Uber has reportedly join the race to acquire Nokia’s Here maps division with a US$3 billion (about RM10.8 billion) bid. The ride sharing service was rumoured to be one of the parties interested in picking up the division when news that Nokia was considering selling Here maps.
Nokia may really be preparing to divest itself of the Here maps service. A collective group of German car-makers, supported by Chinese firm Baidu. Here provides maps for a large portion of the automotive industy, and gaining control of it would be a very strategic move for the German manufacturers.
The US International Trade Commission has found Microsoft smartphones to have infringed on patents owned by a company known as InterDigital. These patents concern the regulation of power within the device to reduce signal interference and, more importantly, the charge was originally brought against Nokia.
Nokia has issued a statement refuting reports that it has plans to return to the smartphone market. This comes as Chinese news sources are claiming that the Finnish company is preparing to sell devices through an R&D facility in China.
Nokia may be gearing up to make a return to the smartphone market when its agreement with Microsoft comes to an end in 2016. The Finnish company is currently prevented from selling any smartphone under the Nokia brand as part of the terms of the sale of its devices division to Redmond.
Nokia has agreed to buy French competitor Alcatel-Lucent for €15.6 billion; a move that comes barely 24 hours after the two companies said they were in “advanced talks” for a merger. The new combined company will still bear the Nokia name, although it expects to retain the Bell Labs brand from Alcatel for its network R&D […]
Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent have confirmed that the two companies are in “advanced talks” and are assessing a full merger. The two companies have have issued the same statement through their respective websites, which implies that Nokia would take over all of Alcatel-Lucent.
Former smartphone maker Nokia is reportedly considering the sale of its mapping business to boost its credit rating. Nokia still operates one of the most comprehensive mapping services in the world through HERE maps, which provides data to automobile satnav makers and other technology companies like Microsoft and Yahoo.
It isn’t too far a stretch to say everyone has a soft spot for Nokia. The brand that grew synonymous for a generation of youths is now no longer making phones – though not for long. In the meantime, it’s found a legal loophole to release the N1 tablet, which is prominently on display here at […]
Last week, we reported that two new phones from Microsoft have appeared on SIRIM’s database including the Internet-ready Nokia 215 feature phone. Well, it turns out that the phone’s arrival into our market was made official on the same day.
Microsoft and Samsung have finally come to an agreement over royalty payments. Samsung had previously licensed patents from Microsoft, but later refused to pay up after Microsoft bought Nokia’s device division. It looks like all that is cleared up now, which raises an interesting question.
Nokia may be entering the laptop market, but before you get too excited, it’s anyone’s guess as to the authenticity of this information. A picture has been making its rounds on the Internet that seems to show a Nokia smartphone, a tablet, and allegedly, a new Nokia laptop.
Samsung is apparently looking into making low- and mid-range smartphones using the Windows Phone platform in an effort to diversify its product range. Of course, it would only do this if the current legal dispute with Microsoft came to an end.
A Windows Phone fan group has posted a screenshot of what appears to be a new update for devices running Lumia Denim. The update appears to remove the Preview for Developers, and leaving the Phone Insider app.
The Nokia N1 has already went on sale in China just as the rumour suggested, and in just four minutes and two seconds 20,000 units were sold, clearing out the company’s inventory. Even after selling its devices division to Microsoft, Nokia seems to be still going strong in the mobile market with this new tablet.
Microsoft has just announced the Nokia 215, an extremely affordable Internet-enabled feature phone that will only cost you US$29 (about RM100). If you need a spare phone just in case something happens to your smartphone, this entry-level feature phone might be what you’re looking for.
The Nokia N1 might be launched as early as the 7th of January, at least if a recent rumour is to be trusted. The first product from the Finnish company after Microsoft’s acquisition of its devices division was previously announced to be available on Q1 2015 in China, which would make the timing just about right.
Microsoft is offloading MixRadio to instant messaging service Line. MixRadio is a music streaming app currently running on Windows Phone that allows for automated playlists created from the users preferences and listening habits. What Line intends to do with this kind of service is still unknown.
HERE, the maps app by Finnish company Nokia, is now in beta phase and can be downloaded from Google Play. Previously, the app was only limited to selected Samsung Galaxy devices, but is now available to download for all Android devices for free.
First released in June, the Z Launcher is one of the earliest product that Nokia has revealed to the public after its devices and services business were acquired by Microsoft. Since its initial unveiling back in June, the access to the customized Android launcher was limited to beta testers but today, the company has decided […]