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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 | 16 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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Lumia 640 XL Vs. Lumia 1520

Lumia 640 XL Vs. Lumia 1520

| April 25, 2015 | 2 Replies

With the Lumia 640 XL being Microsoft’s first phablet, we thought we’d compare it to Nokia’s first flagship phablet, the Lumia 1520 (true the Lumia 1320 would be a more apt comparison, but I didn’t have one on hand). Here;s a video comparing the design, specs and hardware of the two devices. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oRJGZ30n4g Although the […]

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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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Lumia 640 XL Unboxing Hands on & First Impressions

Lumia 640 XL Unboxing Hands on & First Impressions

| April 22, 2015 | 13 Replies

  Over at GeekOnGadgets we got our hands on the Lumia 640 XL, Microsoft’s latest Lumia device and the first Lumia phablet since the flagship Lumia 1520 and the 1320. In hand the 640 XL feels quite nice, not too big in fact (but then again I handled the Lumia 1520 comfortably, so maybe I have […]

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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 | 88 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 | 5 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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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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Press Release: Statement regarding Nokia/Alcatel-Lucent media speculation

Press Release: Statement regarding Nokia/Alcatel-Lucent media speculation

| April 14, 2015 | 8 Replies

Nokia confirms they are in advanced discussions in making an offer for purchasing Alcatel-Lucent. Nokia clarifies however that there is no certainty of agreement or transaction at this stage. Source: Nokia

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Are you still waiting to get your hands on Nokia’s N1?

Are you still waiting to get your hands on Nokia’s N1?

| April 13, 2015 | 18 Replies

Whilst the rare review units of the Nokia N1 are getting praises left right and centre for being an awesome tablet in looks, build, performance and price, most of us in the blogosphere are still waiting. Last Thursday Nokia tweeted that those folks should #HangInThere. They know we’re waiting and they’re on it. Source

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Video: Hands On With Windows 10 TP 10051 (Outlook Mail/Calendar, Project Spartan and More)

Video: Hands On With Windows 10 TP 10051 (Outlook Mail/Calendar, Project Spartan and More)

| April 12, 2015 | 7 Replies

On Friday Microsoft pushed out the latest build of Windows 10 TP to all Lumias except the Lumia Icon/930 and the 640 XL. Here’s a quick look at everything new in this build including the all new Project Spartan Browser, the all new Outlook calendar and mail apps and more: Source: GeekOnGadgets  

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Nokia HERE to be sold to focus on Networks?

Nokia HERE to be sold to focus on Networks?

| April 11, 2015 | 51 Replies

What’s this about. Nokia’s direction was pulled quite strongly in the direction of mapping. Part of the reasons to focus away from Android initially was so their own mapping solutions could be used instead of google’s. Bloomberg reported on some rumours that they might sell their mapping business. Navteq was originally bought for 8 billion. […]

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Nokia’s Z Launcher updated,  includes faster start up

Nokia’s Z Launcher updated, includes faster start up

| April 10, 2015 | 9 Replies

Nokia Z Launcher got updated to v1.1.21-beta. WHAT’S NEW – Performance Improvements – Reduced time for ‘Optimizing Z Launcher’ during start-up of Z Launcher – Implemented a new Fast Scroller in the alphabetical Apps list – Display Index letter during fast scrolling in order to easily understand how far you have scrolled in the alphabetical […]

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AndroidAuthority Reviews the Nokia N1 – Editor’s Choice, 2015.

AndroidAuthority Reviews the Nokia N1 – Editor’s Choice, 2015.

| April 8, 2015 | 19 Replies

It’s still pretty weird to see a relatively high end Nokia (No Keeyah) device but with Android being reviewed on Android sites. This one is from Android Authority who has already awarded it their Editor’s Choice, 2015. It’s a beautiful tablet, insane price and one of the best performing that they’ve used. There’s so much […]

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