nokia

Thu
12
Sep
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Microsoft-Nokia Merger 'Doomed', New Report Says

A new report from CBS Money Watch questions the viability of Microsoft's recent acquisition of Nokia's phone business. The problem: both firms have fallen on tough times of late, meaning consumer confidence in their products is at an all-time low. ... At the same time, there just aren't enough apps available for Windows Phone devices. The devices division of 150-year-old Finnish communications firm Nokia was recently acquired by Microsoft for $7.2 billion. Many experts see the acquisition as an extension of an existing relationship between the two firms. It's a relationship that has involved ... (view more)

Tue
03
Sep
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Nokia's 'Here Auto' Connects Cars with the Cloud

Nokia is looking to connect automobile drivers with the 'cloud' through a program called "Here Auto", a new in-car navigation platform designed to provide users with real-time navigation data. Nokia says Here Auto is a dynamic tool that ... automatically adapts to the location of a driver. For example, if a driver is navigating city streets, the map they see is close to the ground, thereby displaying local parking lots, restaurants, side streets, and other important details. System Adjusts to Driver Location However, if the driver exits the city and heads out on an interstate highway, they'll be ... (view more)

Mon
02
Sep
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Nokia CEO Bookies' Pick to Replace Steve Ballmer

Who will replace Steve Ballmer as Microsoft's chief executive officer? It's a tough question, but one many people are asking right now. That's why a British bookmaker, or 'bookie', is taking bets on Ballmer's replacement. Ladbrokes is one of the ... leading bookmakers in the United Kingdom. Recently the firm posted its list of the top picks for Microsoft CEO. According to Ladbrokes, it's likely the next Microsoft chief executive officer has already worked for the Redmond, Washington-based firm. Nokia CEO Given 5/1 Odds The current front runner is Nokia CEO Stephen Elop, who served as head of ... (view more)

Wed
01
May
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Nokia Launches Durable, Long-Lasting $20 Cellphone

Nokia has launched a $20 cellphone that comes with no service commitments. The handset lacks many modern mobile tech features but lasts up to 35 days before requiring a recharge. Originally the Nokia 105 handset was designed for the developing ... world. However, the company is now expanding the device's release area to include Europe. The phone boasts 12.5 hours of talk time or 35 days on standby. It's also designed to prevent dust or liquids getting into the phone through the keypad, something that may be particularly useful in some remote areas. The rest of the phone is relatively basic, with ... (view more)

Mon
11
Mar
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Microsoft Surface Smartphone Coming Soon: Report

Microsoft caused quite the stir when it unveiled its Surface tablet computer last year. It's rumored the move angered the firm's traditional hardware partners, including Hewlett-Packard (HP), Samsung, and Acer, who didn't like having to compete with ... Microsoft for customers. Now, it appears Microsoft may be preparing to ruffle feathers in another sector of the consumer technology industry. Windows Phone 8 to Suffer: Nokia Mobile phone maker Nokia, which produces handheld devices running Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system (OS), has reportedly filed a complaint with the ... (view more)

Thu
13
Dec
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'Prey 0.5.9', and 'Nokia Suite 3.6.36'

Prey 0.5.9 Having your laptop or smartphone stolen can be one of the most frightening and frustrating experiences. Prey is a free software tool that lets you keep tabs on your device after the theft has taken place, helping you or the authorities to ... track down the person who has it. http://preyproject.com Nokia Suite 3.6.36 Nokia Suite will allow you to quickly and easily connect your Nokia device with a computer. Using this special program and user interface, you can easily move photos, videos, and other data from your Nokia smartphone to a computer (and vice versa). http://www.nokia.com ... (view more)

Tue
17
Jul
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No Windows 8 Prompts Nokia to Cut Lumia 900 Price

Given the amount of media attention paid to the financial calamity currently facing Research in Motion (RIM), maker of the BlackBerry, the troubles of other smartphone producers have gone relatively unnoticed. But perhaps that's no longer the case. ... Nokia Corp. has also been confronted with narrowing profit margins, and has responded to a lack of consumer interest by slashing the price of its Lumia 900 Windows phone device. The Lumia 900, which runs Microsoft's Windows Phone mobile operating system, first hit the market in April, 2012. Available exclusively through AT ... (view more)

Thu
22
Mar
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Nokia Windows 8 Tablet In Development: Report

Nokia has announced plans to release a Windows 8 tablet computer. No shipment date has yet been scheduled, but a key Nokia manager recently indicated a launch for the product could be on the horizon. In a recent interview, Finland's Kauppalehti ... Optio magazine asked Nokia executive Marko Ahtisaari about his company's plans to launch a Windows 8-based tablet, and reports that he answered: "We are working on it." (Source: informationweek.com ) Ahtisaari even went so far as to admit that he is devoting approximately one-third of his own working time to overseeing the new tablet's ... (view more)

Fri
10
Feb
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Mobile Phone Maker Nokia to Cut 4,000 Factory Jobs

The world's largest mobile phone maker says it plans to eliminate roughly 4,000 manufacturing positions, or about 7 per cent of its entire work force. Nokia cited efforts to become more efficient in its production of smartphones as the main reason ... behind the cutback. On Wednesday, February 8, 2012, the Espo, Finland-based firm announced that it would eliminate certain jobs from three of its major factories, specifically those located in Komarom, Hungary, Reynosa, Mexico, and Salo, Finland. Nokia says the bulk of the planned layoffs will come at its Hungarian facility, with less drastic cuts ... (view more)

Wed
04
Jan
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'Exportizer 5.1', and 'Nokia PC Suite 7.1.180.46'

Exportizer 5.1 Exportizer is a free database export tool. It allows users to export data to a file, clipboard, or printer. It can convert DB, DBF, text, or CSV to text, CSV, XLS, RTF, XML, HTML, DBF, or INSERT statements. Export operations can be ... performed via the program interface or the command line, with a large number of possible parameters, all easily generated directly from the GUI. http://www.vlsoftware.net Nokia PC Suite 7.1.180.46 Nokia PC Suite for Windows allows users to backup the data from their cell phone to their computer, and restore it when necessary. With this software, ... (view more)

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