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Nokia waves final goodbye to MeeGo and Symbian

Nokia waves final goodbye to MeeGo and Symbian

02 January, 2014 | comments (197)

Nokia announced in October it will be ending all developer support for MeeGo and Symbian on January 1, 2014. Well, the deadline has passed and the Ovi Store won't accept any more apps. Nokia announced the end of the era via the official...

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Nokia ending support for MeeGo and Symbian January 1

Nokia ending support for MeeGo and Symbian January 1

07 October, 2013 | comments (216)

In a rather easy to predict move, Nokia announced that it will be dropping support for the Symbian and MeeGo operating systems at the end of this year. While apps will still be available for download to customers (and developers will still...

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Nokia updates its offline Maps Suite for Symbian

Nokia updates its offline Maps Suite for Symbian

19 July, 2013 | comments (70)

Nokia is holding strong to its commitment to devices running on the older Symbian mobile OS by updating its Maps Suite to reflect the most recent road updates and locations. New maps will have to be "cleaned" before the older ones are...

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Nokia should look to Android to stay afloat, analyst says

Nokia should look to Android to stay afloat, analyst says

01 July, 2013 | comments (803)

Many attribute Nokia's decline in recent years to its exclusive reliance on Microsoft's Windows Phone platform as its only outlet into the world of smartphones. Now one analyst argues that if Nokia has any hope of righting the ship, it must begin...


Kantar: Android dominates EU, WP closes gap to iOS

Kantar: Android dominates EU, WP closes gap to iOS

01 July, 2013 | comments (55)

According to market reasearch company Kantar Worldpanel, Android is the dominating force in the top five European countries accounting for well over 70% of the market. The UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain are not the only countries where the...


Nokia will stop shipping Symbian phones this summer

Nokia will stop shipping Symbian phones this summer

12 June, 2013 | comments (193)

Nokia will stop shipping Symbian smartphones this summer, thus leaving the revered 808 PureView as its last developed product on the "burning platform." Going forward, the only smartphones manufactured by the Finnish giant will boot Microsoft's...

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Nokia 808 PureView and 701 get a firmware update

Nokia 808 PureView and 701 get a firmware update

12 March, 2013 | comments (58)

If you thought the Symbian platform was already dead, you thought wrong. Nokia has just pushed a "Telephony update" for the Symbian OS on Nokia 701 and 808 PureView. The update is small in size and you can get it over-the-air. According to...

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Symbian is officially dead, 808 PureView is the last of its kind

Symbian is officially dead, 808 PureView is the last of its kind

24 January, 2013 | comments (406)

We all knew this was eventually coming, but it's now official. Symbian on Nokia is dead. Nokia managed to send off the once might platform in style. The 808 PureView will go down in history as the last Symbian device by the Finnish...


Nokia outs performance update for the 808 PureView via PC Suite

Nokia outs performance update for the 808 PureView via PC Suite

03 January, 2013 | comments (70)

It's been a while since Nokia last updated its 41MP 808 PureView, but today the Finns are making the cameraphone owners happy with a new firmware release. Pushing the phone's software to version 113.010.1508, the update is 420MB in size and...


iOS on the rise in the US, Android continues European conquest

iOS on the rise in the US, Android continues European conquest

31 October, 2012 | comments (100)

No one doubted that the iPhone 5 launch will be big, but it turned out so big that it slowed the growth of Android in the US and the UK, according to Kantar World Panel. The rest of the EU5 (France, Germany, Italy and Spain) saw just the opposite...


Nokia Belle FP2 update is now fixed, reseeded to users

Nokia Belle FP2 update is now fixed, reseeded to users

10 October, 2012 | comments (323)

Finally, the issues have been ironed out and Nokia has restarted the rollout of the Nokia Belle Feature Pack 2 firmware update. The update is headed for Nokia OS devices including the Nokia 808 PureView, 701, 700 and 603. The PureView will...


Vertu announces the Constellation Blue and Constellation Quest Blue

Vertu announces the Constellation Blue and Constellation Quest Blue

05 October, 2012 | comments (40)

Vertu, in collaboration with Italia Independent, has announced two new phones, the Constellation Blue with a touchscreen and the Constellation Quest Blue with a QWERTY keypad. As is usual for Vertu phones, both the devices are hand made and...


Nokia Belle FP2 update pulled, users report issues

Nokia Belle FP2 update pulled, users report issues

03 October, 2012 | comments (92)

Yesterday, Nokia started the rollout of the Belle FP2 update for the last crop of Nokia OS (formerly Symbian) phones including the 603, 700, 701 and 808 PureView (with the PureView getting extra imaging and gallery features). Shortly after, though,...


Nokia 808 PureView gets Belle FP2, imaging updates in tow

Nokia 808 PureView gets Belle FP2, imaging updates in tow

02 October, 2012 | comments (98)

Starting today, Nokia is rolling out the Belle FP2 update its last generation of Nokia OS phones. The Nokia 808 PureView is getting a good deal of exclusive imaging and gallery features, while the 701, 700 and 603 are getting the same update sans...


Belle Refresh update hits Nokia N8, E7, C7, C6-01, X7 and Oro

Belle Refresh update hits Nokia N8, E7, C7, C6-01, X7 and Oro

27 August, 2012 | comments (416)

Nokia has just started the global rollout of the Symbian Belle Refresh. Owners of the Nokia N8, E7, C7, C6-01, X7 and Oro should check their devices for the firmware update. Symbian Belle Refresh brings some exciting features to the listed...


Gartner: Android dominance continues, iPhone growth slows

Gartner: Android dominance continues, iPhone growth slows

14 August, 2012 | comments (122)

Another day, another Q2 report - Gartner put out its assessment of the mobile phone world for the second quarter of this year, detailing how individual companies and smartphone OSes did. Interestingly, the worldwide market saw only 419 million...


IDC: Android and iOS control 85 percent of the smartphone market

IDC: Android and iOS control 85 percent of the smartphone market

08 August, 2012 | comments (88)

We've already seen IDC's numbers on tablet market share for Q2 2012, but now it's time to see how they judge the performance of smartphone OSes. It comes shortly after the Canalys' take on the situation and there are no surprises, just a better look...


Nokia Belle Feature Pack 2 leaked video shows new features

Nokia Belle Feature Pack 2 leaked video shows new features

01 July, 2012 | comments (200)

A video of a pre-release Feature Pack 2 for Symbian Belle has leaked. Currently available on Nokia's RDA (Remote Device Access), which only Nokia registered developers have access to, allows for Symbian Belle FP2 to be tried out in an...


UK carriers won't offer a subsidized Nokia 808 PureView

UK carriers won't offer a subsidized Nokia 808 PureView

28 June, 2012 | comments (120)

If you are a UK resident, hoping to get the 41MP of camera goodness that is the Nokia 808 PureView at a nicely subsidized price, we have some bad news for you. None of the British carriers will be offering the Symbian smartphone, so getting it...


Nokia 808 PureView UK pre-orders to ship on June 30

Nokia 808 PureView UK pre-orders to ship on June 30

27 June, 2012 | comments (53)

The Nokia 808 PureView pre-orders at UK retailers' sites are finally starting to list launch dates. Amazon UK will be the among the first stores to get it. Amazon UK has the 808 PureView (black and white) listed for 500 ($780) with a release...