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HTC One Mini Sales Ban

HTC hit with major smartphone sales ban in the UK

December 3rd, 2013

Things just get worse and worse for HTC. Bloomberg reports that London Judge Richard Arnold has issued a sales ban against the HTC One mini smartphone in the United Kingdom for infringing upon Nokia-owned patents. Even more ominously, Arnold ruled that a similar sales ban could soon take effect for the flagship HTC One smartphone, although he’s holding …

Nokia Lumia 525 Release Date

Nokia unveils its most important smartphone for 2014

November 27th, 2013

The most important smartphone that most vendors release every year is usually their high-end flagship model such as the iPhone 5s or the Galaxy S4. In Nokia’s case, however, its most important device released this year was the Lumia 520, a low-cost smartphone that has helped both it and Windows Phone make some serious inroads …

Black Friday Shopping Guide

The holiday hunt: Reviews of every awesome smartphone currently available

November 27th, 2013

Every third commercial that airs on TV right now is for holiday deals on tablets, which are expected to be huge sellers this holiday season. But what about smartphones? Global smartphone shipments still outnumber tablets by more than five to one and smartphone penetration in America is at an all-time high. After this holiday season, …

Anti-iPad Air TV Ads

Video: Microsoft, Nokia both fire shots at iPad Air in new TV ads

November 27th, 2013

In addition to its anti-Google Scroogled campaign, Microsoft has an anti-iPad ad propaganda in place as well, with a couple of new ads highlighting the benefits of using a Surface 2 tablet instead of an Apple tablet. In similar fashion, Nokia has released its own TV ad in which it mocks Apple’s iPad Air while …

Nokia Future Plans Revealed

Here’s what Nokia is planning for its next incarnation

November 25th, 2013

Nokia is turning over its handset business to Microsoft, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the company is giving up on building new devices all together. According to The Economist, Nokia will now shift its focus to its three other business arms: Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN), HERE Navigation Apps, and Advanced Technologies. NSN is by far …

Nokia Lumia 1520 AT&T Supply

AT&T Nokia Lumia 1520 reportedly hard to find at launch [updated]

November 22nd, 2013

It looks like Apple isn’t the only vendor suffering from a supply shortage this holiday season. According to WPCentral, the inventory of the AT&T Nokia Lumia 1520 is much smaller than expected, and many customers who had previously been assured that their orders would arrive on Friday are now receiving emails that say the Lumia …

Microsoft Nokia Acquisition EU Approval

EU reportedly set to sign off on Microsoft’s $7.2 billion Nokia deal

November 22nd, 2013

Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia’s handset business is nearly settled, but an international deal this large requires approval from several groups. Reuters reports that “Microsoft is set to secure unconditional EU regulatory approval” for the deal. Consent from the European Union would follow that of Russia, India, Turkey and Israel, as well as Nokia’s biggest shareholders. …

Microsoft Nokia Headquarters Takeover

Microsoft deals yet another blow to Finland’s national pride

November 22nd, 2013

It’s been a rough few years for Finnish phone fans who have had to watch in agony as the once-mighty Nokia lost its dominant market share before selling off its handset division to American tech behemoth Microsoft. And now Finland’s YLE News reports that Nokia “has vacated its long-time headquarters in Keilaniemi Espoo” and that …

Nokia CEO Elop Criticism

Nokia shareholders rip Elop as a ‘triple-A flop’ on his way out

November 19th, 2013

Microsoft probably shouldn’t appoint Stephen Elop as its next CEO if it wants to keep a good business relationship with the people of Finland. Finnish publication Uusi Suomi reports that some shareholders at Nokia’s general meeting on Tuesday ripped into former CEO Stephen Elop on his way out the door while describing his tenure at …

Nokia Microsoft Buyout Approved

Nokia shareholders approve $7.2 billion Microsoft buyout

November 19th, 2013

It’s official: Nokia’s shareholders have signed off on the $7.2 billion acquisition of the company’s handset division by Microsoft. The Financial Times reports that 99.7% of the investors at a general meeting in Helsinki voted in favor of the deal. The investors who approved the deal hold nearly four-fifths of Nokia’s total shares. The meeting is …