Tag: NOKIA

Will it ever end?

If you’re looking for a quick answer to the above question then I would say “no”. A slightly lengthier answer would be “probably not”. So what am I on about I hear you ask? I am talking about the constant stream of new devices in different shapes, sizes, …

Nokia Closes Developer Forum

In the early hours of this morning I got an email from the Nokia Developer Forum. The email tells me that the forum has been compromised and my email address has been accessed. The hacker/s used an SQL injection to gain access to database table records that contain …

Nokia and Microsoft Party – Sea Ray Launch?

Arne over at The Unwired has just received this invite to a “Nokia and Microsoft Party” which takes place in just a couple of weeks time. There’s free food, free drink and a raffle too. Heck, if they had jelly and ice cream we’d be hammering down the …

Apple has more cash to spend than the United States Government

Apple destroyed those rumours and overtook Nokia and Samsung as the worlds biggest seller of smartphones. Apple shipped 20.3 million smartphones between April and June 2011 with Samsung just behind on 19.2 million and Nokia on 16.7 million smartphones. Analysts were quick to pounce on Nokia, who are …

Nokia posts ‘disappointing’ sales figures for Q2

No real surprise this, but today Nokia posted it’s Q2 figures and they are grim reading. The “Smart Devices” section saw a 33% drop in sales – down to €2.368 billion from €3.503 billion just a year ago. There was a total operating loss of (deep breath..) $692 …

Nokia Sea Ray – Hands on

The Nokia Sea Ray has again appeared in video, this time in more up-close footage. The handset boots pretty quickly but the film ends all too quickly. The Sea Ray is running an RTM build of Mango so this is pretty close to final by the looks of …

Nokia ‘Sea Ray’ Windows Phone Leaked

Just days after Nokia announced the MeeGo powered Nokia N9, it seems that CEO Stephen Elop has shown off the companies first Nokia Windows Phone to the world…. well it was only supposed to be a select audience and everyone was asked to turn off their recording devices so they …

Throwback: Nokia 2600

The Nokia 2600 was the first mobile phone that I owned; I’m a pretty late entry to the mobile tech scene, but this phone was the device that got me into using a phone. There were only two things it could really do: make calls, and send text …

Back to the 1990’s with Lekki

We get lots of emails from random Chinese manufacturers who want to promote their very familiar-looking phones. Today a mail came through from French company Lekki and initially we thought it was more of the same. It’s not. These phones were once second-hand phones. Lekki buy them, dismantle …

Nokia share price tumbles, lower sales ahead

Nokia has just downgraded their outlook for Q2, with sales said to be far lower than expected. Their share price has taken a huge noise-dive following the news .. Stephen Elop, head of Nokia, stated in a conference call to investors that.. We’re seeing large number of Android …

Microsoft to buy the entire Nokia mobile division ?

Rumours. They’re everywhere in the mobile industry. But, when Eldar Murtazin is posting them, they’re worth a read. Eldar is well connected and is the man behind Mobile Review. Last year he correctly predicted that Nokia would be taking on Windows Phone as an OS and an entire …

Nokia to cut 7000 jobs

Nokia has unveiled plans to cut 7000 staff following their tie-up with Microsoft. Here in the UK 700 jobs will be lost with 4000 positions removed across the world. 3000 more jobs will transfer to Accenture – the company charged with providing a future for Symbian. Links – …

What the future holds for Nokia and Microsoft

The Microsoft and Nokia deal has been completed. A post on the Nokia website states that .. Nokia and Microsoft have signed the definitive agreement for our strategic partnership to build a new global mobile ecosystem that is unlike any other. Nokia have even taken on the “Developers, …

Platform Wars

Platform wars, is Apples way the only way? With the enormous growth of the smartphone, and the never ending war between platform makers to be the dominant force, are we looking at a future dominated by the curated, closed platforms, and will Android have to become more regulated …

“More than $1 billion” paid by Microsoft to Nokia

Sources close recent Microsoft / Nokia deal state that at least $1 billion was transferred across from Microsoft to Nokia. The agreement also includes some patents and lasts for at least 5 years. The Microsoft cash is for Nokia to “promote and develop Windows-based handsets” although Nokia will …

More changes at Nokia

With Nokia shares tumbling the company has replaced another executive with an ex-Microsoft guy. Chris Webber replaces Mark Louison and heads up the Markets team for North America as of yesterday. Head honcho Stephen Elop is also an ex Microsoft guy but staff in Finland have already walked …

Nokia allowed to customize Windows Phone 7, others not?

Let’s face it, the partnership of two such large companies was always going to cause controversy. With Windows Phone 7 going into Nokia smartphones many are asking how existing partners HTC, LG and Samsung will respond to the news. Things have already become very interesting with Nokia boss …

A marriage made in heaven?

Although I’m an Android user I’ve had a good play around with Windows Phone 7 and have been extremely impressed with Microsoft’s new OS. Sure it’s missing some features but overall it looks stylish, is easy to use and in general just works. I prefer Android for the …

Nokia to use Windows Phone 7!

It’s official and, if we’re honest, we didn’t think the rumours were true. But, with this announcement, both Nokia and Microsoft have sent shockwaves around the mobile world. Nokia tell us that Window Phone will be “Nokia’s primary smartphone platform”. Microsoft will be providing developer tools for app …

Will NOKIA announce Windows Phone 7 partnership?

Rumours are rife that NOKIA may be announcing Windows Phone 7 as a partner, having previously partnered could it be that NOKIA are lining up the Windows platform for “a major platform shift” Although these rumours have been around for a while, what makes these more believable is …