Another day, another company snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. This time it’s Nokia, as the company has decided to sell its health division— formerly known as Withings—which it purchased for $191 million in 2016. The sale itself seemed inevitable, and its price undisclosed, but its buyer is a huge surprise:…
As slick as the designs on the Galaxy S8 and the brand new S9 are, some people just can’t get down with all the changes Samsung makes to Android on the inside. It’s an understandable complaint, especially since just a few year ago, Samsung’s TouchWiz skin (which is now called the Samsung Experience), was often…
Some folks have started to take exception to companies that rely on people’s nostalgia to peddle their tech. But that ain’t stopping Nokia.
When I was a girl, I had a simple dream. I wanted to own the phone from The Matrix.
There was a time when Nokia was the undisputed king of cellphones, with quarterly sales of over 120 million units as recently as 2010. But after a failed partnership ended with Nokia selling its handset division to Microsoft, the company tried reinventing itself by pivoting to wearables, a move capped off when Nokia…
We take for granted the ability to pull out our smartphones and watch almost any video imaginable in hi-def resolutions. But back in 1998, the Nokia 5110 represented the cutting-edge of cellphone technology, and this is what it would’ve been like to watch YouTube and other videos on its terrible screen.
Every once in a while, we get the chance to peek into an alternate timeline and see how things could have played out if a single decision had gone a different way. And with the new Nokia 8, that’s exactly what we’re getting.
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.