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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:

  • by | April 2, 2014 3:39 PM

    Even though most of us were skeptical about the future of the Nokia Lumia line-up, given the lack of Lumia announcements all year, the company did a great job in putting our concerns to rest today with the announcement of the Lumia 930, Lumia 630 and Lumia 635. The good thing is that these aren't the only Nokia Lumia devices that have been rumored in the last couple of weeks, and some new information that leaked today spills the beans on another Lumia flagship. We're talking about the Nokia Lumia 1820 that we heard about just a couple of weeks ago. We were expecting to see something about ...

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  • by | April 2, 2014 3:03 PM

    How will Windows Phone 8.1 come to existing Nokia Lumia smartphones? We've heard rumors about a “Cherry Blossom Pink” firmware update, but with today's start to Microsoft's Build conference we can start putting rumors behind us and finally get some hard answers. Here's what we've learned: Nokia intends to deliver 8.1 updates to the entirety of its Windows Phone 8 Lumia lineup. OTA updates are expected to start going out to phones this summer. When mentioning that Cherry Blossom Pink leak we told you how Nokia was likely to go with a much more concise name for the official release, ...

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  • by | April 2, 2014 2:00 PM

    Microsoft's Build 2014 keynote is still underway, and we weren't expecting any Nokia news until later in the day, but Stephen Elop has managed to surprise us by joining Microsoft on-stage and revealing the Lumia 930. The Lumia 930 features a five-inch 1080p display, has built-in support for wireless charging, and offers a 20MP main camera with optical stabilization.The phone's powered by a 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 SoC. Sales of the 930 will begin this June, with a suggested price of about $600, off-contract. Nokia will introduce the phone to markets in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, while ...

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  • by | April 2, 2014 10:53 AM

    Will Nokia announce the Lumia 930 at its press event tonight? One week ago, we would have answered that question with a solid “probably,” but more recent rumors have suggested that the 930 might be a no-show, and maybe only the 630 would be on the menu. We'll know for sure in just a matter of hours, but even if the 930 isn't on the slate tonight, we're bound to see Nokia reveal the phone in the relatively near future. While so far we haven't had much to look at while talking about all these Lumia 930 rumors, today we finally get to put a face to the name, as the first render of the ...

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  • by | April 1, 2014 11:35 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Samsung's Galaxy Tab4 line-up. Then we talk about Google's future update to the Nexus 5 camera view finder. We then talk about about the probability of a Google Nexus 10 announcement coming soon. Nokia takes the spotlight next as we talk about the Lumia 930, and the possibility that it won't make tomorrow's event. We end today's show by talking about the Apple vs. Samsung trail, which has just begun. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Samsung Galaxy Tab4 lineup goes official: 7.0, 8.0, and 10.1 inches - Google Android camera ...

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  • by | April 1, 2014 5:04 AM

    The April 2 Nokia event where we expect "#moreLumia" is basically part of the Microsoft Build conference starting today, and, according to both rumors as well as speculation, the world should expect the Lumia 630, alongside the higher-end Lumia 930 Windows Phone devices, powered by the latest iteration of the platform, 8.1. However, a recent report (based on an anonymous tip) claims that the rumored Lumia 930 will not be unveiled; instead, we should prepare to see only the Lumia 630. Another recent report claimed that on April 23 we should be able to get both the 630 and the 930 (in ...

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  • by | March 31, 2014 4:15 PM

    Last fall, Windows Phone 8 GDR3 arrived to deliver support for 1080p resolutions and larger displays. In doing so, the platform introduced support for an extra column of Live Tiles, now with enough room to display three medium tiles (or six small tiles) in a row. Early on, we thought this mode might be coming as an option to existing devices (seeing it teased on models like the Lumia 920), but this ultimately failed to transpire. A new rumor suggests that it might finally be happening for Windows Phone 8.1, and phones with screens measuring 4.5 inches or larger would be able to partake. At ...

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  • by | March 30, 2014 1:38 AM

    There were a lot of rumors and leaks of Windows Phone 8.1, and its features, and on March 26 we've heard that Microsoft has allegedly finalized core development for the upcoming refresh. According to some recent reports, March 26 was also the day on which Microsoft's OEM partners have gotten their hands on Windows Phone 8.1. What does all this mean? First of all, phone makers can now develop and test firmwares; it also means that Windows Phone 8.1 devices should be just around the corner. WPCentral claims to have information on a certain April 23 date on which the first phones will become ...

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  • by | March 28, 2014 11:17 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about AT&T's continuos teasing of the Asus PadFone X, even though we still don't have pricing or dates for a launch. Nokia follows the news as we go through a hilarious ad the company has published, which shows just how many apps you can find on the Nokia X. We then talk about the HTC One (M8) mini, which also seems to be in the works according to carriers. Google is next as we go through the progress of Android 4.4.3, and also some possible new requirements for phones to say "Powered by Android" according to rumors. We end today's show talking ...

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  • by | March 28, 2014 4:48 PM

    The new Nokia X family of devices is notable for many reasons, and one of the big ones is this customized fork of Android that powers the handsets. That's let Nokia really dictate the user experience Nokia X owners will enjoy, giving us something unlike what the majority of Android users are familiar with. But going out on its own like this has brought consequences to Nokia, and its desire to avoid Google's control has led to an absence of core Google apps, including the all-important Play Store. Nokia has its own Nokia Store, sure, but is that good enough? It would sure like to convince ...

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  • by | March 28, 2014 4:10 PM

    Our relationship with the Nokia Lumia 630 really got a jumpstart earlier this week, as we made the transition from forming our impressions of the phone based on rumors and renders, to seeing actual photos of the handset, flesh-and-bone, as it were. There's no turning back now, and so we push forward, graduating from still shots to some hands-on video of the phone in action. We didn't get a great look at the hardware in those earlier pics, so this video is our first chance to really compare the phone to those earlier renders. It seems to match what we were expecting quite well, showing up ...

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  • by | March 28, 2014 10:53 AM

    HTC is making a lot of noise about the dedicated depth sensor mounted above the camera on its new One M8. According to HTC, the new Duo Camera "improves noise reduction and elevates overall photo quality to levels previously unseen," and it also makes possible a range of artistic effects, like shallow depth-of-field simulation that allows for faux bokeh and other smart filters. Photo focus can also be changed after the shots are taken, as we demonstrated in our HTC One M7 vs HTC One M8 comparison. But critics say similar effects can be achieved with far less specialized hardware. Samsung's ...

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  • by | March 28, 2014 10:50 AM

    First we had Nokia's Amber update for the firmware of its WP8 smartphones, arriving alongside Microsoft's GDR2 update. Later we heard about Bittersweet Shimmer (yeah, that's apparently a color) for GDR3, but the software we ultimately got was simply called Black – still a color, at least, and seemingly keeping with an alphabetical procession. So what would be next? A rumor earlier this week talked about it being Blue, but that sounded kind of weird. After all, Blue was a name used to refer to WP8.1 itself, and while technically it would come after Black, we were expecting a color ...

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  • by | March 27, 2014 5:41 PM

    Whatever happened to the Nokia Lumia 1820? We'd been talking about it since last year, and for a while we were hoping it might make an appearance at MWC, but then it dropped off the face of the earth. Was there still a chance this guy might be headed for launch, or were we barking up the wrong tree all along. As if from out of nowhere, the 1820 is back on our radar this evening, with a case maker's website alluding to the smartphone, along with a few rumored Samsung models. Noreve makes some fancy leather cases for a whole bunch of smartphones. Pull up one of those listings, and edit the ...

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  • by | March 26, 2014 4:51 PM

    Nokia's Lumia 630 (as well as the 635) has been a long time coming. The name's been around since December, and early looks at screenshots ultimately gave way to leaked renders. Odds are, we'll finally see Nokia go official with this model at its April 2 event, but until that day gets here, will we ever have an opportunity to witness the 630 out in the real world? That's a definite possibility, and the pics you see up top very well may be our first in-the-wild look at this upcoming Windows Phone handset. The big problem here is just how very close up we are to the phone itself, obscuring ...

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