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Two unreleased Nokia phones revealed ahead of expected April 2nd debut

By on March 21, 2014 at 7:45 PM.

Two unreleased Nokia phones revealed ahead of expected April 2nd debut

When Microsoft finally takes over Nokia’s ailing phone business in the coming weeks, it’s going to have a slew of new smartphones to account for. Beyond the many recent announcements out of Nokia — including a handful of Android phones that launched recently — it looks like at least two more Nokia smartphones will debut in less than two weeks. More →

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Nokia X Release Date, Price

Nokia’s Android phones are already a smash hit in China

By on March 14, 2014 at 1:24 PM.

Nokia’s Android phones are already a smash hit in China

It took Nokia quite a few years to finally launch an Android device, and when it did unveil such devices they were not quite the awesome high-end phones Nokia fans have been dreaming of. Instead, Nokia unveiled a family of three Android smartphones – the Nokia X models – that are quite affordable and run a custom Google-less versions of Android. And it turns out that, at least for the time being, that’s a recipe for success for the Finish phone maker, which has apparently announced on Twitter that it only took 4 days for 1,000,000 Nokia X units to be pre-ordered in China. More →

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Nokia Patent Troll

Is Nokia about to become a giant unstoppable patent troll?

By on March 11, 2014 at 1:00 PM.

Is Nokia about to become a giant unstoppable patent troll?

The Korea Electronics Association has submitted a petition to Fair Trade Commission opposing Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia’s phone unit. Koreans are restating the theory that many industry observers have been speculating about in recent months: the loss of its handset operations may unleash Nokia as a sort of megatroll with the power to cripple the profitability of most Asian phone vendors. More →

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Best Gaming Smartphone Nokia Lumia 1520

Here’s what the Nokia Lumia 1520 does better than any other smartphone

By on March 10, 2014 at 3:51 PM.

Here’s what the Nokia Lumia 1520 does better than any other smartphone

Just because a device isn’t a hot seller doesn’t mean it’s not worth your time. As we observed with the BlackBerry Z30’s impressive capabilities as a messaging device, sometimes a mobile device simply does certain things better than the iPhone or Samsung’s Galaxy devices even if it has no hope of ever matching them in terms of sales. More →

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Ellen Oscars Selfie

Nokia makes fun of Ellen’s blurry Samsung selfie from the Oscars

By on March 3, 2014 at 3:42 PM.

Nokia makes fun of Ellen’s blurry Samsung selfie from the Oscars

In return for all of the money Samsung spent on the 86th annual Academy Awards on Sunday night, host Ellen DeGeneres took photos with a Galaxy smartphone on stage throughout the night, and while mingling with the star-studded audience (yes, we know she also posted photos with her own iPhone while backstage — no one cares). One of the resulting photos she posted to Twitter using the phone quickly became the most retweeted photo of all time. While that image came out just fine, another one DeGeneres tweeted while on stage came out a bit blurry, and Nokia quickly used the photo as an opportunity to remind the world that its camera phones are among the best in the world. More →

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Microsoft Nokia X Android Phones

Will Microsoft kill Nokia’s Android phones after it takes over?

By on February 26, 2014 at 12:15 PM.

Will Microsoft kill Nokia’s Android phones after it takes over?

One of the most fascinating reveals following the Microsoft-Nokia acquisition saga was the existence of the Nokia X Android line of smartphones. Nokia’s first substantial non-Windows Phone product may have been a major contributing factor in pushing the acquisition through, but Microsoft hasn’t yet been able to quash the Nokia X line at the source. As the deal has yet to be finalized, Nokia has taken this opportunity to introduce the Android phones to the public at Mobile World Congress this week. More →

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Nokia Windows Phone Android Strategy

Nokia’s new Windows Phone strategy is guaranteed to confuse everyone

By on February 25, 2014 at 2:20 PM.

Nokia’s new Windows Phone strategy is guaranteed to confuse everyone

How is Nokia going to explain the differences between its Asha feature phone application system, the Windows Phone 8 app system and the new Asha/Windows/Android app system to consumers in emerging markets? How many people comprehend the jungle of software choices that Nokia has now created for models aimed at entry-level buyers — people who in many cases have never owned a smartphone? More →

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Nokia X Android Microsoft

Microsoft is not happy at all that Nokia just unveiled three Android phones

By on February 24, 2014 at 11:54 AM.

Microsoft is not happy at all that Nokia just unveiled three Android phones

If you have to go, you might as well go out with a bang. Nokia made waves and ruffles feathers on Monday morning when it unveiled not one but three new smartphones that are powered by Google’s Android operating system. The mobile software on the Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL is barely recognizable as Android, with a heavily modified tile-based user interface that resembles Windows Phone. But if you ask executives at Microsoft, they’ll tell you… it’s Android. More →

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Nokia MWC Live Stream

Here’s how to watch live as Nokia unveils its first (and last?) Android phone

By on February 23, 2014 at 2:30 PM.

Here’s how to watch live as Nokia unveils its first (and last?) Android phone

Nokia and Android. Android and Nokia. Smartphone enthusiasts have wondered for quite some time what Android would be like on one of Nokia’s signature handsets. While most were likely hoping for Android on a high-end Nokia phone, the mystery will soon be over. We’ll never know what Nokia’s current situation would be if Samsung hadn’t scared Nokia CEO Stephen Elop away from Android. But now, for the first time ever, we’ll at least know what an Android phone from Nokia is like. More →

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Why Microsoft is smart to let Nokia launch an Android phone

By on February 20, 2014 at 11:21 AM.

Why Microsoft is smart to let Nokia launch an Android phone

It’s no secret that Microsoft is hurting as the world moves to mobile. Sales of Windows Phones are miniscule compared to the competition, and the Surface is small potatoes compared to the iPad. With Satya Nadella as Microsoft’s new CEO, the company would be smart to start selling a “Nokia X” phone running on Android. More →

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Nokia X Photos

This is Nokia’s Android phone

By on February 20, 2014 at 10:21 AM.

This is Nokia’s Android phone

We’ve heard the many rumors, we’ve read the specs and we’ve seen the numerous leaked marketing renders published around the web, and now the upcoming Nokia X Android phone has been revealed in the clearest photos yet. Many scoffed at the idea that Nokia might launch an Android phone before it left the phone business. Why would Microsoft allow it? Crazier things have certainly happened though, and we’re now less than a week away from seeing the X get official. More →

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Nokia Treasure Tags Release Date

Nokia unveils the one smartphone accessory you’ll actually want to use

By on February 19, 2014 at 10:30 PM.

Nokia unveils the one smartphone accessory you’ll actually want to use

We see countless smartphone accessories released every year but how many of them are actually useful? The latest accessory from Nokia seems like it could really come in handy, however, because it will help you keep track of all the things you’re most likely to use. Nokia’s new Treasure Tags are matchbox-sized tags that you can attach to your keys, wallet and other important items to make sure they never get lost. More →

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Nokia 2014 Brand Value

Elop’s last gift: Nokia’s brand value is swirling down the drain

By on February 19, 2014 at 2:28 PM.

Elop’s last gift: Nokia’s brand value is swirling down the drain

The latest Brandirectory survey on global brands is out and it’s got some grim news for Microsoft: The value of the handset brand it bought has continued plunging. Back in 2008, Nokia was one of the top 10 brands in the world. In 2014, Nokia no longer even makes the top 500 list of leading brands. In 2013, Nokia was No. 388 with estimated brand value of $3.2 billion. Over the past year, Apple’s brand value has soared by $17 billion, hitting $104 billion in 2014. Interestingly, Samsung’s brand value increased even more, climbing by $20 billion to hit $78 billion. More →

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