Why a Microsoft Takeover of Nokia Could Pay Off

Recent reports have Microsoft set to enter talks to acquire Nokia’s mobile business outright for a price tag that could be in the range of $30 billion. It’as a risky move, but here’s why a takeover of the world’s largest handset maker could pay off.

Nokia Buys Mobile Analytics Startup Motally

Nokia today purchased Motally, a San-Francisco-based web and mobile software analytics firm, which is a solid step towards improving the Ovi application store. Armed with demographic, application performance and other data, third-party developers can optimize their Qt, Symbian, Meego and Java applications for Nokia devices.

Trill Brings Twitter to the Nokia Platform

Trill, a full-featured Twitter app for the Symbian platform, is now available for free in the Ovi Store. Trill is a rich app from Spice Labs for phones lacking a touch interface. It brings all of the fun of Twitter to the palm of your hand.

UPDATED: 3 Ways Nokia Could Use an Ovi Browser

There’s plenty of evidence indicating that Nokia has an Ovi-branded web browser in the works, although the company hasn’t officially confirmed the effort. What could Nokia possibly do with such an application when it already has a perfectly good WebKit browser on its phones already?

Yahoo-Nokia Alliance Is Too Late for Mobile Market

Yahoo and Nokia — two venerable names in the web and mobile markets — are joining forces to power mail, chat and maps services worldwide. The alliance sounds good on paper, but in the real world, it’s more of a last-ditch effort to stave off obsolescence.

Nokia's Ovi App Wizard Magically Creates Mobile Apps

Practically anyone can create a Nokia smartphone application thanks to the new Ovi App Wizard. This is a step in the right direction for Nokia, but it’s not likely to raise the Ovi Store to parity with Apple’s or Google application stores.

Nimbuzz for Ovi Downloaded a Million Times

Nimbuzz, a mobile VoIP service and social networking services integrator, says that its Symbian app has been downloaded more than a million time from the Ovi Store by Nokia. In other words, Nimbuzz is benefiting handsomely from increased usage of the Ovi Store.

For Nokia’s Ovi, the World (Minus the U.S.) Is Enough

Despite a slow and troubling start, Nokia is finding some success for its Ovi Store and Services, especially in its traditional strongholds: Europe, Asia and Latin America. Nokia wants to chart a new course by focusing on messaging, music and mapping. An Ovi Update.

Why Nokia's Service Efforts Have Fallen Flat

Nokia’s struggles over the last couple of years are well-documented: The Finnish handset manufacturer has watched its Symbian platform consistently lose market…

Nokia Shuts Mosh To Focus On Ovi

Nokia will shut down its popular Mosh service as it rolls everything into its Ovi Store. “There is no official date for closing Mosh, but No…

Nokia To Keep N-Gage Store–For Now

Nokia has said that it will keep its N-Gage store for the time being, even though “Our goal in the medium term is really to converge everyth…

@ MWC: Nokia Unveils Ovi Store;

We knew that Mobile World Congress would have a lot of news about application stores, and Nokia (NYSE: NOK) at least upheld its end of the b…

Nokia’s Acquisition Run “Not Over”

Nokia (NYSE: NOK) plans to snap up more firms as it continues to build out its internet services, according to the Finnish handset maker

Nokia Plans Improved Map Service For Ovi

Nokia (NYSE: NOK) has announced plans to add a mapping service (Nokia Maps 2.0) to its Ovi portal at the end of May, unsurprisingly based on…

Nokia's Indian Plans For Ovi

Nokia (NYSE: NOK) plans to roll out Ovi in India in the first half of this year, an indication that the handset behemoth doesn’t see the cou…