HMD Global, the Finnish company that owns the rights to use Nokia's brand on mobile phones, announced on Sunday its first smartphone, targeted for Chinese users with a price of 1,699 yuan ($246). The launch marks the first new smartphone carrying the iconic handset name since 2014 when Nokia Oyj (NOKIA.HE) chose to sell its entire handset unit to Microsoft (MSFT.O). The new device, Nokia 6, runs on Google's (GOOGL.O) Android platform and is manufactured by Foxconn (2354.TW). It will be sold exclusively in China through online retailer JD.com (JD.O), HMD said. "The decision by HMD to launch its first Android smartphone into China is a reflection of the desire to meet the real world needs of consumers in different markets around the world... it is a strategically important market," HMD said in a statement. Nokia was once the world's dominant cellphone maker but missed the shift to smartphones, and then chose Microsoft's Windows operating system for its "Lumia" range. After the 2014 … [Read more...] about HMD Global launches first Nokia smartphone
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VietNamNet Bridge - Sources all say that Nokia has been hurrying to employ and train workers to prepare for its return to Vietnam. Under an agreement signed between Nokia Technologies and HMD Global Oy, a newly set up business in Finland, HMD Global will develop and make products bearing the Nokia brand, from feature to smartphones and tablets. HMD stated it will spend more than $500 million within the next three years to support marketing activities to popularize Nokia products all over the globe. In Vietnam, zing.vn has quoted sources as reporting that Nokia has been quietly recruiting workers and carrying out training campaigns, preparing for the re-appearance in the market of two feature phone models to be launched by the end of the year and two Android smartphone models by early 2017. HMD stated it will spend more than $500 million within the next three years to support marketing activities to popularize Nokia products all over the globe. In fact, feature phones with the Nokia … [Read more...] about Where will Nokia stand in the Vietnamese market when it returns?
You have to love the last days leading up to a major event like Mobile World Congress, because the rumor mill just doesn't stop. The focus of this particular whisper is Nokia's Lumia series, which according to Reuters should have at least two new members before the show is over. Its sources indicate that the oft-rumored global version of the Lumia 900 is go (AT&T's model shown above), as well as a lower-end Lumia 610. All of us who crave the deeper details are still left in the dark about what we can expect on these devices, but it does give us a heckuva lot more to look forward to next week./. Source: Vir … [Read more...] about Nokia bringing two Lumia devices to MWC next week?
Nokia just announced plans to launch a TD-SCDMA version of its Lumia 920 Windows Phone 8 flagship. The handset, designated Lumia 920T, will be available on China Mobile by the end of the year for RMB 4599 (about $739) in a choice of four colors (black, white, yellow and red). It's the first Windows Phone to support the country's TD-SCDMA standard and the first Windows Phone 8 device available in China. … [Read more...] about Nokia Lumia 920T for China Mobile brings TD-SCDMA to Windows Phone
If you're one of the first on your block to have picked up a Nokia Lumia 920, you might wonder why it's so forgiving with where you set it down on the wireless charging pad. TI is more than willing to share. The 920, 820, Fatboy charging pillow and JBL PowerUp speaker all use a new TI bq500410A controller whose support for new transmitters gives it a charging area four times larger than we're used to. … [Read more...] about TI details the wireless power chip in the Lumia 920, offers four times the charging area