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Satya Nadella voted against the Nokia deal

September 26, 2017 |

Nadella advised Ballmer not to buy Nokia’s phone business

Microsoft’s current mobile strategy could be different if the company didn’t changed its CEO from Steve Ballmer to Satya Nadella. Apparently, Steve Ballmer wanted to purchase Nokia in order to build … Read More

Lumia Camera app may soon appear on Nokia Android phones

July 28, 2017 |

HMD Global now owns many Windows Phone design patents

HMD Global, the Finnish start-up that recently resurrected the Nokia smartphone brand with Android, has got the rights to use around 500 patents, formerly used by Microsoft on Windows phone. These … Read More

HERE Maps updated with more building footprints and improved transit lines

October 30, 2014 |

Nokia rolls out improved HERE maps to Windows phones

Nokia periodically updates its HERE maps for every continent and country, adding new features and improving existing ones.

360.HERE blog reveals more about the latest improvements in Nokia’s maps.

In addition to … Read More

Microsoft renames Nokia Lumia smartphones to ‘Microsoft Lumia’

October 21, 2014 | 1

Microsoft phases out the Nokia branding entirely, but keeps the Lumia name

Earlier this year Microsoft officially acquired Nokia’s phone business and according to the deal the Nokia name was planned to be phased out by the end of 2014. … Read More

Nokia is not withdrawing “HERE” services from Windows Phone

September 28, 2014 |

Nokia is on the way to start a co-operation with Android and iOS but the company states that it will continue their partnership with Windows Phone.

Some rumors came out after the announcement for the parting of the ways of … Read More

Ambient Sound Charges Phones

August 15, 2014 |

A new generation of smartphone prototype could be charged by ambient sounds such as those from a football field or a crowded street. But we do not expect charging cables to be discarded soon.

Scientists from London and developers at … Read More

Nokia brand to live on, Lumia to replace Surface

June 29, 2014 | 1

Microsoft acquired Nokia’s hardware unit a few months ago and many people have been wondering what Redmond is planning to do with the branding of its new smartphones. There were different rumors regarding the future plans – some analyzers predicted … Read More

Nokia redesigns HERE Maps

June 24, 2014 |

Nokia today unveiled a new design for HERE Maps available immediately at here.com and Yahoo maps while all apps for mobile platforms (Android, iOS and Windows Phone) will be updated later this year.

Some of the changes include a stronger … Read More

Microsoft’s smartphone brand to be introduced after January 1st 2015

June 12, 2014 |

Microsoft will drop the Nokia branding for new Windows Phones

Microsoft completed the Nokia acquisition in April and the company is now looking for a smooth brand transition – all new Windows Phones will drop the Nokia logo while Redmond … Read More

Nokia buys Desti, improves HERE with smart maps

May 31, 2014 |

Nokia announced the acquisition of Desti, an intelligent mapping service which the Finish company should integrate with HERE and eventually push out to Windows Phone and upcoming Amazon smartphones.

Desti was created by the same company that built Siri and … Read More

Good Bye Nokia! Hello Microsoft Mobile!

April 25, 2014 |

The End of an era

Today is a sad day for all Nokia fans around the world. Nokia, former market leader, is leaving the smartphone business by selling its assets to Microsoft. Both companies have announced that the transaction will … Read More

With Nokia acquisition Microsoft aims to achieve 15% market share until 2018

September 4, 2013 |

Microsoft has posted on its investor site a statement with the reasons and plans behind the decision to acquire Nokia. There are many interesting points, but briefly the goal is to save money and accelerate the market growth for its … Read More