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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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    So far, interacting with your smartphone by waving around your hands in the air hasn't really caught on as a killer feature. Samsung's been doing it for a while now, but not in a way that has found much acclaim. And Amazon appears to be considering sometime very similar for its own smartphone, expected to launch in just a couple weeks. We've also heard talk about Nokia's interest in this kind of tech, with rumors that a phone codenamed Goldfinger could introduce us to the company's 3D Touch system. Goldfinger itself may never see the light of day, but upcoming devices are still tipped to ...

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    iOS 8 is here –in Beta form, at least– and (surprise, surprise) we've got some opinions. For the last Weekly podcast to begin with a "0," we bring in the big guns to discuss Apple's new platform: a four-man team that includes our resident iOS experts, one of whom joins in from the blazing heat of a car baking in the North Carolina sun just to tell us his take on the iPhone 6 and how it will/won't/might end up being a phablet. Of course we don't stop with Apple: a panoply of mobile devices, from the LG G3 to the Galaxy S5 Active to the Motorola X+1, awaits our speculation, adulation, ...

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    We regularly find ourselves faced with a long list of new Nokia smartphone codenames. Some of those end up developing into the Lumia handsets we ultimately see released, and some of them we never end up hearing again. Today, @evleaks shares some of what he's learned about Nokia's potential plans all the way out into 2015, brings back a few familiar codenames, and introduces us to some all-new ones. He starts us off with some updates on properly numbered Lumia models, like talking about how the Lumia 635 is still on-track for a US release in July (if not sooner), although Sprint's version ...

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    Just a few hours back we shared with you the latest info to help give us a sense for when to expect Windows Phone 8.1 updates to begin arriving for existing WP8 phones, with chatter out of Australia suggesting that things could get underway as soon as later this month. While we weren't 100% confident with just how reliable that news might be, it's still something we're quite interested in, as despite ongoing availability of the 8.1 Preview for Developers, Microsoft has yet to announce any hard dates for when 8.1 OTA updates might come to current phones. You know what they say about ...

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    The Nokia Lumia 635 may not be the flagship that its size points it out to be, but then again, there is also a market for those that want a decent-sized phone with an enticing price tag. After its recent announcement and launch in certain countries abroad, we're still waiting for it to reach US shores, and obviously there are steps in that process, which have already begun. The Nokia Lumia 635 has just stopped by the FCC, and judging by its frequency support of bands AWS 1700/2100 MHz and LTE bands 2, 4, 5, 7 and 17, this is clearly the same device to support both AT&T and T-Mobile. ...

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    What, oh what can we expect from the Lumia 530? The phone first came to our attention a little over two months ago, as little more than a name. We made the obvious assumptions about another high-value, budget priced model like the 520 or 525, but really had very little to go on. Then just last week we started hearing about some carrier interest, with word that T-Mobile might give the handset a home, but once again we were at a loss for specifics. We've still got a long way to go before we fully understand what to expect from the 530, but a new leak gives us a starting point, appearing to ...

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    We all know the Nokia Lumia 930 as the international variant of our much-acclaimed Nokia Lumia Icon. We also know that this device isn't really available yet, as we should see its international launch very soon. What's interesting though, is that even though this is the latest and greatest Windows Phone in the market at the moment, it seems to also be ready for a price-cut before its official launch. Rumors say that the Lumia 930 will see a price drop from the €579 pre-order price that's currently available, to just €499, which is quite significant for a smartphone of its class. At the ...

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    If there's one thing we like more than great smartphones, it's a great smartphone that's also a fantastic value. Early last year, Nokia brought us the Lumia 520, which we've seen sell for as low as $45. Then in the fall we got the 525 (above), which followed closely in the 520's shoes while delivering some much appreciated updates, like a doubling of the handset's RAM. Problem is, the 525 hasn't been nearly as ubiquitous as the 520; will a new model ever arrive with the same global appeal of the 520? Rumors from a couple months back talked about a possible Lumia 530, and while details were ...

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    They're not just summoned from whole cloth, and not everyone can afford the Vienna Boys Choir, so where do ringtones come from? A great many artists and musicians, actually, and we talk to a particularly talented one on today's podcast. Ali Spagnola joins us in the feature segment to share tales of music making, drinking games, and just how one gets banned from Michigan – and on the way we learn exactly how a pair of ringtones called "Radiation" and "Robots for Everyone" found themselves on millions of smartphones the world over. Before that, Adam Z. Lein stops by to tell us all about ...

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    A product recall is generally no fun for any of the parties involved. The manufacturer has to deal with a huge expense, retailers get frustrated by not having products on their shelves, and end users are left inconvenienced. Last month we told you about a headache Nokia was facing over the chargers used on certain international editions of the Lumia 2520 tablet, after learning that they posed a small but tangible risk of electrocuting the user during operation. From what we heard at the time, it sounded like Nokia was handling things well, halting sales of the tablet and advising owners to ...

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    Even though Nokia's Devices and Services team is now at Microsoft, the company may not be abandoning their Android efforts. Nokia's X low-end Android device may soon be due for a refresh, as benchmarks are now revealing a possible followup. The unit's alleged specs remind us very much of Motorola's Moto E, a device that didn't perform exceptionally well, but still is worth the price tag according to our own Michael Fisher. The specs on the handset supposedly consist of a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of on-board storage. These specs do place this followup ahead ...

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    The Nokia X hasn't necessarily taken the world by storm, but then again, Nokia wasn't really planning on it. The company was planning on making this a new strategy to reach emerging markets with a non-compromise experience, and it has reached that to a certain level. It's hard to tell if Nokia is doing enough to sell the phone the way it should, but at least we notice that the company does want to fix some of the major issues many hate about it. One of the biggest complaints about the current Nokia X is its home button. According to many users, the user experience isn't at all intuitive. ...

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    Even though Windows Phone 8.1 is already a popular thing fro most of you that are daring to give it a try in its beta stage, a lot of things aren't yet perfect. Obviously each branded smartphone is missing its load of proprietary updates to make it work better, and that's where Nokia's Cyan update kicks-in for Lumia customers. Some recent images have just leaked of what to expect, and the improvements are quite cool. One of the most significant ones noticed today is that you'll have a smarter way to tweak the screen brightness of your display. We're not just talking about the typical ...

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    When we reviewed the Nokia Lumia Icon earlier this year, I called it the "best Windows Phone yet." Michael thought I was being dramatic … until he had a go with the phone himself, in which he called it "Verizon's first great Windows Phone." Last week, Michael published our review of the Xperia Z2 from Sony and said it's "worth every penny." That's a tall claim in a world where several of what many consider the best Android phones around can be had for around half the price. No less, we thought it would be fitting to compare what we've found to be two of the most high-end, well-rounded, ...

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    What exactly qualifies as a "remix?" How deluded do you have to be to believe in all these "Prime" rumors? Why are we so transfixed by the notion of lasers on smartphones, and so easily taken in by a smartphone commercial, if it's shot like a trailer for Inception? We tackle these questions, and the biggest announcement section in the history of the podcast, in episode 096 of the Pocketnow Weekly. No, that's not bragging – it's just an unavoidable symptom of a month packed with unboxings, hands-ons, product launches, and reviews (both forthcoming and already-published). But even in the ...

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