Nokia N1 Hands-On: Pretty Great for a $250 iPad Mini Clone

Nokia is not dead (yet?), but their phones are. The company's latest attempt to be popular again is the Nokia N1, an new Android tablet announced a few months back. The good news is Nokia delivered a very good tablet at a very competitive price. The bad news? We still don't know if it's coming to the US. » 3/03/15 6:57pm 3/03/15 6:57pm

Nokia 215: Internet in Your Pocket For $30

Microsoft's latest smartphone launch is no flagship—but that's not to say it's unimportant. Costing just $30, it's perhaps the cheapest way to get a slice of the web in your your hand. » 1/05/15 4:56am 1/05/15 4:56am

The World As Seen By a Self-Driving Car

For self-driving cars to work safely, we need better mapsmuch better maps. These maps will not only need to know where the roads are. They'll need to show real-time details as general as traffic patterns and as specific the number of inches to the curb. They'll also need to cover millions of miles worth of road. » 12/15/14 1:55pm 12/15/14 1:55pm

Nokia N1: A $250 Android Tablet That Looks Like an iPad Mini

What Is This Mysterious Black Box That Nokia Is Teasing?

Nokia, after selling off its mobility branch to Microsoft, refuses to give up and is prepared to launch a new product of some sort tomorrow. Earlier today, the Finnish tech company tweeted "Guess what? We're up to something" and adorned the teaser with just a black box. » 11/17/14 12:37pm 11/17/14 12:37pm

This Is What Lumias Will Look Like Now, Without Nokia Branding

Microsoft is officially cutting the Nokia branding on its Lumia handsets. From now on, its smartphones will be branded with the Microsoft Lumia name. » 10/24/14 4:50am 10/24/14 4:50am

Remember how Samsung announced it was getting Nokia's Here navigation software for its Android devices? Well, the app has just gone live on Samsung's Galaxy app store so now you can try it out for yourself (if you have a Samsung Galaxy device). » 10/08/14 7:39am 10/08/14 7:39am

How to Get Next-Level Cryptography With a Crappy Old Nokia Phone

Remember the Nokia N9? Probably not—but geek points if you do—because it was a smartphone that was DOA and used by pretty much no one. But even a three-year-old smartphone is pretty sophisticated piece of machinery. Using just an N9 and light, physicists have found a way to generate the random numbers algorithms used… » 9/12/14 3:57pm 9/12/14 3:57pm

Lumia 730 and 830 Hands-On: Windows Phone on a Budget

The flagship Nokia 930, known as the Icon in the U.S., ticks off a lot of must-haves in a smartphone: great camera, great screen, great performance. But the $600 off-contract price might be somewhat atmospheric for some of us. That's where the Lumia 830 comes in. » 9/04/14 4:45am 9/04/14 4:45am

​Free, Offline Nokia Maps Are Coming To Android and iOS Soon


Before the year is out, you will have yet another alternative to Google and Apple Maps. Nokia says that it will soon release a free-of-charge maps app on Android and iOS. Why? Because the company thinks that your current options are, well, stale. » 9/04/14 1:56am 9/04/14 1:56am

Samsung Is Getting Nokia's Here For Navigation

However good Google Maps might be, Samsung has decided that it can offer better. Teaming up with Nokia, a beta version of Here for Android is being made available exclusively for Samsung. » 8/29/14 7:22am 8/29/14 7:22am

Welp, There Go Your Dreams of Android on a Nokia Phone

Just after the news that Microsoft was about to buy it, Nokia let a curious little gadget drop: a Nokia phone running Android. And the Nokia X wasn't just a one-off curiosity; it even has a successor. But that's the end of the line. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says no more Android for Nokia. » 7/17/14 9:11am 7/17/14 9:11am

Report: Microsoft Is Banning Google as a Default Search on New Lumias

Microsoft has apparently decided to remove the ability to set Google as a default search engine on new Lumia Windows Phone handsets. » 7/15/14 7:01am 7/15/14 7:01am

Nokia's Updated Android Phone Takes Two SIMs for $135

Nokia has just announced an update to its first Android handset. The X2 is brightly colored, cheerfully specced, cheap—and even accepts dual SIMs. » 6/24/14 4:20am 6/24/14 4:20am

Blackmailers Held Nokia Code to Ransom For Millions of Euros

Blackmail is a nasty business, but it's not just the stuff of movie plots: Nokia was in 2008 forced to pay "several million euros" to criminals who held its code to ransom, reports Reuters. » 6/18/14 4:40am 6/18/14 4:40am

Beautiful spinning video of New York makes me go both ooooh and barf!

This beautiful new commercial from Nokia uses the same principle of bullet time—the effect made popular by the movie The Matrix—but in a different way: Instead of freezing a moment in time, the rig is built to give the illusion that the world is spinning. It's pretty, but it can make you a bit dizzy. » 5/21/14 8:01pm 5/21/14 8:01pm

Microsoft Now Officially Owns Nokia

Almost eight months after the original announcement, Microsoft has now completed its deal to purchase Nokia's devices and services unit. Microsoft no longer dominates just software: from today, it's a hardware specialist, too. » 4/25/14 7:41am 4/25/14 7:41am

The Smartphone Industry Pledge That Could Stop Your Phone Being Stolen

The likes of Apple, Google, Microsoft and other major figures in the smartphone industry have signed a pledge that will make it harder to steal cell phones—from July 2015, at least. » 4/16/14 3:30am 4/16/14 3:30am

Nokia's Adorable New Bluetooth Speaker Is Just $55

To match its new Lumias, Nokia has announced this cute little Bluetooth speaker, too—with 15 hours of playback and as asking price of just $55. » 4/03/14 3:45am 4/03/14 3:45am