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.
When Microsoft bought Nokia’s mobile division in 2013, it made a deal that the Finnish manufacturer couldn’t make any smartphones until after December 31, 2015. Now with that date approaching, Nokia is ready to get back in the game.
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.
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.
For self-driving cars to work safely, we need better maps—much 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.
Nokia may have relinquished control of the Lumia brand, but it's far from giving up on hardware. It's just announced the new N1: a $250 Android tablet.
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.