Tag: Nokia

First images and specs of the Nokia 8 reportedly leak

Following the reveal of the Nokia 6, it looks like HMD Global’s 2017 flagship device is set to be called the Nokia 8. According to reports stemming from GSMArena, as well as a few other notable mobile-focused sites, Qualcomm showed off the Nokia 8 at CES in secret, but asked attendees not to take photos…

Nokia will announce new devices on February 26th

In a teaser uploaded to its Facebook today (linked below), HMD Global, the Finnish company founded to carry on the Nokia Mobile brand name, said it will unveil additional devices beyond the previously announced Nokia 6 on February 26th. The 26th is one day before the start of Mobile World Congress — for those keeping track, that’s…

Nokia applies for trademark on chat and voice AI assistant ‘Viki’

Finnish telecom and IT company Nokia (not the mobile brand licensed to HMD Global) appears to be trying its hand at AI with a new trademark application for a digital assistant named Viki. A filing with European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) turned up by GSMInfo.nl reveals a very brief description of an AI assistant…

Nokia 6 officially unveiled: Android 7.0 Nougat, 5.5-inch display and 4GB RAM

Nokia’s return to the smartphone market has been rumoured for months and now we’re finally are getting our first official look at the company’s upcoming device. HMD Global secured the exclusive rights to license the Nokia brand for smartphones late last year and has announced that it will release the Nokia 6 during the first…

Nokia files suit against Apple for alleged patent infringement

Nokia, a company that was once the top cellphone maker in the world, has seen better years. In April of 2014 Nokia’s hardware devision was purchased by Microsoft for roughly $7.2 billion USD, with the transaction in the end providing little to no benefit to Redmond, Washington-based company. The tech giant eventually wrote off the…

Nokia launches phones section on website, confirms new Android devices coming in 2017

Rumours and speculation about the continuation of Nokia’s mobile brand have been swirling ever since the once-great company announced in May 2016 that it would return to creating mobile devices through an exclusive ten-year licensing agreement with HMD Global.  Now the brand has offered a more specific details on its upcoming comeback, with the launch…

Specs leak for Nokia’s rumored D1C Android smartphone, report indicates two sizes

Nokia’s allegedly forthcoming D1C Android smartphone will come in two display size variants — 5-inch and 5.5-inch —  according to “reliable sources and protos” cited by Nokia Power User. The publication also published detailed specs for the two models, which are expected to run Android Nougat out of the box. Besides the display size, the…

New video shows Nokia’s cancelled ‘Moonraker’ smartwatch in action

Images of Moonraker, the codename for a lineup of colourful smartwatches Nokia planned to release alongside the Lumia 930, first surfaced online two years. In the intervening years, the canned device has made the occasional appearance online thanks to individuals like Evan Blass. On Tuesday morning, the smartwatch made its latest appearance, courtesy of a…

Withings new Steel HR features 25 days of battery life

Nokia announced a new wearable on Thursday that comes complete with a heart rate monitor and 25 days of battery life. The Withings Steel HR is the first analog activity tracking watch that comes with heart rate monitoring and the ability to push smartphone notifications. The Steel HR can continuously measure heart rate during workouts, throughout…

Nokia will ‘rise again,’ with three new smartphones in Q4 2016

It looks like Nokia is hoping to make a comeback. Mike Wang, the president of China’s joint management team has confirmed that three, and potentially four, new devices are en route for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2016. Android Authority reports that these devices will be split between tablet and smartphone launches. The company expects to…

Bell and Nokia successfully conduct the first Canadian trial of 5G mobile technology

Together with Nokia, Bell claims to have successfully demonstrated Fifth Generation mobile technology (5G). According to a statement, the trial was conducted using Bell’s Wireless Innovation Centre in Mississauga and leveraged spectrum in the 73 GHz range to reach consistent data speeds that were six times faster than top 4G mobile speeds currently available in…

Nokia completes acquisition of wearable health company Withings

After revealing its purchase of the connected health pioneer Withings at the end of April, Nokia has announced its early completion of the acquisition. Nokia has established a new Digital Health business unit headed by the former CEO of Withings, Cédric Hutchings, according to a statement sent to MobileSyrup. He will report to Ramzi Haidamus, the president of…

Android-based Nokia smartphones and tablets are coming soon

It’s official, consumers around the world will soon be able to buy smartphones and tablets bearing the Nokia name again. In an interview with ZDNet, executives from HMD Global Oy, the company that agreed to buy Microsoft’s feature phone business alongside Foxconn subsidiary FIH Mobile, said they plan to start building Nokia-branded smartphones and tablets…

iPhone manufacturer Foxconn is buying Nokia’s feature phone business from Microsoft

Microsoft has announced the sale of its feature phone division, initially acquired by the company when it bought Nokia’s mobile division in 2013 for $7.2 billion USD, to Foxconn subsidiary FIH Mobile for $350 million USD. The sale includes all of the division’s approximately 4,500 employees, as well as Nokia brand assets and the Hanoi,…

Disney Movies for VR launches for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift

You’re sitting in the a movie theatre, popcorn in hand. You turn off your smartphone, and the room goes dark. At this point, instead of appearing on an oversized movie screen, Captain America appears on the stairs next to you, extends his arm and opens his mouth to speak. He almost looks real as he utters…

Nokia acquires connected health company Withings for $191 million

The connected health craze continues with Nokia’s announcement of the company’s purchase of the digital health company Withings for $191 million. In a statement sent to MobileSyrup, the president of Nokia Technologies, Ramzi Haidamus, stated that combining Withings’ award-winning products with Nokia’s “world-class expertise,” positions them to lead the next phase of digital health technology….

Nokia completes the sale of its Here Maps division

An automaker consortium made up of Audi, BMW and Daimler is now the proud owner of Nokia’s Here Maps division. Initially announced this past August and scheduled to close sometime in 2016, the deal has been cleared by regulators in the U.S., Europe and Asia faster than expected. The three automakers managed to outbid other…

Nokia’s return to mobile is all but inevitable: report

Nokia’s long rumoured return to the business of making mobile phones is close to becoming a reality, according to a new a report from Reuters. Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri has tasked his company’s 600 person strong Technologies Division with developing new Android-based smartphones, says the publication. To prepare for the relaunch, which at the earliest…

Nokia sells HERE to Audi, BMW, and Daimler for $3 billion

As expected, Nokia announced the sale of its HERE mapping service to a consortium of automotive manufacturers, including Audi, BMW and Daimler. The value of the transaction is €2.8 billion, which is about $3.07 billion USD, and expected to close sometime in Q1 2016. “HERE is laying the foundations for the next generation of mobility…