Nokia

  • 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 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

    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


    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

  • Nokia E71, E66 on the real: Exchange, Gmail support and front-facing camera

    One week after “some other phone” was finally revealed, Nokia today took the wraps off two phones that had been clogging the rumor mill for quite some time. Yes, the S60-based E71 and E66 are now officially real, and are officially for middle management types. Two words: Microsoft Exchange. Put those MBAs to good use! The E71, above, is available in both black and white, like… Read More

  • Nokia E71 pictures surface in white

    Is that really a Nokia? It looks so good. Yep, that’s the E71 smartphone in the flesh. No clue when it’s being launched, but I have a feeling it should be sometime soon. In the meantime let’s enjoy the pics. Read More

  • Nokia: Open source developers need to embrace DRM

    According to BusinessWeek, Nokia’s Dr. Ari Jaaski told a group of open source developers on Tuesday that they need to “obey” certain business rules, such as DRM, intellectual property rights, SIM locking, and subsidized business models. Last time I checked, open source developers generally write applications that fulfill a need that’s otherwise gone unfulfilled… Read More

  • Nokia promises to allow you to transfer N-Gage games

    Yesterday we reported that games purchased via Nokia’s N-Gage platform weren’t transferable to new devices. The Internet was outraged! Today, however, Nokia has responded with refreshing speed and Madeleine Albright-like diplomacy, stating that it will fix this problem once and for all. Nokia’s Conversations blog states the following: We’ve dug in deeper and… Read More

  • N-Gage games can't be transferred to new devices

    N-Gage fan web site All About N-Gage is reporting that games purchased through Nokia’s gaming service are locked to one particular phone and can’t be transferred to a new device should you lose or break your old one. The process for purchasing a game involves downloading a feature-limited demo and then paying to unlock the game with an activation code. That code is tied to the… Read More

  • MTMini: Even cheaper multi-touch

    Now that everyone is on the multi-touch bandwagon new systems are popping up all over. Seth Sandler’s solution is fairly ingenious. It uses a piece of paper and a camera to create a camera-based multi-touch interface. All you need is a box, a webcam, and some graph paper and he even includes the demo and application source code. The system can be used to demo multi-touch functionality or… Read More

  • Provoke, designers for Nokia, show off odd proto-phones

    ThumbReport, a site dedicated to destroying the English language even more than we have posted some video of “future” phones at NY Design Week by Provoke Design. The first one “expresses your mood with illumination.” Then we have the “Feel” which allows you to feel the touch of your loved one, provided your loved one is encased in plastic and has a… Read More

  • T-Mobile delays Nokia duo, drops Motorola, slashes prices


    It’s been nine months since Nokia announced the 5310 and 5610 music phones and now the rumor going around is that T-Mobile has delayed their launch here in the US. I actually can’t recall when these were supposed to launch, but the 5310, which comes in red, orange and purple will see an early June launch while the 5610 won’t show up till early July. Motorola was slated to… Read More

  • Video: Italians fondle Nokia N96 for 10 whole minutes

    I’m not going to watch this whole thing, but the N96 sure looks purdy. It better be since Cellulare-Magazine.it takes an entire 10 minutes to profess its love for the upcoming Nok. Read More

  • Video: Nokia 6600 groped

    This video review by NokNok is fairly comprehensive and gives a great overview of the 6600 clamshell by Nokia, despite the cheese-y music. Anyone else diggin on the hinge? I can’t believe I just admitted that. Read More

  • Rumor: Nokia's E71 to drop Thursday

    Nokia’s E71 is a big mystery, like my love life: we know it exists, but it hasn’t surfaced yet, and we know it’s coming, we just don’t know when. That being said, rumors are now pointing towards both happening on May 8, just two days away. This is a high-end smartphone with ultra-high-end features, like an autofocus camera, super-fast 3G data, GPS, and WiFi, all in… Read More

  • More Nokia cellphones on the way for America

    Nokia plans to release lots more cellphones here in the U.S. in the next “few months.” Seeing as though Nokia makes some fairly decent phones, that’s not bad news at all. Nokia, which is based in Finland, sells 40 percent of phones globally, but its lack of CDMA love has lead to a smaller numbers here since CDMA is still in use by the likes of Verizon Wireless and Sprint. Oh… Read More

  • The May 1 Meet-up Ovi Stream, Courtesy of Nokia

    http://www.twango.com/tools/twidgets/ticker.swf?feed=CrunchNetwork.NYCMeetupMay1 http://www.twango.com/tools/twidgets/slideshow.swf?feed=CrunchNetwork.NYCMeetupMay1 Here are some initial shots of the CrunchNetwork May 1 meet-up — an event, I might add, that went off without a hitch. The attendees enjoyed fine beverage, a real Rock Band band made up of members of the Harmonix team, which… Read More

  • Live feed from the CG Party with Ovi

    http://www.twango.com/tools/twidgets/ticker.swf?feed=CrunchNetwork.NYCMeetupMay1 http://www.twango.com/tools/twidgets/slideshow.swf?feed=CrunchNetwork.NYCMeetupMay1 Thanks to Nokia for hooking us up with this cool Ovi channel for the event displayPres(470,346,”http://www.empressr.com/”,”O8gzGP0mKIU%3d”); Read More