feature phone

Qualcomm piggy-backs on feature phone euphoria

Qualcomm has seemingly cashed in on feature phone nostalgia with the launch of its 205 Mobile Platform, designed to bring 4G LTE connectivity and 4G services to entry-level feature phones.

Nokia handset brand to be resurrected

HMD Global, a company formed from the ashes of Nokia and Microsoft’s handset divisions, has announced deals with the two companies to make and sell Nokia-branded mobile handsets.

Microsoft renews feature phone effort with Nokia 215

Software giant Microsoft has silenced rumours of the demise of both its feature phone efforts and of the Nokia handset brand by launching the Nokia 2015 feature phone aimed at developing markets and priced at a mere $29.

Microsoft makes Opera default browser on feature phones

Microsoft, now the owner of what used to be Nokia’s handset operation, has selected Nordic software developer Opera to make the opera Mini web browser the default across the company’s feature phone and Asha portfolio.

Polls

With Amazon and Google launching smart home initiatives, have the telcos missed out on their chance to cash in on this market?

  • Yes, Google and Amazon will now dominate this space (65%, 40 Votes)
  • Consumers won't have made up their mind (19%, 12 Votes)
  • No, Google and Amazon will not be able to replace the telcos in the mind of the consumer (16%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 62

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