Nokia

  • Mobile Web Wars Videos: Does Anybody Care About Android?

    A week ago, I put together a roundtable about the upcoming mobile platform wars between the iPhone, Google’s Android, and older platforms like Nokia’s. One thing I discovered as I was organizing the event was that it was really hard to find anyone developing Android apps other than the 50 people who won the Android Developer’s Challenge. (We tried to get someone from Android… Read More

  • Nokia might be getting into the movie streaming biz

    Rumor has it that the world’s favorite handset manufacturer may be looking into a new endeavor: movie streaming. Rather than a pay-per-view or rental service, the new service will reportedly be all-you-can-eat. One lump sum per month garners you unlimited access to a catalog of 320 x 240 H.264 movies, streamed straight to your handset. Read More at MobileCrunch >> Read More

  • Nokia cuts handset prices


    According to a report in Reuters, Nokia has cut prices on many of its handsets worldwide, by as much as 10%. The largest cuts are on the Nokia 5310 and Nokia 5610 music phones and the 8GB Nokia N81. As the handset market faces increasing pressure from slowing economies in the U.S and Europe, Nokia’s price cuts are seen as a move to put pressure on its smaller rivals such as Sony… Read More

  • Skyfire Brings Full Browser Experience To Nokia S60 Phones (200 Private Beta Invites)

    Throw out that WAP browser on your cell phone. We are quickly approaching a point where a full browser experience is available on our mobile devices. And it is not just the iPhone. A startup called Skyfire is in some respect even further along than Apple in bringing the entire Web to your phone. Its mobile browser lets you slide Web pages around and zoom in like with the mobile version… Read More

  • Review: Nokia E66

    The Nokia E66 will be hitting the U.S. in the third quarter with an unsubsidized price of $500. While that price may sound like it’s a bit (or a lot) on the high side, the phone actually has a fair number of tricks up its sleeve and will likely appeal mostly to corporate users who may never see the price tag to begin with. Lest you think this device is all business, there’s a… Read More

  • Nokia Plunks Another $150 Million Into Venture Fund

    Nokia doesn’t want to miss the next wave of mobile technologies so it is doubling down on its venture investment activities. The cell phone giant is putting another $150 million to work in Nokia Growth Partners, a fund in which it is the only limited partner. This brings the total capital in the fund to $250 million (Nokia initiated the fund with $100 million in 2004). That is in… Read More

  • Hurricane Zune Phone continues: Nokia to get Zune content


    The last few days, the internet has been ablaze with rumors about the Zune phone — actually, perhaps “ablaze” isn’t the right term. Perhaps “slightly hot to the touch” is more appropriate. I guess someone just had an unconfirmed rumor, and then some people talked about it. Well, this news should add fuel to the fire! Or, I suppose, maybe a fire will… Read More

  • Nokia 5800 Tube caught in the wild, looks like the device in The Dark Knight


    Don’t think I believed you for even a tenth of a second, Nokia. Digi.QQ has some hot photos, a few need a smidge less flash, of the XpressMusic 5800 aka Tube. The S60 OS-based device is purported to have a 640×360 resolution 3.2-inch screen along with built-in GPS, haptic feedback and a 3.2-megapixel camera. Other specs after the jump with a gallery of photos. Read More

  • Nokia and Qualcomm kiss and make up


    Just when we were finally going to see LIVE coverage of a technology patent hearing, Nokia and Qualcomm have settled their lengthy legal battle, at least for the next 15 years. Settling a licensing dispute that has spawned lawsuits in three countries and dragged on for more than 3 years, Nokia agreed to pay Qualcomm an upfront payment as well as royalties for use of some pretty basic mobile… Read More

  • Opera Mini rocks mobile browsing, according to Opera

    According to Opera’s monthly State of the Mobile Web report, smartphone users aren’t the only ones enjoying mobile browsing. Worldwide, six of most popular phones for browsing using Opera’s Mini are from Nokia, two are from Sony Ericsson, one is from RIM and one is from Samsung. Though in the U.S., nine of the top 10 phones using Opera Mini are BlackBerrys. The report can… Read More

  • Leaked screen shots of the S60 Touch UI


    As thrilling as leaked photos usually are, it looks like the screen shots of Nokia’s S60 Touch UI have so far failed to excite. Since the photos apparently weren’t taken from a device, but from the PC-based theme editor, its hard to say what revolution Touch will really bring to S60. But from here it looks like the new Touch UI will be pretty similar to the regular UI, only with a… Read More

  • Nokia N96 on sale this September (in UK, at least)

    A British cellphone carrier has confirmed that the Nokia N96 will be released there in September. This isn’t a rumor, or from some guy who knows some guy or anything, but comes from a “Christmas in July” event held all the way in the UK. The mobile operator is 3, by the way. At current exchange rates, Americans should be prepared to fork over quite a bit of cash to nab this… Read More

  • Tube-like device in The Dark Knight is not real, says Nokia

    In the summer blockbuster, The Dark Knight, a Nokia device is prominently featured. We worked closely with the producers of The Dark Knight to develop an appropriate device that would suit the technology-savvy character of Batman. The Nokia device used in the film is not a commercial product – at this point. I still think it’s the Tube or whatever it’s being called. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Nokia N810 for $299.99

    It’s Friday, and that means payday for some people. Looking for something to buy? Howsabout this Nokia N810 Internet Tablet for just shy of $300 from CompUSA? The N810 has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, Wi-Fi, GPS, VGA webcam, open source operating system, 4.3-inch 800×480 display, and more. Here’s a little hands-on we did with the device back in April. Nokia N810 NSeries… Read More

  • Nokia's BATMANG! phone

    Nokia sent me this clever package with a BATMANG! themed 6205 flip phone on Verizon. Not much to say except BATMANG! Extra credit – Figure out which comedian did the original “BATMANG!” bit back in 1990 or whenever the first Batman came out. I remember seeing it on Comedy Central way back when and can’t for the life of me remember it. Read More

  • Review: Nokia N78

    Nokia’s N-Series is an odd amalgam of high-tech and low, melding some of the best smartphone technology with phones that haven’t changed much since the first proto-Finns heaved their bark boats onto the rocky beaches of Soumenlinna and began fashioning crude cellphones out of cork and shale. Much has changed about the Nokia line over the years but all of the phones are… Read More

  • N96 demo site up and running

    The N96 – which is similar to the N95 but is one more better – has finally gotten its own special Flash-based web-tour. It goes into all the dirty details regarding GPS, music playback, and Internet browsing but sadly leaves out the cool bloopy music we’re used to when we see these sorts of tours. Nothing amazingly exciting but if you’re a Nokiard you might get a kick… Read More

  • Nokia snaps up Warner Music Group for ‘Comes With Music’

    Nokia continues with its imaginatively named “Comes With Music” campaign, adding Warner Music to its list of record labels. That leaves only one of the so-called Big Four record labels left, EMI. EMI has said it would be on board, but still hasn’t made the official commitment. “Comes With Music,” if you don’t remember, is Nokia’s way of branching out… Read More

  • Nokia Wants You to Xpress Yourself

    As part of the handset maker’s new Supernova line, Nokia announced four new phones that “feature a mix of bold colors and of-the-moment designs.” Aimed at the fashion conscious the Nokia 7610, 7510 and 7310 Supernova handsets include exchangeable ‘Xpress-On’ covers so your handset can match your mood or handbag. And the 7610 Supernova slider features… Read More

  • Nokia N78 quick look

    Speaking of Symbian we just got the latest from Nokia, the N78. A fairly sexy candybar, this phone has built-in A-GPS, music playback with built-in FM transmitter, and a 3.2 megapixel camera. It runs on WiFi or HSDPA and includes a 2GB microSD card. Symbian is cleverly made over in this version with nice transitions between menus and a snappier UI. One problem: the keys are really small… Read More