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Microsoft Nokia Layoffs Elop

Here’s what Elop told the 12,500 Nokia employees who just got axed

July 17th, 2014

It’s safe to say that Stephen Elop really isn’t very popular in Finland, especially after Microsoft announced on Thursday that it was laying 12,500 people who currently work for its Nokia devices and services division. Since Elop is both the former CEO of Nokia and the current boss of Microsoft’s devices and services division, we were …

Microsoft Layoffs

Thousands to lose their jobs as Microsoft prepares biggest ever round of layoffs

July 15th, 2014

Microsoft will soon announce a massive round of layoffs, according to a new report from Bloomberg. Thousands of employees will be let go as Microsoft looks to integrate the devices and services business it recently acquired from Nokia. The report says that the reductions could be announced as soon as this week, and it could be Microsoft’s …

Nokia Lumia Android Smartphone

The Nokia Android handset you’ve been waiting for is reportedly coming

July 7th, 2014

It took Nokia several years to launch an Android handset of its own, but the company’s Android vision wasn’t exactly what fans were expecting. In early 2014, Nokia announced budget-friendly Android smartphones that weren’t top-of-the-line flagship handsets and didn’t even run an Android OS version filled with all the goodies most Android users have grown …

Lumia 830 Photos

Leak reveals sleek unreleased Microsoft smartphone

July 3rd, 2014

In terms of launches, Microsoft has been relatively quiet since taking over Nokia’s devices and services business. In fact, the company’s only launch to speak of was the Nokia X2, an Android-powered device that will never see the light of day in the United States. Rumors continue to swirl that suggest Microsoft has several Lumia smartphones …

Nokia Future

Nokia’s destiny: From boots to phones to… boots

July 1st, 2014

The year 1973 was crucial for one for the giants of European industry. That was when Finnish Rubber Works merged with Finnish Cable Works, forming a company called Nokia Corporation. That year, Nokia had a massive consumer market blockbuster with Kontio Rubber Boot. Kontio was named after the Finnish term of endearment for “bear” that was …

Mobile Messaging Apps

Messaging mania has shocked tech leaders twice – in 1994 and again now

June 25th, 2014

One of the most unanticipated developments surrounding mobile phones is the fact that people don’t really want to use them to talk to each other. They want to use them to send messages. This phenomenon was so counterintuitive that it has now disrupted the entire tech industry twice — first in 1994 and later in 2012. It …

Nokia X2 Release Date, Price and Specs

Microsoft unveils its first Android phone

June 24th, 2014

Just as recently teased, Microsoft and Nokia on Tuesday unveiled a new Android handset, the budget-friendly dual SIM Nokia X2. The handset, which will sell off-contract for just $99, or around $135, is not a flagship device by this year’s standards, and still ships with a custom Google-less Android OS version on board.

Microsoft Nokia Android Phone Release Date

Nokia’s next Android phone looks set to arrive on June 24th

June 20th, 2014

Microsoft is set to launch the next generation of its Nokia X line of phones, at least according to two teaser images posted by Nokia. A new post on the Nokia Conversations blog suggests a new Nokia X phone could come as soon as next Tuesday. An image with an X and the date June …

Smartphone Wireless Charging Pants

These expensive pants will wirelessly charge your smartphone

June 19th, 2014

With the increasing number of mobile devices that can be wirelessly charged, it’s no surprise that more companies are thinking about how they can incorporate this technology in their products. Starbucks has recently announced that all its stores across the U.S. will offer customers wireless charging areas, but what if that’s not enough? One fashion …