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Nokia Maps Suite 2.0 rolls out to Symbian devices, breaks free from beta chains

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012
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Symbian users haven’t seen any shortage of love come their way in 2012. Just look to the 808 PureView for proof of that platform’s staying power. Now, Nokia’s doling out even more good news, dropping the beta tag from its Maps Suite 2.0 and officially rolling out that software to ^3, Anna and Belle handsets. For those unfamiliar with this bundle of location services, it’s primarily a tidy integration of Espoo’s Maps, Drive and Transport apps sewn into one, with tailored icons, enhanced UI customization, voice search and photo-tagging. Interested parties can get to downloading the currently available refresh via an OTA update on their phones now. And while you wait for that lengthy install, check out the source link below for additional shots of the packaged goods.

Nokia Maps Suite 2.0 rolls out to Symbian devices, breaks free from beta chains originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 04 Apr 2012 05:02:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Lumia 610 to ship with internet sharing enabled, smartphone first-timers to be none the wiser

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Wireless tethering, free of any carrier-imposed data shackles, is something of a reward for the well-informed smartphone buyer. Save for a sprinkling of Android handsets that natively include the feature — specifically, Google’s Nexus line — only Windows Phone Mango offers users that same option, should the operator and OEM choose to enable it. So, it wasn’t much of a surprise when Nokia unleashed its Lumia 800 and 710 to the market without internet sharing switched on. Their lil’ bro the 610, on the other hand, stands poised to be the first to offer that WiFi hotspot access right out of the box. From an operator standpoint, the move make sense — power users are less likely to claim the low-specced, wee handset as their own and, thus, sidestep potential network congestion. Will this knowledge force your credit card-wielding hand at the virtual register? Probably not, since most of our geek eyes are set firmly on that 900. Still, it’s a good show of faith from ‘ol Espoo.

Lumia 610 to ship with internet sharing enabled, smartphone first-timers to be none the wiser originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 15 Mar 2012 21:38:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Lumia 900 gets splayed into itty-bitty Finnish pieces by the FCC (update: photos)

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Sure, the FCC didn’t get to tear apart the delectable white Lumia 900 we’re oh-so-smitten with, but given the cadaver activities undertaken upon a smartphone that hasn’t yet gone on sale, beggars can’t be choosers. Inside the filing you’ll find a full manual and a bevy of internal shots revealing what makes Nokia’s flagship Windows Phone tick. Also of note, is a snap revealing the exact locations of its various antennae, which we’ve conveniently culled for you after the break. Honestly, there isn’t much else to it, so have a peep at our gallery or hop on over to the source link to get all personal with Espoo’s baby.

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Lumia 900 gets splayed into itty-bitty Finnish pieces by the FCC (update: photos) originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 29 Feb 2012 15:41:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Nokia reveals CES 2012 press event, Windows Phone the obvious focal point

Monday, December 19th, 2011

“The exciting thing is, we’ve only just begun.” That was the closing remark of then-CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo as he wrapped up Nokia’s 2010 CES keynote, and while the words ring true today, we’re guessing that what has transpired in Espoo between then and now wasn’t exactly on his radar at the time. After laying low through the 2011 episode, Nokia will be making a triumphant return at next year’s Consumer Electronics Show, even going so far as to reserve a block of time for a Metro-themed press event. The fun kicks off at 3:00PM PT on January 9th, and if you couldn’t tell by the invite, we’re guessing Windows Phone will be somewhere in the discussion. Naturally, we’ll be bringing you every moment of it right here on the site — nothing wrong with blocking out some vacation time to be here, you know?

Nokia reveals CES 2012 press event, Windows Phone the obvious focal point originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 19 Dec 2011 17:51:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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White Nokia N9 descends from Lintukoto, goes on sale in Finland

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Espoo isn’t making it any easier to say goodbye to MeeGo’s last dance with polycarbonate. Nokia’s alluring and elusive N9 in-snow-white-dress appears to now be on sale… in Finland. Web retailer Verkkokauppa has the handset listed on its site for 630€ — that’s $840 for you import types. Memento hunters throughout Europe can buy what this Finnish site’s selling or just sit tight and wait for the color variant to hit their respective markets this December. But if patience isn’t at the top of your priority list, we’d suggest you hit up the source below with some plastic in hand.

White Nokia N9 descends from Lintukoto, goes on sale in Finland originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 08 Dec 2011 19:34:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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White Nokia N9 descends from Lintukoto, goes on sale in Finland

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Espoo isn’t making it any easier to say goodbye to MeeGo’s last dance with polycarbonate. Nokia’s alluring and elusive N9 in-snow-white-dress appears to now be on sale… in Finland. Web retailer Verkkokauppa has the handset listed on its site for 630€ — that’s $840 for you import types. Memento hunters throughout Europe can buy what this Finnish site’s selling or just sit tight and wait for the color variant to hit their respective markets this December. But if patience isn’t at the top of your priority list, we’d suggest you hit up the source below with some plastic in hand.

White Nokia N9 descends from Lintukoto, goes on sale in Finland originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 08 Dec 2011 19:34:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Nokia N9 user previews PR1.2 update, full of camera and imaging refinements

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Many N9 users are still waiting to receive the PR1.1 update from Nokia, which officially began rolling out last week, but one lucky individual is already dabbling with what’s next from Espoo. After viewing the handful of screenshots, it’s obvious that PR1.2 will provide a number of enhancements for photo enthusiasts. For instance, the camera application sports a refined interface with all flash options visible at once. There’s also facial recognition in the gallery, along with support for color profiles in the display options. Additionally, users can now manage apps from the application menu, and keen-eyed observers will likely notice the re-styled buttons. We’ve also been told to expect changes to the N9′s default font, Nokia Pure Text, which we can only assume will make its arrival with PR1.2. Take a peek after the break to satiate your typeface urges.

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Nokia N9 user previews PR1.2 update, full of camera and imaging refinements originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 29 Nov 2011 07:20:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Nokia spreads a brimful of Asha 201 across the FCC

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Well, what do we have here? Looks like the Commission’s “surgeons” got their rubber-gloved mitts on Espoo’s pretty in pink (or is that purple?) Asha 201. Bearing the model number RM-800, the filing for this low-end, Series 40 handset made for emerging markets does a lot of showing, but not much telling. The report’s chock full of testing photos and even the device’s user manual. But, aside from Bluetooth, there’s nary a hint of the radios onboard. No matter, we know this Easy Swap-less portrait QWERTY’s headed for an around the world GSM tour in myriad colors. Feel free to rubberneck the exposed internals at the source link below.

Nokia spreads a brimful of Asha 201 across the FCC originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 18 Nov 2011 11:41:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Donna and Carla plan to kick Belle out of the Nokia ball, promise not to be Symbian’s last dance

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Nokia may have signed a pledge of mobile allegiance to Windows Phone, but that doesn’t mean its Symbian faithful have to play the part of the spurned lover. Espoo still sees a future for users of its other OS and plans to dish out the upgrades in two future steps, bearing such ’70s disco queen-from-BK names like Carla and Donna. Details of these purported updates leaked out at the company’s Developer’s Day in Mexico where a blurrycam slide outed the planned progression for Belle-operating handsets. So, what’s on deck? Well, Carla’ll be the first to hit, bringing an updated Browser (8.0 here), Dolby Surround Sound, NFC functionality and improved widgets, while Donna’s party plans were less than forthcoming, indicating that it’d be an exclusively dual-core phone affair. So, clear out some space on that Symbian dance card, these solid gold gals are looking for one last spin on the mobile dance floor.

Donna and Carla plan to kick Belle out of the Nokia ball, promise not to be Symbian’s last dance originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 16 Nov 2011 18:06:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Lumia 710 makes an appearance on Nokia’s US site without its Windows Phone counterpart

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

When Nokia made it known that the Meego-running N9 wouldn’t be making any official tour to the US, the sound of crushed dreams could be faintly heard in households across the nation. Would the newly-announced Lumia series suffer the same fate somehow? Might Uncle Sam’s invitation to the family BBQ get lost in the mail a second straight time? Thanks to Nokia’s US website, we know that at least one of the two Windows Phones will leave Espoo and land somewhere between sea and shining sea, as the budget-conscious Lumia 710 appears front and center on the OEM’s home page while the 800 is nowhere to be found. We’re not giving up just yet — if absence makes the heart grow fonder, we don’t want to get enamored with the AWOL phone this fast.

Lumia 710 makes an appearance on Nokia’s US site without its Windows Phone counterpart originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 27 Oct 2011 00:36:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Nokia to announce Symbian Belle update on Wednesday, crafts a countdown timer

Monday, August 22nd, 2011
Well, that must be embarrassing: Nokia gets a fancy countdown clock set up on its Facebook page as a teaser for something new on Symbian, and the file it set up still says “belle_fb_TeaserMain” in it. It doesn’t anymore, but the cat’s already out of the bag; on Wednesday morning Espoo will most likely unveil Belle, its forthcoming bump up from Symbian Anna. We’re unsure of the exact details that’ll be shared, though we’ve already seen enough of the new update to know what to expect: with a couple lengthy videos, multitudes of screenshots and a leaked version of Belle floating around somewhere, there isn’t much of a mystery left to shed light on. That said, we’re still hoping we’ll see some device announcements as well as dates and device compatibility. Perhaps Mr. Elop just wants us to to think it’s Belle, in which case this would be the best teaser of all.

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Nokia to announce Symbian Belle update on Wednesday, crafts a countdown timer originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 22 Aug 2011 14:27:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Nokia still ahead of Apple in smartphone sales, according to Gartner

Thursday, August 11th, 2011
Whoa there, Apple, we know you’re starting to feel pretty darn good about besting Nokia and Samsung for the title of world’s largest smartphone manufacturer, but hold on for just one minute. Gartner has a different idea of how the numbers game really works, and its interpretation makes all the difference in determining who earns the title. Rather than measuring the number of units each manufacturer ships out to the distributors (as IDC, ABI Research and Strategy Analytics do), Gartner gauges its numbers by how many devices were actually sold to end users instead. Thus, Nokia still keeps its title — for one more quarter, anyways. The firm is confident Espoo won’t be the top smartphone contender for much longer, thanks to the company’s grim Q3 outlook as it continues to await the transition to Windows Phone. But hey, there’s always Q4, right? Right? Check out the full press release after the break.

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Nokia still ahead of Apple in smartphone sales, according to Gartner originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 11 Aug 2011 13:44:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Nokia’s Live View AR app reveals what’s nearby, how to socially ostracize yourself in public

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Augmented reality junkie, Ovi Maps fan and S^3 fanboy? Nokia’s got you covered with its Live View AR app. The most recent hatchling from Espoo’s Beta Labs program brings selectable POI overlays to the camera inputs of a N8, C7 or E7. The Finnish firm also highlights the release’s tight integration with Ovi Maps, with deep hooks for turn-by-turn navigation and sharing — allowing you to spam friends as to your future whereabouts via SMS. Interest piqued? A video demoing the application and an interesting way to calibrate a compass awaits you beyond the fold.

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Nokia’s Live View AR app reveals what’s nearby, how to socially ostracize yourself in public originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 13 Jul 2011 03:17:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Nokia trims upcoming round of layoffs from 800 to 500 workers

Friday, January 14th, 2011

A Nokia spokesperson confirmed on Thursday that Nokia will cut fewer jobs in an upcoming round of layoffs¬†than it initially announced. Speaking with Bloomberg Businessweek, Nokia spokeswoman Paeivyt Tallqvist confirmed that Nokia’s upcoming workforce reductions would trim 500 workers from various locations in Finland. The cell phone maker said last month that 800 employees would be let go. According to the revised agreement with unions, Nokia will cut 120 jobs from its headquarters in Espoo, 198 from its Tampere location, 103 from Oulu and and 82 from its manufacturing plant in Salo.

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Nokia toys with context-aware smartphone settings switch, Jigsaw provides better context for apps like this

Saturday, November 27th, 2010

If Intel prognosticated correctly, context is the future of apps — your device’s array of sensors will determine where you are and what you’re doing, and clever programs will guess from there. Problems arise, however, when one tries to run those accelerometers, microphones, radio antennas and GPS tracking devices constantly on the battery life of an average smartphone and determine what the raw data means, and that’s where a group of Dartmouth researchers (and one Nokia scholar) are trying to stake their claim. They’ve got a bundle of algorithms called Jigsaw for iPhone and Symbian that claims to be able to continually report what you’re up to (whether walking, running, cycling or driving) no matter where you place your device, and only pings the sensors as needed based on how active you are. (For better or for worse, Jigsaw also dodges the privacy concerns Intel’s cloud-based API might raise by storing all personal data on the phone.)

Of course, we’ve had a very basic version of context-aware functionality for years in a little Android app known as Locale — which modifies your smartphone settings under very specific conditions you specify (GPS coordinates, WiFi locations, battery life and more) and it just so happens that Espoo’s doing much the same with an app called Nokia Situations. Presently in the experimental stage, Situations is a long ways away from the potential of frameworks like Jigsaw, but here you won’t have to wait — you can download a beta for Symbian^3, S60 5th Edition and S60 3.2 at our source links without further delay.

Nokia toys with context-aware smartphone settings switch, Jigsaw provides better context for apps like this originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 27 Nov 2010 23:59:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Nokia’s VP talks N8, MeeGo ‘milestone product,’ tablets, Android and more!

Friday, August 6th, 2010

Nokia’s prepping for a fourth quarter launch of its MeeGo smartphone. The N8 will hit before the end of Q3. The company’s absolutely not planning to use Android and a tablet isn’t happening anytime soon. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the stuff we learned this morning during our captivating chat with Niklas Savander, Espoo’s executive vice president and general manager of the Markets unit. With its quarterly profits dropping and losing daily (in mindshare, at least) to the Apples, HTCs and Motorolas of the world, we were certainly not lacking questions when we headed into the meeting, and Savander took on our questions about Nokia’s short and long term plans with stride. We’ve got the key points of the interview bulleted out after the break — and the full transcript after that.

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Nokia’s VP talks N8, MeeGo ‘milestone product,’ tablets, Android and more! originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 06 Aug 2010 18:27:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Nokia completes its N8 video tour with media player and HDMI demo

Friday, June 11th, 2010

You’ve seen parts uno and due already no doubt, so let’s dive straight into the third and final installment of Nokia’s N8 overview. Today we are treated to the Symbian^3 media player, which continues to closely resemble Apple’s Cover Flow, but we’re sure the companies will work it out between themselves. That cover-centric interface gets tugged around a few times to show the phone can handle it without lag, and we also get to see a repeat visit from our friend Mr. Long Press, which functions as a mobile version of a right-click by popping up a menu of contextual options. The video continues into a look at the HDMI connectivity and points out that the N8 will be compatible with Bluetooth keyboards — you know, if you’re in the mood for an Espoo-approved version of Google TV. See the whole thing after the break.

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Nokia completes its N8 video tour with media player and HDMI demo originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 11 Jun 2010 07:20:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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