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  • Nokia, Airtel partner to offer free 3G data to Nokia X users 09-04-2014 10:39 AM

    New Delhi: Finnish handset giant Nokia has partnered country's largest private telecom firm Bharti Airtel to offer 500 MB 3G data per month for three months for buyers of its recently launched Nokia X Android-powered smartphone. Customers in non-3G circles can enjoy the same benefit on 2G data, the handset...
  • Nokia says gets China approval to sell phone business to Microsoft 08-04-2014 01:19 PM

    Helsinki: Nokia has received approval from Chinese authorities to sell its mobile phone business to Microsoft, it said on Tuesday, and added the companies expect the deal to close in April. Nokia agreed in September to sell the business to Microsoft in a 5.4 billion euro ($7.4 billion) deal. "Nokia...
  • Lumia 630: Nokia's first-ever dual-SIM Lumia phone to be launched in India next month for around Rs 10,000 04-04-2014 12:08 PM

    New Delhi: Nokia will launch four Lumia smartphones in India starting with its first dual SIM handset Lumia 630 in May for around Rs 10,000 excluding taxes. It will also start selling a low cost 4G smartphone Lumia 635 for about Rs 11,300 plus taxes in July. "The Nokia Lumia...
  • Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 announced with virtual assistant Cortana, Action Center, start screen improvements 03-04-2014 02:53 PM

    New Delhi: Microsoft announced two important updates to the Windows platform - Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Update. Cortana, a new virtual assistant for Windows Phone devices, is among the new features coming to a Windows Phone update called 8.1. The updated operating system, Windows Phone 8.1, will come...
  • Next breakthrough app will come from India: Microsoft 03-04-2014 01:03 PM

    San Francisco: Microsoft has said the next breakthrough software application will come from India, which develops more than 10 per cent of the apps and is home to one of the largest IT industries in the world. "The fact that more than 10 per cent of the apps are being...
  • Nokia unveils new flagship Lumia 930, affordable Lumia 630, 635 smartphones 03-04-2014 10:33 AM

    New Delhi: Nokia, at Microsoft's Build 2014, announced three new Lumia smartphones - Lumia 930, Lumia 635, Lumia 630 - based on Windows Phone 8.1. The Lumia 930 is Nokia's new flagship phone, while the other two are affordable Lumia smartphones. The Nokia Lumia 630 comes in two variants and...
  • Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella reshuffles senior ranks 01-04-2014 11:14 AM

    San Francisco: Microsoft Corp named three executives to its cloud, devices and Xbox gaming divisions in one of new Chief Executive Satya Nadella's first management shakeups. In a public email, the world's largest software maker promoted Scott Guthrie to head of the cloud and enterprise group, the $20 billion division...
  • Nokia Employees stage fast in Chennai, demands job security 31-03-2014 06:22 PM

    Seeking to draw the attention of the Central and state governments to their plight, employees of handset maker Nokia India's manufacturing facility at Sriperumbudur near Chennai on Monday staged a one-day fast demanding job security. More than 3,000 employees, mostly in the 20-30 age group and a majority of them...
  • Nokia employees to go on one-day hunger strike on March 31; seek job security in the wake of Nokia-Microsoft deal 27-03-2014 05:14 PM

    Chennai: Employees of Finnish handset maker Nokia's plant at Sriperumbudur near here have decided to go on one-day hunger strike here next week, seeking job security to them in the wake of Nokia-Microsoft deal. Besides staging a hunger strike on March 31 in Chennai, the Nokia India Employees Union have...
  • Microsoft's $7.5 billion Nokia deal expected to close in April 24-03-2014 12:25 PM

    Stockholm: Finland's Nokia said on Monday it expected the 5.4 billion euro ($7.5 billion) sale of most of its Devices and Services business to Microsoft will close in April this year. Nokia had previously said it expected the deal to close in the first quarter of the year. Nokia said...
  • WhatsApp, Instagram now available for Nokia X 20-03-2014 01:04 PM

    New Delhi: Two of the most popular apps - WhatsApp and Instagram - are now available for download on Nokia X. Users can get the fully functional WhatsApp version from third party stores such as 1Mobile Market or APTOiDE, both of which are accessible straight from their Nokia X. Users...
  • Nokia appeal over asset transfer to Microsoft rejected by Supreme Court 15-03-2014 11:35 AM

    New Delhi: India's Supreme Court on Friday ordered Nokia to give a 35 billion rupees ($572.5 million) guarantee before it transfers one of its biggest mobile phone plants and other assets in the country to Microsoft Corp. The ruling upheld a lower court verdict over the plant in Chennai, which...
  • Nokia aims to capitalise on the growing affordable smartphone segment with the Nokia X 12-03-2014 06:42 PM

    Chennai: Nokia has launched the X-family range of phones to capitalise on the growing affordable smartphone segment, a top company official said today. "The affordable smartphone segment which was 16 million units in 2012 grew to 44 million units in 2014. This market as been growing faster. Nokia addressed it...
  • Nokia's X+, 5-inch XL Android phones to be available in India by May 10-03-2014 05:49 PM

    New Delhi: Finnish handset giant Nokia today launched its much awaited Android-based smartphone 'X' in India for Rs 8,599, aimed at protecting its turf in the fiercely competitive market. The company had announced 'Nokia X' family of affordable smartphones, which runs Google's Android apps, at the Mobile World Congress in...
  • Nokia X: First impressions review 10-03-2014 04:30 PM

    Nokia will soon become Microsoft's, but that hasn't stopped the Finnish phone maker from taking a dip in the Android pool. Nokia first showed off its Android phones late last month at the Mobile World Congress and the first of the phones have arrived in India in a matter of...
  • Nokia X, Nokia's Android smartphone, launched in India at Rs 8,599 10-03-2014 12:31 PM

    New Delhi: Nokia announced the launch of its new family of Android-based smartphones - the Nokia X series of phones - in India on Monday. The first three phones in the family - the Nokia X, X+ and XL - run on the new Nokia X software platform, that is...
  • Nokia expected to launch its Android-based Nokia X phones in India on Monday; likely to be priced at Rs 8,500 onwards 10-03-2014 10:07 AM

    Update: Nokia X, Nokia's Android smartphone, launched in India at Rs 8,599 New Delhi: Nokia is highly expected to announce the launch of its new family of Android-based smartphones - the Nokia X series of phones - in India on Monday. The first three phones in the family - the...
  • Google, Samsung ask China to limit Microsoft-Nokia deal: Report 03-03-2014 06:01 PM

    Bangalore: Google Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd have asked Chinese regulators to ensure that Microsoft Corp's bid to acquire Nokia Oyj's phone business did not lead to higher licensing fees on patents that remain with the Finnish company, Bloomberg reported on Monday. The companies joined Chinese mobile phone makers...
  • Nokia X review: Fastlane on Nokia's Android-based phones is promising 01-03-2014 01:41 PM

    Barcelona: By design, Nokia's new Android smartphones will underwhelm users of high-end phones. The Nokia X line was created with emerging markets in mind, so the company emphasised keeping prices low, meaning the user interface is relatively simple. The home screen resembles the one on Nokia's Windows-based Lumia phones, even...
  • Smartphone wars: Features take a backseat as price hogs the spotlight 27-02-2014 12:36 PM

    Barcelona: The mobile phone industry is now looking to the fast-growing demand for smartphones priced at $100 or below as the market for fancier high-end devices has become saturated, but not all handset makers are able or willing to trade down. Much of the talk this week at the Mobile...
  • Not only Nokia, HTC also pokes fun at Samsung Galaxy S5 25-02-2014 05:32 PM

    New Delhi: It wasn't only Nokia, HTC also took shots at Samsung soon after the South Korean giant introduced its flagship smartphone, Galaxy S5. HTC took to Twitter and tweeted a teaser image announcing the arrival of its next-gen One smartphone on March 25, while ridiculing Samsung at the same...
  • Nokia takes up Sony's challenge on Twitter for a camera duel 25-02-2014 04:50 PM

    New Delhi: Nokia has a fun presence on Twitter and they don't let go of an opportunity to make the best of a rival's device launch. This time, as Sony was flaunting its new Z2 waterproof smartphone, Nokia joined the conversation and stole the limelight on social media.Sony, on Twitter,...
  • Nokia makes fun of 'samesung' Samsung, again 25-02-2014 04:36 PM

    Nokia took yet another dig on Twitter at old rival Samsung branding the Korean giant as "samesung," before the Galaxy S5 unveiling. The image in the tweet posted by Nokia UK shows a Nokia Lumia screen with the tagline, "Not the Samesung ;)" Samsung is often derisively called 'Samesung' because...
  • Nokia X, X+, XL: First hands-on with Nokia's Android-based handsets 25-02-2014 03:11 PM

    Here is Nokia's first official hands-on video with the Nokia X Family. The Nokia X is the entry-level model in the family, will cost 89 euros, and will be available immediately in select markets. The Nokia X+ offers more memory and storage. It's priced at 99 euros and will be...
  • MWC 2014: Countdown to the Samsung 'Galaxy S5' launch begins 24-02-2014 09:43 PM

    Barcelona: Sony unveiled a new waterproof phone that can take ultra-high-definition video. Nokia introduced three Android smartphones aimed at emerging markets. And Lenovo announced one with an all-glass exterior. Yet most of the attention will be on Samsung, is expected to announce a successor to its flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone...