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Nokia in deal to boost mobile data in India

There was more activity in the Indian mobile market on Monday as local carrier Reliance Communications announced a partnership with handset giant Nokia designed to push mobile data services in the country.

Nokia's new organisation structure, effective July 1st 2010

Nokia restructures for high-end handset battle

Nokia, the world’s leading handset manufacturer, has announced a structural and managerial shake-up designed to improve its performance in the high end smartphone segment as well as its growing services portfolio.

Mobile navigation service, Waze, hits the BlackBerry platform

Mobile navigation service, Waze, hits the BlackBerry platform

I had a note in from the team at free navigation service, Waze, to let me know that they’ve launched an early beta version of Waze for BlackBerry. If you haven’t come across Waze before, it’s a simply fantastic community mapping service that quite a lot of people are going nuts over. The service enables you to swiftly identify the best and most usable map routes — like a ‘path well trodden’ for the connected age.

The Booklet 3G - don't call it a netbook

Nokia laptop to debut in October

Nokia’s foray into the laptop space will start next month when the Booklet 3G launches in Europe, to be followed in November by its US debut.

Symbian to play application middle man

Symbian to play application middle man

The Symbian Foundation announced an application publishing programme on Thursday afternoon that will see it attempt to bridge the gap between developers and application stores. Dubbed Symbian Horizon, the new initiative was described by Symbian’s Sean Puckrin, who is leading the programme, as equivalent to a record label in the music business.

Apple takes 12% of mobile apps market

Apple takes 12% of mobile apps market

Application store trailblazer Apple managed to capture 12 per cent of the mobile apps market in 2008, according to figures released this week.

Heroes to open door on Nokia app store

Heroes to open door on Nokia app store

The world’s biggest handset vendor, Nokia, gave some indication of its ambitions for the application store known as Ovi this week, announcing a content deal with Tim Kring, creator of the TV show Heroes.

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 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 […]

Voda opens up to Nokia’s Ovi platform

While Google is still getting its mobile strategy underway, Nokia is steaming ahead with its web services offensive, signing a deal with Vodafone on Wednesday. The “world’s largest mobile operator by revenue” and the world’s largest handset manufacturer have agreed to launch an integrated suite of Vodafone services combined with Nokia Ovi services on a […]

Nokia plots services route with Navteq buy

Finnish handset vendor Nokia continued its march into the services arena on Monday, through the acquisition of US mapping and location based services (LBS) firm Navteq. It is beleived that “deep discussions” have been ongoing for some weeks and Nokia just confirmed that it will pay $8.1bn for the firm, making it Nokia’s largest acquisition to […]

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