Microsoft Buys Nokia, Lumia and Windows Phone United Under One House [Updated]

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The house of Microsoft has just announced that it had acquired Nokia’s devices division. News of the acquisition comes just after Microsoft CEO has announced his retirement from Microsoft, though the move will help to further Ballmer’s vision of making Microsoft more into a devices and services company to compete with the likes of Apple […]

Nokia’s Location Cloud Adds Intelligence to Connected Cars [Video]

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Nokia has big plans with its locations business. Thanks to its Navteq acquisition, Nokia’s maps are now present in some 80 percent of in-dash vehicle systems as well as on Windows Phone. Now, through a re-brand to the HERE name, Nokia is making a big push into making cars more connected, more intelligent, and making […]

Lumia 1520 Phablet Appears With Flip Cover and 1080p HD Display

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Ahead of its rumored release in late September, Nokia’s much anticipated Lumia 1520 phablet has made an appearance showing off its new 6-inch full HD 1080p resolution display along with a flip cover accessory that’s designed to protect the screen. The device was spotted in a leaked photo obtained by WP Central showing the Lumia 1520 […]

Nokia Gives Bandit Phablet a Name: Lumia 1520

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It looks like the current camera smartphone flagship in the form of Nokia’s Lumia 1020 will soon be supplanted. The rumored 6-inch phablet, which carries a code name of Bandit, is now said to be released as the Lumia 1520. Given that the model number is higher than the 1020, per Nokia’s naming conventions this […]

Nokia Lumia 925 Coming to AT&T to Take on the iPhone 5S

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When the iPhone 5S launches on AT&T in mid-September it will face a new all-metal challenger, Nokia’s Lumia 925. According to AT&T, its users will be able to purchase the Nokia Lumia 925 flagship for just $99.99 with a two-year service agreement. Other than its new black styling, AT&T’s version of the Lumia 925 mirrors that […]

Details of Nokia Sirius Windows Tablet Surface

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New details have emerged about the Nokia Sirius, a tablet from Nokia that’s rumored to be launching with Windows RT on board this fall. Citing sources who are “familiar with Nokia’s plans,” The Verge is reporting that when Nokia takes the stage for its event in late September it’ll be announcing the availability of a full-size […]

Windows Phone Over-Sharers Rejoice! Nokia Exec Confirms Instagram Coming

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Windows Phone users who have Instagram envy for sharing their images and photos on the Facebook-owned photo sharing service can breathe a sigh of relief as Nokia EVP Chris Weber has confirmed that Instagram will be coming to the Microsoft mobile platform. In the past, rumors of an official Instagram client coming to Windows Phone, […]

9 Exciting Smartphones for Fall 2013: iPhone 5S, Sony Honami & More

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2013 is shaping up to be quite the year for smartphone launches with powerful, drool-worthy devices that either have launched or are launching soon. Sony’s Xperia Z kicked off the year in style with a 1080p display and elegant styling that hides its waterproof and dustproof capabilities. In the first half of the year, we […]

Will the Nokia Bandit Take on the Galaxy Note 3 This Fall?

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Nokia is preparing to add another large-screened Lumia device to its portfolio, according to the latest reports. A new report from The Verge cites exclusive sources who have knowledge of Nokia’s internal road map. If that report is accurate, the Nokia Bandit — the code name for the new phablet — would feature all the latest […]

Red Nokia Lumia Tab for Verizon Appears Stands Out

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Originally reported for arrival on AT&T Mobility’s 4G LTE airwaves, Nokia’s Windows RT-based Lumia tablet has now appeared in several images sporting a red hue and depicting Verizon Wireless branding. The tablet has been rumored to be a 10.1-inch slate with a snap-on keyboard cover that functions in a similar way to Microsoft’s branded Surface […]

Nokia Amber Update Finally Hits The U.S. Lumia 920 and More

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It may have taken longer than users would have liked by carriers in the United States are almost unilaterally beginning to deploy the Amber Update for Nokia’s line of Windows Phone 8 devices. Nokia itself announced that users can expect to get the update notification on their Nokia Conversations blog today. From today on, the […]

AT&T-Bound Nokia Lumia Tab to Improve on Surface RT Design

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We’re beginning to learn more about Nokia’s foray into the Windows tablet market with its own Lumia-branded tablet. It’s been long rumored that Nokia is working on a tablet, and early reports suggested that the slate will come with a detachable keyboard cover similar to the one offered by Microsoft with its Surface RT and […]

Next Windows Phone 8 Update in Testing, Will Enable a Nokia Phablet

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Just as the Windows Phone 8 GDR2 update’s rollout is starting to gain steam, rumors of its successor, and the smartphone that it’ll power are solidifying. The Verge is citing sources that believe the Windows Phone 8 GDR3 update is actually already in testing, and that it’ll finally add the ability for Windows Phones users […]

Nokia Adding SMS Filtering and Call Blocking to Lumia Windows Phones

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According to Windows Phone Central, a new update to the settings application for Nokia Lumia users adds the ability call and message blocking lists. With the features Windows Phone users can finally block the numbers responsible for sending them unwanted media messages and sales calls. Unfortunately, the application update requires that the Lumia Windows Phone […]

ESPN Fantasy Football Drops Nokia Exclusivity, Highlights Problem

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Windows Phone users all now have access to the ESPN Fantasy Football application that made its way to some Windows Phone users a while ago. Starting immediately, every single Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 8 user will be able to log into their ESPN Fantasy Football account and manage their roster of players and […]

Nokia Takes on iPhone 5 with the PureView Abilities of the Lumia 925

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A new advertisement and video spot on Nokia’s YouTube page goes after the camera abilities of Apple’s iPhone 5 with, surprisingly, the PureView enabled Nokia Lumia 925. The new advertisement, entitled Better Photos Every Day, calls the iPhone 5 out by name and likeness saying that “everyday more photos are taken on the iPhone than […]

Nokia to Take on Galaxy S4, iPhone 5 with Smart Accessories

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If recent rumors are any indication, Nokia is not content with only competing with the features of iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S4. According to reports, a line of next-generation Bluetooth 4.0 accessories will also be a part of Nokia’s formula going forward. According to sources who spoke with The Verge, Nokia is preparing to […]

Nokia’s Greatest Obstacle with Windows Phone 8: Microsoft

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Comments made by a Nokia executive highlight one of the biggest obstacles facing Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8: Microsoft itself. At least that is the sentiment coming from Nokia. During an interview for the International Business Times, Nokia vice president Bryan Biniak shared his expectations for the platform, along with his feelings on things that are holding […]