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Former Nokia Designer: Nokia Bosses Have No Taste

Many Nokians have leapt to the defense of their company since it announced its was adopting Windows Phone. But one former executive says the writing has been on the wall for years — and stopping the rot may require more than a deal with Microsoft.

Are Nokia & Microsoft Hoping Two Wrongs Make a Right?

This morning, Nokia’s and Microsoft’s chiefs announced the two companies were entering into a “strategic partnership” that will see Windows Phone become the primary operating system for Nokia higher end handsets. The two companies are coming together to mix search, maps, content and app stores.

Nokia Goes All The Way: Windows Is ‘Primary Platform’

Nokia Friday said that it would essentially abandon MeeGo — its troubled next-generation operating system — and partner with Microsoft to make Windows Phone 7 its smartphone software of choice. For lower-end phones, the company will stick with Symbian for the time being.

Can Mobile Phones Think?

Nokia’s Beta Labs today released a new experimental application called Situations, and it portends a future where context awareness drives the mobile experience, and points to a time when our handsets will do the thinking on our behalf, especially as Internet becomes more and more mobile.

Nokia’s Opening Salvo: 4 Smartphones and Plenty of Attitude

Nokia opened its annual Nokia World event in London to 3,000 participants by introducing four Symbian smartphones and offering plenty of jabs at competitors. The company states that Symbian is modernized, optimized and ready to challenge iOS and Android, but MeeGo is a no-show for now.

Why Nokia Chose Stephen Elop

Nokia today named Stephen Elop as the new president and CEO of the Finnish phone-maker, effective Sept. 21. Elop replaces Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo who held the role since 2006. To understand why Nokia chose Elop, you just have look at both Nokia’s strategy and at Elop’s past.

Nokia Is Still Lost in the Woods

Nokia reported quarterly sales of 111.1 million devices but profits still plunged amid declining average selling price per handset. The company expects to lose market share in 2010 but feels it is well positioned with its N8 smartphone. But why no mention of MeeGo this year?

Silverlight Hits the Mobile — But on Symbian!

Silverlight by Microsoft can be used much like Adobe Flash to create video players, games and other interactive web apps. It has been running on Windows systems and even the Mac, but a mobile version has only just appeared — on the Symbian platform.

Gartner: Android Grows 8% in Global Smartphone Share

Research firm Gartner has published the latest quarterly smartphone numbers, and it’s easy to see why the honchos at Google are all smiles at the I/O conference this week. Android grew an impressive 8% of smartphone market share this year, moving it into fourth place overall.

Nokia Siemens Axing Up To 5,700 Jobs

Finnish mobile giant Nokia (NYSE: NOK) will lay off up to 5,700 jobs at Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN), the telecom infrastructure JV between…

Ovi Store’s Top Download Is A Paid App

Now that the Ovi Store has been running for a few weeks now, Nokia (NYSE: NOK) has some stats available on the apps that are being downloade…

Nokia Launches Dance Fabulous For N-Gage

Nokia has released a game on the N-Gage, called Dance Fabulous. Developed by Digital Legends, the game picks up on the trend of integrating…

Nokia Cuts Another 490 Jobs

Nokia (NYSE: NOK) is planning to cull a further 490 jobs as part of its previously announced global cost cutting measures. The Finnish cell…

Nokia CEO's Pay Fell 45 Percent In 2008

The total compensation package of Nokia’s CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo fell by 45 percent last year, mostly due to a lower bonus, according to a…

Nokia Still Reviewing Policy On Free Apps

Two weeks ago, Nokia (NYSE: NOK) announced one of the most advanced applications stores for a mobile phone to date. The Ovi Store, which Nok…

Nokia Offers Voluntary Buyouts To 1,000 Workers

Nokia (NYSE: NOK) is continuing with its cost-cutting measures, offering voluntary buyouts to 1,000 employees worldwide (out of 128,000 (Reu…

MWC Wire: Nokia; Quantum; LG; Samsung

— Nokia: Nokia (NYSE: NOK) has launched 3 handsets at MWC. The E75 and E55 have qwerty keyboards and an enhanced e-mail user interface whic…

Nokia Strikes Ovi Deal With Telenor

Nokia (NYSE: NOK) announced today it has signed on Norwegian carrier Telenor to its internet services platform Ovi. In the deal, Telenor wil…

Nokia Launches Advertising Alliance

As Nokia (NYSE: NOK) builds its services strategy, including the Ovi portal, it’s also working diligently on how to monetize it through adve…

@ MWC: Nokia And Google In Search Tie-Up

Nokia (NYSE: NOK) and Google (NSDQ: GOOG) announced Tuesday that they had struck a deal to integrate the search engine with the handset gia…

Nokia Update Removes GPS Tracking Feature

Nokia (NYSE: NOK) has released a firmware update for the N95, which reportedly improves the handset in a number of ways, but The Register ha…

Nokia Wants Apple-Style Cut Of Mobile Plans

Nokia (NYSE: NOK) wants a cut from a subscriber’s mobile plan, just as Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) has managed to wrangle from wireless networks carr…

Nokia Buys File Sharing Service Avvenu

Nokia (NYSE: NOK) is buying Palo Alto, Ca-based Avvenu, the three-year old technology provider of secure file-access-and-share services. The…

Nokia Signs On TIM To OVI

Nokia (NYSE: NOK) has signed up another carrier to its Ovi service — Telecom Italia. The deal will see Nokia customize its handsets (starti…

Nokia And Universal Offer Free Music

Nokia (NYSE: NOK) and Universal are upping the stakes in the music download market, teaming together to offer free 12-month access to music…

Google Competitors Not Concerned

Google’s competitors in the mobile space are talking tough about not being concerned with the company’s Open Handset Alliance. The most obvi…

Nokia Delays N-Gage Until December

Nokia’s N-gage mobile gaming service, originally due in November, has been pushed back a bit. “N-gage is coming in December. Software testin…

Nokia Launches UK Music Store

The start of November sees the launch of the UK Nokia Music Store, which will sell individual tracks for 80p (US$1.66), albums for 8 pounds…

India Is Number One Market For Nokia's Mosh

George Linardos, Head of Mosh, Nokia’s (NYSE: NOK) Internet and mobile social networking site, tells Reuters that “Our number one market has…

Nokia Goes Head To Head With Apple In London

Nokia (NYSE: NOK) is really getting into the “music-phone battle” with Apple, going as far as to open a flagship store on Regent Street in L…

Nokia Returns To CDMA Business

Nokia’s making another stab at the CDMA market, launching a budget phone in the US. “The Nokia (NYSE: NOK) 2135 focuses on voice services an…

Nokia Signs Multimedia Deal With Telefonica

Nokia has announced its first operator deal for multimedia. Telefónica will work with the manufacturer to provide easy access to the intern…

Nokia Vs Operators — It’s Not Over Yet

Nokia’s Ovi was widely predicted to rile operators, and El Reg is noting that it seems to have done so — the flagship N81 handset won’t gar…

IPhone Unbricked; Nokia Promotes Its Openess

The anarchist hackers have reversed Apple’s (NSDQ: AAPL) attempt to brick the iPhone, reports Gizmodo, but you can bet we haven’t heard the…

Adobe Upgrades Mobile Flash

Adobe (NSDQ: ADBE) Systems has released a new mobile version of Flash Player, Flash Lite 3, with Nokia (NYSE: NOK) and DoCoMo (NYSE: DCM) al…

Interview About N-Gage: Jaakko Kaidesoja

PocketGamer has interviewed Jaakko Kaidesoja, Director of Play New Experience Multimedia at Nokia, about the new N-Gage service. It turns ou…

Nokia's New Internet Service Brand: Ovi

Nokia has announced the brand name that will cover its internet services, Ovi — which is “door” in Finnish. This will cover the N-Gage and…

Nokia Music Store Live This Year

Nokia’s much-discussed music store (URL: http://music.nokia.com) will go live across “key European markets” this fall, and will be followed…

N-gage To Launch In November; Games Panel

At its Go Play event Nokia has announced that the N-Gage mobile gaming service will go live around the world in November (not live this week…

N81: Nokia's New Music/Gaming Phone

As an indication of where Nokia wants to take convergence, its new N81 handset is both a music phone and a gaming phone, so works well with…

Nokia's Music Service To Launch Wednesday

Another handset maker takes another step into the mobile content space: Nokia on Wednesday will be formally announcing its online music serv…

Symbian Shipments Increased 52 Percent In Q2

Symbian has reported a 52 percent increase in shipments of handsets with its smartphone operating platform in the second quarter to hit 18.7…

Nokia Plans Re-Vamped Ngage Launch This Week

Nokia’s (NYSE: NOK) new Ngage effort will go live this week, morphed into a multiplayer service available across its range of smartphones. T…

Nokia, Microsoft Ink DRM Deal

Or, strange bedfellows get a little cozier. In a bid to be more competitive with the Apple digital entertainment juggernaut, today Nokia (NY…

Nokia Targets N-gage Platform To PC

Nokia is expanding its N-gage gaming platform to include PCs and is developing a game — Project White Rock — as a demonstration game. “Whi…

Nokia Developing Point&Find Ad Solution

Nokia plans to launch a service in 2008 that will let people point cameraphones at real world objects and get information on them from based…

Pay TV Operator To Launch DVB-H In Malaysia

Malaysia will be one of the first countries to get a DVB-H network with a deal between Nokia and pay TV company MiTV (the first DVB-H rollou…

Nokia Signs 1 Million Users To Widsets

Nokia has announced that it has 1 million registered users of its Widsets service, a set of widgets that allows users to get selected intern…

Nokia Shipped 100 Million S60 Devices

Just a short note…Nokia has stated that there have been 100 million smartphones using Nokia’s S60 software platform sold by itself and its…

Extending GNOME To Mobile

The Gnome initiative, which is a free-software project aimed at developing a complete range of desktop applications for Linux and Unix, has…

Nokia Introduces Widgets For S60

Nokia has announced a set of tools (Web Run-Time) so that third-party developers can create widgets for its Symbian Series 60 smart phones.…

N95 In Da House

Yep, I have one of these now…yes, the battery is what you would expect from the new Nokia phones. Other than that, the InfoSync video revi…

Nokia.mobi Shows Power Of Manufacturers

In an article on Nokia’s move into mobile advertising in the Mobile Media newsletter from Informa Telecoms and Media there’s an interesting…

Nokia’s N-Gage Games Just For Show

Mobile Industry Biz has an interview with Antoine Doumenc head of global sales for games at Nokia (NYSE: NOK), about the upcoming N-Gage pla…

Nokia Announces New Partners For N-Gage

Nokia has sent out a series of press releases about its upcoming N-Gage mobile gaming platform Mk II, summarized by EasyBourse. As well as a…

Nokia Hopes LBS Will Stop Falling Prices

The Wall Street Journal has a post on location based services, specifically the hopes of Nokia that introducing handsets that use GPS to ena…

Nokia To Launch New Game-Focused Phones

Nokia is trying again on the mobile games side, after the N-Gage disaster: It plans to launch a games-enhanced phone this summer, says WSJ.…

Nokia To Unveil Mid-Range TV Phone At 3GSM

Reuters is quoting sources as saying that Nokia will unveil a mid-range DVB-H capable phone at 3GSM, which will be the N77. This comment is…

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Nokia Unveils Next-Gen Ngage To Game Publishers

Nokia is running a series of two day events to show mobile game developers the new Ngage system, reports PocketGamer. They were shown the so…

Apple iPhone Proves Nokia

Two days after Apple took the wraps off its much-anticipated iPhone, industry reaction continues to dominate the headlines. Reuters reports…

Nokia’s Immobile NYE Concert

Nokia has signed MSN as the exclusive online distributor of its Nokia New Year’s Eve concert, which will be held in five cities starting on…

Nokia Offers Mobile App Throttling

Nokia has launched a series of tools to help operators “throttle bandwidth hungry applications such as VoIP and peer to peer file sharing ov…

The future Of TV Will Be Personal — Nokia

Nokia has commissioned a report from the London School of Economics, titled This Box Was Made For Walking (PDF), which “examines the future…

Nokia’s Mobile Gaming Plans

This article covers Nokia’s plans in the mobile gaming space, as it promotes its “next gen” series but keeps the N-Gage brand going, “despit…

Nokia Appoints New Gaming Executive

Nokia has appointed Telcogames co-founder Mark Ollila to the role of director of technology and strategy for games and multimedia. “In his n…

Nokia Gets MI:3 Exclusive

Nokia and Paramount Pictures have signed a deal to launch blockbuster Mission Impossible III on memory cards for Nseries phones at the same…

Nokia’s Q3 Earnings — A Sigh Of Relief

Nokia has released its Q3 earnings (press release) showing net sales up 20% year on year but operating profits down 4%. “One analyst called…

Nokia Integrates Orb Into N80

Nokia has announced it will “work with Orb Networks to integrate Orb MyCasting into the Nokia N80 Internet Edition”. This will allow users o…

WiMax Phones Ready In 2008 — Nokia

Nokia expects to have ready WiMax-capable phones in 2008. At that stage (well, when the phones actually get sold in any significant number)…

Vietnam To Launch DVB-H Service

A deal between Vietnamese broadcaster VTC and Nokia will result in a mobile TV service being launched in Vietnam by the end of the year — w…

Music To Nokia’s Ears

The WSJ has an interesting article on Nokia’s efforts in the mobile music space, as it tries to claw back recognition for its high-end hands…

Nokia To Add MS Live Search To Nseries

Nokia seems to be hedging its bets, now integrating Microsoft Live Search into its Mobile Search platform, “Mobile Search platform, thus ena…

Nokia To Give Handsets Names

Nokia is going to follow Motorola and Samsung in giving their handsets names…it’s been suggested that it is easier to build a brand around…

Nokia Embedding Yahoo Search On Handsets

Yahoo, which has already been working closely with Nokia on its Yahoo Go application, has made a deal with the handset maker on embedding Ya…

Nokia Unveils N80 Multimedia Phone

This is the latest high-end handset from Nokia, which can use both telco networks and WiFi networks. “The N80 Internet Edition can be used a…

High End For Phones: Ring, Ring; Bling-Bling

There’s a lot of stories in the press about luxury phones at the moment, probably because of a revelation by Chris Harris, marketing directo…

Nokia’s Shah On Mobile Brilliance

Kamar Shah, the head of industry marketing of Nokia, has provided an insight into Nokia’s mobile games strategy at the GCDC. “According to S…

Is Nokia Forcing Apple’s Hand In Musicphones?

There’s an article here about Nokia’s recent purchase of LoudEye and the effect it will have on Apple’s supposed intent to launch an iPod-en…

Nokia’s Efforts And Aspirations

Here’s an interesting article about Nokia and its plans (to dominate the market for smartphones), after the writer sat in on a summit for No…

Nokia’s Design Philosophy

An interview with the new Head of Design at Nokia, Alastair Curtis, and what is behind the Nokia design and the phone as a social media anim…

Nokia Moves On Podcasting

Nokia has released a free podcasting app for the Nokia N91 and other Nokia S60 3rd edition devices. The service is intended to “make it easy…

Going Mobile: Nokia’s New Game Plan

OK, so the N-Gage was a flop (the biggest thing I remember about the Sydney launch was that is was held in a disused power station I passed…

Yahoo! Go Mobile Launches with Nokia

An interesting move from Yahoo Australia…It has teamed up with Nokia to launch the Yahoo! Go Mobile application preloaded on some Nokia ha…

Nokia Targets N-Gage Users Worldwide

Nokia has launched Gameshop, which allows owners of an N-Gage to preview, buy and download games for the handheld device on their PC, then t…

Multifunctional Mobiles Make the World Go Round

People are clamouring for converged devices according to a recent survey. The survey is from Nokia, who obviously have an interest in conver…

Nokia Launches New Mobile Search Version

Nokia has expanded its Mobile Search software. “The search will allow users to fast-track directly to desired contact numbers with just one…

Nokia Makes New Push Into Mobile Gaming

Nokia has announced a number of things relating to mobile games, which are outlined in this article. It has a new games platform, as well as…

Nokia Launches Aston Martin Branded Phone

Branded phones are probably a better idea than MVNOs for brand companies…cheaper as well. Premium sports car company Aston Martin and Noki…

Nokia To Kill Everything

Anssi Vanjoki, Nokia’s head of multimedia unit, has reportedly told the Financial Times that mobile phones will “deal a final blow” to the p…

Nokia’s Mobile Content Delivery Patent

Nokia has received a patent in mobile content delivery, though I am not sure how significant it is…the description: “A mobile content deli…

Mobile TV Set To Be Very Popular — Nokia

I received a press release from Nokia this morning claiming that “results from pilots on broadcast (DVB-H) mobile TV services amongst consum…

Nokia Releases Python For S60 Source Code

Nokia has announced that it will release the source code for its Python for S60 software package, which allows “independent software vendors…

Nokia Predicts 2006 Launch For DVB-H

Nokia has predicted the DVB-H mobile broadcast TV technology will be rolled out in some markets by mid-2006, which is a fairly standard perc…

Nokia Launches Three New Multimedia Mobiles

Nokia has released three new mobiles aimed at different parts of the mobile multimedia spectrum…
The N71 is the latest member of the Nokia…

The N-Gage Dream Lives On

A good look back over two and a half years of Nokia’s game deck…the message seems to be clear from the handset market leader – it remains…

Nokia Puts Developer Tools in One Basket

Nokia has gathered together its Symbian development tools in one brand, Carbide c++, with the fairly obvious aim of encouraging mobile conte…

@ CTIA: The Economics Of Mobile TV

At CTIA I asked almost everyone I met involved in mobile TV how many subscribers were required for the system to be successful, or profitabl…

Nokia Launches Music Phone

Everyone wants to say they’re trumping Apple..anyway, Nokia has unveiled the Nokia 3250 music phone. The new Nokia phone is the first under…

Christian Lindholm Joins Yahoo Mobile

(via Russ) Big news in the mobile world: Christian Lindholm, the father of Nokia Series 60 and Navi-key UI, is joining Yahoo as the VP of G…