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Nokia, a Finnish smartphone company was founded in 1871. What started as a paper manufacturing company evolved into one of the worlds largest and well known names in the mobile device market. Nokia currently works mostly with smartphones and mobile software. In early 2011 the company's new CEO, Stephen Elop signed a strategic partnership with Microsoft where Microsoft will gain access to Nokia's mobile services such as Ovi Maps and Nokia would adopt Windows Phone 7 as an operating system for their new smartphones over the company's own Symbian OS. Read on for the latest Nokia related news, reviews and videos:

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    Technically, Nokia’s old mobile phone division is no more, having been acquired and absorbed by Microsoft, which however continues to struggle in a doomed attempt to make Windows Phone, aka Mobile, hip. Meanwhile, the scraps of the once mighty Finnish outfit are reportedly cooking up a mainstream hardware comeback, aside from focusing more than ever on telecommunications infrastructure, aided by new subsidiary Alcatel-Lucent. Under the terms of its Redmond agreement, Nokia can’t sell any device before Q4 2016, but it can definitely start building hype around an allegedly killed and ...

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    Early last week we got a glimpse at some new Nokia hardware, an apparent prototype of an in-development handset – but just what the heck was it? After all, the presence of what appeared to be a number pad cast serious doubt on this being a new capital-S smartphone. We're still not sure exactly what we're looking at, but at least we've come across a new opportunity to do so, as a fresh set of pics leak of this mysterious phone. Far more than we were able to last time, we're now able to gauge the handset's thickness – and it looks substantial. That physical keypad appears to still be in ...

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    If I had to pick just one company that revolutionized mobile communications, it wouldn't be Apple - it would be Nokia. Back in the 1990's, when cellphones were just starting to rise in popularity, Nokia was the company you wanted to make your phone. They were durable, user-friendly, and who can forget their wonderful battery life? We were just coming down from the popularity of pagers - and two-way pagers (which is where Research in Motion came into popularity), and all of a sudden we had cell phones that could do more than make and receive calls - they could send those two-way messages, ...

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    Nokia had to take a year off of producing smartphones for non-compete reasons from Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's Devices and Services unit. While we've had to witness the demise of that decision, Nokia has been beefing itself up with the acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent. And if things go according to rumor, the company is supposed to be coming back to the consumer market with three phones, all of them in testing rounds right now. The nexus of the rumors centers around a Weibo look that detailed the back of one of those phones. This iPhone-esque prototype — the device even says it's a ...

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    The deal between two small players in consumer mobile that made tremors in the middle of last year has just completed. As Nokia is making its comeback to smartphones later this year, it's important to note that the company is a big name looking for big resources and a big industry to compete in. It seems those big resources will come from Alcatel-Lucent and that industry will be in telecommunications backhaul. Nokia has successfully been able to launch a public exchange offer for Alcatel-Lucent shares and bonds in France and the US and will likely hold 76 percent of shares and voting ...

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    Nokia had plans for a smartwatch of its own. We've seen reports, last June, of a device tentatively codenamed Moonraker, but apparently Microsoft has cancelled Nokia's project shortly after acquiring its Devices and Services division. After all, the Microsoft Band 2 was well on its way, and Redmond was busy working on improving its first generation wearable. The images above and below are purportedly snapped off of a Nokia smartwatch prototype (the Moonraker). Not much can be discerned from the stills, but you can instantly spot a minimalistic UI (where shown) that resembles the one ...

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    As individual members of the editorial team here at Pocketnow, we often have the luxury of being able to pick up a different phone to use for every day of the week. While realistically it's more hassle than it's worth, theoretically, that would sound pretty cool to all of you. And yet, there comes a time when we'll reach the sunset on the other side of the hills. Giving it all up is not a matter of "if," but "when?" So, what if "when" was now? What would we be toting around as our daily drivers for the next two years? After a particularly strong year of showings from manufacturers large ...

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    Are we ready to hype solidified vaporware just yet? Nope. The Nokia C1 seems to be going through developmental purgatory before our very eyes will rumors, renders and redos from the community that has wanted to see the Finnish property proud again. Eventually, we thought, it'd have to turn up something worth showing off to the public. Supposedly, that was not the C1. The source, which also gave up renders of the C1 running Windows 10 Mobile, said that four (that is, two OS by two size) variants that were being worked on got canceled in favor of a more cutting-edge device. What did Nokia ...

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    Before we even start, a huge disclaimer. The legitimacy of the above image cannot be verified right now, and given the numerous false alarms from the past, we’re inclined to treat it as yet another fan-made concept, based on nothing but wishful thinking. At the same time, the Weibo tipster that’s supplied the render is not a name instantly associated with prior product leaks, and although Nokia has gone on record more than once to confirm its smartphone comeback plans, a “C1” commercial release in the next ten months or so is prohibited under the terms of the 2014 Microsoft ...

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    When the Nokia Lumia 530 launched back in July of 2014, it was already an incredibly low-priced smartphone: carriers had it for $80, then $50, and by this time last year retailers were already discounting the phone down to a mere $35. If you thought Microsoft was practically giving the phone away back then, you weren't far off, but it looks like there's still some unsold stock to move, and the companies that have it now are ready to do anything they can to make those sales happen. US Mobile just filled us in on a deal it's about to get going that offers users a Lumia 530 on a no-contract ...

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    It wasn't all that long ago when people wore a watch everywhere they went. When cell phones started arriving, the necessity of that timepiece on your wrist became less necessary - you'd just pull out your cell phone and check the time. Some flip phones even got fancy and put a small LCD across the top to show you the current date and time, and information about the incoming caller. Modern smartphones did away with this, using their primary display to show you relevant information at a glance. That is, until recently. Now Samsung and LG seem to be leading the charge with "second screens" - ...

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    Wow, we've lapsed a good length of time since our last coverage of anything to do with the Lumia 830 and the Denim update. We haven't see much progress on the special flavor of Windows Phone we saw Nokia-turned-Microsoft-turned... well, Microsoft less the Nokia acquisition work on. Several Nokia Lumia models have the Denim update that gives us much of the Lumia Camera 5 features we were impressed with. Not the Nokia Lumia 830. And not just yet. The second Denim update for AT&T versions of the Nokia Lumia 830 has set claws on the Windows Phone Recovery Tool servers. The update is tied ...

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    One of Microsoft’s puzzling eleventh-hour attempts at reviving Nokia’s smartphone ambitions before acquiring the near-bankrupt business was the X endeavor, where an Android-based platform that looked nothing like Google’s vision of the OS ran on a trio of decidedly low-end handhelds. Needless to remind you how the X, X+, and XL fizzled, but one can hardly blame the misfortune on the world’s most popular mobile operating system. The Finnish company’s new administration knows full well Android remains their best chance of rejuvenating the Nokia brand, which is why a ...

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    Nokia's HERE maps and services may not be as popular as Google Maps lately, but that's mainly from a consumer standpoint. These mapping services are already an important backbone to navigation services on vehicles, among other enterprise customers. With rumors of a ton of tech companies like Google and Apple behind acquiring HERE, German automakers decided to step up. As we reported a few days ago, a group comprised of Audi, BMW and Daimler (Mercedes) has just struck a deal with Nokia for HERE. In the report a few days ago, their plan was to create a platform where other automakers could ...

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    With everything going on with the "2016 flagship killer" and Motorola's new Moto X devices, you might have forgotten about a certain Nokia event for VIPs. We told you about it, and it happened yesterday. What did you miss? Nothing, aside from this super awesome virtual reality camera for professional content creators, called OZO. The press release calls it "the first commercially available virtual reality camera designed and built for professional content creators". What does Nokia OZO do? "OZO captures stereoscopic 3D video through eight (8) synchronized global shutter sensors and ...

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    At a time when Google has major developments in the self-driving car concept, and pretty much owns the most popular mapping platform in the world, it's no surprise that automakers are worried over the company becoming a major competitor in the future. Google Maps may be free for consumers, but GPS tracking companies that use the service have to pay a pretty penny for the use of the maps. As a result, many automakers were inclined to use Nokia's HERE Maps as an alternative over the last couple of years for their vehicle navigation systems, and given Nokia's interest in selling, automakers ...

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    A Nokia event will be hosted, for VIPs, on July 28, in Los Angeles; the invite for said event can be seen above, and the title says "NOWHERE", "NOW HERE". Let the guessing game begin: some reports claim that this will be just a "state of the company" meeting where present and future plans will be unveiled and discussed. Other reports claim that this could be an official launch of the Nokia N1 Android tablet follow-up, for the US market. Seeing the "NOW HERE" variation of the title, we're inclined to believe that this will most likely have something to do with Nokia's HERE offering. In any ...

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    Nokia yesterday announced its plans to re-enter the smartphone business and the Finnish company said it was looking for a partner, as the way Nokia wants to get back in the game is via licensing. There were no additional details shared, but it looks like there might be something going on between the company and another OEM, as a Nokia-Meizu partnership could be a possibility at this point. Meizu's official Weibo account posted a "welcome back Nokia" message, alongside another teaser (than can be seen below). The text goes (according to GizChina) "the long era of intelligent machines 1110" ...

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    Microsoft ... sit down, please. We need to talk. This won't be long. By the time you finally lay off the 7,800 talented people you promise to, your employee rolls will settle just above 110,000. I know, you'll do just fine: that number's still about 60% better than it was a decade ago.  But by that same time, the government of Finland will seek a supplementary budget to specifically patch the gaping hole you, Microsoft, have left in the country's job market. According to the Helsinki Times, you have essentially ripped the lungs out of a dying town. 1,000 researchers and developers will ...

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    Yes, you read that headline correctly. Nokia – at least, the part of Nokia that wasn't sold into Microsoft's Devices and Services Group (and then promptly mostly laid off not too long afterward) – is still alive and kicking. You may remember the company's latest Android effort, the N1 tablet, which we previewed not too long ago. But this company isn't interested in stopping at tablets; it's reaffirmed plans today to get back into the smartphone business. There's a key caveat here, though: these smartphones aren't going to be first-party, at least not for now. Nokia is looking for a ...

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    Update (July 13, 5:00pm Eastern): Thanks for making three years of this possible. We start Year #4 this week. Hope you'll tag along. Laying off 7,800 people (in addition to the 18,000 from a few months back) and taking a $7.6B writedown on your highest-profile mobile acquisition ever isn't a great way to show your commitment to your smartphone platform ... but that's just what Microsoft did earlier this week, in the "Nadella Memo Heard Round the World." But are things really as gloomy as they seem for Windows Phone? We'll talk about that, plus news from Motorola, OnePlus, Sony and Amazon ...

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    Well, you asked for it. You've got it. When we compared Google Maps to Apple Maps this week, we found that while Apple has come a long way from its early follies, further improvements can't come fast enough. This time around, we have the cartography effort from Nokia doing the rounds against Google. Both apps share a few traits: they're on iOS and Android. They both have downloadable maps for offline use. They both have some pretty extensive databases on transit. But as much as those similarities count for HERE, it has some major drawbacks to it. From testing around greater Boston, there ...

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    In an email to employees Wednesday morning, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella dropped the sobering news hinted at by his "tough choices" memo of several weeks ago: the company is "fundamentally restructuring" its phone business. Phrasing the changes as part of Microsoft's ongoing "reinvention," Nadella said Microsoft would cut up to 7,800 jobs globally over the next several months. The cuts will take place primarily in the company's mobile-phone business, which grew from the acquisition of Nokia's Devices and Services business in April of last year. Nadella also announced that Microsoft would ...

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    The last time we saw a Nokia Lumia on Verizon was last year with the Lumia Icon. That device has been discontinued and Verizon's Lumia Windows Phone selection has been seriously lacking. Now Verizon has finally gotten a new Lumia Windows Phone in their line up and it's the Lumia 735. Of course, this device is kind of old too. The original version was unvieled in Berlin in September of 2014. 9 months later, the Verizon version of the Lumia 735 is now available. The Lumia 735 is kind of a mid-range phone by last year's standards, but in 2015 it still has a few nice things going for it. Last ...

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    If you’ve been yearning for Nokia hardware since its Microsoft acquisition, then you might finally be in luck — at least, sort of. The company’s CEO Rajeev Suri recently commented on the possibility of reentering the phone space. To simplify a complicated response, Nokia has interest in designing phones to then license to other companies, similar to what happened with its N1 tablet. In other words, while they may ot be manufactured by Nokia, you’ll at least have the novelty and peace of mind of knowing that Nokia designed your phone again. It’s a lot of technical mumbo jumbo, but ...

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