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Nokia Ships 4 Million Lumias, Loses $1.7 Billion For The Quarter

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Nokia has reported their quarterly earnings and it is not looking good.  Their losses for the second quarter are about four times the loss from a year ago.  However they are happy to report that they have shipped a solid number of Nokia Lumias powered by Windows Phone.  Four million Lumias were shipped in the fourth quarter compared to 2.2 million in the first quarter.

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Incoming Freshmen At Seton Hall U Get Free Nokia Lumia 900 Handsets

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Incoming freshmen students at Seton Hall University will receive a new Lumia 900 handset courtesy of Nokia. The campaign is a part of Seton Hall’s Mobile Computing Initiative. It launched in coordination with Nokia, AT&T, and Microsoft. The phones will come equipped with Windows Phone 7.5 and an enhanced version of SHUmobile, which is an app that provides students with campus maps, directories, and news feeds.
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Skype Has Been An Issue For Windows Phone

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When Microsoft acquired Skype for $8.5 billion this past October, people have been wondering how the software giant would integrate the VoIP giant. This issue has been extended to Nokia. Mobility blogger Tomi Ahonen wrote a report about the Nokia shareholders meeting in Finland and it sounded like Nokia CEO Stephen Elop had to answer some tough questions. Ahonen said “Elop had explained that Nokia, together with Microsoft, is now attempting to convince carriers/operators to accept Skype against their wills, by marketing/pricing/sales gimmicks. This admission says to me that the carriers are truly hostile towards Nokia about the matter and this negotiation attempt is futile.”
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European Phone Companies Say Lumia Is Not Good Enough To Compete Against Android

European phone carriers are not holding back when sharing their opinion about Windows Phone versus Android. Reuters has interviewed the four major European telecom companies and all of them have reported not being satisfied with the range of Lumia handsets. The companies described Windows Phone devices as being overpriced because of their lack of real innovation. They also said that the phones are glitchy due to early battery life issues and is not supported enough by Nokia’s own marketing. One executive said that no one comes into the stores and asks for a Windows Phone. “If the Lumia with the same hardware came with Android in it and not Windows, it would be much easier to sell” said the executive.

Nokia Lumia 900 Data Connection Fix Patch Now Available

Earlier this month the Nokia Lumia 900 was released and there was some data connection issues with the device. This was caused by memory management issues and the company had promised a firmware update. The firmware update is now available and you should be able to connect to HSPA, LTE, and WiFi just fine now. You will still get a $100 credit if you bought the phone or buy it within the next week.
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Lumia 900 Costs More Than The iPhone 4S To Manufacture

The Lumia 900 costs only $100 with a 2-year contract and is currently free temporarily because of a data error. iSuppli calculated the numbers on how much it costs to build the Lumia 900. It turns out that it costs $217 to build and manufacture the Lumia 900 and $188 to build the iPhone 4S 16GB model. The iPhone 4S retails for $200 with a 2-year contract. The Lumia 900 has a physically large screen, but has a much lower pixel density than the iPhone 4S Retina Display.

Nokia Acknowledges Lumia 900 Glitch, Offers $100 Credit and Fix

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Yesterday we wrote about how the Nokia Lumia 900 had a glitch that caused people issues when trying to connect to the Internet. Nokia U.S. chief Chris Weber said that this was a memory management issue with the phone software and is not related to the hardware. The issue only affected a limited number of customers and they have created a software fix. Customers can swap their flawed phones at AT&T stores for an updated one and there will be a software update on April 16th. AT&T is also offering a $100 credit to customers regardless of whether they had the problem. The $100 credit is being offered to people that buy a Lumia 900 before April 21st at midnight.

Nokia Lumia 900 Hit With Data Connection Bug

The Nokia Lumia 900 smartphone has been hit with a bug as reported by people on Nokia, Phone Arena, and WPCentral forums. Windows Phone on the Nokia Lumia 900 loses data connections if the cellular link is restarted at any point. This problem also includes something as simple as airplane mode. You can fix the problem temporarily by booting up the phone without a SIM, shutting down, and then putting the SIM in again. It is believed that the unique phone identifiers (IMEIs) were not registering properly on the data network and AT&T is now taking the defective devices off the shelves.