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 | February 20, 2014 7:13 AM

    Rumors are flying about the Nokia X/Normandy, which appears like it's going to be a lower-end Android-based handset, likely to be announced at this year's MWC. All that sounds great -- but it's an insanely stupid idea! A US$110 Nokia X would just be the company shooting itself in the foot! Nokia is, and always has been, a great manufacturer. It makes phones that really hold no equal. Nokia has an entrenched user-base across Europe, and makes some of the best looking smartphones that you can find. The company can make a smartphone that's well-worth a $500 price tag. But the Nokia X is ...

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  • by | February 20, 2014 7:01 AM

    Samsung's Galaxy S 4 is easily one of the most popular and successful Android handsets … ever. However, it's quickly approaching the one-year mark and its successor is just around the bend. While we wait for the next-gen Galaxy S, we're curious how well the existing Galaxy S 4 can hold down the fort. Nokia's Verizon flagship, the Lumia Icon, launches today. How does it compare with Samsung's nearly one-year-old smartphone? Should you invest in the Galaxy S 4 or the underdog Icon? We aim to answer those questions and more in this Lumia Icon vs Galaxy S 4 comparison! Watch the video below, ...

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  • by | February 19, 2014 1:13 PM

    We first heard of the Nokia Treasure Tag some seven months ago, and even all the way back then, its functionality was perfectly clear: a little battery-powered pendant that could be attached to your keys (or anything else you didn't want to lose), and remained in contact with your phone by means of Bluetooth Low Energy – get too far out of range, and your phone would warn you. In the months that followed, renders of the device leaked, and despite an association in those pics with the Lumia 1520, the Treasure Tag failed to launch alongside the phablet. When we spotted a beta Treasure Tag ...

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  • by | February 19, 2014 7:01 AM

    Nokia's Lumia 1020 was easily one of the most impressive smartphones of 2013. Better yet, it's one of the more innovative handsets of the decade, with its 41-megapixel image sensor, paired with optical image stabilization. Its solid design and Nokia's reputation for quality didn't hurt matters either. However, CDMA users have been left mostly to feed on the Windows Phone scraps of late, and Nokia stepped up to the plate with yet another stellar entry, the Lumia Icon for Verizon Wireless. With specifications that rival even some of the most popular and powerful Android handsets, it's sure ...

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  • by | February 18, 2014 11:04 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Nokia X event that's now being teased for MWC. We then talk about the HTC M8, its possible event for March 25th, the new leaked renders, and we even talk about a new program called HTC Advantage. Samsung is up next as we go through the news of the company removing the block between third-party accessories and its Galaxy Note 3. Then we go through Samsung's new LED-flash technology for its future smartphone line-up. We end today's show talking about Windows Phone's possible absence from MWC. All this and more after the break. Stories: - ...

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  • by | February 18, 2014 2:37 PM

    With the march forward to MWC 2014 now in full swing, the hazy rumors of hardware and software announcements are slowly coming in to focus, with some manufacturers already letting slip bits and pieces of their lineups a little early. With models like the Galaxy S 5 on the tip of everyone's tongue, MWC is shaping up to be pretty Android-heavy, but we're also expecting news about some other platforms: a Tizen announcement will hopefully lay out a timeline for the introduction of commercial hardware, and some new Firefox OS phones are confirmed. But what about Windows Phone? We know Nokia ...

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  • by | February 18, 2014 11:31 AM

    T-minus six days to go until Nokia's Mobile World Congress event, kicking-off a day that's going to be full of announcements. We've been anticipating a couple different devices from Nokia, but easily the most interesting (not to mention controversial) has been the Nokia X, the Android-based Asha successor that was developed as codename Normandy. Once the thing of crazy fever dreams, Nokia X has been looking all too real in recent weeks. When Nokia changed its color scheme on a number of its social pages to green, we wondered if it might be making allusions to Android, a theory that grew ...

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  • by | February 17, 2014 3:14 PM

    Nokia's latest handset, the Lumia Icon, is headed to Verizon Wireless later this week. The Icon is a rarity, at least for CDMA folks, in that it's a true high-end Windows Phone handset – something CDMA customers have effectively missed out on since the beginning of Windows Phone. The Lumia Icon from Nokia features a snappy 2.2GHz quad-core Krait 400 CPU and Adreno 330 GPU to make the Snapdragon 800 SoC, 2GB RAM, 32GB fixed storage, a 5-inch 1080p display, a 20-megapixel primary camera, and a 2,420mAh battery. At least on paper, it's enough to compete with even some of the most powerful ...

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  • by | February 17, 2014 11:44 AM

    Last week, we saw Nokia make some changes to its online social presence, redecorating many of its pages in green. While the changes have since been reverted, speculation at the time suggested that the use of green might reference Android, the platform expected to form the core for the upcoming Nokia X, the phone we've followed as codename Normandy. As we settle in to the last week before Nokia's MWC event, where we might hope to start getting answers, a new Nokia X teaser has leaked, and once again the color green is a major focus. A few things strike our eye about the above image. First ...

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  • by | February 14, 2014 5:25 PM

    Wearable tech? So hot right now. Whether you're talking about headgear like Google Glass, smartwatches, or any variety of fitness tracker, manufacturers are eager to embrace this rapidly expanding field, where our interactions with technology become more intimate, more pervasive, and hopefully end up enriching our lives. This year's expected advancements may be focused on Apple's iWatch or a second-gen Galaxy Gear from Samsung, but today we get to look at something wholly different, checking out a smart... skirt? OK, we admit that we may have led you a little astray there, as this isn't ...

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  • by | February 13, 2014 11:14 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about LG's announcement of the G Pro 2 just days before MWC. Nokia is next as the company has traded its regular colors for green, and we've begun to speculate. Motorola is next as we talk about the company's leadership, and its possibilities to survive under Lenovo. Apple follows the news as its new hires point to the iWatch being a good medical tool. We end today's show talking about the iPhone 6, the recently leaked photos, and the possibility of them being real. All this and more after the break. Stories: - LG announces G Pro 2 phablet for South ...

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  • by | February 13, 2014 5:57 PM

    Just about an hour ago, Nokia changed its logo and the background on its Facebook page from the company's iconic blue to a shade of green. Jumping over to Twitter, and even Google+, we see the same change taking place. What could be the meaning behind this move? If it was about some sort of general environmental consciousness, wouldn't this be happening in April, closer to Earth Day? Instead, might it have something to do with the company's MWC announcement, scheduled for Monday, February 24? A couple theories are being tossed around: one of the most obvious looks to a connection between ...

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  • by | February 13, 2014 5:42 PM

    Snow storms have their ups and downs. On the one hand, they keep you from partaking in all the Nokia unboxing fun your comrades in more seasonable climes are enjoying - but on the other, they put you in mind of all the friends you have in the great Arctic North. One such person is friend of the show Nick Gray of HTCSource and Android and Me, who joins us today for a special extended episode taking a long look at all the HTC M8 rumors of the past few weeks. That's followed by the rest of the news, which this week ranges from Galaxy Gear 2 and iPhone 6 speculation to riffing about Android ...

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  • by | February 13, 2014 1:20 PM

    What we've been able to put together so far about Nokia's plans for the X/Normandy have painted the picture of a lower-end Android-based handset. The hardware's presence in a number of regulatory databases for developing nations fit with that low-end assessment, and suggested that Normandy could be a vehicle to get Nokia phones into the hands of very budget-conscious shoppers. With models like last year's Lumia 520, we know that Nokia can build some crazy affordable hardware, but we haven't had a solid grasp on precisely what Normandy might sell for. As we wait to see if Nokia really ...

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  • by | February 12, 2014 11:53 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Nokia's recent and accidental announcement of the Lumia Icon for Verizon. Nokia then continues with the spotlight as we go through the rumors of a Lumia 930, aside from a Lumia 630/635 for MWC. Then we talk about Google's Chromecast as it seems it'll be able to mirror your Android display very soon. Apple follows the news as we go through the rumors of why the next iPhone and iPad will be able to be slimmer. We end today's show talking about the HTC Desire 8 and the HTC M8 as well. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Nokia slips ...

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