Electrovibration: Bringing Tactile Back

touch Only the most committed Luddites truly mourned the demise of the feature phone. Compare Nokia’s classic 3210 with the latest iPhone and you’d have to be metabolizing a terminal dose of nostalgia to claim the former was the better device. But there’s one aspect of those old 90s handsets that is objectively better than modern touchscreen devices: the buttons. Read More

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Nokia Confirms Plan To Return To Phone Market In 2016

Nokia N1 So much for terse denials. Former world number one mobile maker Nokia, which sold its device making unit to Microsoft last year, is indeed intending to get back into the mobile game next year — when a Microsoft contract clause that currently prevents it from putting its brand name on handsets lapses. Read More

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Nokia Acquisition Talks With Alcatel-Lucent Could Be About 5G

5G sign Nokia confirmed today it was in talks to buy Alcatel-Lucent and the underlying reason just might be the latter’s 5G patent stash. When I was at Mobile World Congress last month, there were several hot topics, but near the top of the list was 5G, that slippery notion of super fast mobile networks. Looking For 5G Nobody has actually built a 5G network yet, but there is a lot of… Read More

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After A 15-Month Hiatus, Nokia’s Here Mapping App Finds Its Way Back To iOS

Screen Shot 2015-03-11 at 12.38.47 Nokia — now independent of the handset division that it sold to Windows Phone maker Microsoft last year — is today passing a milestone in getting remaining services to work across multiple platforms. The company has finally brought Here, its mapping app, back into the iOS store after removing it in late 2013. Competing against the likes of Google Maps, Apple’s own… Read More

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Nokia’s N1 Tablet Looks Good For ‘Designed In Finland, Built On Android’ Strategy

Nokia N1 Nokia is showing off the Android tablet that’s part of its post-mobile phones strategy here at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. It’s only available in China right now but the company tells TechCrunch it’s “looking at European markets” to consider whether to bring the N1 here too. Read More

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Apple’s iPhone Overtakes Android In US Sales For The First Time Since 2012

Apple Moscone Apple, in its flush of new, bigger iPhone 6 handsets, has been selling record numbers of its older and newer model smartphones in the last few months, and now it’s passed another significant milestone: it has managed to overtake sales of Android devices in the key market of the U.S. for the first time in three years.
According to figures from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, the market… Read More

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This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Nokia N1, Intel MICA, And The New Parrot Drone

gadgets141121 News is picking up in time for the holiday season, with Nokia announcing the Android-powered N1 tablet. Meanwhile, Intel got into the fashion game with the new MICA data-connected bracelet, complete with a Sapphire OLED touchscreen. Plus, Parrot just released its latest drone, and Matt can’t get enough of it. Read More

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After Divorcing Microsoft, Nokia Reveals An Android Tablet, The N1, Hitting China First

Screen Shot 2014-11-18 at 09.47.46 Today at the Slush conference in Helsinki, home-town hero Nokia — the part of the business that did not get sold off to Microsoft, that is – has revealed its first device: the N1, a iPad-like small tablet with an aluminum shell, a 7.9-inch screen and an Android Lollipop OS. Selling for $249, it will be sold first in China by way of a manufacturing and distribution… Read More

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