Nokia

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

    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

    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

    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

    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)

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 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

    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

    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

  • Better a dead Symbian than an open one

    Better a dead Symbian than an open one


    Livin’ on the high end. TheRegister makes an interesting point: Symbian is dead. Once Nokia bought and decided to open-source it you can be certain that it will end up in low-end, developing market phones and not any of Nokia’s flagship models. It can’t simply because the OS and UI are twenty years old and far too klunky to offer any wow to a jaded populace. Read More

  • Nokia to buy Symbian, plans to open platform

    Nokia to buy Symbian, plans to open platform

    Nokia announced today that it “plans to acquire the remaining shares of Symbian Limited that Nokia does not already own”  and then open the Symbian Foundation along with other device manufacturers such as Sony Ericsson, Motorola, AT&T, LG, and others. The foundation will be open to all developers and "will provide a unified platform with common UI framework”… Read More

  • Nokia Acquires Symbian – Goes Open Source

    Nokia Acquires Symbian – Goes Open Source

    Nokia has today announced that they will be acquiring the remaining 52% of Symbian they don’t own and will be releasing the complete Symbian platform under the Eclipse open source license. Nokia have also announced the creation of the Symbian Foundation, which is an alliance of mobile vendors and application providers that any company can join.
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  • Nokia's new direction in the entertainment business

    Nokia's new direction in the entertainment business

    Meet the new Nokia, completely different from the old Nokia. Well, that’s what its executive vice president for entertainment and communities wants you to think. See, while Nokia is content creating genuinely good cellphones, some inside the company think it’s time to move in a different direction, namely entertainment. Hence, services like Ovi and deals with records labels. No… Read More

  • T-Mo releases Nokia 6301 and Samsung SGH-t339 Hotspot@Home phones

    T-Mo releases Nokia 6301 and Samsung SGH-t339 Hotspot@Home phones


    Well isn’t this the day for pop announcements? T-Mobile has just released the Nokia 6301, above, and the Samsung SGH-t339. Both have Wi-Fi and allow you to make calls over T-Mo’s Hotspot@Home service using UMA. The Samsung has Bluetooth, a 1.3-megapixel camera, and music player. The Nokia is a bit sexier with 2-megapixel camera. Both are nothing to call my analyst about, so… Read More

  • Breaking: Germany's Plazes Acquired By Nokia

    Berlin, Germany based Plazes, a location based social network (and one of the first startups we ever wrote about here on TechCrunch, back in 2005), has been acquired by Finland-based Nokia, the companies are announcing today. The price is not being disclosed. We most recently wrote about Plazes new iPhone application in May 2008, which will take advantage of the cutting edge location… Read More

  • Android running on an Nokia N95

    A lot of you weren’t aware of this, but the opening music for Google’s new Android OS is Enter Sandman. Basically someone stuffed a Java VM and Android on an N95 and got it to run most of the applications including the dialer and Google Maps. This obviously requires some hit background music and poor lighting to be a true “proof of concept” so enjoy the videos above… Read More