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The N9: It's not a Windows Phone.
Nokia Phone NewsJune 22, 2011

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.

Nokia Phone Deals11/30/2008

Contest: Win a Limited Edition Marshall Amp


Latest contest from the Nokia Music store: fill out a ridiculously short form for a chance to win one of two limited edition Marshall amps, courtesy of The Killers and their new album. More details: contest ends December 5th, and successfully entering the contest adds your email address to The Killers’ Official Spam list. Win [...]

Nokia Phone News11/27/2008

Preview: Nokia 6260 Slide


The original 6260 was a flip and the first S60 phone that I ever owned. The new 6260 is a slider and an S40 device. Where did it all go wrong? To be honest, the two phones have very little in common. The latest 6260 slide looks a lot like the 6220 Classic and 6210 [...]

Nokia Phone News11/26/2008

More on Nokia’s E75 Slider


It’s been a while since word first leaked out about Nokia’s E75 smartphone. For those who weren’t paying attention, the E75 was an Eseries handset with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, all wrapped up in an E66-ish package. BGR now has one or two more details on the phone, with pictures to boot.

Wireless Industry News11/24/2008

Kodak Goes Up Against Samsung and LG in Patent Fight


Eastman Kodak Co. is not happy. At least not with the current #2 and #5 largest phone manufacturers, Samsung Electronics Co. and LG Electronics Inc. The imaging giant filed a lawsuit against both South Korean conglomerates in New York, and, as an added bonus, also lodged a complaint with the International Trade Commission. According to [...]

Wireless Industry News11/21/2008

Forbes Interviews the Nokia Design Chief


Alastair Curtis is Nokia’s Chief Designer, which means he pretty much oversees every phone that gets created. Forbes recently did an interview with the guy, and it’s a great, short read.

Nokia Phone News11/20/2008

The N76: Back From the Dead and Now With Half a Keyboard


The Boy Genius Report has word of a new Nokia phone (code name: WAHOO) that’s slated to hit AT&T some time in the future. It looks just like the ill-fated N76, Nokia’s answer to the ridiculousness that was the RAZR.

Mobile Phone Software11/20/2008

Nokia E66 and E71 Get Updated


There’s two semi-new firmware updates for the Nokia E66 and E71 smartphones, as well as a general update to the Nokia Software Updater app. Changes include “performance improvements” for the camera (viewfinder orientation), Mail for Exchange synchonization, and browsing. You also get the latest versions of Mail for Exchange and Nokia Maps.

Nokia Phone News11/19/2008

Three Vertu Ferrari Phones Hit the Streets


Nokia’s uber-expensive Vertu line of non-smartphones now has an uber-expensive name attached to it: Ferrari. And Nero, Rosso, and Giallo.

Nokia Phone Deals11/18/2008

Win a Bunch of Star Wars Stuff Courtesy of N-Gage


Nokia N-gage and Lucasarts are currently running two contests for The Force Unleashed Mobile. Unfortunately for the lazy, both require some kind of actual work.

Wireless Industry News11/16/2008

A World of Hurt for Nokia, and Everyone Else


Ouch: Nokia reported Friday that fourth quarter industry mobile phone sales would be far lower than expected – 20 million phones lower, to be exact. The company also painted a pretty bleak picture for the future, thanks to a certain global recession. Nokia didn’t give any hard numbers for 2009, other than to say that [...]



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