Nokia strengthens handset lead

Nokia, the world’s leading handset vendor, said Thursday that its share of the global handset market had extended to 36 per cent, following record unit shipments in the fourth quarter of 2006. The Finnish vendor shifted 106 million units in the final quarter of 2006, an increase of 26 per cent year on year. Nokia […]

US Army wants a UMTS network to play with

The US Army’s Communications Electronics Command has ordered an HSDPA-enabled UMTS network from Nokia North America, with a view to “exploring the possibilities of 3G wireless broadband for defence purposes”. The system will be installed at one of the Army’s Research & Development Centres. This seems to be part of a broader test program, as […]

Nokia dubs iPhone ‘interesting’

A senior figure at Finnish mobile giant, Nokia, has dubbed Apple’s iPhone “interesting” but with limited sales potential. In an interview with Finnish business daily Taloussanomat, Nokia’s head of multimedia, Anssi Vanjoki is quoted as saying: “It is quite an interesting product but it is lacking a few essential features, such as 3G, which would […]

SFR pilots UMTS900 with Nokia

Nokia and French operator SFR said Friday they have carried out a technical pilot on UMTS 3G voice calling in the 900MHz band (UMTS900). Because of its lower frequency, UMTS900 is anticipated to provide between two and four times more coverage than the most commonly used 2GHz band as well as increased indoor coverage. The […]

Nokia and Skype get cosy on VoIP

Nokia on Monday said it plans to launch a device that will enable users to make calls over the internet using the technology developed by VoIP firm, Skype. In a statement ahead of the CES conference in Las Vegas, Nokia said it would partner Skype to make the experience available on its new N800 tablet […]

Sprint adds Nokia to WiMAX party

Sprint Nextel on Friday announced that it has picked Nokia as a “key infrastructure and consumer electronic device provider” for its 4G WiMAX mobility network. The advanced network will, according to Sprint, be designed to allow users to experience high bandwidth mobile internet connectivity at access speeds significantly higher than today’s wireless networks. Nokia joins […]

Bluetooth suit targets big 3 mobile makers

An American research group has sued mobile manufacturers Nokia, Samsung and Panasonic for allegedly infringing a patent for wireless Bluetooth technology. The Washington Research Foundation said Tuesday that it had filed a complaint at the United States Western District Court of Washington State in Seattle. In the complaint the research group allege the three mobile […]

Nokia, M1 claim HSUPA first

Finnish vendor Nokia and Singaporean cellco MobileOne (M1) on Monday claimed to have made the first High Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA) data call in Southeast Asia. The call was made on a test network using a Nokia provided HSUPA-capable device. The companies involved claim the trial delivered a connection from device to the 3G […]

Nokia’s brand new quads

The world’s leading mobile phone manufacturer, Nokia, added four new phones to its portfolio Tuesday. At the Nokia Capital Market Days in Amsterdam, the Finish firm unveiled its 6300, 6290 and the 6086, as well as the Nokia 2626 targeted at consumers in entry markets. All four models are expected to begin shipping in the […]

Nokia, Ericsson win T-Mobile USA deals

Finnish vendor Nokia said Monday that it is one of the vendors selected by T-Mobile USA to supply 3G equipment and services for the operator’s WCDMA deployment in the US. T-Mobile is the only US operator yet to deploy 3G due to a lack of available spectrum. But last month, the operator splashed out over […]

Speed limits to hit mobile broadband apps?

Nokia introduced tools on Thursday to help operators throttle bandwidth hungry applications such as VoIP and peer to peer file sharing over the mobile internet. The announcement comes hot on the heels of 3 UK’s promise to embrace the open internet. From December 1, 3 UK will tear down the walls on its existing closed […]

Finns test UMTS900

Nokia and Finnish mobile operator Elisa claimed Monday to have carried out the world’s first UMTS/WCDMA/HSDPA data call using equipment in the 900MHz band on a commercial network. Nokia said the call demonstrated the possibility of enhancing existing 3G networks with WCDMA/UMTS infrastructure in the 900MHz band. Because of its lower frequency, UMTS900 would be […]

Cicero steps up wVoIP assult with Nokia

Irish VoIP solutions firm, Cicero Networks, on Wednesday launched a Symbian version of its dual-mode VoIP client software for Nokia’s S60 handsets. The Dublin-based outfit claims the solution – CiceroPhone – will allow “seamless roaming between… wifi and cellular networks”. The software will be available by the end of November. According to Cicero, the software […]

Nokia claims lead in music phone sales

iPods are out and mobiles with built-in music capability are the new thing, according to Nokia which reckons sales of MP3 phones far outstrip shipments of dedicated MP3 music players. The Finnish manufacturer said in an interview with Reuters that it was selling “huge amounts” of MP3 phones and predicted it will sell around 80 […]

Nokia scores hefty Indian contract

Indian operator Bharti Airtel on Tuesday awarded Nokia an estimated $400m (£210m) contract to expand its managed GSM/GPRS/EDGE networks in eight circles and deploy a WAP solution across its infrastructure. Under a three year contract, Nokia will provide managed services and expand Airtel networks to cover all towns and cities in the eight telecom circles […]

Nokia wins $43m deal in China

The world’s leading mobile manufacturer, Nokia, has won a $43m network expansion contract from China Mobile Group, ZheJiang. The Finnish manufacturer said it will supply its radio and core network to boost GSM coverage in both urban and rural areas of the Zhejiang province. It will also focus on other network software and technology, the […]

3G comes to Ukraine

Ukrainian fixed line operator Ukrtelecom has announced plans to launch what it claims to be the first 3G network in the country. The operator on Friday said it has tapped Nokia for the supply of 3G core and radio networks to its Utel wireless unit. The network will be launched in the Kiev area, from […]

Nokia phones to go on diet before Christmas?

Finnish handset and equipment vendor Nokia spooked the market on Thursday with the announcement that net profit had dropped 4 per cent year on year during the third quarter. Poor network sales in the Americas and declines in handset market share in EMEA and North America combined with slow growth in the WCDMA space were […]

Nokia inks deal to deliver Cartoon Network shows

Finnish mobile giant Nokia has inked a deal with the Cartoon Network that will see Nokia users able to download shows such as ‘Johnny Bravo’ and ‘Dexter’s Laboratory’ straight to their handsets. Cartoon Network – owned by Turner Broadcasting – will use Nokia’s Content Discoverer application to host content. The pair will deliver clips, games […]

Nokia tips India as second-largest market

India is set to become the second largest market for Nokia by 2008 the company said Monday. In an interview with The Hindu newspaper, Nokia’s CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo said that the Finish manufacturer was making marked progress in the emerging region and that he believed Nokia was well ahead of its rivals there. Nokia is, […]