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MeeGo's 'Saviour' Heads To China: Jolla Signs Deal With Chinese Retailer D.Phone

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Jolla Mobile — Meego’s saviour in the making — is certainly ambitious, perhaps insanely so. The Finnish startup made up of a crack team of ex-Nokians is already committed to release not one but two Meego-powered smartphones, launching a new handset brand along the way. It’s early days, of course,...
MeeGo's 'Saviour' Heads To China: Jolla Signs Deal With Chinese Retailer D.Phone

Nokia hints at Windows Phones with NFC sans ports

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Nokia’s design chief Marko Ahtisaari discussed the direction of future Lumia Windows Phones in an interview with The Guardian, hinting at NFC and wireless charging. Ahtisaari has been at the helm of Nokia’s design team since 2009, during which the company developed the Nokia N9, Nokia Lumia 800, and the...
Nokia hints at Windows Phones with NFC sans ports

Ex-Nokia Team to Launch New Phone

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A group of former Nokia Corp. employees has raised €200 million ($258 million) from a variety of telecommunications-industry players to introduce a new mobile operating platform based on discarded Nokia technology, and the group will unveil a new phone next month. Finnish start-up Jolla Ltd. made waves earlier this year...
Ex-Nokia Team to Launch New Phone

Hands-on with Jolla's Sailfish OS (video)

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We recently had the chance to spend time with David Greaves and Vesa-Matti Hartikainen of Jolla and take Sailfish OS for a spin. As you might recall, this open source mobile OS builds upon Mer (a fork of MeeGo that includes Qt) and uses the Nemo framework with a...
Hands-on with Jolla's Sailfish OS (video)

Nokia Versus Android: Death by a Thousand Cuts

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Nokia's announcement today that it will cut nearly 10,000 jobs over the next 18 months comes as little surprise. Nokia has problems. More precisely, the company has an Android problem. Google’s proxy army has encircled the Finnish cell phone giant and is slowing killing it with a thousand - make that...
Nokia Versus Android: Death by a Thousand Cuts

MeeGo gets a stay of execution? Two new Nokia MeeGo phones reportedly in the works

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Nokia CEO Stephen Elop had several tough decisions to make when he came on board and replaced former chief executive Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo. Of course the biggest shift for Elop’s Nokia came in mid-February last year when the company confirmed that the burning platform had scorched MeeGo, and Nokia planned to...
MeeGo gets a stay of execution? Two new Nokia MeeGo phones reportedly in the works
Does HP Deserve a Smartphone Do Over?
Jolla to show off new MeeGo-based OS in Finland next month

Here's Samsung's Plan To Free Itself From Google And Apple (GOOG, AAPL, MSFT)

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Samsung is expected to release a smartphone on a new operating system called Tizen in 2013. It's a bold move that could let Samsung lessen its dependence on Apple, a major customer for parts that has nonetheless sued it for patent infringement, and Google, which makes the Android software has...
Here's Samsung's Plan To Free Itself From Google And Apple (GOOG, AAPL, MSFT)
Can Jolla Become MeeGo's Saviour? CEO Plans Two Smartphones Already

HTML5-based MeeGo successor Tizen hits 1.0 milestone

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The technical steering group behind the Tizen project—an effort to build a mobile platform with a Linux base—issued a statement yesterday announcing the release of version 1.0, codenamed Larkspur. It offers a number of improvements over the original developer preview that was released in January, including a new simulator...
HTML5-based MeeGo successor Tizen hits 1.0 milestone

Some Wonder If This Is The Next Big Smartphone Platform (GOOG, NOK, MSFT, AAPL)

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Early this morning, Jolla, a company founded by former Nokia employees, showed off early previews of a new mobile operating system under development. It's called Sailfish OS and it's based on MeeGo, which Nokia open-sourced after it adopted Microsoft's mobile OS for its own phones. GigaOm's David Meyer, who covered the announcement from...
Some Wonder If This Is The Next Big Smartphone Platform (GOOG, NOK, MSFT, AAPL)
IDC: Samsung extends lead over Apple in Q2, Nokia continues to fall

Havok's Completely Free 3D Engine For Mobile Game Developers Is Now Available

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Hey, aspiring game developers! Listen up. Way back in March, we outlined Project Anarchy, a new 3D engine from Havok (the same people that built the engine behind some of the world’s biggest games, from Assassin’s Creed to Halo 4) that would be completely free to mobile game developers. At...
Havok's Completely Free 3D Engine For Mobile Game Developers Is Now Available

Nokia's defunct MeeGo finds new life as Sailfish

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A Finnish startup created by two former Nokia executives is hoping to break through with their fledgling mobile operating system. [Read more]...
Nokia's defunct MeeGo finds new life as Sailfish

Jolla appoints Tomi Pienimäki as new CEO, Marc Dillon becomes Head of Software Development

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As Jolla gears up for the imminent unveiling of its first smartphone packing the MeeGo-inspired Sailfish OS during the second quarter, there's been another shake-up at the highest level of the company. Marc Dillion will no longer be the CEO as of May 6th, with a man by the...
Jolla appoints Tomi Pienimäki as new CEO, Marc Dillon becomes Head of Software Development

Jolla promises MeeGo will live on, plans new smartphone to reward the faithful

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More than a few N9 aficionados felt their hearts sink when important MeeGo team members left Nokia this week, putting the fate of the entire swipe-friendly platform in doubt. Recently-founded Jolla was clearly watching, as it confirmed just in the nick of time that it's planning to carry the...
Jolla promises MeeGo will live on, plans new smartphone to reward the faithful

The Real Reason Windows Phone Is Failing

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It's no secret: Windows Phone sales stink. Microsoft's bold, attractive platform has an install base of a meager 2% of the global smartphone market and still sits below 5% in the U.S. smartphone market. The CEO of Samsung, the world's largest smartphone maker, has publicly stated that Windows Phone sales are "lackluster." ...
The Real Reason Windows Phone Is Failing

Jolla's Sailfish Rises From MeeGo's Ashes As Company Signs First Carrier Deal With DNA

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Jolla, the startup built by the team behind the smartphone OS that Nokia abandoned in favor of Windows Phone, announced its first big carrier deal today with Finland’s DNA. They also gave a first look at the UI of Sailfish, the mobile operating system they’ve created from the remnants of...
Jolla's Sailfish Rises From MeeGo's Ashes As Company Signs First Carrier Deal With DNA

Today in Tech: HP creates Mobility division for tablets

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Online real estate startup Trulia files for $75 million IPO; Facebook investors cash out.  HP creates Mobility division to focus on consumer tablets, hires Nokia's ex-MeeGo boss Alberto Torres to run it [THE VERGE] We've just been tipped to a memo circulated internally by HP's Todd Bradley -- who runs...
Today in Tech: HP creates Mobility division for tablets

Here's How Jolla Will Build Their App Ecosystem

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We covered Jolla in July as they set about an ambitious task to build a MeeGo phone. Nokia built N9, which was their first MeeGo phone and discontinued the line later on. This meant that N9 was their only MeeGo enabled phone. Many thought that this was a crucial...
Here's How Jolla Will Build Their App Ecosystem

Ex-Nokia MeeGo team unite to create new smartphones

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A team of ex-Nokia employes have joined with a group of MeeGo coders to form a new smartphone companycalled Jolla. Jolla is Finnish for 'dinghy,' which suggests that their goal to create a life raft for the stalled platform and push it forward commercially. The new organization is headed up...
Ex-Nokia MeeGo team unite to create new smartphones

Nokia After the Burning Platform

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Paralyzing cold stuns the man's senses as soon as his body hits the icy water of the North Atlantic. Gasping for air and struggling to breathe, the man who jumped from the burning oil platform looks up to see a tower of flame silhouetted against the black sky. Panic...
Nokia After the Burning Platform

Nokia Cuts 300 Jobs, Outsources Up To 820 More To HCL And Tata To 'Align IT With Its Business Focus'

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Here’s the cloud to Nokia’s silver lining statement the other day of better than expected handset sales: it is cutting 300 jobs, and outsourcing 850 more, all in its IT department. The news was announced this morning by the company as it gears up to report Q4 results. Nokia says...
Nokia Cuts 300 Jobs, Outsources Up To 820 More To HCL And Tata To 'Align IT With Its Business Focus'
The Jolla 'Other Half' is the Nokia version of an Android smartphone, sort of
Nokia launches MeeGo Harmattan 1.2 to N9 owners
Jolla Confirms It Will Unveil Sailfish MeeGo-Based OS Next Month

Nokia's New Lumia 920 Could Raise Smartphone Bar with Windows Phone 8

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Nokia unveiled is new line of Lumia smartphones today at an event in New York City. Building on Windows Phone 8, the company has harnessed its design and development teams to create one of the most innovative smartphone approaches on the market. It's no secret that Nokia has been playing...
Nokia's New Lumia 920 Could Raise Smartphone Bar with Windows Phone 8

Jolla signs first carrier deal with Finland's DNA to carry its upcoming Sailfish-powered phones

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Finish operator DNA is ready to give life back to MeeGo, the operating system abandoned by Nokia, after it announced plans to sell and help market smartphones from Jolla as soon as they are released in the country. Jolla is building devices powered by its Sailfish OS, which is based on...
Jolla signs first carrier deal with Finland's DNA to carry its upcoming Sailfish-powered phones

Digia buys Nokia's remaining Qt assets for 'fraction' of purchase price, eyes Windows, iOS, Android

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Nokia's Qt project could be reinvigorated now that it's been bought out in its entirety by Finnish firm Digia, following a partial acquisition last year. Digia is eyeing porting the development platform, used to code applications for Symbian and Meego, to Windows 8 (the PR doesn't mention Windows Phone...
Digia buys Nokia's remaining Qt assets for 'fraction' of purchase price, eyes Windows, iOS, Android
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