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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.

Mobile Phone Software12/16/2008

Nokia PC Suite Gets An Update (7.1)


Head over to Nokia Europe for the latest version of the Nokia PC Suite. New additions include device notifications (battery/call/SMS), calendar management through Nokia Communication Centre, and the ability to create or modify caller groups.

Nokia Phone News12/15/2008

Nokia’s Supernova Line Flashes Some New Colors


Nokia’s quasi-budget Supernova series received a color facelift on Friday, with graphite (darkish blue) and passionate purple being thrown into the mix. And while there was nothing new to report in terms of features, Nokia did have the good sense to add some services: Share on Ovi, Nokia Maps, and the always-handy (heh) Windows Live [...]

Nokia Phone News12/12/2008

Ouch: Nokia’s Comes With Music DRM Gets Sidestepped


Here’s three fun facts for today: -Nokia’s Comes with Music service uses Microsoft’s DRM. -An application called Tunebite can strip Microsoft’s DRM from Comes with Music files. -Comes With Music comes with unlimited music downloads. D’oh!

Nokia Phone Accessories12/11/2008

Accessories: Nokia Extra Power DC-11


Following in the footsteps of the Extra Power DC-8 and the Power Pack DC-1 is the Extra Power DC-11. Larger than the previous incarnations, the DC-11 still allows you to charge 2 devices simultaneously for twice the fun, and uses a rechargeable battery vs. the AA battery found in the DC-8. There’s also support for [...]

Nokia Phone News12/10/2008

Nokia N85 NAM Now Shipping


Symbian-Guru reports that the Nokia N85 NAM, the newest S60 dual-slider equipped with a sweet OLED display, is now shipping for US customers. Grab the phone from Amazon, NokiaUSA.com (shows in-stock once you add to cart, ignore the “Pre-Order” bits), and Nokia Flagship Stores in Chicago and New York City. Pricing is pretty standard across [...]

Nokia Phone Accessories12/7/2008

Accessories: Nokia Home Music


With all the hoopla surrounding recent phone announcements (aka the N97), some new Nokia accessory announcements fell through the cracks. First up is Nokia Home Music, a giant speaker stuffed with a radio. Yum!

Nokia Phone News12/6/2008

Preview: Nokia 2608 Phone (CDMA-ified 3555)


Continuing Nokia’s time-honored tradition of releasing dumbphones aimed at the CDMA market, the Nokia 2608, at first glance, actually looks like a slick phone. It’s very similar to the 3555, complete with the seamless back, although the keypad more closely resembles a Nokia N90 than anything. And it looks extremely thick.

Wireless Industry News12/5/2008

Nokia Expects Phone Sales to Fall 5 Percent in 2009


On November 14, Nokia reported that estimates for both the fourth-quarter of 2008 and the whole of 2009 would be lower than expected, and got burned. Today, Nokia added more fuel to the flames with its latest announcement that industry sales for 2009 would drop by a least 5 percent, and fourth-quarter sales would be [...]

Mobile Phone Software12/4/2008

Nokia Maps Gets An Update


Hot off the press from Nokia Beta Labs, the Nokia Maps 3.0 application has a couple flashy new improvements over the old version: 3D landmarks, Ovi integration, higher-res maps, walk navigation alerts, and what looks like even more paid real-time options (camera alerts?, traffic, movies/events). Ah, if only navigation was free… Grab it at the [...]

Nokia Phone News12/3/2008

Preview: Nokia N97 Phone (First Touch-Screen Nseries Phone)


Well, this is a rarity. For the first time in a long time, Nokia launched a surprise announcement with the latest Nseries handset, the N97. Already the first Nseries touch-screen phone, the N97 also packs in a slide-out/tilt-able QWERTY keyboard (can someone say arc slider?) and the usual badass Nseries features.



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