Within just two months of Microsoft launching its Windows Phone platform in China, Nokia also followed up with its launching of the CDMA variant of the Nokia Lumia 800 called the Lumia 800c on China Telecom. Michel van der Bel who is the COO of Greater China Region at Microsoft said that the company has achieved a market share of 7% as opposed to Apple’s iPhone which is reported to be sitting on 6%.
Before the standalone figure of 7% leads you to think that it isn’t exactly a big achievement, you should know that this is just after 60 days of Windows Phone OS being launched in the country. The kind of growth that Microsoft is seeing in China is a goal that the company is struggling to match in other countries around the world and it understands that very well apparently. Van der Bel explains that there is still a lot of work to do in China and due to the difficult task that lays ahead of the company, it has deployed a R&D Department with 2,500 people that will allegedly focus solely on the Asian market.
Alleged Nokia C1 Render Seen
Now here is an interesting leaked render of what is allegedly known as the Nokia C1, which is supposed to be the next smartphone which will feature the Nokia logo – never mind the fact that the Finnish company had already sold its smartphone business to Microsoft some time back. Well, the most interesting aspect about this leaked render would be the fact that it sports an Android operating system on the foreground, while another model hiding behind it looks as though it runs on Windows 10 Mobile.
Does this mean that we will have to face not one, but two variants of the same device? Only time will be able to tell, but for the moment, it will be an agonizing wait until 2016 as that is when the alleged Nokia C1 smartphone will launch then.
Windows 10 Mobile On Your Older Lumia Handset, Sir/Maam?
So, you happen to be rocking to one of the older Lumia handsets from Nokia, and would love to check out what all the hoo-haa is about concerning Windows 10 Mobile. If you happen to live in Poland, then here is a spot of good news for you to kick start your week – the Windows 10 Mobile update will be heading to the likes of the Lumia 630, 635, 640, 735, and 830 this coming December 14, whereas those who happen to be making use of the Lumia 520, 532, 625, 720, 820, 920, 925, 930, 1020, and 1320, will have to wait until February 1st next year.
Again, bear in mind that the Windows 10 Mobile update will only affect those smartphones which were purchased from Orange in Poland, so if you happen to own any of the above mentioned devices but from different people, then you would have to give the updates a miss.
Android 5.0 Lollipop On A Nokia 1100?
A quick look at the calendar shows that we are still in March – early March, in fact, and April is still some ways of. Still, this has not stopped the fact that an alleged leak of a Nokia 1100 has been benchmarked, and in that particular benchmark, it revealed that the Nokia 1100 would sport Android 5.0 Lollipop as the mobile operating system version of choice – how cool would that be if it were to be true?
Other hardware specifications in the alleged leaked benchmark sheet point to a quad-core MT6582 processor which has been clocked at 1.3GHz, a 720p resolution display, and most probably 512MB RAM. We would take this bit of information with more than just a pinch of salt – perhaps and entire tablespoonful.