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  • Nokia may be allowed to sell its Chennai mobile plant 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Government may allow Finnish telecom firm Nokia to sell its Chennai plant with a condition that the money realised will be kept in escrow account till final verdict is out on its Rs 21,000 crore tax dispute. "The Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) took initiative to resolve Nokia factory issue...
  • Apple's new trade-in programme could let you swap your old Android phone for a shiny new iPhone March 18, 2015

    London: Are you an Android user and fancy owning an iPhone 6? You could have an added incentive to do so, if Apple extends its trade-in programme to accept rival smartphones, according to media reports on Tuesday. The company is planning to offer in-store credit for Android users turning in their...
  • Nokia launches free Here maps for Apple users March 13, 2015

    Helsinki: Nokia says it has started providing mapping services for free download in Apple's App Store, after a successful launch of the service on Android devices. The Here offline maps, with navigation and search features covering more than 150 countries, is immediately available for devices using the iOS operating system, such...
  • Nokia, NTT Docomo prepare for 5G ahead of Tokyo Olympics launch March 3, 2015

    Barcelona: Japan's NTT Docomo and Finland's Nokia said on Monday they are working together to develop networks running at high frequencies for use in the 5G wireless era - technology expected to be showcased at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Docomo, Japan's largest mobile operator, and Nokia, the world's third biggest telecom...
  • Microsoft launches Lumia 435, Lumia 532 in India; priced at Rs 5999, Rs 6499 February 17, 2015

    Chennai: Microsoft launched two smartphones - Lumia 435 and Lumia 532, priced at Rs 5,999 and Rs 6,499, respectively. The launch is part of Microsoft's plan to strengthen its presence in the smartphone category after rebranding itself in the handset category following the purchase of handset division from telecom major Nokia. The...
  • Microsoft, Samsung settle contract dispute over patents February 10, 2015

    San Francisco: Microsoft and Samsung Electronics have settled a contract dispute over patent royalties, though terms of the settlement are confidential, Microsoft said in a statement on Monday. Microsoft sued Samsung last year in a federal court in New York, accusing Samsung of breaching a collaboration agreement by initially refusing to...
  • Nokia 215: Microsoft's cheapest 'Internet-ready' phone launched at $29 January 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Microsoft announced the Nokia 215, its most affordable Internet-ready phone. The Nokia 215 is designed to connect and introduce first-time mobile phone buyers to the Internet and new digital experiences. Available in both single-SIM and dual-SIM variants, the Nokia 215 is priced at $29 (around Rs 1,850). The...
  • Tech in 2014: The first-of-its-kind products launched this year December 24, 2014

    Though the year 2014, in consumer technology, has not been the year of anything that we can remember it by, it, however, witnessed the arrival of a few first-of-its-kind products and ideas that might have laid the foundation for coming trends. For instance, Apple that had redefined the smartphone market...
  • Tech in 2014: The year of nothing December 22, 2014

    2014 has been a happening year. In politics, in sports, in cinema and elsewhere. But not in consumer technology. The year has almost passed by, and we are still waiting for something that we can remember the year by. Though we saw a lot of new products coming, new categories emerging...
  • Nokia's Here map for Android now available on Google Play; not limited to Samsung Galaxy phones anymore December 11, 2014

    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...