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Nokia smartphones back on the market soon

Nokia smartphones will make a comeback next year, and the current owners of the Finnish brand are betting that the connection it built with billions of consumers during a decade of dominance hasn’t been broken. HMD Global has secured

Duncan McLeod
How Nokia got its groove back

There was a time, oh, 10 years ago, when consumers used to salivate at the prospect of a new handset from Nokia. From the 2004’s computer-cum-phone, the 9500 Communicator, to 2007’s multimedia powerhouse, the N95, it used to be that for many people that the only option when it came to upgrading

Duncan McLeod
BlackBerry blind to its last best hope: us

Watching BlackBerry over the past few years has been like watching a train wreck in slow motion. The company, whose name was once synonymous with smartphones, has stumbled from one disaster to another. This week, things got a lot worse. BlackBerry

Opinion
Start with the Finnish

In a widely expected move, Microsoft is buying Nokia’s handset division, giving it the hardware it needs to compete in the new war of ecosystems against Apple and Google. The only surprising thing is that Microsoft paid more for Skype (US$8,5bn, in May 2011) than it did for Nokia ($7,2bn)

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The 10 best phones Nokia ever made

Soon the Nokia name will vanish from high-end devices. Nokia has sold the Lumia and Asha trademarks to Microsoft as part of their €5,4bn deal, announced on Tuesday, but Nokia’s name will vanish from smartphones. Curiously, Microsoft will continue

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Microsoft in €5,4bn Nokia deal

Microsoft is officially launching itself into the smartphone hardware business. The US software company has made a E5,4bn cash offer to buy Nokia’s device and services business, to license the company’s patents and to use Nokia’s mapping services

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Nokia zooms in with the Lumia 1020

Calling it the “next chapter in smartphone photography”, Nokia on Thursday night launched the Lumia 1020 phone, complete with a 41-megapixel camera. “We’ve made the back the new front,” CEO Stephen Elop told the packed Zoom Reinvented launch event in New York, where the 1020’s impressive camera features

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Nokia Lumia 920 launched in SA

Nokia on Friday launched its highly anticipated new flagship smartphone, the Lumia 920, in South Africa. The phone, seen by analysts as the Finnish firm’s best chance to date of reversing its punishing loss in smartphone market share, is the first from Nokia running Windows

Alistair Fairweather
Microsoft readies the lifeboats

When Stephen Elop took over at Nokia, he likened the company’s predicament to a man standing on a burning oil rig, debating whether to brave the cold sea or the flames. Nokia has since dived headlong into change – and is yet to surface. Microsoft, the company Elop left to join Nokia, is now toying with a similar plunge into

Duncan McLeod
Nokia: still burning

Microsoft dealt a blow to its partner Nokia late last week when it said current Windows Phone devices would not get upgraded to the latest version of the operating system. In the process, the US software giant may have shot itself in the foot. Nokia CEO Stephen Elop could be forgiven for thinking

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