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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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    These last few weeks have seen the Lumia 635 creeping up on us here in the States, following the smartphone's formal introduction back at Build in early April. T-Mobile was quick to announce its support for the 635 even back then, and lately it's just been a question of when the phone would get around to arriving. We saw it make the requisite swing by the FCC in late May, signaling things were progressing on their way towards retail availability, but then just last week we witnessed Microsoft abruptly halt pre-orders; was something wrong? Fret not, as today T-Mobile goes official with 635 ...

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    Windows Phone 8.1 may not be the world's preferred mobile operating system, but there is a reason for its current cult following. It's simplicity, ease of use and reliability are well praised, and the fact that Microsoft has kept evolving the "Modern style UI" into something more functional with every software update means a lot. Still, there are some things that many of us wished we saw with the launch of Windows Phone 8.1, and at least one of those needs is reportedly going to be launched soon. For the longest time, many of us have wanted to see folder options in the Start Screen, just ...

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    With July in sight, odds are good that current users of Windows Phone 8 – those of you who haven't dipped your toes in the 8.1 pool yet by means of the developer preview – are about to see over-the-air WP8.1 updates start landing in just a couple weeks. Until those days arrive, your only 8.1 options have been that preview release, or the rare new model shipping with 8.1 right out of the box. But despite that limited availability, 8.1 adoption is already showing some steady growth, and the latest numbers reveal it's already reached nearly eight percent of Windows Phone users. The actual ...

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    We've seen Nokia announce the successor to the X, X+, and XL line-up of phones yesterday. The X2 runs Nokia X OS 2.0, which brings some improvements to the table over the initial version of the software platform. Among these new features you'll find the ability to display four tiles side by side, the apps list, as well as a brand new user interface for the camera. If you are among those who purchased one of the initial devices, you'll be sad to find out that Nokia X OS 2.0 will not be available as an update for you. The Nokia X, X+, and XL will, however, get more updates to fine tune the ...

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    One of the cool things about patent trials is that even though one company might accuse the other of infringement, the accused has a right to access confidential information from the accuser in order to defend itself. Such is the case of Samsung, as the company and its lawyers had access to all the Apple/Nokia patent deal documents that were confidential, but that were used in the recent trial that Samsung lost. Even though the documents were all stamped with "for attorney’s eyes only", Samsung later quoted exact terms of the deal in its own negotiations with Nokia. Obviously Samsung ...

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    Probably one of the most anticipated Windows Phones of the year, is also one of the most affordable ones, if not the most affordable. The Nokia Lumia 635 made the same amount of headlines as its predecessor did, and obviously that's because you can have a full-fledged Windows Phone for a crazy price tag. What's interesting is that even though pre-orders for the Nokia Lumia 635 began a day ago, same prices announced of $99 for the AT&T model unlocked and $129 for the T-Mobile version, also unlocked, the Microsoft Store has just yanked these pre-orders without no explanation. The ...

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    Nokia X2 is a device name we've become vaguely familiar with of late. Rumors of the next-generation Nokia X began popping up just a few weeks ago, when the name and a different swath of specifications popped up in a benchmarking application. Unlike the Nokia X, X+, or XL, all announced at Mobile World Congress, the Nokia X2 was rumored to come with slight improvements across the board – a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon 200 SoC, 1GB RAM, and 4GB storage. The rumors were met with a lot of skepticism, though. Some thought it was too soon for yet another Nokia X phone. Others felt Microsoft ...

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    After a bunch of different teasers, it's now official. With a late-night press release, Microsoft's Devices and Services Group (better known as Nokia) has taken the wraps off of the X2 smartphone, the follow-up to the Nokia X from earlier this year. Featuring a "stylish exterior," the phone is meant to appeal to people who like a little color on their phones. A "cool" translucent outer layer makes the phone glossy though, which Nokia thinks is a good thing -- we'll have to put it to the test to determine our verdict on that one. Two buttons are found on the front side of the phone, home ...

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    Nokia has killed Symbian, as a direct effect of the Microsoft strategic alliance, when the Finns decided to go Windows Phone. Last summer, Nokia was reported to stop shipping Symbian phones altogether, and the 808 PureView was the last of its (Symbian) breed. Now that Nokia is a part of Microsoft --its devices division anyways-- we're looking forward to what is believed to be the Nokia X2. There are less than 20 hours (at the time of this post) until the event where the Android-powered Nokia X will get a follow-up. While the general consensus was (and still is), that it will be a phone ...

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    The technology world is a fast moving one, and hence, there are more than 100 stories we publish on a weekly basis here on Pocketnow. Those include reviews, videos, editorials, news, and more. With this new, weekly series, we're making it easier for you to look back at the most interesting, exciting, and popular topics of the week, in case you missed anything. Look for the Pocketnow Week in Review every Sunday morning. It contains the most popular ten stories of the week printed on the portal, as well as top videos from our YouTube channel. Additionally, you can also find our Pocketnow ...

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    Following yesterday's release of the Nokia Z Launcher, we're once again in that same place we found ourselves several months back when all the Nokia X hardware was being confirmed, a little tickled to be seeing Nokia crossing the tracks over to the Android side of town. As fate may have it, this feeling might extend a little longer, as Nokia puts up a teaser that could just be hinting at a new Android hardware release... or is it? Here's what we have: Nokia (the Devices & Services, now-part-of-Microsoft bit) has posted a teaser announcing “summer brings out our inner glow” and ...

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    With all the smartphones available, picking your next phone can be a serious challenge. Each month, multiple new phones are added to the mix, all with varying levels of specifications, different software, new features, different degrees of build quality, and designs. To make it worse, a lot of the newer – and sometimes older – phones overlap one another. For instance, some of HTC's newest smartphones (the Desire 610 and One mini 2, for instance), while slightly different, cover the exact same ground and target the same demographics. The other factor to consider is your carrier of ...

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    Just hours ago, Nokia let loose its second major volley at Android this year, following the earlier introduction of the Nokia X family: the pre-beta release of the new Z Launcher. On its surface, the replacement Android launcher is a tool for giving users quick access to the apps and people they need most, when they need them, but more than that it's also a way for the new Nokia (or what's left of it, following Microsoft eating-up its Devices & Services arm) to show off what it can still bring to the smartphone field. In our announcement post we covered some of the basic functionality, ...

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    Last spring saw Facebook release its Facebook Home for Android, an alternate launcher that placed the company's social interactions at the core of a user's smartphone experience. Quite ambitious, Home ultimately failed to convince a lot of people to replace their default launchers, and the Home-running HTC First similarly struggled to find an audience. In spite of those failures, we just couldn't shake the idea: were alternate launchers about to spread beyond the circles of ROM hackers and serious Android tinkerers, and start arriving from major commercial names? Not a ton of progress has ...

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    What is it with Nokia and the intersection between smartphones and fashion? While other companies focus on wearables like smartwatches and headsets, Nokia's been taking a positively haute couture attitude towards wearables, showing off fashionable (if not eminently impractical) conversation-starters like that Lumia 1520 skirt we looked at this past winter. Today we're checking out a similarly off-the-wall effort from Nokia and a designer, as we learn of what Nokia calls the first-ever “wireless charging trousers.” The slacks from designer A. Sauvage marry a typical pair of pants with ...

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