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Nokia, NEC and friends agree LTE patent swap shop

A handful of mobile heavyweights, including the likes of Nokia, Ericsson, NEC and Alcatel-Lucent have announced they’ve got together and worked out a patent sharing system for the development of HSDPA’s successor, LTE. The framework will give all of the company “fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory terms” for licensing each other’s essential patents. The deal will […]

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Nokia: Mobile TV in turmoil

You know things can’t be all good with mobile TV when one of its biggest proponents – Nokia favours the DVB-H standard – admits that rollout aren’t going as well as the company had hoped. Head of internet services t the Finnish handset maker, Niklas Savander, told Reuters that broadcast mobile TV “is a bit […]

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Nokia finally sets N-Gage free

Nokia has officially unwrapped N-Gage, the games platform that’s come from the ashes of the now very much defunct gaming handset of the same name. The N-Gage games service has gone live with just a few titles, including FIFA 08, Asphalt 3: Street Rules, World Series of Poker Pro Challenge with a handful of N […]

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Cheaper devices getting smarter

Phones look like they’re getting cleverer: one in three mobiles will be a smartphone by 2013, according to ABI Research, up from one in ten today. Nokia remains the most popular smartphone seller, with 52 percent of the market, while Symbian is found on 65 percent of devices. The expected growth in smartphone numbers is […]

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Nokia leading mobile browser wars

Despite all the talk of the iPhone being the data consumer’s phone of choice, it seems Nokia is still holding its own. According to research from StatCounter, Nokia’s browser has 0.15 percent of the UK browser market share (the stats take in browsers on both PCs and mobiles), with the iPhone making up 0.6 percent. […]

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Europe gives DVB-H the official nod for mobile TV

Good news for Nokia, not so great news for Qualcomm and MediaFLO: the European Commission has given the Nokia-backed DVB-H mobile TV standard the official thumbs up by adding it to the EU List of Standards. Now, member states “will be required to encourage the use of DVB-H”. The Commission has also hinted that it […]

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Oracle makes applications Nokia-ready

Nokia and Oracle have announced the latest fruits in the five-year co-operation to make the companies’ devices and software interoperable: business users with a fondness for Siebel CRM will now be able to get access to the applications on the go. The pair have announced that Nokia’s Intellisync Device Management will now be able to […]

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Nokia’s Vertu marks 10th birthday with leather

If the N96 is a bit on the cheap side for you, Nokia has come up with a line of phones designed to part high rollers from their money. The latest Vertu devices, built to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the high-end Nokia line, can be yours for the princely sum of several thousand dollars. […]

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Nokia inks megadeal in China

Nokia has pulled off another seriously large deal in China. The company announced late last week that it had signed an agreement with China Postel to sell $2 billion-worth of devices during 2008. The two will also get closer by strengthening strategic ties, especially with regard to channel development, resource investment, and marketing management. The […]