A new Nokia Lumia handset might be headed to Verizon Wireless.
Nokia and Verizon have been in talks to bring a new Lumia handset, known as the Lumia 928, to the carrier's store shelves next month, Bloomberg is reporting, citing two people who claim to have knowledge of their plans. The handset will be the first Lumia Verizon will sell.
According to Bloomberg's sources, the Lumia 928 will come with a metal body and a 4.5-inch touch screen. It'll also include wireless charging and an 8-megapixel camera. As with previous Lumia devices, the handset will run … Read more
The HTC One now faces a setback over its supply of microphones.
Nokia yesterday won an injunction from an Amsterdam District Court preventing sales of the current microphone for HTC's new flagship phone. Manufactured by STMicroelectronics NV for the HTC One, the microphone uses components allegedly invented by Nokia and made exclusively for Nokia phones, Reuters reported today.
Nokia said that it dissassembled an HTC One phone to find that the "dual membrane HDR" microphone, which can record high-quality audio, is the same type used on its own phones.
"HTC has no license or authorization from … Read more
Nokia appears to have a new smartphone in the works.
The company on Monday posted a brief writeup to its blog, saying that it has something in store for Wednesday at 7 a.m. GMT. Nokia didn't say exactly what will be announced, but it promised "something new, followed by a Q&A session with Neil Broadley from our Mobile Phones team." There will also be "a special guest."
As for what Nokia has planned? It appears to be a new smartphone with a QWERTY keyboard. The image included in the blog post shows … Read more
Last September, Nokia kicked off the launch of its Nokia Lumia 920 with promises of exposing more people to wireless charging -- an available, but underused capability -- by bringing it to spots where people go.
Specifically, Nokia said it would sponsor wireless charging stations using the Qi protocol at Virgin America airport lounges and Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf stores.
Earlier this week, I finally saw Nokia's power-promotion installed at my favorite Coffee Bean location on San Francisco's busy Market Street. What a sorry sight it was.
Market Street is a bustling downtown location, so I'm … Read more
Nokia is still struggling in the U.S., but there's hope that another flagship phone is on its way.
CEO Stephen Elop said on a conference call Thursday that this current quarter will mark a season of new product introductions. Most importantly, he hinted at a phone carrying "hero," or flagship, status with a leading U.S. carrier.
The product is likely to be the rumored variant of the Lumia 920 for Verizon Wireless. The phone is important because it gets Nokia into the nation's largest wireless carrier in a much bigger way, carrying with it … Read more
Nokia may jump into the "phablet" market this year.
A source with "knowledge of the company's plans" told the Financial Times that the company has several new devices up its sleeve for this year. The "most innovative" will be a phablet, or a hybrid phone/tablet, similar to the Samsung Galaxy Note, the newspaper reported.
Nokia also is looking to unveil several high-end smartphones this year as its Lumia lineup continues to struggle for more market share.
One such device will be the first Lumia phone with Nokia's Pureview technology. Sporting a … Read more
Nokia reported its latest first-quarter earnings on Thursday, sending a clear signal to partner Microsoft that it continues to struggle to get back on the track.
This comes only a few days after Microsoft -- Nokia's partner in the smartphones -- said that it believes the Finnish phone maker is a "great" company and partner and that Microsoft has no plans to launch a Surface-branded smartphone of its own.
Lumia shipments were up by more than 25 percent to 5.6 million shipments during the first quarter, up from 4.4 million during the fourth quarter.
By … Read more
Nokia could at long last migrate the gigantic lens from its 808 PureView Symbian smartphone over to a more modern smartphone design.
According to the latest Nokia smartphone rumor, obtained from a source by My Nokia Blog, the company's forthcoming "Eos" is intended to feature a 41-megapixel camera sensor. On the 808 PureView, this lens captures incredible detail and provides lossless cropping.
The Eos could also possess a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, though after testing, My Nokia Blog posits that Nokia could release it as a dual-core device after all.
Other rumored features include a 1,280x768-pixel … Read more