Nokia goes on offensive against Qualcomm

Finnish vendor Nokia fired its counterstrike against chip giant Qualcomm on Thursday. The pair have been locked in a bitter dispute, with Nokia maintaining that its products do not infringe either of the two Qualcomm patents named in the suit and asserting that both patents are invalid. On Thursday, Nokia made patent counter assertions against […]

Nokia to shift more handsets in Q2

Nokia, the world’s biggest handset vendor, said on Monday it expects its market share for the mobile devices sector in the second quarter to increase. The Finnish giant said it expects its share to increase from its estimated 36 per cent stake at the end of the first quarter, rather than remaining flat, as the […]

Unplug me, I’m full, says Nokia phone

Finnish mobile giant Nokia is playing the green card this week, with a trio of devices that remind the user to unplug the phone charger once the battery is full. The technology will first appear in the Nokia 1200, 1208 and 1650 but will also be rolled out across the whole product range. The company […]

Nokia: Emerging with style

As if a reminder was needed of the importance of emerging market growth at a time when developed markets are saturated, Nokia on Thursday launched seven new products that, it claims, “provide functions and features specifically designed for consumers in these markets”. The launch was held in New Delhi, re-emphasising the importance of India to […]

100 million S60 devices shifted

Finnish handset vendor Nokia said Wednesday that 100 million Symbian S60 devices have been shipped by licensees to date. “This announcement represents a significant landmark for S60. We believe it inspires further innovation on S60. The open platform gives mobile users more choice and provides a platform upon which new applications and services can be […]

VoIP resurrected on the Nokia N95

An easy workaround has surfaced for disappointed owners of the crippled Nokia N95 who want to restore VoIP functionality to the device. It emerged this week that UK mobile operators Vodafone and Orange are selling the shiny new gadget without an accessible SIP stack that is required to install some VoIP applications. But can […]

Nokia feels the pinch from emerging markets

Finnish vendor Nokia has seen profits for the first quarter slide downwards by 7 per cent year on year to Eur979m, which the company attributes largely to the gradual shift of its business into emerging markets. Device shipments were up 21.4 per cent on the first quarter of 2006, to 91.1 million units, leading Nokia […]

Samsung, Nokia partner on mobile TV

Samsung and Nokia said on Monday they will work to achieve interoperability among their DVB-H (Digital Video Broadcast – Handheld) enabled mobile devices and the Nokia network services system. The handset manufacturers will work together to support devices based on the open OMA BCAST standard available for operator partners interested in deploying multi-vendor mobile TV […]

Fists keep flying between Nokia, Qualcomm

In the increasingly tedious patent licensing dispute between mobile giants Nokia and Qualcomm, the mud keeps flying. Qualcomm on Thursday rejected Nokia’s $20m payment, which the Finn offered as an as an advance payment on Qualcomm royalties. The US chip shop maintains that both the amount of the payment and the terms that Nokia is […]

Nokia, Qualcomm still at loggerheads

Chip giants Nokia and Qualcomm are falling out big time over payments for patented technologies in 3G handsets. On Thursday, Nokia said that it has paid Qualcomm $20m for patent licenses covering the second quarter 2007, stemming from licensing agreements from 1992 that partially expired on April 9. However, Qualcomm feels that it has been […]

Nokia to do WiMAX for Pipex

Infrastructure vendor Nokia Siemens Networks scored another WiMAX contract Thursday, after being tapped by UK service provider Pipex Wireless to deliver kit for its nationwide network. Pipex and Nokia Siemens are now working on 802.16e-2005 equipment specification, network design and service definition in readiness for a pilot deployment during this year, the company said. Nokia […]

Nokia gets behind Linux

Finnish vendor Nokia threw more support behind Linux on Wednesday by joining the Linux Foundation, a nonprofit organisation dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux. Nokia already dabbles in the Linux environment through its Linux-based Maemo platform, open source mobile web browser and developer portal. The company said it is interested in working with the […]

Qualcomm hits Nokia with more lawsuits

Qualcomm said Tuesday that it had filed more lawsuits against Finish mobile manufacturer, Nokia. The move comes a week before the companies’ existing cross-licensing agreement expires. Qualcomm said the lawsuits relate to downloading applications and other content over a GPRS/EDGE wireless data network as well as speech encoders used in certain models of GSM mobiles. […]

Nokia Siemens warns of market slowdown

Monster vendor Nokia Siemens, which started operations as a merged entity on Sunday, has warned of a slowdown in growth of the infrastructure market. The Finnish-German joint venture said that “over the last couple of months there has been a narrowing of visibility and indications of a slowdown in spending in some regions”. Updating its […]

Nokia still disputing Qualcomm patents

US chip shop Qualcomm is still being bounced from pillar to post over various patent disputes. No sooner had the company buried the hatchet with Broadcom, when Nokia filed complaints against the US vendor requesting “declarations that Qualcomm’s European patents are exhausted in respect of products placed on the European Union market with a Qualcomm […]

WiMAX comes to Lone Star state

Finnish vendor Nokia said Wednesday that it has been tapped by Sprint Nextel to deliver mobile WiMAX kit to four Texas markets as part of the US carrier’s initial build out. Nokia will deploy WiMAX infrastructure, including its Flexi WiMAX Base Station, at sites throughout the four Texas markets in Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio […]

Nokia gets into advertising

Mobile manufacturer Nokia announced this week two mobile advertising services designed for targeted campaigns on the handset. Nokia Ad Service and Nokia Advertising Connector will, according to the Finnish firm, allow companies to personalise advertising on the mobile in a way that is much harder to do on traditional media. Nokia Ad Service consists of […]

Nokia resurrects N-Gage as software platform

Finnish vendor Nokia revealed more of its plans to reincarnate the N-Gage mobile gaming platform on Monday. After doing away with the doomed hardware-based N-Gage handsets, the company has turned the gaming technology into a software platform for “tens of millions” of S60 devices. On Monday, Nokia launched its next generation software development kit (SDK […]

Nokia gets a tiny bit of help

Handset king, Nokia and the University of Cambridge, on Tuesday announced an “extensive and long term programme of joint research projects” that will focus on nanotechnology. In a statement the handset firm said its Nokia Research Center (NRC) will establish a research facility at the University’s West Cambridgesite and will collaborate  with the Nanoscience Centre […]

Nokia staff go on strike

Staff at Nokia in Finland are staging a strike Friday in protest at the company’s recent layoffs, according to the Reuters news agency. The world’s leading mobile manufacturer, which is based in the Scandinavian territory, said last week that it intends to axe up to 700 jobs, with at least 340 from its home country. […]


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)

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