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Nokia says Goodbye to Japan

Finish-based Nokia is making an exit from Japan this month. It will close down all its 4 stores selling high end Vertu mobile phones costing as much as 20 million yen (RM750,000). Vertu said in a statement Wednesday that it was “withdrawing from the Japanese market” to better focus on priority businesses. It thanked business partners, said its Tokyo office ...

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Nokia outsource Symbian to Accenture

Nokia has finalised a deal to outsource its Symbian software development and support activities to Accenture. Under the agreement, Accenture will provide Symbian based software development and support services to Nokia through 2016. Approximately 2,800 Nokia employees located in China, Finland, India, United Kingdom and the United States, are expected to transfer to Accenture in October, 2011. As part of ...

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1st MeeGo based Nokia N9 Announced

The Nokia N9 was announced at the Nokia Connection 2011 today. The N9 is the first smartphone running on the Linux-based MeeGo operating system, jointly developed by Intel and Nokia. This touchscreen smartphone has a 3.9-inch AMOLED screen with a resolution of 854 x 480. It is powered by a 1GHz TI OMAP3630 SoC with 1GHz Cortex A8 CPU and ...

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[Apps] IM For Nokia

Nokia has launched its own instant messaging client called IM For Nokia. Chat with friends on Google Talk, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, MySpace IM and Ovi Chat —all from a single application.

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Nokia CEO: Samsung/Microsoft acquisition “baseless” rumours

Nokia CEO Stephen Elop denied the reports that Microsoft or Samsung are in talks to acquire the company. Recently there have been rumours circulating in the industry that Microsoft or Samsung have plans to acquire Nokia. Earlier this month there were reports that Microsoft is said to be in talks to purchase Nokia at $19 billion. Samsung is the latest ...

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Latest Symbian OS called Anna

Nokia has announced the much awaited Symbian^3 update called Anna(aka PR2). According to Nokia, the most obvious and visible feature of Symbian Anna is the new icons. The redesigned icons are part of the new UI.  Symbian Anna packs a split-screen keyboard allowing easier text input, an improved browser and enhanced security features too.

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Nokia E6 & Nokia X7 announced

Nokia has announced a new business smartphone called E6 and a music phone called X7. Nokia Malaysia said both phones will be available by end of Q2 but did not reveal the pricing details. Nokia X7 The Nokia X7 is built for entertainment, according to Nokia. It comes with an 8GB microSD card pre-installed and a battery that’s good for ...

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Nokia Ovi Store hit 5 million downloads per day

Nokia Ovi Store now reaches up to 5 million downloads per day, propelled by the latest Symbian devices – the Nokia N8, Nokia C6-01, Nokia C7 and Nokia E7 – which account for about 15 percent of the daily downloads. It has about 40 000 apps, with about 1 000 added per week according to Nokia. Press Release from Nokia ...

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Total 46 Nokia patents in suit against Apple

A judge with the U.S. International Trade Commission(ITC) in Washington a few days back said Apple isn’t violating Nokia’s rights on five patents. But Nokia isn’t happy about it so it filed a second ITC complaint against Apple, this time it is seven Nokia patents or in total about 46 Nokia patents in suit against Apple. Nokia’s latest complaint claims ...

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Nokia says Windows Phone 7 unproven, it’s a risk

Nokia has admitted it’s taking a major risk with its deal to deploy Windows Phone 7 on its mobile devices. In its annual report filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, Nokia said that the Microsoft deal leads to potential dangers of hopping into bed with an “unproven” platform. Over 29 pages of the report, Nokia said “The Windows ...

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[Video] Nokia CTO talks about the futures of Qt, MeeGo & Symbian

Nokia said it will use its MeeGo platform to develop disruptive tablet PC and plans to ship 150 million Symbian devices over the next year. Its chief technology officer Rich Green said he was disappointed the firm had to partner with another firm in smartphones, and said Nokia was determined never to be “caught from behind” again. The MeeGo device’s ...

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Nokia partnership with Microsoft – a bold move by Nokia

Comment by Ovum Tony Cripps, Principal Analyst, Ovum: “This is a bold decision by Nokia but absolutely the right one, both for itself and for Microsoft given the drastically changed landscape for smartphones in the past couple of years. There were few short term options available to the company to help it get back on terms with Apple and especially ...

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Nokia Smartphones to run Windows Phone 7

Last week, Nokia announced that it will partner with Microsoft to adopt Windows Phone 7 as its primary mobile operating system. As part of the partnership, Nokia & Microsoft also announced:

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Nokia Comes WithOUT Music now

The world’s top cellphone maker, Nokia, is ending its bundling of free music downloads with cellphones in 27 countries (out of 33), where it has gained little traction since its 2008 launch. Reuters reported that Nokia will continue to sell phones with 12-month subscription to free music downloads in China, India and Indonesia and with 6-month subscriptions in Brazil, Turkey ...

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Symbian websites to shut down on December 17

The Symbian Foundation will be transitioning to a licensing body and as a result, a number of Symbian websites will be shutting down on 17th December 2010. Below are the websites that are affected:

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