Microsoft announced on Monday that its next Nokia device will be one of the cheapest ever released. The Nokia 215 is a $29 Internet-ready phone designed specifically for newcomers to the world of mobile devices. Equipped with the Opera Mini browser, Bing search, MSN Weather, Twitter and Facebook, this dirt-cheap device has many smartphone essentials at just a fraction of the cost. More →
Nokia surprised the mobile community this past summer when the company unveiled its first ever Android app, Z Launcher. With its devices and services business out of the way and its obligations to Microsoft regarding Windows Phone gone, the company wasted no time in embracing Google’s mobile platform.
Z Launcher, a nifty and intelligent Android launcher that places a user’s most popular apps on the home screen and changes based on the time of the day, was initially released as a pre-beta intended to be made available to 10,000 initial testers.
Nokia recently shed its devices and services group in a multi-billion dollar deal that saw its entire Windows Phone business offloaded to Microsoft, which will continue to push Windows Phones under the Lumia brand. While many thought the deal could mean the end of Nokia’s consumer business, the company surprised us all this past summer when it launched its first Android app, the shockingly innovative Z Launcher app that will finally public beta on Tuesday.
Where Nokia’s efforts with Android are concerned, however, that app was just the beginning. More →
Nokia decided many years ago not to make Android smartphones, disappointing many fans who would have loved to own a flagship Android handset made by Nokia. The company did come out with some entry-level Android devices of its own earlier this year, but they ran a forked version of Android and Microsoft soon discontinued them following its acquisition of Nokia’s phone business.
But Nokia, which is still interested in the mobile landscape despite selling its mobile division, may be working on a high-end Android handset of its own, Chinese publication MyDrivers has learned. More →
After purchasing the mobile arm of Nokia, Microsoft decided that all Nokia branding from its Windows Phone mobile devices must go, and instead be replaced by Lumia. The company is ready to make the transition from Nokia Lumia to Microsoft Lumia, and has posted images of what the new branding will look like on the Nokia blog. More →
Many grow up looking up to the skies with wonder and amazement. Children dreamed of what it would be like to travel to space to float around and use all that science-fiction inspired technology. Many of us will never get the chance to realize that dream, although this 3D-printed Nokia Lumia-powered automated robotic observatory might be as close as we’ll ever get.
Microsoft on Thursday unveiled a variety of new mobile devices at IFA 2014, just as expected, including the Nokia Lumia 830, described as the most affordable Windows Phone flagship yet. The device is expected to launch in September “around the world,” and retail for €330 in Europe (around $434) when purchased off-contract. More →
In addition to the Nokia Lumia 830, the most affordable Windows Phone flagship yet according to Microsoft, the company on Thursday also took the wraps off the previously rumored selfie phone, which will actually come in two flavors, including the Lumia 730 and Lumia 735. More →
The rise and fall of the Nokia HERE Maps app on the iOS App Store was a strange, unfortunate story for the Finnish company. Nokia came out swinging with a well-received app, managed to beat Google to the iPhone, but then struggled to hold onto any momentum the app had after it launched as it immediately faded into obscurity. Nokia was certainly down, but it wasn’t out — new mapping apps from Nokia are coming to mobile devices soon. More →
On June 19th of this year, Nokia was reborn. The company that had been known for years as a cell phone pioneer had sold off its devices business, and the world was waiting to see what new paths Nokia might take. There are a few, as it turns out, but one of them saw the company release a surprisingly innovative new Android app this past summer, and it just got a big update that users will love. More →
It looks like Samsung won’t be the only smartphone maker trying to get the jump on Apple next month. According to The Verge, Microsoft has begun sending out preliminary invites to the press that seem to indicate the rumored Lumia 730 will be making an appearance at IFA 2014 in Germany at the beginning of September. Dubbed the “selfie phone” by leakers, the Lumia 730 is rumored to have a 5-megapixel front-facing camera — an especially attractive feature for younger smartphone shoppers. More →
The release of the next Nokia devices might not be too far off. Windows Phone Central has obtained photos of what appears to be the Lumia 730, or the ‘selfie’ phone, which is reportedly going to be the follow-up to last year’s Lumia 720. It has been said that the standout feature of the new phone will be its 5-megapixel front-facing camera for taking some of the highest quality selfies on any Windows Phone device to date. More →