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Nokia HERE Maps iOS

Nokia’s forgotten iOS maps app pulled from Apple’s App Store

December 27th, 2013

Nokia’s HERE Maps application for iOS burst onto the scene back in late 2012 amid the drama that was unfolding around Apple’s iOS mapping app debacle. Google’s mapping solution had been ousted from Apple’s mobile devices and the Cupertino-based company rushed out its own Maps app in its place. It was a disaster. While the …

Nokia Android Phone Photos

This is what a $7.2 billion smartphone looks like

December 24th, 2013

It might not look like much, but the colorful low-end handset pictured above (via @evleaks) is the most valuable smartphone on the planet. Code-named “Normandy,” the tiny unreleased phone was to be the first Nokia device powered by Google’s Android operating system. But it’s also so much more — it’s a $7.2 billion smartphone. As …

Nokia Lumia 929 Photos

Leaked photos show Nokia’s unannounced Lumia 929

December 23rd, 2013

Microsoft’s multi-billion dollar acquisition of Nokia’s devices and services business has gotten almost all of the regulatory approvals it needs, but Nokia has no intention of letting the various unreleased Lumia phones in its product pipeline die on the vine. Among them is the Lumia 929, photos of which have just been leaked by online …

Nokia HTC Patent Suit Analysis

HTC’s nightmarish year ends with more bad news

December 23rd, 2013

Nokia has been hammering HTC with lawsuits in a variety of markets, with meager results. The rather narrow sales injunction against the HTC One mini was recently overturned by an appellate court in the United Kingdom. But hope springs eternal because Nokia has now finally landed a broad patent win against HTC.

Nokia Lumia 2520 Ad

Video: Nokia loses its mind with nightmare-inducing Lumia ad

December 18th, 2013

We’ve been wondering about Nokia’s sanity for a while but the company has now made its complete descent into madness official with its latest ad for the Lumia 2520 tablet. The ad involves… well, there’s no easy way to describe it, but it seems to involve a man going into the world’s creepiest barbershop and …

Smartphone Patent Wars

Smartphone patent wars exposed as completely futile

December 12th, 2013

It happened again — a handset sales injunction resulting from a patent infringement ruling has been overturned. This time the drama played out in the UK, where Nokia’s attack on HTC led to the sales injunction of the HTC One mini handset. And like clockwork, the sales ban was stayed by the Court of Appeals, allowing HTC …

Burned Galaxy S4 Controversy Nokia

Nokia offers free Lumia to man with scorched Galaxy S4

December 11th, 2013

Earlier this week we brought you the harrowing tale of a man who tried to get his burnt Galaxy S4 replaced but was told by Samsung that he needed to keep quiet about it before they’d send him a new device. wp-Hub points out that Nokia has now graciously/opportunistically offered to fill the hole left …

Nokia Android Phone

Nokia built an Android phone to ensure the company’s sale to Microsoft

December 11th, 2013

As was reaffirmed in a report on Tuesday night, Nokia has been prepping a low-end Android phone that is close to being ready for commercial release. The handset, code-named Normandy, is an entry-level device resembling some of the recent Asha budget phones that were successful enough to halt Nokia’s feature phone unit volume and average sales price …

8.3-inch Nokia Lumia Tablet

Nokia’s not done yet: 8.3-inch Lumia tablet, 4.5-inch phone in the works

December 10th, 2013

Nokia may have a couple of new Lumia devices in testing, if an Indian logistics website is to be believed, including an 8.3-inch Lumia tablet and a 4.5-inch dual SIM smartphone. The two devices have been seen in shipping manifests on website Zauba, and while the site doesn’t list them specifically as Nokia products, the …

Nokia Patent Portfolio Analysis

Nokia’s rebirth: From industry whipping boy to feared patent troll?

December 9th, 2013

There never was any real doubt about European Union officials signing off on Microsoft’s purchase of Nokia’s handset unit. But suddenly, the European Commission’s Vice President in charge of competition policy has issued a surprisingly harsh warning about the transaction. It seems that it is beginning to dawn on the EC that the sale of its phone …