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First Quarter Results for Nokia

23 Apr

It is a good start for Nokia this year in terms of their sales.  This was the main result of Nokia’s report covering the first quarter.

Known as one of the biggest manufacturers of mobile phones, Nokia may have seen a great increase in their sales. Unfortunately, the prediction was there will be a decline in the company’s profit in approximately 1.4 percent.   In terms of figures, it was found out that the company earned an estimated 344 million Euros worth of net income.  It is lower when compared to the income of the company last year which was 349 million Euros.

On the other hand, the company was said to have increased the rate of their sales. This year’s sales report was recorded to be 10.4 billion Euros.  It is higher by 9.2 percent compared to last year.

One of the contributors of the increase in their sales is though their smart phone which was up by 6 %.


No More Flip Cameras for Cisco

12 Apr

Technology giant Cisco released a statement just recently regarding a new path for the company. According to the statement, the company now intends to “align its operations”.  One of their steps is to eliminate parts of its consumer businesses.  It has also decided to put priorities to the four elements of their businesses.  These elements are the core routing, switching and services; collaboration; architectures; and video.

Cisco had to let go a part of its product line. One of the affected areas of the business is the product produced from their acquisition of Pure Digital which was estimated to be worth $590 million dollars. This product was Cisco’s video camera Flip business.  Despite its decision to shut down the flip business, Cisco still made sure that it will continue to support the customers of Flipshare as well as its partners.  The company also prepared a transition plan for such matter.

The said decision was based from the observation of the company’s top minds. Needless to say, cell phones are no longer devices for communication.  Just think of the top cell phone brands today such as iPhone, Android or Blackberry can also take images and videos.  Continuing with their Flip’s video camera is just not much of a use for the company anymore.

Nikon D5100 and ME-1 External Mic Hits Stores on April 21

5 Apr

Watch out Nikon DSLR lovers out there. The long wait is over.  Nikon’s D5000 is not as advanced anymore as the company is set to release the latest addition to its DSLR line come 21st of this month.

The latest addition to the DSLR product line of Nikon is none other than Nikon D5100.  Tagged as the “advanced beginner” camera, this is the shooting equipment that will definitely blow camera lover’s mind.

At a hind sight, the look of D5100 follows the one from D5000 but has the enhanced features.  Basically, the D5000 is a D90 but only made more convenient in terms of operation and size.  The LCD was also improved with the D5000.  With D5100, the great features of D5000 were retained.  One of these features is the 16.2 megapixel sensor; this feature is the same as Nikon’s current high-end consumer DSLR which is the D7000.

The D5100 also has the internals of D7000.  It can enable the shooter to internals helps the new shooter shoot great quality videos from 1080p video at 24fps, 25fps, or 30fps. It can record a maximum of 20 minutes.

Other improvements that came with D5100 is the fact that it is made more light weight and the size is made smaller for easier and more compact shooting experience.