Nokia

  • A Way To Save BlackBerry

    A Way To Save BlackBerry

    The first smartphone I owned was a Nokia communicator, which I chose because the C++ dev kit gave me the most freedom. When the iPhone appeared I did not switch, because mandatory App Store signing to execute code seemed like a major step in the war on general computation. Eventually I rid myself of Nokia and got an Android acting upon a moral imperative. Many hackers adhere to the ideology… Read More

  • Nokia Pledges Allegiance To Windows RT With The $499 Lumia 2520 Tablet

    Nokia Pledges Allegiance To Windows RT With The $499 Lumia 2520 Tablet

    Microsoft is dead-set on keeping Windows RT with devices like the Surface 2, but now that it’s committed to shelling out $7.2 billion for Nokia’s devices business, the folks in Redmond have yet another source of hardware know-how to tap. Perhaps the earliest fruit of that reinforced partnership is the $499 Lumia 2520, Nokia’s newest tablet and its first to run Windows RT. As… Read More

  • Instagram Finally Coming To Windows Phone, Nokia Confirms

    Instagram Finally Coming To Windows Phone, Nokia Confirms

    It’s taken a lot longer than Nokia hoped it would but Windows Phone is finally getting an official Instagram client. The photo-sharing social network, which has north of 150 million monthly active users, has been on iOS some three years, and on Android since April 2012. Now it’s coming to Windows Phone within “weeks”, according to Nokia. The news was confirmed… Read More

  • Nokia Quietly Shuttering Pioneering Location Network Dopplr Nov 1st, 4 Years After Acquisition

    Nokia Quietly Shuttering Pioneering Location Network Dopplr Nov 1st, 4 Years After Acquisition

    Nokia has very quietly shuttered the social travel service Dopplr today, just over four years after acquiring it back in 2009. Nokia placed an announcement on the Dopplr homepage that says the service will be closed down as of November 1st. The notice indicates that users will only be able to download their data until that date: As of November 1st, 2013 we will be discontinuing the Dopplr… Read More

  • Elop Conspiracy? Not So Much

    Elop Conspiracy? Not So Much

    If you read the news yesterday, you might have run into a few articles discussing the exit of former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop, the terms of his exit, the cost of said exit, and how he was a mole in the Finnish company determined to bring it down in flames. Read More

  • Nokia CEO Stephen Elop Will Get $25.5M If The Microsoft Deal Closes

    Nokia CEO Stephen Elop Will Get $25.5M If The Microsoft Deal Closes

    Today a Nokia filing detailed the compensation package that outgoing CEO Stephen Elop will receive as he transitions back to his former home, Microsoft, along with large chunks of the company that he once ran. He’ll take with him around $18.8 million euros, or $25.5 million dollars. Read More

  • Jolla’s Sailfish OS Now Android Compatible As MeeGo Startup Readies 2nd Pre-Sales Campaign To Tap Anti-Microsoft Sentiment

    Jolla’s Sailfish OS Now Android Compatible As MeeGo Startup Readies 2nd Pre-Sales Campaign To Tap Anti-Microsoft Sentiment

    Jolla, the Finnish startup that’s aiming to build a mobile ecosystem around its MeeGo-based OS, Sailfish, has announced the Sailfish OS is now compatible with the Android ecosystem — on both a hardware and a software level. Incorporating support for Android apps was always on Jolla’s roadmap but today it’s confirmed that Android apps can now run directly on Sailfish… Read More

  • Nokia Chairman Risto Siilasmaa Outlines Its Next Reinvention

    Nokia Chairman Risto Siilasmaa Outlines Its Next Reinvention

    In a blog post, Nokia chairman and interim CEO Risto Siilasmaa gave more details about the company’s plans now that it has exited the smartphones business. This marks the most recent reinvention for the 150-year-old company, which began as a paper mill in the 1860s and moved on to rubber products before morphing into an electronics maker. Without its Devices & Services division, which… Read More

  • Apple Falls Behind Samsung In Global Internet Usage On Smartphones, Pointing To A Low-Cost iPhone Challenge

    Apple Falls Behind Samsung In Global Internet Usage On Smartphones, Pointing To A Low-Cost iPhone Challenge

    Today, StatCounter — the research group that tracks Internet usage by browser, platform and device, among other things — has released some numbers that indicate that while Apple continues to keep its traditional lead as the most-popular brand for mobile Internet browsing in certain markets, globally, Samsung leads the pack — not just because it comes in first in markets… Read More

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