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Nokia taking a risk with consumer focus – Gartner

Analyst firm Gartner has expressed surprise that Nokia didn’t push support for big business when taking the wraps off its new Windows Phone-powered smartphones in London this week, questioning why the company instead focused so heavily on pitching

Nokia has high hopes for location services

Nokia wants to become the default location services provider for Microsoft products and expects eventually to combine all of its new location-based services into one, unified experience. The Finnish company’s new location services include a check-in service called Pulse

Nokia VP on Windows, Symbian, MeeGo and tablets

Nokia won’t be introducing a tablet until it has one that is good enough, if at all, and it won’t get devices running Windows Phone into the hands of the lower end of the mobile handset market until the price of hardware falls further. It will, however, continue to support MeeGo and Symbian

Nokia unveils Lumia, Asha phones – pictures

Nokia has finally taken the wraps off its first two Windows Phone 7.5-powered smartphones, the Lumia 800 and the Lumia 710. At the Nokia World conference in London, CEO Stephen Elop heralded a “new dawn for Nokia”. Pictures of the Lumia 800 and 701, as well as the

The ‘iDevice’ nightmare facing corporate IT shops

Employees bringing their own gadgets, from smartphones to tablet computers, into the companies they work for and expecting them to function seamlessly with corporate technology systems is proving to be a significant and growing challenge for IT departments

Duncan McLeod
The digital decade

Shortly after 2000, when the dot-com bubble burst, a pall was cast over the technology industry. Internet companies ran out of funding and hit the wall, the Nasdaq crashed and is still valued at a fraction of what it was at the height of the

Blue Label, Microsoft part ways

JSE-listed Blue Label Telecoms is buying back the 12% stake Microsoft bought in it in 2007. At the same time, Microsoft SA MD Mteto Nyati is stepping down from Blue Label’s board of directors. Microsoft is selling the shares at a loss. It bought them for


The original version of the article, entitled “BlackBerry to open BBM to rivals?” contained speculation that, on balance, now appears to be largely incorrect. Because this…

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