Nokia’s Fall Means The Rise Of Startups In Finland

The Finnish economy, which has contracted for three years in a row, is still reeling, but the country’s rising startup scene is a careful indication that Finland - the land of a thousand lakes and t

The Math Behind Microsoft’s Big Nokia Writedown

Inside a recent SEC filing, Microsoft detailed the figures behind its massive goodwill writedown that trashed its earnings last quarter. The writedown was an admission that the company's expensive att

Nokia Sells HERE Mapping Business To Group Of European Car Makers For $3.07B

Nokia has announced that it has agreed to sell its HERE mapping business to a consortium of automobile makers for €2.8 billion ($3.07 billion), ending months of speculation over its future. The F

Microsoft Will Never Give Up On Mobile

When Microsoft announced its wrenching $7.6 billion write-down last week, it was easy to presume that the company was giving up on mobile. At the very least, the financial avalanche sent a strong sign

Electrovibration: Bringing Tactile Back

Only the most committed Luddites truly mourned the demise of the feature phone. Compare Nokia’s classic 3210 with the latest iPhone and you’d have to be metabolizing a terminal dose of nostalgia t

How The Tech Pendulum Swings

Microsoft announced another bunch of job cuts today, primarily in the phone-making division which it acquired from Nokia in a 2013 deal which completed last year. Shrinking headcount in this division

Microsoft Writes Down $7.6B Of Its Nokia Acquisition, Announces 7,800 Layoffs

Microsoft's signaled and expected goodwill impairment, relating to its previous purchase of the majority of Nokia's hardware assets, took place this morning -- with the software company erasing $7.6 b

Nokia Confirms Plan To Return To Phone Market In 2016

So much for terse denials. Former world number one mobile maker Nokia, which sold its device making unit to Microsoft last year, is indeed intending to get back into the mobile game next year -- when

Facebook And Nokia Quietly Ink Deal For Here To Power Maps On Mobile, Instagram And Messenger

One of the companies in the frame as a potential buyer of Nokia's Here mapping division has quietly inked a deal with the Finnish company to power mobile maps. Facebook is now using Here maps for its

Hello?! Nokia Releases Official Statement Denying Reports It Will Return To Mobile Handsets

Nokia sold its handset business to Microsoft last year, but since then rumours have bubbled up now and again that the firm is planning to return to the mobile space. Citing anonymous sources, Re/code

Nokia Agrees To Buy Alcatel-Lucent For $16.6B

Nokia has announced that it plans to move ahead with the purchase of Alcatel-Lucent, less than one day after confirming that the two companies were discussing a deal. Nokia will pay $16.6 billion in s

Nokia May Sell Its HERE Mapping Business

Nokia is reviewing options for its HERE mapping business, according to a statement released today.

Nokia Acquisition Talks With Alcatel-Lucent Could Be About 5G

Nokia confirmed today it was in talks to buy Alcatel-Lucent and the underlying reason just might be the latter’s 5G patent stash. When I was at Mobile World Congress last month, there were sever

After A 15-Month Hiatus, Nokia’s Here Mapping App Finds Its Way Back To iOS

Nokia — now independent of the handset division that it sold to Windows Phone maker Microsoft last year — is today passing a milestone in getting remaining services to work across multip

Nokia’s N1 Tablet Looks Good For ‘Designed In Finland, Built On Android’ Strategy

Nokia is showing off the Android tablet that’s part of its post-mobile phones strategy here at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. It’s only available in China right now but the company tells Tech

Hands-On With The New Microsoft Lumia 640 And 640 XL Phones

Die-hard fans of Microsoft’s oncoming Lumia juggernaut can be happy that their 5.7-inch dreams are coming true. The new Lumia 640 and 640 XL – note the lack of Nokia branding – are h

Apple’s iPhone Overtakes Android In US Sales For The First Time Since 2012

Apple, in its flush of new, bigger iPhone 6 handsets, has been selling record numbers of its older and newer model smartphones in the last few months, and now it’s passed another significant m

Nokia’s Here Mapping App Now On Google Play Globally, Coming Back To iOS In 2015

Nokia — doubling down on mapping as a multiplatform business after selling its devices and services division to Microsoft earlier this year — says that it’s had over one million dow

Windows Phone 8.1 Finally Breaks The 50% Market Share Threshold

Windows Phone 8.1 accounted for more than 50 percent of all Windows Phone usage in November. It closed October with 46.7 percent of the market. Windows Phone 8, its predecessor, still controls 33.5 p

This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Nokia N1, Intel MICA, And The New Parrot Drone

News is picking up in time for the holiday season, with Nokia <a href="">ann
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