ArtsBeat: Finnish Conductor Will Be First Woman to Lead Helsinki Philharmonic


Finnish startup Adaia set to launch $1,300 Android phone in 2014

Nokia’s turmoils, and subsequent mass layoffs, have freed up plenty of smart people in the Finnish workforce to do their own thing. Rovio with Angry Birds, Jolla with Sailfish and now Adaia. The 16-person startup, led by former Nokia employee Heik…


Samsung Flaunts Its Smartphone Lead By Opening An R&D Center On Nokia’s Doorstep

Image (1) samsung_logo_crown-300x268.jpg for post 47500Not content with following Nokia’s past playbook, by saturating the mobile market with countless iterations of its smartphone hardware, pushing a whole Galaxy of gizmos at every price point and form-factor fancy you can think of, Samsung has gone one further. It’s opened an R&D centre in Espoo, Finland, right on Nokia’s doorstep. Literally on Nokia’s doorstep.


Finnish carrier DNA confirms it will be the first to launch Jolla phones running Sailfish

Jolla recently revealed its first phone, and now Finland-based carrier DNA has confirmed it will be the first operator in the world to offer the self-titled handset. Running the Sailfish operating system, these devices continue on a path blazed by…


Google buys Swedish wind farm’s entire output to power Finnish data center

Google has just secured the services of an entire 72MW wind farm in Maevaara, Sweden for the next ten years to keep its Finnish data center humming, according to the official blog. It brokered the deal through German insurer Allianz, which purchas…


Samsung set to open research center in Finland, Nokia’s home ground

Earlier today, we learned that Samsung had bested Nokia on its home turf by claiming the lion’s share of phone sales in Finland last quarter, but its invasion of Nokia’s territory won’t end there. Samsung will soon unveil a new research hub in Esp…


IDC report: Samsung sold more phones than Nokia in Finland during Q1 2013

Nokia might have been bested by Samsung’s global phone shipments for a while, but there was always one vanguard — the Finnish public, who have patriotically stood by (and bought up) Nokia smartphones over the last few difficult years. It looks li…


The first Jolla phone: 4.5-inch display, Android app compliant, 399 euros

Jolla’s heavily teased launch day in Finland has already spilled some major news: pricing and specs for the first Sailfish OS handset. The phone seems to be called “The Other Half” — or at least that’s the working title for now — and judging fro…