Welcome to this morning’s edition of “First To Know,” a series in which we keep you in the know on what’s happening in the digital world. Today, we’re looking at four particularly interesting stories.
Nokia Sells 1 Million Lumias
Nokia’s Q4 results aren’t good. The company reported an operating loss of €954 million, and revenues are down by 21% year-over-year. There’s a glimmer of hope amongst the rubble, though, as Nokia managed to sell 1 million Lumia devices.
Lumia 710, 800 and 900 are Nokia’s first Windows Phone-based smartphone, and the line’s success – or failure – on the market might determine the fate of both the Finnish mobile giant and Microsoft’s mobile platform.
iPhone 5 Rumored to Have a 4-Inch Screen
The next generation iPhone will have a 4-inch screen, says a source from one of the factories at Foxconn, the company that manufactures the iPhone for Apple. The final design hasn’t been decided yet, as there are several prototypes in the works, but all of them have a larger screen than iPhone 4S, the source claims.
AT&T Roadmap Reveals Lumia Launch in March 2012
AT&T plans to launch the Nokia Lumia 900 on March 18 at just $99.99 on a two-year contract, according to Boy Genius Report who quotes a “trusted” source. If the price is correct, Nokia’s Windows Phone could become what Kindle Fire is to iPad: a pretty solid alternative at a much lower price.
HP Will Commit WebOS to Open Source by September
HP will make the source code of its mobile operating platform webOS available under an open source license by September, the company announced. The webOS code will be made available under the Apache License, Version 2.0, HP claims, starting with the source code for Enyo.