Microsoft Acquires Nokia Devices and Services Business For ~$7.1B

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Microsoft will acquire Nokia’s Devices and Services business for 5.44 billion Euros.

Microsoft Acquires Nokia Devices and Services Business

Microsoft has just announced that they are acquiring Nokia‘s Devices and Services divisions in a move that will see Microsoft in control of Nokia’s smart phone properties. This is not a complete takeover, as Nokia will still be its own entity with its own patent portfolio. However, Microsoft will be granted a “10-year license” to Nokia’s patents.

Microsoft will pay $3.79 billion euros on the Devices and Services business and $1.65 to license patents. 32,000 staff will move from Nokia to Microsoft, with Nokia CEO Stephen Elop moving to Microsoft as executive VP of Devices and Services.

Samsung Takes Another Jab At Apple with New Galaxy S4 Ad

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Samsung Takes Another Jab At Apple with New Galaxy S4 Ad

Samsung Takes Another Jab At Apple with New Galaxy S4 Ad

Samsung in a mission to popularize its latest flagship Galaxy S4 but at the expense of Apple. A new Ad for GS4 pokes fun at Apple’s iPhone 5. GS4 features are way much more than the iPhone 5, and its specs beat Apple’s latest smartphone in terms of almost everything. Watch the Ad right below:

Although Samsung started this kind of mocking Ads, last week Microsoft and Nokia poked fun at both iPhone 5 and Galaxy S4. A marketing initiative from Microsoft, with a touch of humor, to address its position as number three. The Ad states “Don’t fight. Switch

Here’s the video:

Apple is expected to announce its iOS 7 at WWDC in which the company said to undertake major changes to the outdated system.

iPhone iOS 5 Outperforms Nokia Lumia 800 Windows Phone in Browser Benchmark Tests

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iPhone iOS 5 Outperforms Nokia Lumia 800 Windows Phone in Browser Benchmark Tests

Here is a cool comparison test which shows the power of iPhone 4S along with iOS 5. The guys at 359gsm recently ran a test including iPhone 4 running iOS 4.3, iPhone 4S running iOS 5 against Nokia Lumia 800 smartphone running Windows Phone 7.5 Mango. iPhone 4S significantly outperform Nokia in all benchmark tests.

The results are shown below courtesy of 359gsm, you can watch the test video above as well:

Browsermark Test: Higher is better
  • iPhone 4 (iOS 4.3) – 37 503
  • Nokia Lumia 800 (WP7.5 aka Mango) – 30 452
  • iPhone 4S (iOS 5) – 86 702
Speed Reading Test:
  • iPhone 4 (iOS 4.3) – 2 fps (iPhone 4 with iOS 5.0 – around 37 fps)
  • Nokia Lumia 800 (WP7.5 aka Mango) – 40 fps
  • iPhone 4S (iOS 5) – 60 fps
Sunspider Test: Lower is better
  • iPhone 4 (iOS 4.3) – 4018.2 ms
  • Nokia Lumia 800 (WP7.5 aka Mango) – 7188.7 ms
  • iPhone 4S (iOS 5) – 2266 ms
Acid3 Test:
  • iPhone 4 (iOS 4.3) – 100/100
  • Nokia Lumia 800 (WP7.5 aka Mango) – 100/100
  • iPhone 4S (iOS 5) – 100/100
HTML5 Test:
  • iPhone 4 (iOS 4.3) – 210
  • Nokia Lumia 800 (WP7.5 aka Mango) – 141
  • iPhone 4S (iOS 5) – 296

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