Nokia

  • Nokia and Xiaomi ink patent and equipment deal, Xiaomi buys Nokia patents

    Nokia and Xiaomi ink patent and equipment deal, Xiaomi buys Nokia patents

    A year after buying 1,500 patents from Microsoft, Xiaomi is digging into the global intellectual property pool once again. Nokia has announced that it has entered into a wide-ranging patent licensing and purchase deal with Xiaomi, the Chinese maker of smartphones, wearables and other hardware, which will also become a customer of Nokia’s for networking equipment. The deal covers three… Read More

  • Withings is now Nokia

    Withings is now Nokia

    Nokia announced at Mobile World Congress back in February that it would be sunsetting the Withings brand this summer. After giving fans of the French connected health device maker sufficient time to mourn, the brand name is finally officially being removed from its existing product lines. All Withings products will be branded Nokia from here on out.  The transition will be marked by a few… Read More

  • Crunch Report | Microsoft Announces New Surface Pro

    Microsoft announces new Surface Pro, Apple and Nokia settle patent dispute, Uber underpaid NYC drivers, Snapchat allows custom stories for friend groups and Pinterest adds dish recognition. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • Beatie Wolfe brings her new album Raw Space to life with augmented reality

    Singer-songwriter Beatie Wolfe is using technology to try to recapture some of music’s old-school magic and physicality. For the launch of her new album, Raw Space, Wolfe teamed up with Nokia Bell Labs and Design IO. Starting May 5, Bell Labs will be streaming 360-degree footage from its anechoic chamber — a room with no echoes, where a vinyl version of Raw Space will be playing. Read More

  • Nokia delivers big update to its OZO VR creative products

    Nokia delivers big update to its OZO VR creative products

    Nokia may not be a company you’ve thought about much it sold its handset division to Microsoft in 2014, but since then, the company has invested most of its time into growing out its communication businesses across the globe. They’ve also been throwing some early efforts behind high-end VR capture through its oddly beautiful $40,000 OZO virtual reality camera. Read More

  • Luxury phone maker Vertu changes hands yet again

    Luxury phone maker Vertu changes hands yet again

    Exiled Turkish businessman Hakan Uzan could have picked up around 10,000 averaged-priced Vertu handsets for the amount he reportedly just paid for the company. Though it’s tough to say, really, which would have been the worse investment. Read More

  • Why Nokia’s feature phone nostalgia stole the thunder from this year’s flagships

    Why Nokia’s feature phone nostalgia stole the thunder from this year’s flagships

    Mobile World Congress kicked off over the weekend with press conferences from Samsung, Sony, LG and Motorola. But all anyone seems to care about is a 17-year-old device. A reboot. A candy bar feature phone whose main selling point is its ability to play Snake, eclipsing BlackBerry’s own nostalgia-themed KeyOne smartphone. That feels like as bold an indictment of the mobile industry… Read More

  • Nokia 3310 returns as HMD reimagines a classic (and Snake)

    Nokia 3310 returns as HMD reimagines a classic (and Snake)

    HMD hopes that its licensing of the Nokia brand brings in the punters for what might otherwise be viewed as three very vanilla Android phones, but at the same time it’s also announcing another new handset that plays into another side of its brand strategy. Today, it unveiled the 3310, a small “candy bar” feature phone that is a reimagining of one of the classic Nokia… Read More

  • HMD unveils 3 Android smartphones in Nokia clothing

    HMD unveils 3 Android smartphones in Nokia clothing

    Nokia, the mobile phone brand that arguably created as well as led the mobile phone market for many years, once died a tragic death, first the victim of its own arrogance at being the early leader; then the victim of Apple and Google and their domination in smartphones; and then dealt the final blow by Microsoft, who acquired it but failed badly at trying to resuscitate the brand in its… Read More

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