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 […]

Warner signs for Nokia’s Comes With Music platform

Warner Music Group is the latest music label to unite with Finnish handset vendor Nokia, to make its catalogue of music available through Nokia Music Stores worldwide. Warner’s songs can now be purchased from the Music Store, added to a wishlist, downloaded to a PC or directly to a Nokia device, or transferred from PC […]

Symbian goes open source; takes fight to Google, Apple, Microsoft

Finnish handset vendor Nokia made what appears to be a reactionary move on Tuesday morning, buying up the rest of Symbian and uniting it with S60, UIQ and MOAP. In what some see as a long anticipated move, the world’s biggest handset vendor snapped up the remaining 52.1 per cent of Symbian that it didn’t […]

Nokia builds on social networking portfolio

Leading mobile handset vendor Nokia said Monday that it has agreed to acquire German start up Plazes for an undisclosed sum. Plazes is a privately owned company consisting of just 13 people that runs a ‘context-aware social-activity service’, as they call it, or geo tagging application, as we call it. The service basically allows users […]

Nokia, BlackBerry, Apple sew up market with services play

The world’s biggest handset vendor, Nokia, and two outsiders, RIM (BlackBerry) and Apple, stand to gain most by pioneering fresh revenue streams for the mobile handset industry with their emerging push into value added services such as navigation, email and music. Industry analyst Strategy Analytics said Wednesday that Nokia, BlackBerry and Apple are the first […]

Infineon hit by short order of iPhone 3G chips?

Semiconductor shop Infineon this week downwardly revised the outlook for its Communication Solutions unit due to lower than expected volumes in wireless chipsets. The company now anticipates revenues in the third quarter to be about flat from the previous quarter. A lack of orders for Nokia’s ultra low cost devices are understood to be one […]

Talking handset can read text

A US firm has launched a text to speech application that can be installed on a mobile phone. K-NFB Reading Technology has embedded software that is capable of ‘reading’ text on images captured by the terminal’s camera then converting that content to voice. The company has the application working on a Nokia N82. The knfbREADER […]

Nokia boosts web services plan with Trolltech buy

Finnish handset giant Nokia moved to acquire Scandinavian mobile Linux developer Trolltech on Monday, further boosting its internet services business. At the heart of the deal is Trolltech’s Qt cross platform application framework, which will allow the Finnish firm to further develop its online services strategy. With Trolltech on board, Nokia and third party developers […]

Nokia profits soar 67% in 2007

Finnish vendor Nokia posted happy financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2007 on Thursday, racking up a 67 per cent increase in profit for the year. Net income reached Eur7.2bn in 2007, compared to Eur4.3bn in 2006, while revenues for the year jumped 24 per cent to Eur51bn even as the company […]

Over 15,000 protest against Nokia’s German exit

Over 15,000 people took to the streets in protest against the closure of Nokia’s German handset plant on Tuesday, according to police estimates. The march took place at the plant’s location in Bochum, in the industrial district of the Ruhr region of Germany. Nokia’s decision to close the handset manufacturing plant and make up to […]

Nokia thinking of befriending Facebook

The big rumour doing the rounds this week is that Finnish handset giant Nokia is looking to buy a stake in social networking website Facebook. Although Nokia is cultivating its own social networking site, Mosh, as part of its Ovi mobile services initiative, it appears that a deal is underway that will see Facebook plastered […]

Nokia faces backlash over German plant closure

Finnish handset vendor Nokia has sparked a political backlash over plans to close a handset manufacturing plant in Germany and make up to 2,300 workers redundant. Last week, the company said that it will discontinue the production of mobile devices and close its Bochum site by mid-year. Nokia said that Germany has become too expensive […]

Nokia slashes 2,300 jobs, closes German factory

Finnish handset vendor Nokia said Tuesday that it will discontinue the production of mobile devices in Germany and close its Bochum site by mid-year. The closure of the facility will see jobs cuts by approximately 2,300, as the company moves manufacturing operations to cheaper European sites. Nokia will also cease other non-production activities at the […]

Nokia Siemens wins $1bn Saudi contract

It’s a happy new year for Nokia, as the Finnish vendor said Monday that it has bagged a $1bn contract to deliver kit and services to Saudi Arabian operator Zain. Nokia Siemens Networks said it has been tapped to supply a full turnkey 2G and 3G mobile network, including core and radio networks, operations and […]

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