Nokia expects to boost its mobile phone market share in 2Q07, following Motorola' s current weakness. At the announcement, the stock increased 4%.
Microsoft and nine vendors unveiled unified communications devices optimized for Microsoft Windows Office Communicator 2007. Microsoft will release its own hardware (server and soft) by summer 2007, while other partners (Samsung, LG-Nortel, NEC, Polycom, Tatung, Plantronics, Asus, GN and Vitelix) will produce USB, Bluetooth devices or integrated desktop phones. The software will include VOIP and traditional desktop call, email, IM and videoconferencing.
Motorola unveils a new Razr model, Razr 2, thinner and with larger screen than its famous predecessor, with its CrystalTalk technology for improved voice clarity, and improved multimedia functionality. Availability from June 07. It also unveils Q8 and Q9 versions of Q smartphones for EDGE and HSDPA respectively; a Rirz Z8 slider phone and a new Rokr Z6 music phone.
Samsung is launching three new models Ultra Special phones, one focused on ultra messaging, a second focused on mobile music and a third focused on video and multimedia features.