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It doesn't matter how many times we say this—and we've said it a lot—companies just don't understand there are no mulligans on the Internet. Word to the wise, if you post something online, you can't take it back. We bring this up because Nokia, for a brief blip in time, teased a new gaming phone on its Twitter account in India. The tweet is no longer available, presumably because Nokia wasn't ready to tease its upcoming phone, and decided to delete it. We're not sure why—there was not much to glean from the teaser, such as detailed specs, price, or any information on when it might... Read more...
Things are just getting started when it comes to a broad rollout for 5G. There have been no smartphones announced with 5G capabilities -- yet -- but vendors like Qualcomm and Intel have already announced their 5G modems that will be going into future devices. But it's just not device support that is needed to bring 5G to the masses; there also has be backend support from wireless carriers to deliver the increased speeds to customers. Third-place U.S. wireless carrier T-Mobile today announced that it has signed a multi-year agreement with Nokia to provide hardware... Read more...
Nokia is perhaps better known for their smartphones and strong telecommunications presence, but the company also has a foothold in the digital health market. The company has embraced the “connected health” wearables trend since their acquisition of French consumer electronics company Withing in April 2016. Nokia has continued to offer and relaunch many of Withing’s award-winning products, including items like the Nokia Steel HR activity tracking hybrid smartwatch we're looking at here today. Withing launched multiple versions of their Activité activity tracker in 2014 and... Read more...
HMD Global has officially resurrected the Nokia X-series with the introduction of the Nokia X6 at a launch event in Beijing, China. The new phone is yet another Android device to adopt a notched display similar in style to Apple's flagship iPhone X (the Essential Phone was actually the first handset to use a notch). Unlike the iPhone X, however, the Nokia X6 is a mid-range smartphone built around Qualcomm's Snadragon 636 chipset. To HMD Global's credit, you wouldn't know the Nokia X6 is a mid-range phone just by looking at it. The device sports a premium build with a 5.8-inch FHD+ (2280x1080) display... Read more...
An image has leaked via Chinese website Baidu that shows what is allegedly a line art image of a coming Nokia smartphone. According to the leak, this smartphone has five cameras arrayed around the back of the smartphone. We can clearly see a series of smaller circles arrayed around the circumference of a larger circle in the leaked image. We would assume that the lone circle below the cameras is the fingerprint scanner, but there is no confirmation of that. Anyone who can count can see that there are seven smaller circles on the back of that smartphone. Since the leak tips five cameras, the other... Read more...
High-end flagship smartphones get most of the press and stoke the most geek lust for shoppers. However, there is a substantial portion of smartphone shoppers out there who only want a device that can check email, take decent pics, and hit Facebook. You don't need a high-end $1,000 iPhone X for those tasks. All you really need is something like the Nokia 2 entry-level smartphone that has turned up on Amazon for pre-order. This little device sells for $99 unlocked is ready to use on the AT&T and T-Mobile networks, and includes a warranty. The smartphone is offered in black... Read more...
One of the advantages to owning a lower power smartphone is that battery life should be a high point, at least compared to a flagship handset. That is precisely the case with Nokia's new Nokia 2 handset. Why call it the Nokia 2? The number in its model name is indicative of the claimed 2-days of battery life on a single charge, provided by a rather capacious 4,100 mAh battery pack. Nokia's pitch is that "frequent top-up charges will become a thing of the past" with the Nokia 2. Of course, that will depend on usage, though the Nokia 2 is really aimed at casual users and not performance junkies who... Read more...
Despite all of the hype and excitement surrounding virtual reality over the past couple of years, the market for VR has not grown at the pace Nokia had anticipated or hoped it would. As a result, the company has decided to 'optimize' its investments in VR, starting with halting development of Ozo, a 360-degree VR camera that debuted at $60,000 before receiving a price cut to $45,000. The company is also reducing its workforce as it pivots to digital health. "Nokia Technologies is at a point where, with the right focus and investments, we can meaningfully grow our footprint in the digital health... Read more...
Microsoft attempted to use its purchase of Nokia's Devices and Services division to give it a first-row seat in the global smartphone market, pitting it against the likes of the Apple iPhone and smartphones running Google's Android operating system. In addition, by developing both the operating system and hardware in-house, it would give complete control over the user experience, much like Apple and Google do with the iPhone and Pixel respectively. Hindsight is 20/20, and knowing what we know now, it's easy to see that acquisition was a mistake. In a new book that was published today – Hit... Read more...
T-Mobile isn't messing around, it wants to be the biggest carrier in the U.S. and it is working hard to make that a reality. The third-place wireless carrier has promised to roll out a nationwide 5G network by 2020, and positively cleaned up at the FCC 600 MHz spectrum auction held earlier this year. T-Mobile dropped $8 billion in its spectrum bid to buy 45 percent of all available 600 MHz spectrum that the FCC was selling off, giving it the largest chunk of spectrum sold at auction by far. The catch for now is that in some urban areas around the country that spectrum is still in use by television... Read more...
Finnish company HMD Global is firmly entrenched in flagship smartphone territory with the release of its device: the Nokia 8. After the company acquired the rights to Nokia’s feature phone business, we’ve been waiting patiently to see what the company could do with high-end hardware. Luckily, there’s a lot to like. The most visible feature of the Nokia 8 is of course its display, which in this case measure 5.3 inches with a resolution of 2560x1440 (QHD). Unlike many of the recently introduced flagships that are making the rounds, however, the 7.3mm-inch Nokia 8 has rather large bezels at the top... Read more...
Here is the best look yet that we have received to date showcasing the upcoming Nokia 8 flagship Android smartphone. The smartphone, which is produced by Finnish company HMD Global, will be going head-to-head against the brightest stars in the Android smartphone market including the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the LG G6. However, unlike those aforementioned smartphones, the Nokia 8 doesn’t go for a bezel-free design. Instead, you’ll find large bezels flanking the top and bottom of the screen along with a traditional home and navigation buttons. However, perhaps the biggest news to come out of this leak... Read more...
Do you remember when Nokia went all-in with Microsoft's Windows Phone platform? While Nokia chose to go with an underdog, it hoped to compete in the smartphone space by focusing on camera performance, and many of its devices featured camera sensors with high megapixel counts. Well, much has changed since then. These days HMD Global owns the rights to market Nokia branded phones (and tablets), and while the landscape is decidedly different this time around, camera performance is still a point of focus. As such, the Finnish startup announced today that it has sign an exclusive partnership with Zeiss... Read more...
We were given our first glimpse at the Nokia 6 Android smartphone back in January. The Nokia 6, which is produced by HMD Global, was announced as a mid-range fighter, packing a Snapdragon 430 processor, 4GB RAM, 5.5-inch Full HD display, 64GB of internal storage, 16MP rear camera, 8MP selfie camera, 3000 mAh battery and a front-mounted fingerprint sensor. Today we’re being given the lowdown on the Nokia 6’s arrival here in the United States. Unfortunately, it looks as though the version of the phone that we will get won’t be as well spec’d. We will receive only 3GB of RAM, while internal storage... Read more...
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