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. […]

Nokia and Valli hit Paris Fashion Week

Nokia has teamed up with fashion designer Giambattista Valli to launch yet another fashion handset dubbed, the 7373 Special Edition. Clad in black, the Finnish giant insists it is a one-of-a-kind cooperation between a “thriving creator of new designs and the pioneer in mobile fashion accessories”. Giambattista Valli, who has also added his name to […]

Nokia cuts 700 jobs

Mobile giant Nokia has announced that it is to cut 700 jobs globally, in an effort to “balance” its business. The shake up will take place, according to the Finish firm, over the next few months. Nokia said the move was important to improve the focus and efficiency of some of its R&D and related […]

Nokia and Intel abandon 3G Centrino project

Nokia and Intel have scrapped plans to jointly develop integrated 3G connectivity for the chip giant’s next Centrino range of processors, codenamed Santa Rosa. Intel said in September that it was planning to integrate Nokia networking cards to deliver HSDPA access to notebook computers. The abandoned project would have integrated cellular wireless chip directly into […]

Nokia and Vodafone release S60 package

Nokia and Vodafone this week strengthened their partnership with the release of the first Vodafone specific software package to all S60 licensees. The Vodafone specific software enables Vodafone to roll out new services across a range of different handsets without having to develop a range of different software designs. Samsung and Nokia are expected to […]

Nokia’s E series gets a makeover

The Finnish giant Nokia put an emphasis on mobile devices for business users, including new additions to the E series, at its annual 3GSM press event Monday. The company launched the E61i, a slimmer version of its predecessor, with improved email capability, as well as the E90, the latest update of the legendary Communicator. In […]

Nokia Siemens assesses product line

Following the mega-merger between Nokia and Siemens last year, the new entity on Monday said it would start sharing its proposed product portfolio plan with employees and customers as early as next week. The company said planning is still underway to assess the personnel, site and country-level impact of the proposed portfolio as well as […]


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