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Nokia CEO: Google is making Android more closed

Visualized: Nokia's Asha 308, 309 in-house lunchtime launch

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Typically, when OEMs launch the next generation of their mobile wares, we're treated to painstakingly choreographed industry parties (that we chronicle in great detail). In fact, we can think of a recent one in particular that saw several tech journos corralled into a blue-hued freight elevator and then let...
Visualized: Nokia's Asha 308, 309 in-house lunchtime launch
Smartphones Have Bridged The Digital Divide

Nokia launches Music with Mix Radio app on Asha, starting in Russia

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While the Asha line lacks the glamor of Nokia's WP8 smartphones, it outsells its big-shot siblings by a wide margin. Now, owners of those handsets will be able to grab Nokia's Music with Mix Radio, an app that was previously available only on Windows and Windows Phone 8. Other...
Nokia launches Music with Mix Radio app on Asha, starting in Russia

Nokia banks on social integration to boost smartphone sales

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Nokia's latest advanced feature phone, the Asha 210, comes with a physical key to access WhatsApp messaging, as well as software clients for Twitter and Facebook....
Nokia banks on social integration to boost smartphone sales

Michael Arrington Posts Legal Letter Demanding Jenn Allen Retract Her 'Defamatory Statements'

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Mr. Arrington (Photo: Flickr) Techcrunch founder and venture capitalist Michael Arrington posted a letter to his Uncrunched blog this evening regarding statements made by his ex-girlfriend, RTist.com founder Jenn Allen. In March, Ms. Allen alleged on her Facebook page that Mr. Arrington physically abused her. She later stated in the comments...
Michael Arrington Posts Legal Letter Demanding Jenn Allen Retract Her 'Defamatory Statements'

Google Glass makes me want a smart watch

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I just tried Google Glass for the first time today – not for very long, just for a few minutes, but long enough to gain some first impressions beyond those of others that I’ve read. And unlike my colleague Eliza Kern, who was won over by the possibilities for voice-controlled...
Google Glass makes me want a smart watch

Nokia 306 manual hints at keyboard-free Asha handset

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The team at Unwired View has bagged a .PDF that purports to be the user manual for Nokia's 306, the first full-touch member of the keyboard-loving Asha family. None of the images in the document (we've collated a handful above) show a handset with a hardware keyboard, but it's...
Nokia 306 manual hints at keyboard-free Asha handset
The Nokia 301 Is An $85 Feature Phone With Smartphone-Style Camera Tricks To Nip At Android's Low End

Windows Phone Inches Past Near-Dead Symbian In U.K. Market Share

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Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform seems to be picking up some steam across the pond, or so a new report from Kantar Worldpanel claims. According to their study, Symbian now only accounts for 2.4% of the UK smartphone market while the Windows Phone platform has grown from 0.5% last year to...
Windows Phone Inches Past Near-Dead Symbian In U.K. Market Share

Engadget Mobile Podcast 128: MWC 2012 - 03.03.2012

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As we bask in the afterglow of Mobile World Congress, let's take a few hours to gather all of our thoughts in one semi-lucid, sleep-deprived Engadget Mobile Podcast. We weren't able to coax the Abbey Road-caliber recording from our setup this time around as we crowded around a single...
Engadget Mobile Podcast 128: MWC 2012 - 03.03.2012

Mobile chat service Line targets emerging markets with plan to launch Nokia Asha app

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Mobile chat app Line passed 100 million downloads in January and began its strategy to gain traction in the US, but it has not forgotten the potential of emerging markets after committing to launch an app for Nokia’s Asha range in March. The Japanese company announced today that it will support...
Mobile chat service Line targets emerging markets with plan to launch Nokia Asha app

Nokia's Asha dumbphones are a cheap way for developing countries to stay connected

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Today, Nokia announced two new dumbphones that are quite compelling in a number of ways, but won't be available in the United States....
Nokia's Asha dumbphones are a cheap way for developing countries to stay connected
Nokia expands low-end Asha series with 202, 203, and 302
Nokia 302 reportedly on tap to replace C3-00
Nokia hasn’t forgotten about the low-end: Announces Lumia 610, new Asha devices

Nokia CEO closes the door on a potential Android smartphone

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Nokia (NOK) CEO Stephen Elop on Thursday shot down rumors that his company might be interested in developing Android-based smartphones. During Nokia's fourth-quarter earnings call, the executive reiterated his support for the company's Asha phones and Microsoft's (MSFT) Windows Phone platform, while shutting the door on earlier Android rumors. Continue reading......
Nokia CEO closes the door on a potential Android smartphone

Nokia's Lumia 510 might have been spotted catching the noonday sun

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If a rolling stone gathers no moss, then the rumors surrounding Nokia's ultra-low-budget Lumia 510 have grown very mossy indeed. The folks over at GSMArena have snagged this glare-a-riffic snap of the prospective handset catching some rays in the finest of blurrycam traditions. Their tipster is also reiterating the...
Nokia's Lumia 510 might have been spotted catching the noonday sun

Nokia unveils the Lumia 925, its new flagship Windows Phone 8 smartphone to combat Apple and Samsung

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Nokia has launched the Lumia 925, its new flagship smartphone running the Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system. The Finnish manufacturer has unveiled the device as part of a dedicated Lumia event taking place in London. It has a 4.5-inch AMOLED display – Nokia’s brightest to date, and should be...
Nokia unveils the Lumia 925, its new flagship Windows Phone 8 smartphone to combat Apple and Samsung

Nokia Asha Series 40 lineup expands with 202, 203 and 302

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The Nokia Asha Series 40 phones were introduced at Nokia World last fall and today it expands by a few models, with the 202, 203 and 302. The 202 model is designed for "easy swap" SIM changes without powering off the phone, while the 203 is a single SIM...
Nokia Asha Series 40 lineup expands with 202, 203 and 302

Nokia Chat released as beta for Asha, Lumia devices

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Nokia has updated its instant-messaging service for Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8-based Lumias and Asha smartphones. Previously used on Symbian and Series 40 devices before being replaced by Ovi services, Nokia Chat refreshes the app with a modern interface, along with a number of other social aspects as...
Nokia Chat released as beta for Asha, Lumia devices

Signs of Life at Nokia

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Here’s a phrase we haven’t heard from Nokia in some time, and one that few thought we’d be hearing anytime soon: “Better than expected results.” Yet that’s exactly the language the company used today, announcing preliminary financials for the last quarter of 2012. Nokia said Thursday that it sold 86.3...
Signs of Life at Nokia

Mobile app news roundup: Google Play, the iPhone 5, GREE and DeNA

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Google Play gift cards are coming — Google continues to improve the monetization options on Android with gift cards on the way. Android Central reports the latest version of the Play store APK includes references to redeeming gift codes, although they are not currently active. iPhone 5 anticipation depresses...
Mobile app news roundup: Google Play, the iPhone 5, GREE and DeNA

Nokia introduces Asha Touch range of keypad-free feature phones (video)

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Nokia first introduced its Asha line of feature phones last October, and now it's rolling out the new devices with touchscreen interfaces that we saw leaked manuals for recently. The Asha Touch device range includes the Asha 305, Asha 306 and Asha 311 phones that all have 3-inch screens...
Nokia introduces Asha Touch range of keypad-free feature phones (video)

Zynga and Nokia expand partnership to bring poker game and Draw Something to Asha Touch devices in Q3 2012

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Finnish phone maker Nokia this morning announced that it has expanded its existing partnership with social gaming giant Zynga to bring hit games like Zynga Poker and Draw Something to Asha Touch devices in the third quarter of 2012. Nokia says that means “over 100 million” consumers will get to...
Zynga and Nokia expand partnership to bring poker game and Draw Something to Asha Touch devices in Q3 2012

Nokia equips its low-cost Asha phones with work email by adding Mail for Exchange support

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Remember the days when getting work email in your phone was only possible if you owned a BlackBerry? Well, it’s fair to say that they are already well and truly over, but here’s another nail in that coffin: Nokia just brought work email access to its entry-level devices. The Espoo,...
Nokia equips its low-cost Asha phones with work email by adding Mail for Exchange support

Live With Nokia At MWC

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I’m sitting in the packed press room for the Nokia press conference. Stephen Elop has just come out and right off the bat praised his company’s performance in the last year, a huge one for the company in its turnaround strategy with a new operating system (Microsoft), and a shift...
Live With Nokia At MWC

How Nigeria’s Afrinolly app got almost half a million downloads in 10 months

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For Chike Maduegbuna and his team at Afrinolly (a mobile phone app focused on Nigeria’s entertainment industry, Nollywood), the past ten months have been a flurry of successive wins. Afrinolly was first introduced to Nigeria’s tech community via a media parley held in August 2011 in Lagos, where it granted...
How Nigeria’s Afrinolly app got almost half a million downloads in 10 months

Nokia unveils the Asha 210, a featurephone with a QWERTY keyboard and dedicated WhatsApp button

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Nokia has unveiled the Asha 210 today, a new featurephone with a full QWERTY keyboard running the Series 40 mobile operating system. As with the Asha 205 announced last November, the device has a dedicated button for accessing popular social networks. Facebook will be offered in Europe and Latin America,...
Nokia unveils the Asha 210, a featurephone with a QWERTY keyboard and dedicated WhatsApp button

Nokia launches its flagship Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 smartphones in key market India

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Attempting to capitalise on the world’s second fastest growing smartphone market (behind China), Nokia has finally launched its flagship Lumia Windows Phone 8 smartphones in India, pricing the Lumia 920 at Rs 38,199 ($700) and the Lumia 820 at Rs 27,559 ($505). The Finnish smartphone maker will also begin sales of its mid-range Lumia...
Nokia launches its flagship Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 smartphones in key market India
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