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Move aside, 6″ Nokia Lumia 1520 – check out this 7″ monster

Move aside, 6″ Nokia Lumia 1520 – check out this 7″ monster

| April 26, 2015 | 5 Replies

First, this isn’t a high end flagship. It’s a monster but only in size. The 1520 still has the brains, and I’d say beauty. It’s more of an entry level small tablet that just happens to be a phone – WindowsPhone. 7″ screen in 720p. I think for a portable tablet but productive phone, I’d […]

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Spartan Browser redesign screenshot #concept

Spartan Browser redesign screenshot #concept

| April 26, 2015 | Reply

Redditor, imJanski felt that the appearance of Spartan Browser isn’t getting much love so he’s made some changes. Things like the tabs button were quickly added after replies so it’s a pretty dynamic concept in that regard. Some users noted wanting a back button – not for replicating the back button of WP but for moving back […]

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Press Release: Nokia reaffirms it currently has no plans to manufacture or sell consumer handsets

Press Release: Nokia reaffirms it currently has no plans to manufacture or sell consumer handsets

| April 26, 2015 | 8 Replies

In the latest will they won’t they, Nokia says they have no plans to “manufacture” or “sell” consumer handsets. Does this necessarily stop them selling the license to the Nokia name for smartphones or even designing the smartphone and have someone else manufacture and sell them? They take back claims supposedly made by the company […]

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Nokia China confirms Android Nokia Smartphones?

Nokia China confirms Android Nokia Smartphones?

| April 25, 2015 | 19 Replies

GSM Arena says that the president of Nokia China, Mike Wang, confirmed that they’re working on Android smartphones. Akin to how the Nokia N1 was produced, the Nokia designed smartphone will be produced in a similar manner. Nokia’s R&D it seems will move permanently to China (is that for consumer devices only I take it? […]

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Who’s gonna buy HERE? Apple, Amazon, Baidu, Facebook?

Who’s gonna buy HERE? Apple, Amazon, Baidu, Facebook?

| April 23, 2015 | 9 Replies

Bloomberg reports that Nokia is looking for suitors for their HERE Maps section, at a cost of about 3 Billion Euros. Nokia is focusing more and more on Networks, with a huge merger with Alcatel-Lucent to organise and close. There’s also some small work in Nokia technologies that is said to be attempting to get […]

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Nokia Returning to Phone market in 2016 – great stuff in development, people will be blown away

Nokia Returning to Phone market in 2016 – great stuff in development, people will be blown away

| April 21, 2015 | 72 Replies

Coming across such a title would make most ignore it. But the source of this post is Re/code and the writer is Ina Fried, so it’s worth paying attention. The move is driven by Nokia Technologies which has so far released Nokia Z Launcher and of course, Nokia N1. Former Nokia exec, Richard Kerris said […]

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Nokias in history #ThankYouNokia N1

Nokias in history #ThankYouNokia N1

| April 19, 2015 | 4 Replies

A little random Nokia promo I came across the other day. First it cycles through some iconic Nokias, finishing off with the latest Nokia device, the Nokia N1.  

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Video: Nokia 5110 LCD Display for Arduino and Raspberry Pi Projects

Video: Nokia 5110 LCD Display for Arduino and Raspberry Pi Projects

| April 19, 2015 | 1 Reply

Eric uses the Nokia 5110’s LCD display for his Arduino and Raspberry Pi projects. He finds the LED placement quality stuff.  

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Wow – Windoge Phone

Wow – Windoge Phone

| April 19, 2015 | 1 Reply

Someone’s a fan of the doge. Much wow. A dev actually made a doge weather app too: https://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/dogeweather/9759483c-be89-4d87-a135-fc54ddc07da5? Credit – David Kimball Source: Reddit

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Lumia 435 for Pay and Go – £9.99 (upgrade) or £24.99

Lumia 435 for Pay and Go – £9.99 (upgrade) or £24.99

| April 18, 2015 | 2 Replies

Over at a UK deal website the Lumia 435 was very popular for being set at £9.99 pay as you go over an upgrade. To be eligible, you just need to have a SIM that’s been active for at least 6 months. Otherwise you can buy it outright for £24.99 plus a £20 top up […]

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Lumia 640 video reviews, camera tests, gaming benchmarks etc

Lumia 640 video reviews, camera tests, gaming benchmarks etc

| April 18, 2015 | 2 Replies

  There’s a whole host of fresh Lumia 640 XL reviews on youtube. The 640 XL was thought to be the Nokia Lumia 1320’s successor but instead of being the 1330 opted for a slightly more reasonable name. 6xx for affordable series, XL to denote having a large 5.7″ screen. Other than lack of camera […]

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Microsoft bringing services to Cyanogen Inc

Microsoft bringing services to Cyanogen Inc

| April 17, 2015 | 3 Replies

  At first there were rumours that Microsoft would be buying Cyanogen Inc for their take on the Android OS.  The eventual aim people said wasn’t to add more droids but to proliferate Microsoft services. Well there’s some movement on that regard as Microsoft are working with Cyanogen to bring these MS services on their […]

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Big Spender: Nokia Corporation to spend $16.54 Billion in Alcatel-Lucent Deal – Goodbye HERE?

Big Spender: Nokia Corporation to spend $16.54 Billion in Alcatel-Lucent Deal – Goodbye HERE?

| April 15, 2015 | 30 Replies

With their powers combined, Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent swiftly move on up to be second after Ericsson, N+A-L at 35% with Ericsson at 40%. Nokia, Alcatel and Ericsson once big mobile phone players at the time, now focused on the network game. At 15.6 billion euros/16.54 billion USD, it’s a heck of a lot more than […]

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Windows 10 for small tablets – the Windows Galaxy Note/Nokia N800? #Phablet

Windows 10 for small tablets – the Windows Galaxy Note/Nokia N800? #Phablet

| April 15, 2015 | Reply

Day by day, Windows 10 on phones is looking better and better. WinBeta has shared some screenshots of Windows10 for small tablets and it looks a lot like Windows 10 on phones but with a bit extra on the side. It instantly gave me the feeling of realising the potential of something like the Galaxy […]

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Another knock out for Microsoft’s Entry Level Lumias with the New Lumia 540

Another knock out for Microsoft’s Entry Level Lumias with the New Lumia 540

| April 15, 2015 | 2 Replies

The 5xx series is a great line up for Lumia. The 520 becoming one of the best selling Windows devices was followed up with a rather compromise packed Lumia 530. Fortunately Microsoft fixed most of that with the almost brilliant 535. Today they launched the 540. 5″ HD display. The 535 had a 960×540 5″ […]

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