Microsoft officially kills the Nokia brand – Microsoft Lumia is the future. Meanwhile, iTunes’s future is not looking as great and Sony has a “huge” announcement coming.
Microsoft is finally ready to make the transition and phase out the Nokia brand. Enter Microsoft Lumia, the final result of this acquisition, which they claim to have been slowly working towards.
The Nokia wording in device will disappear and be replaced with Microsoft’s brand, but when will the first Microsoft Lumia device come? We are not sure of all the details, but it’s said the first Microsoft Lumia smartphone will be announced “soon”.
Opinion: To be honest, I believe Nokia would have worked better as a smartphone brand. Nokia has been a recognized phone manufacturer for a long time, something Microsoft could have capitalized from. I am no marketing expert, though. They must have their reasons.
Apple seems to be unbeatable in many ways, but their business has its downfalls. A new report claims the Cupertino giant is seeing a decline in its iTunes sales, and the numbers are quite alarming.
Sources familiar with the matter claim sales have fallen 13%-14%, which is a huge number compared to 2013’s 2.1%.
Opinion: Could this be the reason why Apple spent so much money acquiring Beats? It certainly makes more sense now, but we shouldn’t speculate so much.
Larger tablets seem to be becoming the trend, and Sony is ready to jump on the bandwagon. At least that is what the latest rumors seem to corroborate.
It’s said the Japanese manufacturer will be launching a 12-inch tablet during the first quarter of 2015. It will come with high-end specifications and feature a stylus, with a high focus on graphics applications.
Opinion: OK, so it seems Sony is trying to hit the creative workers out there, in which case a larger, powerful tablet would make sense.