Posts tagged with: Nokia

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 | March 13, 2014 7:33 PM

    The All New HTC One won't grace us with its presence until the end of the month, and at this point we're beginning to wonder if HTC will have anything left to reveal at the announcement. From a sales guide to promotional materials to yet another undercover hands-on video, the leaks surrounding one of the year's most anticipated Android handsets refuse to let up – and we're here to talk about them in our latest pre-#ANHO podcast! Before that, of course, we've got the usual news of the week, including a duo of Samsung tablet reviews, rampant speculation about a brick-and-mortar Google ...

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  • by | March 11, 2014 7:10 AM

    As you might recall, Nokia showed off its first "Android" phones at MWC this year. Why the "air quotes", you ask? Because the Nokia X family aren't real Androids, at least not in the traditional sense. If you disagree with that statement, you're not alone. Over 150 comments were left on that article either telling us we're spot on, or that we're totally wrong. The TL/dr summation: the Nokia X family all run Android, but since they've got their own Windows Phone-esque launcher, none run Google's apps, and they come with their own Nokia app store (rather than Google's Play Store), calling ...

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  • by | March 10, 2014 2:55 PM

    It's only been about four-and-a-half months now since Nokia officially introduced its Lumia 2520 tablet, and it's already started fading from the spotlight. While eagerly awaited, once it got here our attention quickly shifted to devices like the Lumia Icon, not to mention rumors of additional tablets, like a possible eight-incher. In fact, we haven't had cause to discuss the 2520 for months now, following its appearance in the Pocketnow Readers' Choice awards. But now it's back on our minds, as we learn that some promised versions of the 2520 may never see the light of day. Back when it ...

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  • by | March 7, 2014 11:59 AM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Verizon's silent launch of the Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2, aside from our own Galaxy TabPRO 10.1 coverage. We then talk about the renders of the Nokia Lumia 630, and what this means for the platform as we also discover some leaks of Windows Phone 8.1 with a smaller keyboard. Then we talk about the Wello case, which plans to make the iPhone a medical-grade health monitor. We then go through the FCC submission of an S Circle device from Samsung. We end today's show talking about the patent of the Samsung Galaxy Glass. All this and more after ...

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  • by | March 7, 2014 7:02 AM

    "What would you say to the people who think that what you do is illegal?" " ... I would tell them that I don't want to answer this question." When you're interviewing the world's most notorious phone leaker, he's bound to duck a question or two. But cautious though he is, Evan Blass –formerly of Pocketnow and currently known across the web by his pen name @evleaks– is also a fountain of insight into the shadowy craft of being a professional spoiler. On today's episode of the Pocketnow Weekly, Evan shares the ups and downs of the underworld he's come to dominate, and gives us a glimpse ...

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  • by | March 6, 2014 7:09 PM

    Well, speak of the devil! We were only just looking at the FCC paperwork for a smartphone that may very well be the Nokia Lumia 635 (assuming it's not the 630 itself), when now a new render of the 630 has leaked, showing us the handset from a new angle and seeming to verify that the phone will arrive without a physical camera shutter button. While technically there's nothing new about Windows Phone models without a camera button (the Alcatel One Touch View from 2012 lacks one), the idea's been gaining a lot more traction as we prepare for the arrival of Windows Phone 8.1. Part of that ...

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  • by | March 6, 2014 5:12 PM

    Does Nokia have a launch event scheduled for April 19? That's a big fat “maybe” for the moment, but if it does end up taking place, two of the phones we might hope to see are the Lumia 630 and 635. Leaked specs have talked about things like an FWVGA 4.5-inch display, 1GB of RAM, and a Snapdragon 400, so while we're looking at lower-end hardware, there's still cause to be excited: dual-SIM support should be available for one model, and both are expected to run Windows Phone 8.1, dropping their hardware Windows keys in the process. As we wait to learn what becomes of those April launch ...

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  • by | March 5, 2014 7:41 PM

    At the MWC last week, Nokia certainly delivered: in addition to the Nokia X we were all expecting, we also got those X+ and XL variants. But beyond this new Android project, we've also been tracking rumors about a number of Windows Phone handsets, and despite some of them having been hanging around for months, they were no-shows at MWC. Considering that the Lumia 630/635 are supposed to run Windows Phone 8.1, their absence wasn't entirely unsurprising, but we still found ourselves left with a new question: just when would this hardware go official? While it's far from confirmed, today we ...

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  • by | March 5, 2014 3:45 PM

    As efforts like After The Buzz, the Pocketnow U-Review, and Empty Nest demonstrate, we’re constantly searching for fresh ways to review mobile technology. The newest product of those efforts is Pocketnow’s “Review Rebuttal” series, in which a member of our team is assigned to test a smartphone or tablet that’s already gone through our standard review process. While the resulting video or editorial doesn’t affect the “official” Pocketnow review score, we hope it provides added context by showcasing an editor’s personal opinion, rather than a team-wide consensus. We call it ...

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  • by | March 5, 2014 2:52 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the new Google Play deals due to its anniversary celebration. Then we talk about Microsoft's Cortana, which just got featured on a leaked video. Samsung follows the news as we discover that the company is removing benchmark boosters from its phones. Apple follows as we expect iOS 7.1 to be launched very soon. We end today's show talking about Nokia and its plans to provide us kinetic charging for our smartphones. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Google Play two-year anniversary deals incoming - Cortana gets featured in video ...

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  • by | March 5, 2014 11:15 AM

    With March now upon us, the early year expo season has drawn to a close, as first CES and then MWC delivered their one-two punch of new hardware, services, accessories, and as much mobile news as we could handle. With Anton D. Nagy and Jaime Rivera on the floor in Barcelona, we had dozens of great opportunities to check out all the new Mobile World Congress gear for ourselves, while our team back in the States brought you word of the latest product announcements as they broke, while also swinging by New York City to check out the US side of Samsung's Unpacked event. While the whole week is ...

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  • by | March 4, 2014 12:27 PM

    For all the advancements that have brought our phones higher capacity batteries, faster charging, or more energy efficient operation, one thing's continued to elude us: the self-charging phone. Maybe the closest we've come have been through cases that offer solar panels to help top-off a charge, but despite the idea popping back up every few years, we haven't seen such solar cells make their way to a phone itself as an integral part of its design. But photovoltaics are only one way a smartphone might be able to keep itself powered, and Nokia's got a new video showing off a system that ...

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  • by | March 4, 2014 10:44 AM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent news about Nokia not wanting the Windows Modern UI to reach the Nokia X. Microsoft follows the news as we talk about the first screenshots of Cortana for Windows Phone 8.1. We then talk about the leaked photos of the iPhone 6 display without bezels, even though we doubt it to be real. Apple follows the news as the company has begun hiring HTC employees to boost its iPhone model release times. We end today's show talking about the leaked HTC M8 on video, and all the drama behind it. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Nokia ...

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  • by | March 3, 2014 12:27 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Apple's announcement of CarPlay, which are its plans to take over your car's dashboard. Nokia follows the news as famous tipster Evleaks is claiming that there is a Windows Phone 8.1 Nokia Martini in the works. Windows Phone and Android follow the news as we should get the first legal dual-booting smartphone in the next couple of months. Oppo is next as we go through the rumors of a possible 50 megapixel camera on the future Find 7. We end today's show talking about Samsung's announcement of Samsung Galaxy Gifts, which it plans to use to save ...

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  • by | March 3, 2014 7:21 AM

    We were expecting Nokia to wow us at MWC 2014 with a decent amount of Windows Phone 8.1 devices. Oddly, Windows Phone 8.1 was announced, but Nokia focused on announcing entry-level Asha products, and even its new Nokia X Android smartphone line-up. If you're worried about the future of Windows Phone 8.1 in the hands of Nokia as Microsoft's self-owned OEM, you shouldn't as new reports point to devices coming soon. Famous tipster Evleaks has just tweeted that we should keep an eye on a device codenamed Nokia Martini. The post reads "Nokia watchers: Look out for Martini, another Windows Phone ...

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