Microsoft offloads Nokia feature phone business to Foxconn for $350M

Nokia mobiles Microsoft is selling the feature phone business it acquired from Nokia back in 2013 to a subsidiary of Chinese manufacturer Foxconn for $350 million, it announced today. At the same time former owner Nokia said it has inked a deal to license its brand to HMD Global, a new Finnish company run by ex-Nokia and Microsoft devices staff, to “create a new generation of Nokia-branded mobile… Read More

Nokia mobiles Microsoft is selling the feature phone business it acquired from Nokia back in 2013 to a subsidiary of Chinese manufacturer Foxconn for $350 million, it announced today. At the same time former owner Nokia said it has inked a deal to license its brand to HMD Global, a new Finnish company run by ex-Nokia and Microsoft devices staff, to “create a new generation of Nokia-branded mobile… Read More

6 next-gen green cell phones

By Cat DiStasio

In the grand scheme of things, mobile phones haven’t been around that long. Less than 20 years ago, hardly anyone had one, and devices of that era certainly weren’t capable of doing what today’s smartphones can do. Cell phone technol…

By Cat DiStasio

In the grand scheme of things, mobile phones haven't been around that long. Less than 20 years ago, hardly anyone had one, and devices of that era certainly weren't capable of doing what today's smartphones can do. Cell phone technol…

What New Mobile Hardware To Expect At MWC 2016

hoteles-sagrada-familia-barcelona Mobile World Congress, the biggest tradeshow specifically focused on mobile, kicks off in just over a week’s time in Barcelona so here’s a quick rundown of some of the big hardware-focused announcements we’re expecting to land during the best part of a week of fully mobile-focused news… Read More

hoteles-sagrada-familia-barcelona Mobile World Congress, the biggest tradeshow specifically focused on mobile, kicks off in just over a week’s time in Barcelona so here’s a quick rundown of some of the big hardware-focused announcements we’re expecting to land during the best part of a week of fully mobile-focused news… Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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