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Apple overtakes BlackBerry in smartphone market

Californian gadget shop Apple steamed into second place in the smartphone market during the third quarter, knocking RIM off its perch, and creeping up on Nokia. During the three month period to the end of September, global shipments of smart phones hit a new peak of just under 40 million units, representing around 13 per […]

Open source blazing the trail for mobile platforms

Open source is fast emerging as an attractive development model for mobile handsets, with Nokia and Google’s respective strategies putting increasing pressure on other players to adopt an open source strategy. With an open source development methodology capable of reducing operational costs, harnessing innovation and shortening time to market for new devices and services, analysts […]

Nokia keeps its cool as profits head south

Despite reporting a hefty slide in third quarter profits, Nokia, the world’s biggest handset vendor, avoided spooking the market with any mention of the effects of the prevailing economic crisis. Net profit for the quarter slipped to Eur1.09bn from Eur1.56bn in the same period last year, while net sales fell 5 per cent to Eur12.2bn. […]

Nokia takes on whole industry with music play

Finnish handset vendor Nokia threw down the gauntlet to the entire mobile industry on Thursday night, taking on operators and handset manufacturers alike with its latest salvo of releases. There was a triple whammy of announcements from the world’s biggest handset maker – the launch of the long awaited Comes with Music platform; the unveiling […]

Nokia worries operators with Oz acquisition

Finnish handset vendor Nokia has significantly beefed up its Ovi mobile services offering with Tuesday’s acquisition of Canada-based mobile email shop Oz. Nokia didn’t say how much it paid for the firm, but analysts say $100m is probably close to the price. With the acquisition, the world’s biggest handset vendor has shifted the focus of […]

Nokia loses technology boss

The world’s biggest mobile handset vendor, Nokia, said Monday that chief technology officer Bob Iannucci has resigned from his post with immediate effect. The Finnish vendor said Iannucci will continue to work as an advisor to the firm until a replacement is found. “Personal reasons,” were listed as the reason for his departure, although it’s […]

Nokia, NSN and Huawei strike wireless patent deal

Kit vendor Nokia Siemens Networks and its Finnish parent Nokia have struck a patent licensing agreement with Chinese manufacturer Huawei. On Monday, the firms said that the deal covers all standards essential patents relating to GSM, WCDMA, CDMA2000, optical networking, datacom and WiMAX in mobile devices, infrastructure and services. Ilkka Rahnasto, VP of Intellectual Property […]

Nokia applauded as green champion

The world’s biggest manufacturer of mobile handsets is also the world’s greenest electronics vendor, according to environmental campaigner Greenpeace. Scoring seven points out of ten in the latest Greenpeace ‘Guide to Greener Electronics’, published this week, Nokia was shown to have regained lead position, due largely to its improved product take back and recycling practices […]

Nokia targets enterprise space with email plan

Leading mobile handset vendor Nokia upped its game in the enterprise space on Wednesday, announcing plans to extend Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync to all of its S60 3rd Edition devices. A total of 43 Nokia gadgets will now support the Mail for Exchange mobile email application, with future releases of the E and N series platforms […]

Nokia refuses to play price game

Finnish powerhouse Nokia, the world’s largest mobile phone manufacturer by some margin, warned Friday that it may lose market share during the third quarter. The reasoning behind Nokia’s message is that the Finnish firm refuses to compete on price, while its rivals are just about cutting their own throats to make way in the developing […]

Comes With Music goes live

UK high street mobile phone retailer Carphone Warehouse is taking pre-orders for Nokia devices pre-loaded with the Finnish handset maker’s Comes With Music platform. Nokia announced the subscription service – which unlike some rival offerings allows users to keep their music – in December 2007 and has been eagerly signing deals with leading record labels […]

Nokia extends N series with two devices

The Nokia N79 boasts HSDPA and wifi connectivity as well as A-GPS and a 5 megapixel camera, which allows images to be geotagged to specific locations. An FM transmitter also means the device can to broadcast to a car or room stereo. The N97 ships with a 4GB storage card and ten pre-loaded N-Gage games. […]

KPN launches DVB-H mobile TV service

Dutch operator KPN said this week it has launched a nationwide mobile TV service based on the European Standard, DVB-H. Users of the KPN service, MobielTV, have access to a choice of ten channels, accessible via DVB-H-capable devices delivered by Nokia. KPB said the channels Nederland 1, Nederland 3, RTL4, RTL24, SBS6, Jetix/Veronica, MTV Music, […]

Nokia reveals first Growth for Bochum investor

After a month or so of searching, Nokia has caught its first investor for the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, to participate in the ‘Growth for Bochum’ initiative. The get out agreement, which Nokia probably begrudgingly entered into last month after closing down its German factory, stated that the Finnish firm had to create new […]

Hacker claims Java bug affects millions of phones

A Polish hacker and self professed security expert claims to have discovered vulnerabilities in the mobile Java technology implemented by Nokia in its mid-range S40 devices, potentially putting millions of handsets at risk. Adam Gowdiak, who is in the process of setting up a security research firm, Security Explorations, claims the bugs affect around 140 […]

Nokia and Qualcomm bury the hatchet

Nokia and Qualcomm have settled a long running dispute that has seen the two firms trade frequent legal actions over intellectual property over the past few years. The two firms announced a new agreement on Wednesday that settles all outstanding litigation between the two companies, and sees Nokia withdraw a complaint it had made to […]

Symbian revamps developer network

Mobile OS developer Symbian, which was recently acquired by Nokia, launched a new partner program on Monday in a bid to stimulate development on the platform. Symbian Partner Network (SPN) is intended to enable members of the Symbian ecosystem to develop and collaborate more closely on the platform. As part of its reveamp of the […]

Nokia dragged over coals in Bochum settlement

Finnish handset vendor Nokia’s little Bochum problem just won’t go away. The company announced Thursday that it has now been corralled into a partnership with the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia to stimulate growth, create new jobs and generate investment for Bochum and the neighbouring cities. If you remember, Nokia already agreed to a Eur200m […]

Nokia, InterDigital bury UK patent dispute

Finnish handset vendor Nokia and wireless technology firm InterDigital have put one of those tedious patent disputes to bed this week, in the UK at least. The companies said they have agreed to end two legal actions that were being fought out in UK courts. No financial details were released but the cases concerned whether […]

Nokia finds way to bring Navteq into fold

Handset vendor Nokia’s monster $8.1bn acquisition of mapping firm Navteq is back on track after the European Commission gave the deal the go ahead on Wednesday. The Finnish firm said it expects to close the purchase, it’s largest to date, within the next five business days. In March, the EC has extended its review of […]

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