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Nokia to be named Microsoft Mobile

A woman shows the new Nokia XL at the Mobile World Congress, the world’s largest mobile phone trade show in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. AP

It may be farewell for one trusted companion. After being, arguably, one of the most iconic brands of mobile phones, Nokia would bid goodbye in a few days and become Microsoft Mobile.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet

Nokia CEO, Canadian Stephen Elop, holds a Nokia Lumia 2520 on stage during an event to unveil Nokia's latest products on October 22, 2013 in Abu Dhabi. Nokia has unveiled its first phablets -extra-large phones- and its first tablet computer. AFP

Finnish telecom company Nokia on Thursday recalled 30,000 chargers for its Lumia 2520 tablet due to risk it could give customers an electric shock.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Nokia, BlackBerry, Motorola search for lost glory

A woman shows the new Nokia XL at the Mobile World Congress, the world’s largest mobile phone trade show in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. AP

Once the mobile world’s pioneers, Nokia, Motorola and BlackBerry are now the industry’s sorry laggards, searching for lost glory.

Posted: February 27th, 2014 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Nokia touts video recording in new Lumia phone

This undated handout photo provided by Nokia shows the company's new Windows phone that promises enhanced video-recording capabilities.  AP

Nokia is selling a new Windows phone that promises enhanced video-recording capabilities.

Posted: February 13th, 2014 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Nokia shareholders vote on Microsoft deal

Shareholders attend the Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) of Nokia Corporation, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013 at the Helsinki Ice Hall, Helsinki, Finland. AP

Shareholders of Nokia are meeting in Helsinki to vote on the company’s plans to sell its ailing cell-phone division and portfolio of patents and services to Microsoft Corp. for €5.4 billion ($7.2 billion).

Posted: November 19th, 2013 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Nokia: a lesson in how high-tech flyers can fall fast

AP PHOTO/LEHTIKUVA, JUSSI NUKARI

In just five years Nokia fell from dominating the mobile phone industry to abandoning the handset business, a swift fall from grace with lessons for market leaders.

Posted: November 10th, 2013 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Nokia launches first tablet, new phablets

Nokia CEO, Canadian Stephen Elop, holds a Nokia Lumia 2520 on stage during an event to unveil Nokia's latest products on October 22, 2013 in Abu Dhabi. Nokia has unveiled its first phablets -extra-large phones- and its first tablet computer. AFP

Nokia, whose handset division is to be acquired by Microsoft, launched its first-ever tablet computer in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.

Posted: October 22nd, 2013 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Former CEO concedes mistakes in Nokia’s downturn

Jorma Ollila, former chairman and CEO of Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia, speaks during a news conference on his biography published in Helsinki, Finland, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013.

Ex-Nokia CEO Jorma Ollila says the former No. 1 mobile phone company made several mistakes at its peak, including failure to predict changing customers’ needs.

Posted: October 17th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

A ‘superphone’ launched for selfie addicts, shutterbugs, professionals

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Selfie addicts, shutterbugs, and even professional photographers are going to get an adrenaline rush out of the latest smartphone by Nokia –the Nokia Lumia 1020.

Posted: October 2nd, 2013 in Apps and Softwares,Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Nokia stock surges on Microsoft takeover

Standing together are from left to right, Nokia's new CEO Timo Ihamuotila, Chairman of the Board Risto Siilasmaa and former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop, during the press conference of the Finnish mobile manufacturer Nokia in Espoo, Finland on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013. Microsoft has announced a takeover of the Finnish mobile phone company Nokia in a deal reported to be worth some 5.44 billion euros (US dlrs 7.2 billion). AP

Microsoft Corp. is buying Nokia Corp.’s line-up of smartphones and a portfolio of patents and services in an attempt to strengthen its fight with Apple Inc. and Google Inc. and capture a slice of the lucrative mobile computing market.

Posted: September 4th, 2013 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Microsoft buying Nokia’s devices and services unit

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Microsoft Corp. is buying Nokia Corp.’s devices and services business, and getting access to the company’s patents, for a total of 5.44 billion euros ($7.2 billion) in an effort to expand its share of the smartphone market, the companies announced late Monday.

Posted: September 3rd, 2013 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Nokia launches $99 smartphone targeting emerging-market users

Nokia Chief Executive Officer Stephen Elop displays a Nokia Asha 501 smartphone during its launch in New Delhi, India, Thursday, May 9, 2013. Nokia unveiled the first of a new family of Asha smartphones with the Nokia Asha 501 priced at US$99.  AP PHOTO/ALTAF QADRI

Struggling Finnish handset giant Nokia unveiled on Thursday its next generation of lower-end mobile smartphones as it seeks to gain traction in a market expected to be worth $40 billion by 2015.

Posted: May 10th, 2013 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Smartphones overtake ‘dumb’ phones worldwide

This is a Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012 file photo of Stephen Elop, CEO of Nokia, as he introduces its newest smartphone, the Lumia 920, equipped with Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 in New York. Nokia continues to take a hammering in the smartphone market from rivals Samsung and Apple with sales for the handset maker falling by a quarter in the first quarter. Although the Finland-based company managed to reduce its first-quarter net loss to euro272 million ($357 million) from a loss of euro928 million a year earlier, mainly thanks to cost cutting, net revenue dropped by 25 percent to euro5.8 billion . Nokia's share price plunged 10 percent to 2.39 euros in Helsinki, following the announcement Thursday April 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Research firm IDC said more smartphones than “dumb” phones are being made this year, a milestone in a shift that’s putting computing power and Internet access in millions of hands worldwide.

Posted: April 28th, 2013 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

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