If wearing Google Glass on your face isn't a big enough salute to technology, you might want to take a look at Nokia's bizarre, new skirt. It's made from 80 of its Lumia 1520 and 1020 smartphones. I popped along to London Fashion Week, where the skirt was given its catwalk debut.… Read more
Nokia has gone green. The Finnish company today changed the color of its Facebook and Twitter pages to an emerald hue, the signature color of Google's Android software -- which could mean the green light for the hotly-rumored Nokia Android phone.
Codenamed the Nokia X or Nokia Normandy, the as-yet-unconfirmed phone will be Nokia's first Android device, and is reported to fill in the gap at the low-cost end of the market where the Lumia line of smart phones is dominated by rival Androids. It's widely expected to debut at Mobile World Congress later this month.
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While Nokia is expected to release an inexpensive Android smartphone sometime later this month, it's been unclear how much the device will cost. But new leaks show the price is said to be roughly $110, according to WMPoweruser.
The Nokia X A110, aka Nokia Normandy, aka Nokia X, appeared on the Web site of a Vietnamese online retailer, according to WMPoweruser. The retailer had the smartphone priced at about $110, it also had the Nokia Lumia 525 costing $160.
Rumors about this Nokia Android device have been floating around the Internet for the last couple of months. Reportedly, the … Read more
Owners of Nokia's Lumia 2520 tablet who missed out on the free Power Keyboard can now buy one through Microsoft.
Packing in a case, keyboard, two USB ports, and a 50 percent boost to battery life, the Power Keyboard was dangled by Nokia as a free accessory to those who preordered the 2520 late last year. AT&T has been selling the keyboard, and now Microsoft has added the $149 device to its lineup.
I opened my eyes a touch reluctantly this morning and began to read my e-mails in bed.
It was raining outside and the fog was thicker than "War And Peace."
Microsoft, however, wanted to cheer me up. It sent me an e-mail with the subject line: "You deserve something better."
"How sweet," I thought. "I'm not sure I actually deserve something better, but, you know, if you're offering, why would I not listen?"
I eagerly opened the e-mail and then recoiled a touch. For there was a picture of a … Read more
For Microsoft, new CEO Satya Nadella represents the first opportunity for a fresh start in nearly a decade and a half.
It's hard to knock a company that last quarter generated $24.5 billion in revenue, but Nadella takes the reins at a time when there are increasing questions about Microsoft's direction and future source of growth.
Let's face it: Microsoft has been in a rut. The reception to Windows 8 has been lukewarm at best and has failed to reinvigorate PC sales at a time when consumers are keener to spend their limited dollars on phones … Read more
You don't have to look far to see evidence that the world of successful, high-end smartphone makers is shrinking to two major contenders -- Apple and Samsung -- while other important brands, like BlackBerry, HTC, and Nokia, have faded in prominence or struggle to compete.
Still, like ground cover beneath a canopy of trees, smaller or less well-known brands have a chance to grow, even thrive, in emerging markets.
Lenovo is picking up steam in China, the most important growth market there is; and even on the brink of extinction, BlackBerry phones are still selling throughout Africa, South America, … Read more
Nokia likely will aim its much-rumored Android phone at budget-conscious consumers, at least based on its reported specs.
In a tweet posted Tuesday, leaker @evleaks revealed the alleged, major features for the Nokia X, which goes by the codename Normandy. Assuming the information is accurate, and @evleaks usually is reliable, the phone will offer a dual-core 1GHz Snapdragon processor, a 4-inch WVGA screen, 512MB of memory, 4GB of storage, and a microSD card slot.
Available in a choice of six colors, Normany will include a 5MP camera, a 1,500mAh battery, and a dual-SIM setup, according to @evleaks. One other … Read more
Never mind about dismal earnings and a looming Microsoft buyout that will strip Nokia of its mobile phone business, the company isn't giving up its traditional presence at Mobile World Congress, February's mobile-only show. On Thursday, Nokia mailed out invitations for its press conference that, cryptically, welcome conference-goers to "meet under the tree."
It isn't clear what the tree stands for or even if Nokia has any products to launch. I'll go out on a not-very-long limb, though, to predict that until the switch is permanent, the Finnish phone-maker will still usher out Nokia-branded … Read more
A new round of disappointing results is highlighting Nokia's shift from the biggest maker of mobile phones in the world to a company that doesn't want to talk so much about mobile phones anymore.
Nokia has seen sales of the Lumia line of smartphones plummet across the world, and on Thursday, as it published its latest financial figures, it initially seemed loath to reveal exact numbers.