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Counterclockwise: Antennagate, Nokia X and C-series, iPhone 5

Counterclockwise: Antennagate, Nokia X and C-series, iPhone 5

25 July, 2014 | comments (7)

Welcome back to another edition of Counterclockwise our weekly trip down memory lane. The fourth week of July traditionally brings a slew of financial results, but there has also been quite a lot of drama over the years. Chocking phones for...

Tags: Misc


Stroll down memory lane: the news from 5 years ago

Stroll down memory lane: the news from 5 years ago

25 January, 2014 | comments (47)

It goes without saying that things change quickly in the mobile industry. But sometimes it's hard to really understand the kind of rapid progress we are getting without proper perspective. So we though we'd take a break from our usual...

Tags: Misc


Symbian 3.2 and 5.0 get a browser and navigation update

Symbian 3.2 and 5.0 get a browser and navigation update

29 June, 2011 | comments (169)

Nowadays taking care of its latest smartphones is mandatory for every manufacturer with any kind of long term ambitions. However releasing an update for three-year old smartphones, ranging from entry level phones to former high-enders, and...


Nokia C7 photographed from all sides, appears on video, too

Nokia C7 photographed from all sides, appears on video, too

19 August, 2010 | comments (54)

The rumored Nokia C7 has been through a few rounds of spy shots and now it showed up yet again, in the most detailed photo session yet. The Symbian^3 handset will likely be one of the announcements at the annual Nokia World event in...


Apple squeezes the reception out of  Nokia N97 mini

Apple squeezes the reception out of Nokia N97 mini

21 July, 2010 | comments (1029)

Apple seem keen to prove other smartphones have the same reception attenuation as the iPhone 4. And they are getting back with a video of Nokia N97 mini that suffers from the same grip of death as the iPhone. Back at Apple Antennagate press...


Major UK roadmap leaks - HTC Gold, Ace and Vision, Nokia E7 and Samsung Cetus on the way

Major UK roadmap leaks - HTC Gold, Ace and Vision, Nokia E7 and Samsung Cetus on the way

06 July, 2010 | comments (25)

Today we stumbled upon a major UK roadmap leak, bringing bringing some juicy information. HTC Gold, Ace and Vision, Nokia E7, and Samsung i8700 Cetus and brand-new BlackBerry Curve 9300 - they're all unannounced and they will all star in this year's...


Nokia N8 shows up as 'Coming soon' on the Vodafone UK site

Nokia N8 shows up as 'Coming soon' on the Vodafone UK site

27 May, 2010 | comments (50)

The Nokia N8 is coming. Soon. On Vodafone. The 12MP sharpshooter will land in the UK, but unfortunately Vodafone is mum on the details. The German Amazon site put the Nokia N8 on preorder a while back too, but chances are we won't see it until the...


Nokia to announce new stuff tomorrow, could it be the N8?

Nokia to announce new stuff tomorrow, could it be the N8?

12 April, 2010 | comments (140)

Nokia are about to announce a new handset tomorrow and the mobile world is already trembling with excitement. The Finnish company has had a really quiet start of the year, announcing only a couple of lower mid-range handsets since January but things...


Touch-driven Nokia C6 strikes with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard

Touch-driven Nokia C6 strikes with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard

13 March, 2010 | comments (200)

Nokia continue their march towards global domination of the touchscreen market with yet another smartphone. A leaked photo revealed the second member of the Cseries - Nokia C6. Being basically a trimmed-down version of the Nokia N97 flagship, the...


Nokia N97 Mini Oakley edition debuts at the Olympics

Nokia N97 Mini Oakley edition debuts at the Olympics

05 March, 2010 | comments (28)

We somehow missed that when watching the Olympics coverage but apparently Nokia used the event to release a limited version of their handsets. The Finnish company collaborated with Oakley to produce 200 limited edition Nokia N97 mini handsets, which...


Nokia N97 mini goes Gold, brings bling to smartphones

Nokia N97 mini goes Gold, brings bling to smartphones

25 February, 2010 | comments (68)

From the designers that brought you the Nokia 6700 classic Gold Edition comes the Nokia N97 mini Gold Edition. This gilded gadget brings "smart" into the luxury phone category and brings QWERTY-powered messaging and a touch-driven interface along...


GSMA Awards 2010: HTC Hero phone of the year

GSMA Awards 2010: HTC Hero phone of the year

17 February, 2010 | comments (42)

GSMA announced the winners of the Global Mobile Awards 2010. HTC Hero was crowned device of the year, while the technology breakthrough award goes to Orange for the HD voice technology. Yesterday on a special ceremony at the MWC 2010 GSMA...

Tags: MWC 2010, Misc


Symbian^3 OS and a Maemo 6 device coming later this year

Symbian^3 OS and a Maemo 6 device coming later this year

02 February, 2010 | comments (94)

According to the Symbian numbering scheme we're at Symbian^1 now, but we won't see ^2 at all - Nokia is jumping straight to Symbian^3. Maemo 6 is coming later this year with at least one new device running it. Symbian S60 5th edition or Symbian^1...


Nokia N97 gets a new firmware update, nothing major though

Nokia N97 gets a new firmware update, nothing major though

01 February, 2010 | comments (99)

Nokia N97 just got updated, again. Well, firmware updates are always welcome even if there is nothing major on the list of changes. The only interesting news concerning the 21.0.045 firmware version is the improved kinetic scrolling, which should be...

Tags: Nokia, Touch UI


Nokia having a stormer in Q4, earn piles of cash

Nokia having a stormer in Q4, earn piles of cash

28 January, 2010 | comments (121)

Last year was certainly not too kind to Nokia as its sales kept shrinking for the first three quarter, but oh my do we have a surprise for you here. Apparently the Nokia phones have been flying off the shelves during the holiday season and the...

Tags: Nokia


Global Mobile Awards 2010 nominees announced

Global Mobile Awards 2010 nominees announced

20 January, 2010 | comments (142)

Today GSMA announced the nominees for the Global Mobile Awards 2010 that will be finalized at the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2010 this February. The nominees bring nothing surprising - starting with the best mobile game and closing with the best...

Tags: MWC 2010, Misc


Software update for Nokia N900 brings Ovi Store support

Software update for Nokia N900 brings Ovi Store support

12 January, 2010 | comments (51)

With the Nokia N900, Maemo entered the smartphone world, but there weren't many available applications. Now a software update brings beta support for Ovi Store, pushing Maemo closer to full support of the Ovi services. The software update...

Tags: Nokia, Maemo, Touch UI


Unknown Sony Ericsson Kurara look-alike has QWERTY keyboard

Unknown Sony Ericsson Kurara look-alike has QWERTY keyboard

04 January, 2010 | comments (42)

A tipster sent us a photo of a Sony Ericsson phone we haven't seen before. It looks like a Sony Ericsson Kurara, it quacks like a Kurara, but has a QWERTY keyboard. Yep, this just might be a new entry into Sony Ericsson's U series. We don't know...


Nokia Messaging for social networks beta now with Twitter

Nokia Messaging for social networks beta now with Twitter

14 December, 2009 | comments (18)

After Facebook, Twitter is the second social networking service brought to your smartphone by Nokia Messaging for social networks. The applications helps you to keep in touch with the rest of your gang no matter where you are or what time it...


Nokia N97 mini on sale in the US from Amazon and Dell

Nokia N97 mini on sale in the US from Amazon and Dell

03 December, 2009 | comments (11)

The Nokia N97 mini has disembarked on US shores off the good ships Dell and Amazon. It can be delivered in a day, so you can get it in a hurry. If you missed Black Friday, this is a good chance to catch up in the gadget department. On Amazon, the...