There are few classes of consumer electronics that have had as exhilarating heights and as cringe-inducing lows as video game consoles. Since the Magnavox Odyssey plugged into TVs back in 1972 and delivered Pong to the masses, gaming consoles have demanded our attention.
At the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, we saw two formerly great smartphone brands—Nokia and BlackBerry—try to win their way back into consumers’ hearts with the relaunch of decidedly old-school gadgets. BlackBerry Mobile, whose name is licensed to Chinese electronics maker TCL, introduced its newest…
There’s been an intense debate in my head ever since Nokia introduced the new iteration of its classic 3310.
HMD Global, the Finnish company that owns the rights to Nokia’s phone brand licensing for the next ten years, took the stage at MWC in Barcelona today to showcase its first full line of Nokia-branded smartphones.
Dave Mitchell is a 49-year-old devotee to his old cell phone and members of the UK press are claiming he’s the proud owner of the “oldest working mobile phone in Britain.” Considering the 17-year-old model he uses is a Nokia 3310, that claim is believable.
A week after selling off its feature phone division, Microsoft has announced that it’s also “streamlining” its smartphone hardware business, cutting 1,850 jobs in the process.
Today Nokia’s smartphone relationship has gone from “it’s complicated” to “it’s official.” It’s the tail end of what has been nearly a decade of weirdness and back-and-forth contradictory statements. As just a small refresher, here’s a breakdown of the emotional rollercoaster that is Nokia and smartphones.
Nokia has just announced that a licensing deal will see a new range of Android phones and tablets produced under its name for the next ten years.
Microsoft has announced that it’s selling its feature phone division to Foxconn for the princely sum of $350 million.
Brace yourself for a slew of Finnish health hardware: Nokia has just announced that it plans to buy the digital wellbeing and wearables company Withings for $190 million.
Nokia started life as a pulp mill and spent a while making gas masks, before capturing the hearts of dumbphone users everywhere with the 3310. So it kinda makes sense that its next Big Thing is a $60,000 all-in-one solution for making VR experiences.
Today we’re getting our first look at Microsoft’s first Windows 10 Lumia smartphones—the first real attempt by Microsoft to build on the proud, if somewhat under-accomplished tradition of Nokia Windows Phones.
Cheap smartphones don’t have to suck, but Microsoft’s updated Nokia 105 is on a whole other level compared to some of the budget-friendly phones you might be considering. This feature phone is just $20.
The state of Virginia has decided to open up 70 miles of its public highways to companies that are developing self-driving cars.
You probably take your smartphone for granted: it’s your portal to the internet, an instant messaging machine, a video recorder, music player and, of course, a phone. It’s probably also your primary camera. Be grateful for it: smartphone cameras have come a long way.
The app that’s been the sexting ticket for tweens worldwide has been aggressively repositioning itself, recently as a news source. Find out more about Snapchat’s plans—and other tech news you might’ve missed—in today’s BitStream.