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Google Maps becomes No.1 iPhone app in hours… after Nokia Maps slips out of top 1000

By on December 13, 2012 at 2:00 PM.

Google Maps becomes No.1 iPhone app in hours… after Nokia Maps slips out of top 1000

It is not a big surprise that Google (GOOG) Maps became the top free app on iPhone in a matter of hours. But it is a bit weird that Nokia’s (NOK) HERE mapping app did not manage to crack the top-1000 on the iPhone’s free app chart on any day during December, even before Google Maps debuted.

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Nokia launches three new low-end devices

By on May 18, 2009 at 9:30 AM.

Nokia launches three new low-end devices

Today Nokia announced three new devices that it hopes will makes serious inroads in emerging markets. While they certainly aren’t much to write home about from a phoneaholic’s perspective, they are definitely interesting in that they place particular emphasis on entertainment and social media. Nokia seemingly feels the time is right to thrust mobile internet and social networking upon the up and coming masses and we’re more than eager to see how it works out. Provided data costs are reasonable, Nokia’s effort could certainly provide a means of low-cost entertainment that is well placed in emerging markets. Hit the jump for more details on the 2720 fold, 2730 classic and 7020.

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Expansys spills the beans on the Nokia E75

By on February 9, 2009 at 8:01 AM.

Expansys spills the beans on the Nokia E75

Never mind the fact that they’re just doing it to get free publicity and a head start on pre-orders, we absolutely love it when retailers give it to the manufacturers in the junk and out the specs of their phones just days before they’re official. Expansys is no stranger to this process and has done it again with the Nokia E75. We’ve seen the E75 countless times before and while we want it for reasons we can’t really describe we’re now in a position to say that the E75 won’t suffice to stave off our hunger for the upcoming N97. Why? High cost, a tiny display and poor screen resolution will do the trick every time. If you’re an S60 nut however, chances are you’re going to love what the E75 has got:

  • Quad-band GSM / EDGE, dual-band HSDPA (900/2100) at 3.6Mbps
  • 2.4″ 240×320 QVGA display
  • 3.2 megapixel camera with auto-focus, digital zoom, LED flash
  • 30FPS QVGA video recording
  • aGPS
  • WiFi
  • FM radio
  • microSDHC
  • 3.5mm headset, Bluetooth 2.0, microUSB
  • Nokia Maps, PDF Document Viewer, ZIP File Manager
  • Dual home screen (work/personal)
  • 1000 mAh battery
  • 630 mins talk, 408 hrs stand-by time

So what’s all of this going to cost? Early estimates are that the E75 will ship on March 13 for £389.99 SIM-free ($580 USD) or free on select tariffs from T-Mobile UK. Fail.

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Nokia announces the 6260 Slide

By on November 25, 2008 at 6:49 PM.

Nokia announces the 6260 Slide

Today Nokia announced the latest handset that runs on its S40 platform, the 6260 Slide. The 6260 takes its styling queues from the 6220 Classic and boasts an amazing 2.4″ 320 x 480 HVGA screen. It basically is the perfect handset for those who want nearly everything and more from a mobile phone but for some odd reason don’t want a smartphone. Why someone would want this much juice but not want it to run on S60 is a question in and of itself, but we’ll leave that for another time. Specs from the Nokia data sheet are as follows:

  • Series 40
  • 99.4mm x 46.5mm x 15.4mm, 114g
  • Quad-band EDGE with tri-band HSDPA/HSUPA
  • WiFi and aGPS (with Nokia Maps pre-installed)
  • 2.4″ 320×480 HVGA display
  • 200MB internal memory, up to 8GB microSD
  • 5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss lens
  • Front-facing camera for video calling
  • Bluetooth v2.1 w/ A2DP/AVRCP
  • TV-out and 2.5mm AV connector
  • microUSB
  • 950 mAh battery
  • 4/6 hours talk time, 370/400 hours stand-by (3G/EDGE)

Expect to see this mobile hit Europe in early 2009 with an estimated MSRP of €299 before taxes and carrier subsidies.

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