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The N9: It's not a Windows Phone.
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Nokia N9 Announced: Packs MeeGo, 8 Megapixel Camera, and Swiping


It’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything really worthwhile on this blog. Then again, it’s been a long time since there’s been any worthwhile Nokia news. And so, after a four-month hiatus, it’s time again to look at one of Nokia’s latest phones: the oft-rumored N9.

Wireless Industry News10/18/2008

Sony Ericsson’s Q3 2008 Earnings Report: Pretty Blah


Nokia’s 30% drop in profits doesn’t seem so bad compared to the woes still plaguing Sony Ericsson: the partnership reported a loss of 25 million euros, compared to a profit of 267 million euros last year, on sales of 25.7 million handsets.

Wireless Industry News10/17/2008

Nokia’s Q3 2008 Earnings Report: Definitely Not a Win


Sometime in September, Nokia announced that market share would fall in the third quarter, causing a virtual stock landslide (-11%). Well, the results are in, and yes, market share did fall, along with almost every other metric in the book. But Nokia stock still ended on a high note – some 9.6% higher than the [...]

Wireless Industry News10/15/2008

Report: Sprint Loses $29 Billion, Execs Get $74 million


Executive compensation is always a fun topic, and it turns out the latest chapter in the book of overpaid execs comes from Sprint Nextel, who just beat out 500 companies to win the award for Worst Pay-For-Performance.

Nokia Randomness10/15/2008

Nokia Productions: The Film Now Up


There’s a new Spike Lee joint in town: it’s Nokia Productions, the “collaborative effort” that mashed together a bunch of media to create the ultimate movie with the ultimate theme of Connecting People. It’s directed by Spike, and now showing after 5 months of user submissions that included, among others, pictures of my feet (not [...]

Nokia Phone News10/14/2008

Nokia N810 WiMAX Edition Now Available


Hit up Nokia’s web store for a chance to purchase the latest in the internet tablet series – the N810 WiMAX edition. At $493, it’s a cool $55 more than the original N810 tablet, and apparently it’s also only available in the USA. Take that, world!

Nokia Phone Reviews10/13/2008

The Reviews are in: Nokia 5800 XpressMusic


Nokia’s brand spanking new 5800 XpressMusic phone, formerly known as The Tube, has been announced for a grand total of ten days and there’s already a number of reviews for the device. We’ve collected the best of them.

Mobile Phone Software10/10/2008

Thumbs Up: Nokia Active Notes


Nokia’s Eseries phones tend to come with a lot of relatively unknown productivity/business software, ranging from the mundane/borderline useless Quickoffice app, to such gems like the Multiscanner. While I won’t be getting into the Multiscanner this time around, I do want to mention another awesome (preloaded) application: Active Notes.

Nokia Phone News10/9/2008

5800 XpressMusic won’t be here by Xmas


Reuters reports that the Nokia’s first touch-screen cell phone, the 5800 XpressMusic (aka Tube), won’t be hitting some of the more important markets by the Christmas season. It will, however, be on sale in a random jumble of countries: the United Arab Emirates, India, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Russia and Spain.

Wireless Industry News10/7/2008

Nokia Snags EMI for Comes With Music, and More


The Big Four record companies. That’s Universal, Sony BMG, Warner Music Group, and EMI. And a couple of days ago, EMI became the last of the Big Four to join Nokia’s unlimited music downloading service, Comes With Music.

Nokia Phone News10/6/2008

Nokia Concept Phones: The Next Communicator?


During the S60 Fifth Edition webcast, there were a couple slides that showed a generic touch-screen concept device. Normally, this wouldn’t be news except for this questionable picture on one slide:



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