Nokia

  • Nokia is diving further into the content biz


    It’s no secret that the first N-Gage was pretty weak. The follow-up, I’ve heard, is actually pretty nice and has a few decent games, but probably lacks the following necessary to make it a viable market for serious developers. An N-Gage-exclusive release would be developer suicide. But Nokia has faith in the mobile platform, and is focusing on getting content for its handheld hybrid. Read More

  • Who would buy Motorola's handset division?

    Woe is Motorola. Last Thursday it announced that it might (or might not) try to sell off its mobile handset division and then had to check how many bars it had because it seemed like nobody heard a thing. According to BusinessWeek, “Of the top five cell-phone makers, all but Motorola posted growth in revenue and sales last year.” Motorola is currently third worldwide, behind Nokia… Read More

  • Nokia's N95 8GB NAM FCC'd


    I know you’ve all been poring over FCC documents in your mad pursuit of Nokia news, but you might have missed this one. The new and improved N95 has been approved by the FCC, so now you can enjoy your High Speed Data Packet Access with their blessing. Apparently it looks just like the old one, which is just fine, though I would have preferred some big fins on it so you know… Read More

  • GeekBrief.TV #302

    We’ve made our way through most of our Macworld footage and now we’re back with fresh news about gadgets and tech. Nokia is planning to purchase Trolltech, a software company that could presumably extend the utility of Nokia hardware. PMA is the annual show dedicated to cool photo gear. One of the early announcements from PMA is that Lensbaby Lenses are now available for motion… Read More

  • Nokia buys Trolltech


    Remember Trolltech? Well, someone just bought them and that someone is Nokia. Trolltech originally made the QTopia AKA Qt operating system, a Linux-based OS for smartphones. If you had a PDA in the early 2000s you probably tried to install it and, unlike me, had a bit of fun with Tux on your iPaq. Well, now they’re owned wholly by Nokia. This doesn’t mean they’ll stop… Read More

  • Nokia Acquires Trolltech For $153 Million

    Finnish mobile phone giant Nokia has acquired Norwegian platform application development provider Trolltech for $153 million. Trolltech is the developer of Qt, the cross-platform application development framework used for the development of GUI programs and for developing non-GUI programs such as console tools and servers. Qt is used in by Opera, Google Earth and Skype among others. The… Read More

  • Nokia releases 'organic, modern' 7900 Crystal Prism

    This is a loud phone, and I’m not referring to the earpiece volume. It’s aimed at “design-conscious” consumers and will be available in Europe sometime soon (in the first quarter, according to Nokia) for the fashion-forward price of 375 Euro (that’s almost $550). It’ll fit nicely in the pockets of those $200 jeans you’re wearing. The phone’s… Read More

  • Nokia N95 gets DLNAified

    Just a quick announcement for those keeping track at home. The N95 8GB is the first mobile phone to receive such a certification and is now recognized as a Mobile Digital Media Server. Now you can share whatever content you have wirelessly! Isn’t that fanfreakintastic? Press Release Read More

  • Nokia's 3310 Evolution hugs trees, does drum circles

    I wanted to write up this phone while at CES because it was simply the most practical-looking phone there, felt good in the hand, and looked sweet. It wasn’t sensational enough at the time, but now we know that Nokia is doing it green-style. They claim to be using “innovative bio-materials,” which sounds a little shady, but their charger is super-efficient and… Read More

  • Apple forced to drop UK iTunes prices

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    The UK’s greatest music export Facing a lawsuit, Apple said today it will lower prices of UK iTunes downloads, bringing them in line with prices found on the Continent. The European Commission, the European Union’s executive branch, had been investigating whether or not Apple’s policy of charging the equivalent of €1.05 per song in… Read More

  • Leaked: Nokia E71 pics, specs

    [photopress:e71leak.jpg,full,center] The successor to the E61, specs and pics of the Nokia E71 have leaked. Right now, it’s pegged to come with GPS, Wi-Fi, and plenty-fast HSDPA capabilities, as well as a 3.2-megapixel camera, which isn’t too bad for a phone. (I’ve become a photography snob over the last few months, so I couldn’t give a damn about built-in cellphone… Read More

  • Nokia N95 8GB now runs YouTube, widgets

    For any owners of the 8GB N95 who haven’t upgraded to the latest firmware, V15.0.015, you may want to take a few minutes and do so. That is, of course, if you care about being able to watch YouTube. And no, it is not the mobile site, but the full on version you watch everyday at work. Along with GooTube the new firmware includes Web Run Time, which allows for widgets. Hooray! Now go… Read More

  • Nokia N810 quick look


    Just got the Nokia N810 tablet in for review and I’m going to pound the heck out of it next week at CES. I’m a huge fan of Maemo and the N-series tablet line so I’m really happy to be able to play with this little dreamboat. This model feels much more solid than the N800 and 770 and it seems there’s more attention to detail as evidenced by the sparse front control… Read More

  • Nokia Siemens Acquires Apertio For €140m

    Telecommunications solutions supplier Nokia Siemens has acquired mobile network management provider Apertio For €140 million. Bristol, UK based Apertio provides customer management tools to mobile operators, as well as “convergence” tools that enable the delivery of multimedia content to handsets. Apertio’s “One” suite also caters to the growing Mobile… Read More

  • Nokia 5610 incoming with FCC's blessing


    I actually almost took this phone’s little brother, the 5310, when I switched over to T-Mobile. Nice and compact, decent media playing ability. Looks like the 5610 sports all the good stuff the 5310 has, but better camera and battery life and probably a lot of changes that would be more noticeable to a person who had the old version. I imagine you can expect it to bust into your… Read More

  • T-Mobile keeps on giving

    No disrespect to the original, but BHIC does a damn good job here. Give it a minute before you hit the jump for the one and only. Looking to switch carriers? T-mobile near the top of the list? Well, the deal just got sweeter because they’re waiving the $35 activation fee for n00bs until the end of the year. So scoot on over to your local store or check out the site. The Curve, Sidekick… Read More

  • N-Gage First Access delayed till next year

    One week after promising us that N-Gage First Access would be available [this week], Nokia went ahead and delayed it. The improved N-Gage, which is now a service for the N81 rather than a stand-along cellphone, has now been delayed till 2008 in order to work ensure that it works “smoothly.” An exact date hasn’t been released, but you can bet that Nokia just ruined dozens… Read More

  • Smartphones Now: Symbian

    Ask the average American about Symbian and they’ll look at you blankly. In the grand pantheon of mobile OSes, it is the dashing, shadowy figure with the charming accent to sneaks into your life through Nokia and some Sony Ericsson phones. At its core, Symbian is fairly basic. It works as equally well on a basic candybar phone as it does on one of S-E’s high end personal communicators. Read More

  • It's the Nokia N96!

    It certainly looks real. The photos are a little grainy, but the N96 badging seems legit. The hardware also doesn’t look like anything else Nokia has produced. Check em out. Read More

  • Maemo OS2008 for Nokia N800/810 looks hot

    OS2008 is officially available for the N800 and it looks pretty hot. The web-browsing is almost perfect now — Flash video looks good — and Ajax web apps work as well. There are some new application manaement features and more codec support as well as a video converter for DivX/Xvid. Tabletblog is just giddy about theirs so maybe we should all download ASAP. Internet Tablet… Read More