Headphones like the Nokia Purity Pro Stereo Headset by Monster don't come along every day. At $349.99, this advanced pair of headphones is expensive but nets a long list of advanced mobile audio technologies. The result of a partnership between mobile phone maker Nokia and sound equipment company Monster Cable, the Purity Pro's impressive skill set includes wireless Bluetooth and active noise canceling. The device even relies on NFC hardware for effortless pairing, unique for a stereo headset. More compelling, the Purity Pro also serves up these capabilities for $50 less than the $400 Parrot Zik, another … Read more
Is Nokia getting ready to launch Lumia 520 and 720 smartphones? A regulatory filing seems to point in that direction.
The Lumia 520 and 720 were both on the list of a regulatory filing in Indonesia picked up by blog site PhoneArena.com.
The 520 would be the likely successor to the current Lumia 510, while the 720 would take over for the Lumia 710. Their inclusion on the list indicates that both won certification from Indonesia's equivalent of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday, according to PhoneArena.com.
The regulatory document doesn't spill any details … Read more
It doesn't take much searching on Google to find out that the battery life on a couple of the top-of-the-line Windows Phones -- the Nokia Lumia 920 and the HTC Windows Phone 8X -- are less than spectacular. Forums are rampant with angry user complaints about how quickly their phones are draining, turning their phones into useless bricks by each day's end.
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Owners of Nokia's Lumia 710 who expected an update to Windows Phone 7.8 are out of luck.
The phone's sole U.S. carrier, T-Mobile, confirmed the news in a statement sent to CNET today:At this time, the Nokia Lumia 710 will not receive the Windows Phone 7.8 software update. T-Mobile is committed to enhancing customers' experience with our devices, including providing upgrades to the latest operating systems, and T-Mobile aims to deliver software upgrades when it will provide a better experience for our customers. We'll share additional information on upgrades for the Nokia Lumia … Read more
Whether you think it's just a trendy party trick or the next feature we should all come to expect from high-end handsets, wireless charging is catching on and has been featured in a number of top-tier devices.
And while the future of its popularity still hangs in the air, we rounded up the best phones (in no particular order) that are available now and feature the technology. All these handsets, save for one Lumia, feature the capability natively and don't require a special phone case.
In addition, if you're looking at this list with envy while holding … Read more
Nokia could tiptoe into the tablet market as the next step beyond its Windows Phone-based Lumia lineup.
Nokia CEO Stephen Elop told reporters in Sydney, Australia, yesterday that the company is looking "very closely" at tablets but has yet to announce anything official, according to the Australian Financial Review.
"We are studying very closely the market right now as Microsoft has introduced the Surface tablet, so we are trying to learn from that and understand what the right way to participate would be and at what point in time."
Elop also dangled the possibility of an … Read more
Forget diamonds, graphene is now the world's hardest material. And all sorts of developers most likely want to get their hands on it.
Nokia looks to be ahead of the game in this graphene race. The Finnish mobile-phone maker announced today that it was one of the recipients of a $1.35 billion grant from the European Union to do research and development on the supermaterial over the next 10 years.
"Nokia is proud to be involved with this project, and we have deep roots in the field -- we first started working with graphene already in 2006,&… Read more
If you were planning to drop several thousands of dollars on a "luxury smartphone," what operating system would you insist such an elite device rock?
According to one Russian blogger claiming knowledge of British snobphone maker Vertu's plans, the company -- which was once a division of Nokia before the company sold all but 10 percent of it last year -- is looking to launch a fancy Android phone starting at 3,000 euros and running as high as $10,000 if you want a model made from unobtainium or some such silliness, I suppose.… Read more
Nokia has committed another $250 million to its venture funding arm, Nokia Growth Partners, the company announced today.
With that sum, Nokia Growth Partners members will be able to invest in "high potential businesses within the mobile ecosystem." The venture capitalists will focus their efforts in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.
China could be an important opportunity for Nokia, so the company has expanded its presence there by appointing former AMD China president David Tang as managing director. Lu Guo, former Keystone Ventures vice president, will act as principal in China.
Nokia's latest fund is its … Read more