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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.

Mobile Phone Software1/29/2009

Pretty Much Useless: Audio Smileys


The latest software to hit the Beta Labs is a little different from most of the other offerings: unlike most of the apps gracing the new site, Audio Smileys is completely, utterly, unequivically, useless.

Nokia Phone News1/26/2009

Nokia Ships 1 Million “Tubes” (5800 XpressMusic Sales)


A recent press release from Nokia highlighted one accomplishment, despite an extremely lousy, lousy fourth quarter: 1 million 5800 XpressMusics have been shipped, with the latest batch going over to the UK.

Wireless Industry News1/23/2009

Nokia’s Q4 2008 Earnings Report: Dismal


Just when it seemed like the wireless industry was positioned to get back on track, out came Nokia with another issue of its Bad Earnings Report. Among the worst was the company’s profit, which sank 69% from last year. Major ouch.

Mobile Phone Software1/21/2009

Nokia E66 NAMs Get An Update (v200.21.118)


North American E66 owners can now get a piece of the European action with the latest firmware update. Improvements include earlier loudspeaker activation (you can now turn on the loudspeaker BEFORE being connected on a call), new themes (black business, black personal, red business, red personal, for the most part kinda eh), and possible bug [...]

Wireless Industry News1/20/2009

ITC Complaint Hits Nokia, RIM, Palm, HTC, Panasonic


Saxon Innovations, a previously-unknown “intellectual property licensing company” filed a mega-complaint to the ITC (International Trade Commission) today against some of the biggest names in the handset business, alleging that the companies violated patents owned by the company.

Nokia Phone News1/19/2009

Nokia N79 Active Bundles Heart Monitor, Armband


When the economy gets tough, the tough start bundling. At least that’s the latest idea from Nokia, who recently introduced the Nokia N79 Active – a phone that comes bundled with a whole bunch of sportsy stuff.

Wireless Industry News1/17/2009

Sony Ericsson’s Q4 2008 Earnings Report


So Sony Ericsson kicked off the phone makers’ quarterly earnings reports for the end of 2008, and it sure wasn’t good: the tag team effort between Sony and Ericsson AB produced a 187 million euro loss in Q4, on 2.9 billion euro revenue.

Mobile Phone Software1/15/2009

Software: Nokia Messaging Goes Live (Verdict: I Like)


Let’s face it. The stock S60 mail client is a little dated. It’s slow, clunky, and likes to spit out unfixable certificate errors from time to time. Nokia’s Messaging service is an attempt to revamp the existing client while also (in the future) generating nice sums of money for Espoo.

Nokia Phone News1/13/2009

Nokia E63 To Hit USA, Hit You For $279


Nokia’s E63 is a mixed bag. It’s the lower-priced version of the popular E71 Blackberry-ish phone, retaining most of the E71′s feature set with some minor additions and subtractions. Here’s what you get: a 3.5 mm stereo jack and better battery life (by half an hour). Here’s what you lose: integrated GPS and 3.2 megapixel [...]

Nokia Phone News1/12/2009

…And the Nokia E71 Gets a New Commercial


Kevin over at Blink Media sent over a bit of news: the official Nokia E71 YouTube ad is up. Basically it’s a good, quick 1 minute glance at the E71′s main features. Check out the embedded video inside.



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