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“Never Again” Siilasmaa interview in Finnish Kauppalehti

“Never Again” Siilasmaa interview in Finnish Kauppalehti

| March 5, 2015 | 22 Replies

Nokia’s Chairman, Risto Siilasmaa recently spoke to Finnish business newspaper, Kauppalehti regarding Nokia. I’ve only got the translated version so there may be a few things missed. Nokia paid a heavy price. The gist seems to be that the past falls of Nokia are learning points never to be repeated again. Advertisements Back in 2012 […]

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Nokia N1 Hands on Videos at #MWC15

Nokia N1 Hands on Videos at #MWC15

| March 4, 2015 | Reply

Everyone’s excited to get their hands on Nokia’s first tablet and consumer device post Microsoft buy-out of D&S. So far so good – great offering for a stunning price – Premium experience but affordable.   Advertisements

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TheVerge hails Nokia N1 as the nicest Android tablet, software like a blend of lollipop and iOS

TheVerge hails Nokia N1 as the nicest Android tablet, software like a blend of lollipop and iOS

| March 4, 2015 | 13 Replies

..that you can’t buy because of limited availability. Although launched in November last year and has been available in China, MWC15 is pretty much the first time most of the techsphere is experiencing it, including ones as big as TheVerge. They reckon it’s the Nicest Android Tablet That you Can’t buy. Provided  you can deal […]

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Lumia Flagship coming when Windows 10 is available

Lumia Flagship coming when Windows 10 is available

| March 3, 2015 | 8 Replies

It has been a long time since we’ve seen a Lumia flagship. The 1520 to me is THE reigning flagship but that was from October 2013. 2013! We almost saw something amazing with the cancelled Nokia McLaren but alas that was no more. According to TheVerge, Microsoft are of course working on a Lumia Flagship […]

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Videos: The 5.7″ Lumia 640XL

Videos: The 5.7″ Lumia 640XL

| March 3, 2015 | Reply

Here’s some hands on videos of the newly launched, newly named Lumia 640 XL! The 640 XL has a new display size for Lumia at 5.7″. Not the completely huge 6″ of the 1520 or 1320 but larger than the plethora of 5″ Lumias. It’s an almost all touch variety with physical buttons only for […]

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Nokia’s Z launcher gets Baidu for Chinese users, new icons, improved scribble and more fixes

Nokia’s Z launcher gets Baidu for Chinese users, new icons, improved scribble and more fixes

| March 2, 2015 | Reply

I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong on my Note 4 as to why clicking on a notification of an updated app brings me nowhere and does not list the app as being updated. On that regard, Z Launcher said it got updated and it mentions the following (mostly fixes) but new icons, Baidu search […]

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Nokia branding All over Will Smith’s Movie “Focus”

Nokia branding All over Will Smith’s Movie “Focus”

| March 2, 2015 | 3 Replies

I only just saw this at the movies but the Will Smith film, “focus” about misdirection was adorned by a lot of Nokia branding. I don’t have screenshots , but I thought my mind was playing tricks on me when I thought I saw a N95…then a black Nokia Lumia 1020 (which was confirmed as […]

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Microsoft at MWC: Announcing the Lumia 640, 640 XL and New Universal Smartphone Keyboard

Microsoft at MWC: Announcing the Lumia 640, 640 XL and New Universal Smartphone Keyboard

| March 2, 2015 | 10 Replies

About an hour ago in Barcelona Stephen Elop took the stage once again in Barcelona, just as in the Nokia days to announce a couple of new Lumia devices. The new Lumia 640 and the 640 XL, an attempt by Nokia to streamline the naming scheme and make it a bit more comprehensible to understand where […]

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New simpler naming for lumia? Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL accidentally announced

New simpler naming for lumia? Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL accidentally announced

| March 1, 2015 | 2 Replies

In what appears to be an interesting change from being called 1330 (phablet successor to 1320) there may instead be a 640XL. Reflecting perhaps the 640 specs but in a larger frame. Could this help out with the confusing numbering between generations? Tom Warren has previously tweeted expecting both the 640 and a 1330 (640 XL?). […]

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Lumias and co sways IKEA to choose Qi Wireless Charging standard for their furniture

Lumias and co sways IKEA to choose Qi Wireless Charging standard for their furniture

| March 1, 2015 | 1 Reply

For those folks that have Qi Wireless Charging on their Lumias, IKEA (the largest manufacturer of furniture) is going to have built in wireless charging. Set your phone on your coffee table or night stand, boom, charging. Possibly desks and other types of furniture too. Why Qi? The volume of smartphones in the market, which […]

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9000 Nokia job cuts as manufacturing shifts from China to Vietnam

9000 Nokia job cuts as manufacturing shifts from China to Vietnam

| February 28, 2015 | 11 Replies

As part of the planned 18,000 job cuts post purchase of Nokia,  9000 more are due to be cut. Manufacturing is shifting more to Vietnam whilst closures will be made in Beijing and Dongguan.   Source CheersAlvester for the tip!  

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New WindowsPhone coming from Japan based Freetel

New WindowsPhone coming from Japan based Freetel

| February 27, 2015 | 5 Replies

Some welcome news to the Windows ecosystem.  Japan based Freetel will be bringing out  a phone with  Windows. Seems to be a strong mid range,  64 bit Snapdragon 410 on a 1080p, 5″ display. Let’s hope 1080p will be the new standard for Lumia mid range too. Source

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Lumia Denim update now available for the AT&T Lumia 1520!!!

Lumia Denim update now available for the AT&T Lumia 1520!!!

| February 26, 2015 | 5 Replies

  Hello MNB Readers! The long awaited Lumia Denim update has finally arrived for the AT&T Lumia 1520! Daniel Rubino of Windows Central writes: Although app and OS updates are great, what is even better is when companies post the entire changelog of what exactly is new. Luckily for us, AT&T agrees with this idea. Daniel […]

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Nokia aiming to be leader in programmable world

Nokia aiming to be leader in programmable world

| February 26, 2015 | 12 Replies

In an interview with Rajiv Suri,  he reiterates the direction of new Nokia without handsets.  Instead they will be a leader in the programmable world. Location is key to this. There are still strong aims to be connecting people one way or another. Source Cheers Wean Irdehfor for the tip

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Visit #MixRadio at MWC15

Visit #MixRadio at MWC15

| February 26, 2015 | 8 Replies

  Dean tweets that they’re in preparation for MWC15. Let’s hope this once Nokia born project goes from strength to strength as an independent entity outside Microsoft,  with great cross platform experiences over more countries (E. G hey Philippines). https://twitter.com/deano_42/status/570590629799067648?s=02

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