Nokia's iPhone-wannabe 5800 XpressMusic smartphone is doing great, analysts say. But Nokia as a whole is expected to report a steep drop in profits for the first quarter of 2009. While the company still dominates with a 40 percent market share, it is expected to see its lead erode while BlackBerry maker Research in Motion gains ground.The reason: Buyers are shifting en masse away from Nokia's lower-priced models and seeking slightly pricier low-end smartphones that are more iPhone-like with Internet capability, more processing power, better screens, and full QWERTY keyboards. The 5800 is Nokia's star for now. It sells for less than an iPhone in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Asia, where it outsells Apple's superphone. Nokia may even match Apple's worldwide first-quarter shipments with more than 2.5 million 5800s sold, according to some forecasts. Smartphone success comes at the expense of middle-ground of "feature phones," industry jargon for the sort of camera-phones and music-player-phones made by Sony Ericsson. Meanwhile, buyers are opting for lower-end BlackBerry models. That's why industry watchers expect Research in Motion will see a 10 to 20 percent rise in sales this quarter, despite a 10 percent slump in the overall market. Even in a recession, people seem unable to resist buying themselves a cool phone.
Most Popular Reviews
- 1 Sony Xperia Z5 Premium review: Is the world ready for a 4K phone?
- 2 BlackBerry Priv review: When old habits die hard
- 3 Dell XPS 13 (2016) review: Making the very best Ultrabook
- 4 Microsoft Surface Book review: The verdict on Microsoft's first notebook
- 5 Google Nexus 6P review: An outstanding multimedia machine
Best Deals on PC World
Latest News Articles
- Modular cellphone kit can be used for IoT and wearables
- Now that AI has mastered 'Go,' are all our jobs next?
- Make a $40 Linux or Android PC with new Raspberry Pi 2 rival
- Researcher finds serious flaw in Chromium-based Avast SafeZone browser
- Dridex banking malware mysteriously hijacked to distribute antivirus program
GGG Evaluation Team
First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.
For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.
The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.
The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.
My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.
- CCTechnical Tester - AutomationVIC
- CCPython Web Developer - DevOPS EnvironmentVIC
- CCContract Analyst Programmer 160120/AP/vvtAsia
- FTFront End Developer Required Working World Leading Digital TeamNSW
- CCMid-level DevOps EngineerNSW
- FTJunior Project Manager | Permanent role in Canberra | NV1/2 clearedACT
- CCHigh Level Network Engineer (Communications)WA
- CCBusiness Project Manager - Transformation ProgramNSW
- CCMultiple Middleware DevelopersACT
- CCLync/Skype EngineerNSW
- CCHybris Developer - Global Digital AgencyNSW
- CCDigital ProducerNSW
- CCChange LeadNSW
- FTApplication Support AnalystVIC
- CCSenior Project Manager - HRIS ProjectQLD
- FTSenior Business ConsultantNSW
- CCContract System Analyst (JAVA/J2EE/SQL) 160205/SA/881Asia
- CCContract Analyst Programmer (JAVA/J2EE/SQL) 160205/AP/541Asia
- FTSenior Business Analyst - Oracle ProcurementSA
- CCCommercial Manager - Strategy / Big Data - Telecommunications -NSW
- CCICT Infrastructure Specialist - (Network Engineer)ACT
- CCMultiple Senior Business Analyst opportunitiesSA
- CCObjective ECMS Technical ConsultantSA
- CCMVC .Net Developer- Hurstville NSW 2220NSW
- CCSenior Business Analyst - IT SecurityNSW