Nokia’s First Windows Phones: Lumia 800 and Lumia 710

Eight months ago, Nokia bet its future on Microsoft, abandoning other smartphone efforts so it could create Windows Phones instead. Now, we’re seeing the first fruits of that strategy shift in Nokia’s Lumia 800 and Lumia 710.

The Lumia 800 is the star of this show, with a gently curved polycarbonate frame, a 1.4 GHz processor and an …

Nokia Outfits Man’s Prosthetic Arm with a Smartphone Dock

Britain’s Trevor Prideaux liked smartphones but found he had a problem—born without a left arm, touchscreens were hard to use one-handed. Luckily Nokia stepped in and worked with medical professionals at the Exeter Mobility Centre to design a specially fitted prosthetic arm with a dock that houses his Nokia C7 perfectly.

The …

Nokia Admits Hack Last Week More Serious, Closes Developer Forums

Welcome to your weekly hack update, in which a major company admits its perimeter was breached and someone made off with piles of sensitive data. In this installment: Nokia, the Finland-headquartered mobile device manufacturer, and their online development community.

Yep, that community was reportedly infiltrated by ne’er-do-wells who …

Apple Officially World’s Largest Smartphone Maker—Guess by How Much

It wasn’t enough to surpass the U.S. government with a whopping $76 billion in cash reserves, now Apple’s been declared the world’s largest smartphone manufacturer as well. It must have something to do with that mobile phone they make. What’s it called again? The i-Something?

Yep, that. And according to Strategy Analytics, it pushed …

Nokia Promises Windows Phone This Year

Nokia has erased any doubt that it’ll launch its first Windows Phone in 2011.

This is My Next confirmed the news with Nokia spokesman Ray Haddow, which is good, because you might not get the message from CEO Stephen Elop’s corporatespeak: “Step by step, beginning this year, we plan to have a sequence of concentrated product launches …

The Tragedy of Nokia’s N9 Smartphone

The Nokia N9 might’ve been the smartphone you dreamed of in a parallel universe, where Android and the iPhone hadn’t already gobbled up the market and where third-party app developers didn’t make or break platforms. It’s a slick-looking phone with slick-looking software, but the tragedy is that none of it really matters.

The N9 runs


Nokia Fights Back with Gold Plated Luxury Phone

Nokia’s fighting back in the smartphone wars with something really special: a gold-plated handset.

Take that, Apple. Ha!

The Nokia Oro is plated in 18-carat gold, has a sapphire crystal on the Home button, and comes lovingly wrapped in leather from “one of Scotland’s finest Caledonian herds”.

Inside, it’s basically a C7, runs …

Nokia to Sell Phone Business to Microsoft? Doubtful

The Internet rumor mill is buzzing and has churned out a slightly farfetched idea: Nokia may be selling its phone business to Microsoft.

This is total speculation, of course, but Russian blogger Eldar Murtazin, who scooped word of the deal first, has proven to have some foresight when it comes to Nokia. Last December when nobody …

Nokia Drops Ovi Brand for Good

Nokia today announced the end of its Ovi mobile services brand, starting today and slowly phasing out over the coming year.

All Ovi‘s products – including maps, email, music, an app store, and more – will continue to operate, but now simply under the Nokia brand name.

In an official announcement, Nokia’s head of marketing Jerri …

Nokia Cuts 7,000 Jobs

Nokia just announced huge job cuts – 7,000 jobs in total, right across its internal divisions and spread all over the world. It’s the biggest single jobs layoff in the company’s history.

Offices will be closed (including one in the UK that was only recently refurbished at a cost of £8 million) and three thousand jobs connected with …

Angry Birds Magic Introduced for Nokia C7

For Angry Birds aficionados, there’s some good and some bad news.

The good: You’ll soon have a new opportunity to fling our feathered friends at piles of smirking pigs courtesy a new edition of the game dubbed “Angry Birds Magic.”

And the bad: It’s only available for Nokia’s C7 Smartphone, which employs near field …

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