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Nokia pulls the plug on OVI in 27 countries

January 19, 2011

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Originally launched as competition for iTunes, Nokia is ending its subscription service for free streaming music in 27 countries. Ovi Music Unlimited will continue in a limited capacity, with 12-month subscriptions in China and India and six-month subscriptions in Brazil, Turkey, and South Africa. Nokia launched the service in the UK in 2008 but really failed […]

Nokia to upgrade Symbian in 2011 with swiping and wireless identification features to its new line of smartphones

November 10, 2010

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(Bloomberg) Nokia Oyj, the world’s largest maker of mobile phones, will add swiping and wireless identification features in updates to its new line of Symbian smartphones to compete withGoogle Inc.’s fast-developing Android platform. “The biggest threat and biggest opportunity is our ability to keep Symbian fresh and interesting,”Jo Harlow, senior vice president for smartphones at the […]

Nokia is not just about an operating platform- its also about people

November 2, 2010

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This article from the Times accentuates the impact mobile has on every day lives. More over, it shows to this commentator, that the death of Nokia is somewhat over exaggerated. The issue of Nokia survival is not just about their current OS or the life expectancy of Symbian, but also about the general business strategy […]

Nokia names Qt (cute) as sole APP dev framework for ease of deployment to Symbian and MeeGo platforms

October 21, 2010

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Even though Nokia has announced 1800 job layoffs in the next few months, don’t count them out quite yet. Nokia Blog GLOBAL – Today, Nokia is making moves to streamline its development environments across device platforms, focusing squarely on Qt. Although Nokia has long been a Qt (pronounced “cute”) advocate, today, the company is making […]

Nokia N8- The giant killer (or so Nokia hopes) released and shipping now!

October 1, 2010

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HELSINKI — Nokia Corp. said Thursday it has begun shipments of its N8 model, a handset that aims to challenge RIM’s Blackberry and Apple’s iPhone in the smart phone market. The news pushed Nokia stock up 2 percent, to close at $7.35 ($10.03) on the Helsinki Stock Exchange. Nokia said deliveries would begin immediately for […]

Nokia reaches 2.3 million downloads a day through their Ovi Store

October 1, 2010

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For those that think Nokia will just roll over in the mobile space and let Apple and Android take over, think again. With the number of active Nokia service users now reaching 140 million worldwide, the company today announced that more than 200,000 people are currently signing up daily to Ovi, and that Ovi Store […]

Nokia design chief, Skillman (from Palm Pre days), says that Apple’s approach to the user experience is flawed- oh yeah, and Motorola, HTC and Sony too.

September 20, 2010

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Nokia’s  new smartphone design chief criticized Apple  and Motorola’s  approach to smartphones, and said he hopes Nokia will slim down the number of phone models it produces to focus on design and quality. Peter Skillman, who was the chief designer of the Palm Pre, left Palm this summer after it was acquired by Hewlett-Packard for […]