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MNB RG: Nokia looking for consumer product designer for a relaunch

MNB RG: Nokia looking for consumer product designer for a relaunch

| July 18, 2014 | 38 Replies

Not only HERE consumer products are imminent according to job ads (http://mynokiablog.com/2014/07/13/mnb-rg-here-consumer-products-imminent-according-to-job-ads/), now also Nokia (non-Microsoft) is looking for a Lead Industrial Designer: “Design thinking is present at the heart of the ethos and innovation for the consumer facing business at Nokia… Now, we are hiring a key player to complement this team to give […]

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MixRadio to live on as a “spin-off”

MixRadio to live on as a “spin-off”

| July 17, 2014 | Reply

MixRadio’s future has been up in the air following today’s news on job cuts. Good news is, MixRadio is sticking around, but will be looking to go solo. Jyrki Rosenberg, head of MixRadio told Music Ally that they’re “planning a spin-off.” Whilst MS will focus on the WP platform, and making sure its “the best […]

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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 | 272 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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Nokia X and all feature phones to be killed off in favour of Windows Phone

Nokia X and all feature phones to be killed off in favour of Windows Phone

| July 17, 2014 | 112 Replies

Along with laying off 18,000 over the next year, Microsoft will slowly be killing off all of the Nokia feature phone side of the business along with Nokia X. The news comes from an internal memo sent out by Jo Harlow which reveals that the focus now is only on windows phone. Asha, Series 40 […]

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Video: Nokia X and Nokia Lumia 930 unboxing

Video: Nokia X and Nokia Lumia 930 unboxing

| July 17, 2014 | 5 Replies

  Hey guys, here’s a very quick, short unboxing of both the Nokia X and Nokia Lumia 930. I’m still in the middle of uni  project deadlines (less than 24 hours to go for submission of main piece). I’ve submitted mine already but I may need to do some changes. Whilst on my break, the […]

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Video: Nokia (MM UK) Promo – Meet the Nokia Lumia 930

Video: Nokia (MM UK) Promo – Meet the Nokia Lumia 930

| July 17, 2014 | 28 Replies

  Here’s Nokia UK’s promo called ‘Meet the Nokia Lumia 930′. The angle here is that the 930 stays in the same position as various bits of background life change around it. Bing Music identified the song as ‘Some Day’ by Annie Drury, with the end lyrics ‘ Some day, we can make it out […]

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Nokia Lumia 930 camera vs Samsung Galaxy S5

Nokia Lumia 930 camera vs Samsung Galaxy S5

| July 17, 2014 | 4 Replies

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is being touted as a super amazing camera. Here it is being compared against Nokia’s number 2, the Nokia Lumia 930. (identical to 1520/icon’s 20MP camera. Rank 3 if we shift the ranks by including the 808). http://www.trustedreviews.com/opinions/nokia-lumia-930-vs-galaxy-s5 Because there’s no proper HDR mode, the S5 wins it out. But kudos […]

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Jolla available in China?

Jolla available in China?

| July 16, 2014 | 34 Replies

An online Chinese retailer (similar to eBay/Amazon) and part of the ‘Alibaba’ group, TaoBao, has the Jolla phone on sale. 2988 Yuan is equivalent to about 356 EUR (It’s about 349EUR at Jolla’s site). http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.14.1.rSsW6g&id=39867115496&ns=1#detail Via

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Press Release: Lumia Cyan Rollout starts rolling out today

Press Release: Lumia Cyan Rollout starts rolling out today

| July 15, 2014 | 16 Replies

Microsoft Devices today announces that the Lumia Cyan software update will start rolling out to Nokia Lumia phones running Windows Phone 8 today. Lumia Cyan brings the latest Windows Phone 8.1 features and unique Lumia experiences to your existing Windows Phone 8 smartphone.   THE LATEST WINDOWS PHONE 8.1 FEATURES COMING TO YOUR LUMIA INCLUDE: Cortana. The world’s first virtual […]

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Jolla Summer release available: Sailfish Software version 1.0.8.19, Tahkalampi

Jolla Summer release available: Sailfish Software version 1.0.8.19, Tahkalampi

| July 15, 2014 | 67 Replies

  The Tahkalampi update for Jolla Sailfish (version v1.0.8.19) was made available to those with ‘TheFirstOnes” TOH yesterday and then shortly to all a few hours later…so this should be everyone now. What’s new? Easily switch between open Android apps in the homescreen by tapping on their respective active covers i.e they are no longer […]

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New #SailfishOS SDK Alpha “1407″ release for is now available! #Jolla

New #SailfishOS SDK Alpha “1407″ release for is now available! #Jolla

| July 15, 2014 | Reply

Jolla tweets that the new Sailfish OS SDK Alpha 1407 is available. Info at this link. https://sailfishos.org/wiki/ReleaseNote_SDK_1407   New #SailfishOS SDK Alpha "1407" release for is now available! Release notes + download links at https://t.co/4cJsouuBoG Happy hacking! — Jolla (@JollaHQ) July 15, 2014

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Video: Microsoft Research demoes real life Pokédex on Windows Phone with Project Adam #Cortana

Video: Microsoft Research demoes real life Pokédex on Windows Phone with Project Adam #Cortana

| July 15, 2014 | 1 Reply

Project Adam is demoed on a Nokia Lumia. What is it? It’s something that can identify animals – dogs in this instance. Snap a picture and it works out what breed it is. Here’s more on Project Adam. It’s not actually dog recognition software, it’s about Learning and Artificial Intelligence. http://blogs.microsoft.com/next/2014/07/14/microsoft-research-shows-advances-artificial-intelligence-project-adam/ Using 30 times fewer […]

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Cortana does impressions? (Video)

Cortana does impressions? (Video)

| July 15, 2014 | 2 Replies

I watched a video whereby they demoed ‘Cortana’ doing some voice impressions. I thought they must have done that themselves, but, no, no, it is actually part of Cortana. GameInfirmary Via: Reddit

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Nokia Lumia 930 on Clove with £130 promotional offer and accessories

Nokia Lumia 930 on Clove with £130 promotional offer and accessories

| July 14, 2014 | 1 Reply

  The Nokia Lumia 930 is available on Clove UK and together with Nokia are bringing some added value to their deal. http://www.clove.co.uk/nokia-lumia-930 From the 17th until the 31st July 2014 any Nokia Lumia 930 purchased will include*: 1 x DC-50 wireless charger plate (2400mAh battery & wireless charger in one) 1 x MD-12 wireless speaker 1 x £20 voucher for free […]

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More support on the rumours of Android Apps on Windows Phone

More support on the rumours of Android Apps on Windows Phone

| July 14, 2014 | 42 Replies

It’s not officially official, but Peter Bright from Ars Technica adds more backing to the claims of Android apps on Windows Phone. Whilst in the short burst it might seem a good thing for consumers, to the whole WP/Windows Ecosystem, it might spell something sour for the WP developers. Where would Nokia (MM) get their […]

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