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Skype Translator preview rolling out

Skype Translator preview rolling out

| January 29, 2015 | 1 Reply

Hello MNB Readers, Registered users of the Skype Translator Preview should receive an email notifying them that the promised preview version of Skype Translator is now available. What is Skype Translator? Have a look for yourself. From the Registration description: Skype Translator gives you the ability to speak another language without learning one. Simply set […]

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OpEd: Why MS Layoffs Are Not A Surprise & Elop Not To Blame For Nokia’s Demise

OpEd: Why MS Layoffs Are Not A Surprise & Elop Not To Blame For Nokia’s Demise

| July 17, 2014 | 275 Replies

Earlier, we got news of a dramatic shift at Microsoft that potentially will see 18,000 employees displaced and forced to find other opportunities. Most of these will be related to the acquisition of Nokia’s Devices and Services business. We’ve also gotten word of Nokia’s Asha and X devices being ceased, as well as MixRadio now […]

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Most of Nokia’s Windows Phone apps are now published under ‘Microsoft Mobile Oy’

Most of Nokia’s Windows Phone apps are now published under ‘Microsoft Mobile Oy’

| May 30, 2014 | 2 Replies

  Dear MNB Readers, When updating the Display app by Nokia this morning, I noticed that the Publisher was no longer Nokia Corporation but rather Microsoft Mobile Oy. WindowsPhoneCentral provides some additional information: It had to happen sooner or later. Nokia apps on Windows Phone Store, including Nokia MixRadio, Nokia Camera, and others are now published by Microsoft Mobile […]

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Nokia announces Q1 results

Nokia announces Q1 results

| April 29, 2014 | 107 Replies

Nokia may have just gotten rid of it’s mobile phone division, but that doesn’t mean the company we love is going to disappear. Today Nokia announced it’s Q1 results and although it’s phone sales are slightly disappointing, there are positives to be taken out of it. Overall device revenue dropped 30% year on year, from €2.77 billion ($3.84 […]

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Nokia’s Possible Next Steps In Imaging

Nokia’s Possible Next Steps In Imaging

| November 14, 2013 | 12 Replies

At Slush yesterday, there were talks about Nokia’s Imaging capabilities. With the acquisitions we have seen recently, many of us have wondered where will they go from here. Posted during Nokia World, a few questions that Nokia highlighted the acquisitions help answer are: Can we make a smartphone camera with better resolution than the human […]

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Exclusive: Q&A With Nokia’s Mapping Team on “Here”, iOS/Android Apps, City lens, WP8 and Much Much More

Exclusive: Q&A With Nokia’s Mapping Team on “Here”, iOS/Android Apps, City lens, WP8 and Much Much More

| November 14, 2012 | 73 Replies

Earlier today we had a chance to chat with Nokia’s Mapping team regarding yesterday’s launch of the newly branded location service “here”; check out what they had to say down below, but most importantly a small note to anyone who was wondering about bringing Nokia’s services to its competitors: One very important note, a lot […]

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Nokia Announces Maps Rebranding to “Here”; Available Cross Platform/OS + 3D Mapping via EarthMine

Nokia Announces Maps Rebranding to “Here”; Available Cross Platform/OS + 3D Mapping via EarthMine

| November 13, 2012 | 105 Replies

In a somewhat puzzling move Nokia have officially announced that “Nokia Maps” will from now on be known as “Here”, no not “Nokia Here” just plain “Here”. Apparently this rebranding is to somehow help Nokia Maps  “Here” take on Google Maps which has for a long time dominated the US Market. Although I fail to see the need to remove the […]

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Windows Phone 8: The Facts and What It Means for Nokia

Windows Phone 8: The Facts and What It Means for Nokia

| May 27, 2012 | 123 Replies

With all the rumors and speculations about Windows Phone 8; most importantly what phone (if any) will be upgradeable the internet has become a mess of contradicting articles and quotes each claiming something different, and usually each one is the complete opposite of the previous; so here’s in hopes of getting some things cleared up […]

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Mega Q&A session: Lumia/WP Production/Design, Maps, Entertainment & More

Mega Q&A session: Lumia/WP Production/Design, Maps, Entertainment & More

| March 3, 2012 | 37 Replies

Now that MWC is over (unfortunately) I had a chance to organize all the Q&A sessions we had with all the awesome Nokia guys; we had four in total, one with Damien Dinning about the 808 and it’s camera which I posted seperately, here we have 3 more Q&As about the Luima design, Nokia Maps/Transport and Nokia Entertainment. […]

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