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Author Archive: Michael Faro-Tusino

Hi! My name is Michael. I currently live in Sydney, working on all things Digital Marketing. I have a real passion for the latest technology and I'm a real Nokia buff! My aim is to keep those of you, like myself, updated with the latest in what's going on in the Nokia World. Get in touch on Twitter via @MFaroTusino, or even simply drop me an email at mike.mnb[at]outlook.com or tips[at]mynokiablog.com

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Nokia 2, 3 & 5 Get Refreshed

Nokia 2, 3 & 5 Get Refreshed

| May 30, 2018 | Reply

  HMD Global today announced in Russia, the release of Nokia 2.1, 3.1 and 5.1 devices. These are a refresh of the 2,3, and 5 devices released previously. All three devices are Android P ready, with the 3.1 and 5.1 being part of Android One (with 2 years worth of OS updates and 3 years […]

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New Round of Funding Sees HMD Hit $1B Valuation (70M Phones Shipped)

New Round of Funding Sees HMD Hit $1B Valuation (70M Phones Shipped)

| May 25, 2018 | Reply

At the beginning of this week, HMD announced they have undergone a new round of funding, raising USD$100 million from multiple investors, and sees it hit a market valuation exceeding USD$1 Billion. HMD has outlined its plan for 2018, aiming to”aggressively expand its portfolio of Nokia smartphones and double down on expanding channel reach in […]

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Nokia X6 Announced; Coming to China (Maybe Global Too)

Nokia X6 Announced; Coming to China (Maybe Global Too)

| May 19, 2018 | 2 Replies

HMD Global have announced the Nokia X6, in China this week. The smartphone is the first device from the manufacturer to tackle the “all-screen” design, and comes with a top-notch and all. The X6 was launched for the Chinese market, expected to be instore later this month. It’s quite a nice design, available in Blue, […]

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Try Android P Developer Preview on Nokia 7 Plus

Try Android P Developer Preview on Nokia 7 Plus

| May 12, 2018 | 9 Replies

This week is Google I/O 2018; the event where Google shows of what it’s been working on for the last 12 months across its complete product suite. This we saw a range of innovation from AI based assistants that can book hairdresser appointments for you, to an Android version targeting Internet of Things. Which leads […]

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HERE Makes a Return to iOS; Full Offline Support In Tow

HERE Makes a Return to iOS; Full Offline Support In Tow

| March 11, 2015 | 5 Replies

When Apple decided to remove Google Maps as the default mapping solution on iOS, Nokia attempted to disrupt some market share and launched HERE on iOS. Sadly, it was only a HTML5 wrapper and all the things that made HERE a winner were absent. Last year we saw HERE’s commitment to being the best offline […]

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Jolla Tablet Now Supporting Australia and Canada

Jolla Tablet Now Supporting Australia and Canada

| November 22, 2014 | 2 Replies

The Jolla Tablet, currently being crowdfunded, with over USD$1 million pledged so far (and still 18 days to go), has added Australia and Canada as supported countries that they’ll now ship to! The good thing here is that Australia and Canada were added because users asked for it. It really shows Jolla’s commitment to listening […]

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Jolla Tablet Reaches Goal in Under 3 Hours: $425,000 Pledged and Counting

Jolla Tablet Reaches Goal in Under 3 Hours: $425,000 Pledged and Counting

| November 19, 2014 | 14 Replies

This is incredible! Jolla sought out crowdfunding to make their first tablet a reality and well, it’s already a success! With a goal of $380k, the campaign not only reached that in less than 3 hours, but is already at $425k and it doesn’t look to be stopping! Jolla has added an extra perk ($204 […]

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Kyocera Looking to Create Nokia Morph Style Wearable-Phone Hybrid?

Kyocera Looking to Create Nokia Morph Style Wearable-Phone Hybrid?

| November 4, 2014 | 2 Replies

Every smartphone company these days seems to be entering into the wearable market. We’ve seen Samsung, Motorola, LG, Apple and even Microsoft enter into the space. Though, we got glimpses of wearable tech that Nokia was conceptually-prototyping way back in 2008! The original press release for the Morph said that “elements” of the conceptual device […]

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#MoreLumia Accessories Galore: HD-10, DT-930 and More Announced

#MoreLumia Accessories Galore: HD-10, DT-930 and More Announced

| September 4, 2014 | Reply

Devices and updates to software weren’t the only thing on show by Microsoft today at their IFA press conference in Berlin. Alongside the Lumia 730, Lumia 735, Lumia 830, Lumia Selfie App and Lumia Denim, Microsoft unveiled a range of new accessories. The Microsoft Screen Sharing for Lumia phones (yes, that’s the actual name) accessory, […]

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