New Zealand mobile operator Telecom will be the first to sell smartphones running on the new Windows Phone 8 platform in the country, saying that the first devices will be available later in the week. Microsoft’s share of the global market of 2.7% is a far cry from Samsung and Apple’s, but both the company and experts are optimistic the new operating system will help the Redmond-based company regain some ground and possible present itself as serious competition in the smartphone market.
According to Telecom, the new Nokia Lumia 920 will already be available by Friday, followed by Chinese telecom operator, Huawei’s 8S phone coming on December 6. The new Lumia handset will cost around $999 while the 8S will be priced at $499. By February, Telecom will also start selling the latest handset from Samsung that will run on the Windows Phone 8 OS, the Samsung Ativ S, which costs $799. Microsoft is also planning to launch its own line of smartphone devices, after the release of its own tablet device, the Surface.
Mobile phone giant Motorola Mobility has launched Motorola XOOM 2 and Motorola XOOM 2 Media Edition, two new tablets for the customers of Turkey. Both tablets feature 3G and Wi-Fi capabilities and will be offered at competitive packages and available from Turk Telekom, TTNET and Avea, the leading telecom brands in Turkey.
Motorola XOOM 2 and Motorola XOOM 2 Media Edition boast powerful productivity, rich entertainment and customizable experiences.