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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 News3/31/2009

E71x To Hit AT&T In May

There were a grand total of two Nseries/Eseries phones ever subsized by AT&T. About zero of them were actually successful. They were the N75 and E62, and both suffered from some major issues: the former had some lousy battery life and heat problems, while the latter looked like a bland, oversized calculator.

Nokia Phone News3/27/2009

Nokia N-Gage Gets Recognized as “R&Dfective”

This one gave me a pretty good laugh: Minyanville did a slideshow of the nine biggest “Consumer-Product Misfires”, and the Nokia N-Gage (the actual gaming device/phone, not the service) made the list thanks to some “huh?” engineering: you needed to remove the battery to insert a new game, and you had to turn it on [...]

Wireless Industry News3/26/2009

Earnings: Sony Ericsson Doesn’t Impress With Profit Warning (Q1 2009)

Sony Ericsson has been on a losing streak. Seriously. Two quarters ago (Q3 2008), the conglomerate/duo announced that it lost 25 million euros (~$34 million USD). Last quarter (Q4 2008), the company lost 187 million euros. And now, SE is about to land it’s biggest loss in a long time: 340 million euros. And that’s [...]

Nokia Phone News3/24/2009

Nokia 7205 Intrigue: A CDMA Phone That Actually Looks Decent

It’s good to know that Nokia’s CDMA handsets keep getting progressively better. Better looking, that is. At this rate, Nokia will have quite a looker in 2012.

Nokia Phone Deals3/20/2009

Deal: Refurb Nokia 6133 for $60

Remember the 6133? No, of course you don’t. The 6133 was released more than 2 years ago to little fanfare alongside a couple of other suspiciously similar phones, the 6131 and 6126. All three phones featured the same “press-to-open” button which it seems was all the rage at the time.

Nokia Phone News3/19/2009

New Nokia E66 and E71 Firmware Updates Are In

I have to admit, Nokia has done a pretty good job with the whole firmware-updating-thing – at least with the E66 and E71 phones. Today Nokia released 210.21.007 (E66) and 210.21.006 (E71), which are essentially the same update:

Nokia Phone Deals3/18/2009

Deal: Buy a Nokia N85, Get a $50 Visa Card

This is a pretty simple deal: buy a Nokia N85 from somewhere*, complete an order form, include your receipt and phone box barcode, and get a $50 Visa Prepaid card.

Wireless Industry News3/18/2009

Nokia to Lay Off 1,700 Employees

Sad news for today: 1,700 Nokia employees are getting axed, thanks to the magic of cost-cutting and the global credit crisis. According to the press release, the lucky divisions being trimmed are sales, marketing, and technology management (which includes Devices research & development) – three divisions that you’d think Nokia would want to keep.

Wireless Industry News3/12/2009

Analysts Say Don’t Buy Nokia (the stock)

In the past couple of days, the stock market has roared back to life – shares of Nokia stock have jumped over 20%. But according to several analysts, this isn’t the time to buy: more rough times are coming.

Nokia Phone News3/11/2009

Three New XpressMusic Phones Coming Today?

So says Netherlandish blog All About Phones. Apparently there’s a music-themed event coming later on today, with three new phones being announced: the Nokia 5730 XpressMusic, 5330 XpressMusic, and 5030 Xpress Radio (sense a trend here?). And while the 5330 closely resembles the Nokia 5630 XpressMusic phone, it’s not. Confused yet?

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