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  • Nokia's feature-phone units slipped 1% to 93.9 million.

    Nokia Discerns Hope in New Phone

  • The arms race between feature-phone product lines adding functionality (Nokia, Motorola, et al.), secure communications devices for professionals (such as RIM's BlackBerry), visual interface-driven multi-purpose devices (Apple's iPhone and iPad), and open-system platforms for multiple hardware developers (Google's Android operating system for tablets and phones) has spurred each player to new heights.

    Bye-Bye, PCs and Laptops

  • Known as Droid Razr, Motorola's newest smartphone recalls the device maker's blockbuster Razr feature-phone franchise, once the must-have handset before Apple Inc. brought out the iPhone.

    Motorola's New Droid: Razr

  • People often complain that we have such a small volume market share, but one has to remember that we have given up the feature-phone business and are not comparable to the large players like Nokia anymore.

    Sony Ericsson's Strategy: Get Smart

  • Associated Press Bert Nordberg has helped Sony Ericsson close down its feature-phone business and build up in smartphones.

    Sony Ericsson's Strategy: Get Smart

  • We are still in the process of disintegrating our feature-phone business, and doing so without losing money.

    Sony Ericsson's Strategy: Get Smart

  • It can accomodate a microSD card of up to 32GB, which seems like a lot for a feature-phone, but you'll notice music controls on the outside of its clamshell and stereo speakers, which is their attempt to make it a fairly music-centric device.


  • The Rough n' Tumble Samsung Convoy 2 The Samsung Convoy 2 is here for Verizon, its latest ruggedized feature-phone built to withstand the rigors of outdoorsy people, or butter-fingered indoorsy people.


  • (GOOG)'s Android software have fallen below 100 euros ($144) and started cutting into Nokia's lower-end feature-phone sales, said

  • Smartphone sales cannibalized feature-phone shipments somewhat as consumers in mature markets purchased more entry-level and midrange Android models due to carriers' and manufacturers' promotions and other factors, noted Roberta Cozza, Gartner's principal analyst for mobile-device research in Europe.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion


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