Nokia

  • BlackBerry files suit against Nokia in a battle of once mighty smartphone brands

    BlackBerry files suit against Nokia in a battle of once mighty smartphone brands

    BlackBerry suing Nokia is 2017 is a bit like the secret Rocky/Apollo Creed fight in Rocky III revealed in 2015’s Creed – two once mighty champions doing battle one more time, with a heck of lot fewer people looking on. Also, there are a couple of series reboots in the works. A lot has changed since the once mighty phone makers glory days. These days both have moved away from… Read More

  • Nokia to buy Comptel for $370M as it pushes deeper into carrier software

    Nokia to buy Comptel for $370M as it pushes deeper into carrier software

    Nokia, once the world’s biggest handset maker, really wants everyone to know that it’s a software company now. And today it made a big acquisition to that end: it is buying Comptel, a company that specialises in building software-based data communications solutions for mobile carriers. Nokia’s offer is to pay €3.04 in cash, valuing Comptel at €347 million ($370… Read More

  • Nokia introduces MIKA, a digital assistant for engineers and telecom operators

    Nokia introduces MIKA, a digital assistant for engineers and telecom operators

    Nokia’s got a nice, adorable name picked out for its new voice assistant. MIKA stands for “Multi-purpose Intuitive Knowledge Assistant,” letting engineers and telecom operators access information through voice commands. The system is powered by the company’s cognitive services platform, using “augmented intelligence with automated learning to provide access to… Read More

  • HMD’s first Nokia smartphone is heading to China

    HMD’s first Nokia smartphone is heading to China

    Nokia fans hankering to get their hands on a new smartphone with their beloved brand name — and without Microsoft’s unloved mobile OS — will need to go to China if they want to buy the first Android-powered from the Finnish phone maker that’s now licensing Nokia’s IP for phones. Read More

  • Withings products disappear from Apple stores following Nokia patent kerfuffle

    Withings products disappear from Apple stores following Nokia patent kerfuffle

    As most of us were gearing up for a relatively quiet holiday season, Apple and Nokia were getting ready to go to battle, reigniting a war that had seemingly gone cold in 2011 with a reported $720 million settlement for the use of a number of patents. Earlier this week, Apple filed suit in California, alleging that Nokia removed certain patents from the deal for the purpose of… Read More

  • Nokia reignites Apple patent battle with a spate of new lawsuits

    Nokia reignites Apple patent battle with a spate of new lawsuits

    Five years after burying the hatchet with Apple, Nokia’s back at it again. The one-time phone-making juggernaut announced this week that it’s ready to go back to court in a big way, filing multiple lawsuits aimed squarely at Cupertino. The company celebrated the filings with a press release detailing the claims, which stem from 32 patents related to a wide range of related… Read More

  • HMD’s first new Nokia handset is a $26 feature phone

    HMD’s first new Nokia handset is a $26 feature phone

    Just last week, HMD was priming the press for the return of Nokia-branded handsets, slated to arrive at some point in the first half of next year. The young Finnish company, founded by a number of Nokia expats, seasoned the pre-announcement announcement with all sorts of superlatives, with the CEO tossing out words like “brilliant,” “passionate,”… Read More

  • Nokia-branded Android smartphones will arrive in the first half of next year

    Nokia-branded Android smartphones will arrive in the first half of next year

    It’s been a rough decade or so for Nokia’s smartphone business. In 2011, then-CEO Stephen Elop famously described the company’s situation as a “burning platform” in a memo to his staff. That same year, the company plunged into the icy waters of a deal to make Windows Phone 7 its primary operating system. The partnership didn’t do much to curb the… Read More

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