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  • Nokia's Here map for Android now available on Google Play; not limited to Samsung Galaxy phones anymore 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Nokia's Here map, which was earlier restricted to Samsung Galaxy phone Android users, is now available for other Android devices. The app, which is an alternative to Google Maps, is available to download for free from the Google Play store. The app you can download from Google Play brings...
  • Lumia 535: Microsoft's first non-Nokia Lumia phone launched at Rs 9,199 in India; features a 5-inch display, 5MP cameras November 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Microsoft has launched its first Lumia phone - the Lumia 535 - without the Nokia branding in India at a price of Rs 9,199. The phone will be available in the market from November 28. The new model is the first Lumia smartphone under Microsoft's own brand name....
  • More than 1,100 people captured in the world's biggest selfie taken in Bangladesh November 25, 2014

    Dhaka: A group of at least 1,151 people in Bangladesh have taken a selfie together with their Nokia Lumia 730 smartphone - making it one of the gigantic selfies fit to become the world's largest selfie. The five megapixel mid-range Windows Phone found a smart way to advertise its front-facing camera...
  • Jolla plans to launch a budget Sailfish tablet; aims to take on Nokia N1, Nexus 9, iPad Mini 3 November 20, 2014

    Helsinki: Finland's Jolla, a group of ex-Nokia software developers, announced a plan to launch a crowd-sourced tablet computer just a day after Nokia said it was reviving its consumer brand by entering the tablet market. Jolla was founded by Nokia's former MeeGo software team that was shut down after the Finnish...
  • Nokia N1: Nokia re-enters the mobile devices business with its first Android tablet November 18, 2014

    Helsinki: Nokia is back in the fray. Just months after selling its ailing handsets unit to Microsoft, the Finnish company is planning to bring its brand back to consumers with a new tablet. This time the device operates Android instead of the Windows software that Nokia adopted on its cellphones when it...
  • Nokia brand could eventually appear on a range of electronics - not necessarily phones November 15, 2014

    London: Don't call it a comeback yet. But Nokia is thinking about how to revive its brand name in consumer markets just months after selling off its former flagship mobile phones business to Microsoft for more than $7 billion. "I think you can expect our brand will return to the consumer...
  • Microsoft Lumia 535: Microsoft launches the first Lumia phone without Nokia branding; the 5-inch budget phone comes with 5MP rear and front cameras November 11, 2014

    New York: Microsoft has unveiled a cheaper smartphone, costing about 110 euros ($135), as it eyes emerging and other low-cost markets for growth. Named the Microsoft Lumia 535, the new model is the first Lumia smartphone under Microsoft's own brand name. The company has released a few Lumia models since it...
  • Microsoft may launch first non-Nokia Lumia phone on November 11 November 7, 2014

    New York: Months after closing its $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia's handset unit, tech giant Microsoft is expected to launch the first non-Nokia branded Lumia smartphone on November 11. In a teaser on its Conversations blog, Microsoft today said: "Microsoft is delivering the power of everyday mobile technology to everyone. Come...
  • Nokia shuts down its India plant in Chennai, over 8000 workers lose job November 1, 2014

    Chennai: Nokia, once an iconic mobile handset maker, is shutting down its India plant on Saturday at Sriperumbudur near Chennai, a company spokesperson said on Friday. "As announced earlier (October 7), we are stopping handset production at our Chennai plant from tomorrow (November 1) in the absence of orders from our...
  • Nokia 130 with built-in video player, FM radio launched at Rs 1,649 in India October 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Microsoft Devices launched entry level dual-sim mobile phone 'Nokia 130', having built-in music player with up to 46 hours continuous playback on a single charge, for Rs 1,649 in India. "The Nokia 130 is a perfect device for consumers who are looking for their first mobile phone, or for...
  • Microsoft drops Nokia name from Lumia smartphones, new devices will be branded 'Microsoft Lumia' October 25, 2014

    Washington: US software giant Microsoft said it will now start selling Lumia smartphones as 'Microsoft Lumia' device instead of calling them Nokia Lumia. "Our global and local websites are going through a transition as we speak and in the coming days our social channels will get a new name too ?...
  • Microsoft sheds the Nokia brand, renames it 'Microsoft Lumia' October 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Six months after acquiring Nokia's troubled cellphone and services division, Microsoft is now putting an end to the Nokia brand name from its products - renaming it as "Microsoft Lumia". The renaming of "Nokia" to "Microsoft Lumia" was first announced in a post on the Nokia France Facebook...
  • Reinvented Nokia committed to growth in India; ramps up its operations October 19, 2014

    Espoo: Bullish on India, Nokia is ramping up its operations in the country, focusing on its three businesses of network infrastructure, location intelligence and advanced technologies, top executives of the Finnish telecom and IT conglomerate said. "For us, India is one of Nokia's top 10 high-growth regions. The manufacturing operations, global...
  • Tamil Nadu: DMK to stage demonstration at Nokia's Sriperumbudur plant October 11, 2014

    Chennai: Protesting handset maker Nokia's decision to suspend production from November 1, DMK's labour wing will stage a demonstration at Sriperumbudur on October 17, party chief M Karunanidhi said on Saturday. DMK's Labour Progressive Federation (LPF) will stage the demonstration under its chief M Shanmugam,...
  • Nokia's Here map comes to Android - but limited to Samsung Galaxy phones for now October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Nokia's Here Map app has finally made its entry into Android. The Here Map, which was earlier restricted to Windows phones and Nokia X series, is now available (in beta) for the Galaxy smartphones from Samsung. Owners of Samsung's Galaxy phones can download the Here map app, which...
  • Nokia says to suspend handset production at India's Chennai plant from November 1 October 7, 2014

    Mumbai: Nokia Oyj will suspend handset production at its Chennai facility in India from November 1, the company said on Tuesday. The plant in Chennai is among Nokia's biggest for making handsets, but has suffered as the company got caught in a tax dispute with the Indian government. Nokia has also...
  • Nokia Lumia 730: Microsoft launches its 'selfie' phone at Rs 15,299 in India October 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Microsoft's 'selfie' phone - the Lumia 730 - that was unveiled early this month has come to India at a price of Rs 15,299. The Lumia 730 will be available in India from October 8. Microsoft says the 5 megapixel wide-angle front camera on the Lumia 730 dual-SIM lets...
  • Microsoft launches Lumia 730, 830, 930 smartphones in India; prices start at Rs 15,299 October 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Microsoft has launched three new Lumia smartphones - the Lumia 730, 830, 930 - in India. The dual-SIM Lumia 730 carries a price tag of Rs 15,299, while the Lumia 830 and 930 are priced at Rs 28,799 and Rs 38,649, respectively. The Lumia 930 will go on...
  • Mobile phones: The Thin, the thinner, the thinnest September 26, 2014

    Chinese smartphone maker Gionee says its Elife S5.1 has been recognised by Guinness World Records as the slimmest smartphone in the world. The phone with 5.1 mm body betters popular smartphones in the thinness spec by a sizeable margin. This infographic gives an idea of how slim our phones have...
  • Nokia plans to launch its new Lumia 830 smartphone in India by October; likely to be priced around Rs 26,000 September 7, 2014

    Berlin: Nokia has indicated to lower prices of 4G and 3G mobile phones in India to leverage operators' plans to launch high speed 4G services and boost its market share in the country. "We want to continue to push point lower and lower than anything we...
  • Nokia X2: Microsoft launches the Nokia X successor in India at Rs 8,699 September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Beefing up its budget smartphone portfolio, Microsoft Devices today launched Nokia X2, priced at Rs 8,699, in India to compete more aggressively with the likes of Samsung as well as homegrown firms like Micromax. The Nokia X2 was unveiled globally in June as a successor to its Androidcentred...
  • Nokia Lumia 730, Lumia 735: Microsoft launches two affordable 'selfie' phones September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: In line with expectations, Microsoft has launched, not one, but two 'selfie' phones the Lumia 735 and Lumia 730 dualSIM that run the latest Windows Phone 8.1 operating system. Microsoft says the 5 megapixel wideangle front camera on the Lumia 730 dualSIM and Lumia 735 lets...
  • Nokia Lumia 830: Microsoft unveils the thinnest and lightest Lumia yet September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The metalframed Nokia Lumia 830 is what Microsoft calls "the affordable flagship" of the Nokia Lumia family. The Windows Phone 8.1 device priced at 330 euros (about Rs 26,200) is also the thinnest and lightest Lumia yet with an 8.5mm thin profile. The Lumia 830 has a 10 megapixel...