Nokia Offloads HERE Maps to a Consortium of Audi, BMW & Mercedes

Nokia Offloads HERE Maps to a Consortium of Audi, BMW & Mercedes

Nokia has finally announced that it will be selling the Here Maps services to a consortium of Automakers for $3.07 billion. We were well aware of the fact that Nokia was trying to wash its hands from HERE maps and was evaluating proposals from companies like Microsoft, but the choice of final buyers might surprise some people. HERE maps will […]

     
 
 

Nokia Ozo Camera Makes VR Content by Capturing 360-degree Video and Spatial Audio

Nokia Ozo Camera Makes VR Content by Capturing 360-degree Video and Spatial Audio    

Last week we were discussing a rumor according to which Nokia was believed to unveil its first Virtual Reality project, said to be a VR headset at the time. And now this has become reality as Nokia has announced its entry into the virtual reality market, not with a headset though but with a 360-degree camera called Ozo. Nokia Technologies is expected to […]

     
 
 

Nokia Tipped to Unveil its First Major Virtual Reality Project, Rumored to be a VR Headset

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The virtual reality industry is steadily evolving and becoming of greater interest to consumers. Facebook itself has spotted this trend and spared no expense when it paid as much as $2 billion for virtual reality startup Oculus VR.   And since VR is such a hot topic, OnePlus is going to unveil its next-generation smartphone with an unusual VR launch (most […]

     
 
 

Nokia To Return to Smartphone Market in 2016, Reveals CEO Rajeev Suri

Nokia To Return to Smartphone Market in 2016, Reveals CEO Rajeev Suri

Nokia is prepping to return to the smartphone game. The Finnish technology company — the part of it that wasn’t sold to Microsoft in a multimillion dollar deal which completed last year, will be partnering with third parties and provide them with the design of the phone, which they will then manufacture and sell, CEO Rajeev Suri said today. Ever […]

     
 
 

Is Micromax Pulling a Samsung… on Samsung?

Is Micromax Pulling a Samsung… on Samsung?

Those who forget history are condemned to repeat it, George Santayana famously remarked. And well, we certainly got that feeling when we saw the battle between Samsung and Micromax in the Indian media today. It started off with some publications (including ours) carrying Canalys’ reports that Micromax had overtaken Samsung in the Indian smartphone market in the fourth quarter of […]

     
 
 

2G Dual-SIM Nokia 215 is Microsoft’s Cheapest Internet Phone

2G Dual-SIM Nokia 215 is Microsoft’s Cheapest Internet Phone    

Nokia is on its own right now, trying its luck in the crowded tablet market with the N1, but Microsoft still has the right to sell Nokia-branded low-entry devices. And the company has chosen the right time to announce its latest basic phone with the Nokia label on the back – the Nokia 215. The device is said to be Microsoft’s […]

     
 
 

Nokia’s HERE App with Offline Navigation is Now Free on Google Play

Nokia’s HERE App with Offline Navigation is Now Free on Google Play    

Nokia has released its popular Here Maps initially just for Samsung devices, with a subsequent version that has been made available as a download for most Android devices. And today, while still in beta, the app has become officially available as a free download on the Play Store. But since this is not the final version, chances are that you […]

     
 
 

First Impressions: Microsoft Lumia 535 – New Brand, Old Spirit!

First Impressions: Microsoft Lumia 535 – New Brand, Old Spirit!

The Lumia 535 is the first device in the Lumia range to come without the Nokia brandname. And honestly, that has been a bit of a burden for it. For, everyone expects something unusual and special, and ah, un-Nokia, from it. “The first Microsoft phone” many whispered at its launch, blissfully forgetting about the unfortunate Kin One and Two, launched […]

 
     
 
 

Nokia N1 vs iPad Mini 3 vs Nexus 9: How They Stack Up?

Nokia N1 vs iPad Mini 3 vs Nexus 9: How They Stack Up?

Nokia has announced their N1 tablet and managed to surprise pretty much everybody, after previously teasing a mysterious black box. The Finnish company is prohibited from making Nokia-branded phones for quite a while, so they have taken the right approach – release a tablet instead. While it will be curious to see what will be the reaction of consumers, we’ve […]