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Microsoft to Take Over Nokia in $7.2 bn

Microsoft to Take Over Nokia in $7.2 bn

Now here’s news that is going to leave everybody shell-shocked…..to say the least!! Microsoft in an astonishing turn of events have taken over Finnish cellular giants Nokia in a $7.2bn deal (5.44bn Euros). Microsoft confirmed that Nokia would grant the Washington state-based software giant a 10-year non-exclusive license to its patents, while the Finnish company would itself focus entirely on network infrastructure and services, while ceasing to exist as a phone manufacturers.   The two companies said the deal would “redefine the boundaries of mobility,” and would be completed by early 2014. About 32,000 employees would switch to Microsoft, if the acquisition is approved by regulators. Nokia still remains the world’s second largest mobile phone manufacturers behind Samsung but have fared poorly in the “Smartphone” category. This seems to be quite a smart move on the part of Microsoft as currently the usage of phones having the Windows Phone OS from vendors is fading at a rapid pace.   Nokia which had around 40% mobile market share in 2007, dropped down to 15% by 2013 and have a meager share of just 3% in the Smartphone genre with Android playing a major role largely due to its 75% share in the global Smartphone market. Microsoft will also take into ownership Nokia’s Asha range of feature phones. Patent-wise, Microsoft gets 10-year non-exclusive license to its Finnish partner’s library of ideas and “reciprocal rights” to use Microsoft patents within its HERE mapping services. While Microsoft will be able to use the Nokia branding on its products, the Finnish company will now focus on its mapping, infrastructure and advanced tech arms. Here is what former Nokia CEO Steve Ballmer had to say: “It’s a bold step into the future – a win-win for employees, shareholders and consumers of both companies. Bringing these great teams together will accelerate Microsoft’s share and profits in phones, and strengthen the overall opportunities for both Microsoft and our partners across our entire family of devices and services.” Would the new found acquisition by Microsoft finally be the key to Nokia’s resurgence? We’ll soon find...

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The New Adventure of Angry Birds Star Wars

The New Adventure of Angry Birds Star Wars

The new online game has brought two games of Angry Birds and the Star Wars together under the same adventure of Angry Birds Star Wars. In the meanwhile, the game of Angry Birds has gained immense popularity among the online gamers and the various users of social networking sites. The adventure of the Angry Birds, as well as that of the Star Wars, though both are generations apart, was tremendously popular. The latest developer of android applications has made it possible to bring the games under one single roof and make it even more exciting. The combination of the Birds, Darth Vader, Jedis and Pigs together in one single game has made it even more exciting and adventurous. The new game of angry birds star wars golden eggs walk through provides an environment of outer space, where the player is engaged in intense fight using the birds. The player needs to choose the right bird according to their powers, in order to win the levels of the game. Various birds have their own natural power and abilities and the player has to use them accordingly, in order to ward-off the factors like, zero gravity of the space, etc. Even then, the game is a simple one and has resemblance to the earlier games of the Angry Birds. A few levels of the new game of Angry Birds Star Wars even are quite similar to the game of earlier Angry Birds Space. The application of the game of new Angry Birds Star Wars is even compatible with the android powered devices. The players would not find it difficult to play the game in such devices, since the game is designed to be played on the android version of the new smartphones. The introduction of the Mighty Falcon has even made the game much more interesting. The latest update of the android game can also be had from the site of...

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Top business phones

Top business phones

When considering purchasing a new mobile phone for business use, the number of choices that are available may seem overwhelming. One particular phone might boast of being the “lightest, thinnest phone ever” while another will brag about its lightning-fast processor speed and how many gigabytes of memory are included. However, affordability is one of the first issues many business owners must consider when looking at a new mobile device, whatever its attractions and facilities may be. Contracts and payment methods With the cost of the latest and most desirable technological devices rising rapidly, buying a new, heavily subsidized device whenever an old contract runs out might seem like the only available option. The lengthier contracts with their high-payment terms can, however, be a drain on business resources. Other options include pay-per-use plans, but those devices might not offer all the features that business owners need in a phone. Pay as you go sim cards may be the most affordable and sensible option. With a sim card plan, the card and service are included in the contract, while the user provides the device of their choice. This plan allows users to maintain greater control over their choice of phone, and opens up more features and options. Apple iPhone Of all the mobile devices on the market today, Apple’s iPhone line is undoubtedly the most popular and ubiquitous. With the release of the latest incarnation, the iPhone5, users are flocking to upgrade to the new device. With a larger 4-inch display and a longer period between battery charges, the iPhone 5 is a good choice for business users. With the virtual assistant, Siri, the iPhone is a very handy business tool. Samsung’s Galaxy Note Not to be outdone, Samsung’s Galaxy Note has added the S Pen, to increase flexibility of input. With a large 5.3-inch touch screen, a 1.4GHz dual core processor, 4G and 16GB of internal memory, the Galaxy Note is a powerful tool for the business user. A variety of available apps make the Note customizable, creating a very flexible tool for business users who need a highly adaptable phone. Asus PadFone At the more expensive end of the scale, the Asus PadFone offers a three-in-one transformable design that makes it an indispensable tool for many business owners. The device can be used as an independent handset, or users can add the display and keyboard docks to create a powerful, and highly portable tablet computer. Blackberry For those that prefer the classic “business” mobile phone, the original mobile device company, Blackberry, is still a strong contender in the marketplace. The Bold 9900 offers a full QWERTY keyboard in addition to a touch-screen, providing users...

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Unique SIMs: Personalising Your Mobile Phone

Unique SIMs: Personalising Your Mobile Phone

Ever had difficulty memorising your new mobile phone number? I know most people do. This is a very common problem for a lot of people especially those who change their numbers often or have a lot of mobile phone numbers to memorise. It is very easy to mix up numbers and this can result to a lot of headache. So why is it so difficult to memorise a new phone number when all they are really is a sequence of eleven numbers? Well, it is because the numbers are often insignificant to us when we first get it. Think of this, if a phone number corresponds to your birthday, anniversary or favourite number, would you then find it easier to remember? Of  course! Say your birthday is 5th December 1990, wouldn’t it be cool to get a mobile number that has 5121990? That would definitely be pretty easy to memorise, right? Unfortunately, phone companies do not provide you the option of choosing your own number. They might do for companies or sometimes for individuals but it comes with a high price tag. Don’t worry, you can still get that own unique number that you want. Unique Sims offer Memorable Mobile Numbers where you can choose a unique last 6 digits and they can find a sim card that corresponds to those numbers you want. Isn’t that great? Best of all, you can choose either a contract sim or pay as you go sim. You can also choose a sim card from any of the mobile phone companies  in the UK. Now, it is quite easy to get that mobile phone number you want. Just visit Unique SIMs website, search for the numbers you want and they would do the rest for you. The price for the this service is very reasonable too compared to other sites offering the same service. So do check out Unique Sims today to get your own memorable mobile number....

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Would Apple Sue Slide Door Cars too ? [Fun]

Would Apple Sue Slide Door Cars too ? [Fun]

I am tired of these copyright infringement wars . Are you also like me who can’t decide who is stealing whose ideas, One week we hear of a case “apple losing to Samsung” , the next week is followed by “Samsung penalty” . The most ironic part is that Apple and Samsung are fighting over such minor things that no body had imagined , specially Apple is the one who’s always been skeptical about their features being stolen . I am wondering if this goes on like this, we would be soon witnessing these phones manufacturers suing all the slide door cars as they have this “slide to unlock” functionality . I am writing this to alert the car manufacturers like Nissan (Otti) ,Suzuki (Bolan), Honda (Odyssey ) BMW and all manufacturers making any slide door cars . You think their ain’t any analogy in phones and cars ? See the pictures below  ...

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