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Nokia Layoffs New Companies

400 reasons why getting fired by Nokia could change your life for the better

February 3rd, 2014

As Samsung and Apple continue to stamp out every remnant of competition left in the marketplace, some of the biggest names in wireless technology have been forced to let go of considerable portions of their staff. Nokia is perhaps the most prominent of all the smartphone manufacturers that couldn’t keep up, shrinking from 24,000 employees …

Nokia Employees Bonus Controversy

Canadian hug: No bonus for Nokia employees as Elop grabs $25 million

January 28th, 2014

According to a Nokia intranet post acquired by BGR India, Nokia will not be handing bonuses to its handset unit employees for 2013. Exiting CEO Stephen Elop, however, will still get a $25 million bonus for engineering the sale of the phone division to Microsoft. The news actually comes as a surprise to many Nokia employees. …

Nokia X Specs

The last piece of the Nokia Android phone puzzle is now in place

January 28th, 2014

We’ll never know where Nokia would be right now if it had chosen Android instead of Windows Phone as its mobile platform of choice. Instead, Samsung scared CEO Stephen Elop away from Google’s mobile OS and the rest, as they say, is history. Nokia will soon be out of the mobile phone business once it dumps …

Nokia Normandy Specs

Nokia’s Android phone might actually launch

January 27th, 2014

Vietnamese online retailer is already listing the Nokia Normandy on its website, potentially revealing various specs and features for the unconfirmed device in the process. According to the retailer, the handset will pack a 4-inch display with FWVGA (854 x 480) resolution, 1GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, …

Nokia Earnings Q4 2013

One last gift for Microsoft: Nokia’s smartphone growth has collapsed

January 23rd, 2014

After a couple of quarters of promising growth, Nokia’s smartphone unit sales suddenly shrank from the third quarter last year to the Christmas quarter of 2013. Smartphone sales usually grow sequentially into the Christmas quarter of any given calendar year. The most ominous possibility is that the Microsoft-Nokia announcement may have triggered a sudden consumer backlash …

Nokia Earnings Q4 2013

Nokia’s phone-free future looks less bright

January 23rd, 2014

Nokia reported its fourth-quarter results on Thursday morning — it’s final earnings report that will include a full quarter of results from its devices and services business. Nokia said its Q4 operating profit totaled $556 million on $4.77 billion in sales. Meanwhile its phone business lost about $270 million and Nokia said that unit sales …

Nokia Lumia Icon Verizon Leak

Nokia Lumia Icon makes an accidental appearance on Verizon’s website

January 21st, 2014

After popping up last week on an internal test page, the Lumia Icon made an abrupt reappearance on Verizon’s official site on Tuesday. The page was promptly taken down, but Gigaom managed to snag a few screenshots before it went offline. The listing was nearly identical to the one on the test page from last week, …

Microsoft Android Phone Analysis

Why Microsoft might actually release an Android phone

January 17th, 2014

Nokia’s “Normandy” Android handset has become something of a curiosity for many smartphone fans who see it as a “what-could-have-been” for Nokia if it had decided to not go exclusively with Windows Phone. ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley, however, thinks that Nokia’s Android phone is more than just a novelty, however — it might be a …

Nokia Lumia 1020 Software Update

The best camera phone in the world just got even better

January 17th, 2014

The topic of “best camera phone in the world” is debated often, but it really shouldn’t be — that title goes to the Nokia Lumia 1020, with its 41-megapixel camera. According to one expert, the Lumia 1020 is the closest thing smartphones have to a modern DSLR, having recently crushed the iPhone 5s in a …