according to recent reports.

Mobilicity adds inexpensive Nokia smartphone to its line-up

Mobilicity today announced the launch of the Nokia 500, a mid-range smartphone for value-conscious Canadians looking to take advantage of the wireless operators $10 unlimited data add-on.

The Nokia 500 features include: a 1GHz processor , a 3.2-inch touch display with 640×360 pixel screen resolution, a full-screen QWERTY keyboard, 5 megapixel camera, and microSD card slot that supports up to an additional 32GB of data.

Worldwide sales of Smartphones up 85% in recent quarter

Global sales of wireless phones and smartphones were 427.8 million units in the first quarter of 2011, an increase of 19 percent from the first quarter of 2010, according to recent report from Gartner, Inc.

Smartphone sales totaled 101.8 million units in the January to March timeframe, up 85 percent from the same quarter of 2010. Smartphones accounted for 23.6 percent of overall sales.

Almost 100 Million Smartphones sold in first quarter of 2011

In the first quarter of 2011, worldwide smartphone sales totaled 99.6 million units, up 79.7% from the 55.4 million units in the first quarter of 2010 according to a recent report from IDC.

The research firm attributes the rapid increase in sales to a combination of more mid-range and entry-level offerings and lower pricing.

Sales of mobile phones tops 340 million in third quarter

The Global market for mobile phones market grew 14.6% in the third quarter of this year, the fourth consecutive quarter of double-digit growth, according to a recent report from the International Data Corporation (IDC).

IDC says vendors shipped 340.5 million during the July to September timeframe compared to 297.1 million units in the third quarter of 2009.

1.2 Billion Mobile phones sold worldwide in 2009

Worldwide mobile phone sales declined 0.9% in 2009 to 1.21 billion units according to a recent report from Gartner.

Despite the annual decline there was some good news as mobile phone sales increased 8.3% to 340 million units in the final quarter of year.

Nokia N97 launches on Bell Mobility

Nokia and Bell today announced the launch of the Nokia N97 mobile smartphone in Canada.

The Symbian OS 9.4 device features a large 3.5 inch touch screen tilt display, slide out QWERTY keyboard, an FM transmitter and FM radio, 5 megapixel camera, LED flash, and 32 GB of internal memory.

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