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It might be a little late in the game, but rumor has it that Nokia will be unveiling its first-ever Android smartphone at Mobile World Congress later this month - a significant change from being a 100% Windows Phone-focused vendor. It's being said that this phone will target the low-cost market, so it could be that Nokia just wants to dip its toes into the Google water before shaking its portfolio up too much. This move is made interesting based on the simple fact that Nokia has been focused on Windows for so long, but the intrigue is taken to the next level given that Microsoft is in... Read more...
Not long after Apple unveiled its iPhone 5c, which is available in a variety of attractive colors, Nokia took to Twitter to give a shout-out. On top of a picture showing off its own recent Lumia line, which also comes in a variety of attractive colors, it says, "Imitation Is The Best Form of Flattery". Shots were fired, and for the most part, it seemed to get a chuckle out of a lot of people. Clearly, however, the fact that Nokia took a jab at Apple in this way struck some as a bit odd, given Apple enjoys a huge piece of the smartphone marketshare pie, while Nokia's share is so small, it'd be equivalent... Read more...
There are many reasons why Microsoft's $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia's Devices & Services division could be a good thing for all involved. Nokia, which has had a tough time competing in the mobile handset market next to Android and iOS, gets to bow out of the business with significantly more cash, though if Microsoft turns things around and makes its Windows Phone platform a true competitor, the Finnish phone maker may regret the sale (we also don't know what would have happened if Nokia opted to embrace Android at this point in the game). Building up the Windows Phone platform is exactly... Read more...
Ever imagined what a phablet based on Microsoft's Windows Phone platform might be like? For the time being, you'll have to keep imagining because those plans by Nokia are now on the back burner. Nokia had originally planned to launch a Windows Phone phablet by the end of this month, but with the company's handset business changing hands to Microsoft, it's not clear when or if a phablet will see the light of day. According to Reuters, Nokia was going to announce a batch of new Windows Phone devices this month, including a handset with a display larger than 5 inches. The event was supposed to take... Read more...
Now that Steve Ballmer is retiring as chief of Microsoft, the Redmond software giant is need of a new CEO. The company needs someone who can navigate through mobile waters without sinking below the Surface, and if that person happens to have experience in the mobile arena, all the better. So goes the conventional wisdom in gambling circles that has Nokia's Stephen Elop as the odds on favorite to step into Ballmer's shoes. Ladbrokes Plc (LAD), a gambling operator in the U.K., lists Elop's odds as 5-to-1. He's ahead of theoretical candidates Kevin Turner and Julie Larson-Green, both insiders, and... Read more...
Several of Microsoft's hardware partners have pulled out of the Windows RT race, but one company that's determined to see this thing to the end is Nokia. The Finnish phone and tablet maker, and Microsoft's best buddy as of late, is reportedly going to launch a 10.1-inch Windows RT tablet called Sirius. Paul Thurrott over at WinSupersite rather emphatically states that the rumors are true, that he's been able to confirm not only the existence of Sirius, but several hardware specs as well. Image Source: digi-wo.com According to Thurrott, Sirius will come ARMed with a quad-core Qualcomm 8974 architecture,... Read more...
Nokia's Lumia 1020 debuted at $299 (with a two-year service agreement) in late July, and though it's the company's flagship handset, a fistful of Benjamins is a tough asking price when high-end Android devices like the popular Samsung Galaxy S4 can be had for $99. Perhaps realizing that it may have overestimated the demand for a high-end Windows Phone 8 device, Nokia's Lumia 1020 just received a price cut. If you head over to Amazon, you'll see that prices start at $249 with a two-year service contract. And according to various reports on the web, the Lumia 1020 is going for $199 in select markets... Read more...
Well, that didn't take long. Nokia's latest flagship smartphone, the Lumia 1020, has just experienced a $30 price-drop, settling at $269 (with contract). This move comes HOT on the heels of our review that we posted earlier today, and given the overall thoughts on the device, a price-drop does help the phone to look a bit more attractive. In his exhaustive look, Ray found that the Lumia 1020 performed no different than last year's Lumia 920/925, which does put a damper on things. We're talking about a phone that's $269.99 under contract, after all. No contract = $699. Apart from that, the 1020... Read more...
Shopping a high-end handset, are you? Well fancy that, we just happen to have something you may want to look at! Wading through the pertinent specs of several different smartphones is, quite frankly, a little overwhelming, especially when you're starting at a 2-year commitment with the one you ultimately choose. To help you make an educated decision, we've put together a chart of some of the more popular smartphones as of late so you can quickly and easily compare the specs of each one. Not only did we put together a list of specs, but when possible, we also linked to our own review/analysis of... Read more...
Oops. Someone posted videos of the upcoming but not-yet-released Nokia Lumia 1020 on AT&T’s YouTube channel; it all looks very official, so we presume that the videos were simply posted too early. (We feel for the poor schmuck who at best is getting a tongue-lashing from a red-faced superior right about now and at worst is out of a job.) (Credit: Engadget) The videos are now set to private on YouTube, so you can’t access them directly, but because this is the Internet and this is how things go, the videos are still available elsewhere, so we’re able to embed them here: As... Read more...
Goodbye, Symbian, and thanks for the pie. That's the message Nokia is sending to the once popular mobile operating system as its preps one final shipment of Symbian smartphones this summer before investing its efforts entirely into its relationship with Microsoft and the Windows Phone platform. It's a bit of a bittersweet parting. On one hand, Symbian for a long while was the smartphone platform to beat in terms of market share, sitting at top up through late 2010. By then, Android and iOS were well on their way to becoming the mobile platforms to beat, and today the two rival OSes account for... Read more...
Is that a phone in your pocket that can take pictures, or a camera that can make phone calls? The line between a smartphone and a dedicated point-n-shoot camera continues to blue with each new generation of integrated optics, but looking to set the bar in a big way is Nokia, which is rumored to be releasing an EOS devices with an insane 41-megapixel rear-facing camera. Nokia fan site My Nokia Blog gets credit for spotting the leaked photos on Chinese language website WPDang.com, which itself is hosting several leaked shots of the upcoming Nokia EOS. Here's a look at one of them: Image Source: WPDang.com... Read more...
The rumor mill can stop spinning its wheels this morning following the launch of Nokia's Lumia 925 smartphone, the Finnish phone maker's second handset to make a debut this week. Like the Lumia 928 that preceded it, the 925 has been the topic of speculation, and as previously rumored, it sports an aluminum body, making it the first Lumia device to feature metal construction. Nokia says the Lumia 925 is a new interpretation of the popular 920. In addition to a metal body, it also features "the most advanced lens technology and next generation imaging software" that, among other things, promises... Read more...
We're all anxiously awaiting Nokia's next Lumia unveiling next week in London, but for now, the Finnish phone maker is in New Delhi unwrapping another device, and it's not running on Microsoft's Windows Phone platform. It's the Nokia Asha 501, the first of a new family of Asha smartphones and also the first to run on the new Asha platform, which is essentially a descendent of the MeeGo OS. Don't worry, Windows Phone fans, Nokia and Microsoft are still BFFs in the mobile phone space; the Asha 501 is an inexpensive phone intended for developing markets. Like Nokia's other devices, the Asha 501 is... Read more...
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