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Nokia announces N95-A handset running Android; Hits stores 1st July [1st April]

In an utterly unbelievable move, Nokia today announced that the company’s existing Lumia range of smartphones will be joined by a reinvigorated Nokia Essentials range. Harking back to the company’s previous successes, the first device to hit the shelves will be a completely revamped Nokia N95 christened the N95-A. The exact same candybar form factor […]

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Devices Opinion

Dear Rafe Blandford, what Nokia phone should I buy…?

This is a post for Rafe Blandford, top man, editor, publisher, super-genius Nokia know-it-all and the man behind such sites as All About Symbian and All About Windows Phone. Dear Rafe, For some time now I’ve been feeling like chucking my existing smartphones out the window of the train, car or office that I’ve been […]

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Apple’s getting the Nokia treatment and doesn’t like it

Stop all the clocks! Have you read what Mr Apple himself has published about Apple? John Gruber has published a decent set of rebuttals relating to the Samsung launch last week. All well and good. This is to be expected and it’s perfectly good analysis provided you recognise that he’s a super-Apple-fan. The last paragraph […]

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Devices Opinion

Famed Nokia Exec, Anssi Vanjoki, is now in control of Vertu. Bring it ON!

Yes, you read that right. Anssi Vanjoki, one of the most influential people in Nokia’s rise to the top is back. He left the company shortly after Stephen Elop arrived and we haven’t heard too much from him since. But I’ve had my eyes peeled looking to see what, if anything, he would be doing […]

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Opinion

MIR’s Inner Circle members comment on yesterday’s Nokia Lumia announcements

I sent an email out to Mobile Industry Review’s Inner Circle. Those are the senior executives and mobile fanatics who have subscribed to my uber-exclusive “behind the scenes” newsletter. I mail them a few times a week sometimes with an opinion, sometimes with a question. See below for subscription information. This morning I knocked them […]

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Devices

More Lumia advertising boards springing up

Here’s another massive boarding I saw advertising Nokia’s Lumia range — which should shortly will be boasting some additional handsets. The marketing team are obviously building awareness ahead of the expected launch next week. I’m rather excited to see what they bring to market. The existing Lumia devices are good — I’d like to see […]

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Smart Lumia advertising from Nokia

Came across this at Feltham Station this morning. This is really nice sharp messaging from Nokia. I like it. I expect to see a little more from Nokia in the coming weeks given their upcoming handset launch(es). Bring it on.

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Opinion

361 Degrees Podcast: It’s the London Book Fair Special Edition

In a special ’361 mini-series’ Ben and Ewan visit London Book Fair to investigate the future of digital publishing and interview some of the leading players. [ MP3 download (five parts) / Subscribe by iTunes, Zune or RSS ] Ewan and Ben visited London Book Fair to investigate how the publishing industry is innovating in […]

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TechCrunch on Nokia: “Nobody ever got fired for buying Microsoft”

A positive note from the chaps over at TechCrunch on Nokia — along the lines of my piece last week. As bad as Nokia’s financials look right now – a $4 billion drop in sales won’t make anyone’s day – don’t consider the Windows Phone move a failure just yet. They’ve done what many phone […]

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How to “save” $450 on your Lumia 900… avoid reality

Look at this from Amazon. It’s utterly ridiculous: The Lumia 900 is Amazon’s #1 (and #2) selling smartphone at the moment. I happened to click on the American Amazon site just to verify that the phone still held this spot. And in doing so, I saw the $499.99 “list price” label. The phone is “priced […]

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It’s way too early to judge Nokia’s performance

Just over a year ago, Nokia was doomed. I think people are forgetting this. Let’s remember just how bad it was: The management was broadly clueless. Many of the company’s most talented employees could see the problems facing the company but were powerless to do anything about it. The market had been rightly hammering Nokia […]

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Absolutely unbelievable: Google pulls out of mobile; Sells Android to Microsoft & Nokia consortium for $88.2 billion! [April Fools!]

[That’s it just gone midday here in the UK so it’s time to be clear: If you hadn’t already guessed, this was our April Fools story!] Silicon Valley is in shock this morning with the news that Google has quit the mobile industry. The dramatic move comes at a time when questions have been asked […]