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Classic Handsets: the Nokia 8800

As part of our classic handsets series, this week we’re taking a look at the old school Nokia 8800, a device that was widely praised at the time of its release for its luxury appearance and premium quality feel. The phone itself was originally available back in 2005, when 3G had only just become mainstream in […]

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Classic Handsets: the Nokia 3310 – the greatest mobile ever?

Since Nokia was purchased by Microsoft, Nokia as we know it has long gone. However, there was a time at the end of the last century in which Nokia launched a series of wonderful handsets that would lead the company to dominate the mobile market. In the 90’s and early part of this century, Nokia had […]

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The best smartphones of the past decade

Back in 2004, Android and iOS didn’t exist, Nokia was at the pinnacle of its stranglehold on the industry and the 3G network revolution had only just begun. In the past ten years we’ve witnessed the birth of the truly modern smartphone, with features that seemed like flights of fancy at the time. But today, every phone worth its salt can play videos and […]

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Nokia eyes a comeback with the N1 Android tablet

Nokia caused a stir this week with the revelation that it would return to the consumer hardware business with an all-new 7.9-inch Android tablet called the N1 which, it has to be said, bears a striking resemblance to Apple’s iPad Mini – even down to the milled aluminium, rounded corners, and the appearance of the volume buttons, speakers and […]

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Microsoft Lumia ditches the Nokia brand

Nokia Smartphones are dead, long live Microsoft Lumia It makes a refreshing change to write about Microsoft, Lumia and Windows Phone because it gives us an excuse to scrutinise the latest developments in Redmond’s smartphone business. Understandably, the media pays more attention to Apple and Android these days, while Microsoft plays the underdog with its smartphones inherited from the Nokia acquisition earlier this year. With the Nokia […]

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Microsoft, smartphones and the cloud – a recipe for success?

Is the cloud and mobile-first strategy making any difference? Microsoft has set its sights firmly on the smartphone market with the acquisition of Nokia. Since the failure of Windows Mobile, its previous smartphone platform, Microsoft desperately needed to unify their struggling mobile hardware and software business. And Nokia, who had been caught off guard by competitors such as Apple and Samsung, […]

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Are you ready to become Nokia’s UK advocacy manager?

I came across what could be a phenomenally exciting job for one of the readers of Mobile Industry Review: The opportunity to join one of the world’s leading digital creative agencies (Wunderman) to spearhead their advocacy work with their huge client, Nokia. (Or, well, Microsoft, now.) The job role popped up on my LinkedIn this […]

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Noah Kravitz joins Microsoft to lead editorial for the Nokia Developer Network

If you’ve been exposed at all to the North American mobile technology scene in recent years, the name Noah Kravitz will mean quite a bit to you. And if you’ve been obsessing over the very latest gadgets, specifically on YouTube, you’ll probably have come across the pleasingly bald, friendly chap that is Noah. Noah rose […]

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Microsoft buys Nokia Devices & Services division for €5.44bn (release two)

And here is the other press release, substantially similar to the last one. I wanted to post both. No commentary from me yet. I’m still digesting. Have a read: Nokia to sell Devices & Services business to Microsoft in EUR 5.44 billion all-cash transaction Nokia Corporation Stock Exchange Release September 3, 2013 at 06.00 (CET […]

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Microsoft buys Nokia’s Devices division (release one)

No joking, no April Fools, the press release just came through. And here it is: Microsoft to acquire Nokia’s Devices & Services business, license Nokia’s patents and mapping services Nokia Corporation Stock Exchange Release September 3, 2013 at 06.00 (CET +1) REDMOND, Washington and ESPOO, Finland – Microsoft Corporation and Nokia Corporation today announced that […]

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A Nokia Lumia 520 for £99? Good news for the Windows Phone ecosystem!

I was in the Phones4U shop the other day browsing (I thought I should given they’ve sent me this S4 to have a look at) and I was astonished to come across a Nokia Lumia 520 for £99.95 on Pay As You Go. I obviously knew this was coming. I’ve sat in too many Nokia […]

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The Nokia Lumia 1020: An exciting turning point?

So — finally — is this the phone that’s likely to tempt you back to Nokia and over to the Windows Phone platform? It’s been long rumoured. In fact ever since the Symbian variant hit the market there have been hints, nods and winks that something like this was on the way… In the ‘fullness […]