Nokia World

  • Get To Know The All New Nokia Windows Phone(s) In 9 Videos

    Get To Know The All New Nokia Windows Phone(s) In 9 Videos

    Nokia this morning introduced a series of ‘basic smartphones’ (Asha) and higher-end Windows Phone-powered smartphones (Lumia) at the Nokia World 2011 event in London. The company has put up a whole bunch of videos featuring the phones on its YouTube channel, and also a few weird ads. Below, you can find a few videos that highlight the Lumia phone(s), which I personally think… Read More

  • Nokia Upgrades Its Augmented Reality Browser ‘Live View’

    Nokia Upgrades Its Augmented Reality Browser ‘Live View’

    One of the minor but noteworthy things Nokia announced today at its Nokia World event in London is the release of an updated version of its augmented reality browser Live View, previously available in early beta. You can download the app here. Note that the app is still in beta, but the updated version brings many goodies if you’re into the whole augmented reality thing (and if you use… Read More

  • Symbian to be open source in 2 years

    It’s old news that Nokia bought Symbian, the software used to power many mobile phones today. The deal finally closed, and now the Symbian Foundation is officially in charge of Symbian development. There are currently ten participants in the Symbian Foundation, though membership is open to anyone with $1,500 to spare. The Symbian Foundation has big plans for the platform. Read on for… Read More

  • Nokia wants to help you be green

    I’ve been cogitating a lot about many of the little things I learned while at Nokia World 2008. The N97 is a neato device, but Nokia has a lot more going on that merits discussion. For example, we met with Kirsi Sormunen, head of environmental affairs at Nokia, and she had some very interesting things to say. Read More

  • Unlock doors with your cellphone Ever lose your hotel keycard? Ever have it get de-magnetized? Both of these are simple to resolve – just go to the front desk – but wouldn’t it be better if you didn’t need to worry so much about the darn things? Nokia is working with VingCard to allow you to use your cellphone to open your hotel door. As described in the video… Read More

  • Nokia World 2008: EasyMeet tablet-friendly web conferencing Nokia is working hard to merge mobile phones with mobile computing, making it easier to access and use of the full suite of Internet resources from a variety of devices. Annssi Vanjoki, Nokia Executive Vice President of Markets, said at the Nokia World 2008 keynote “I want to surf the entire Internet, not just some pieces of the Internet.”… Read More

  • Nokia World 2008: Keynote Summary

    I’ve just left the Nokia World 2008 keynote, in which the new products and services were announced, like the Nokia N97, Nokia Maps, and Nokia Messaging. The presentation was interesting, and highlights Nokia’s vision for mobile communications. Read on for a quick summary and some thoughts. Read More

  • Nokia Jumping Into the Email Fray, Competing Against GMail and Hotmail

    Nokia is pushing hard for consolidation, looking to make their smartphones the go-to device for communication. One of the major announcements at Nokia World 2008 this year is about their Nokia Messaging solution. It is essentially a multi-platform messaging solution that enables email considerably more gracefully than the original Symbian interface. Read More

  • Nokia World 2008: Nokia Maps

    At Nokia World 2008, Nokia announced their new Nokia Maps product.  The most compelling feature is the ability to plan your trip on your PC, and then sync the route to your Nokia phone. Also included are 3D landmarks for 216 cities, to help users visually identify where they are! Camera locations are included for select cities, so folks can avoid those pesky speeding tickets. Neat stuff. Read More