Nokia Shareholders Approve the Microsoft Buyout by a Whopping 99.7%

After the initial Microsoft offer to buy out Nokia's handset division was announced, it seemed that the only thing that would stop the sale was the shareholders vote on the takeover. That vote has happened and the buyout was approved by an overwhelming 99.7 percent, leaving only a few more important issues to address.   While there are still other regulatory hurdles to clear in many countries, shareholder approval was seen as the...

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Coming Soon: Carriers Auto Unlocking Your Phone for you?

One of the things that make the US smartphone market so great and so maddening at the same time are carriers. They are great because they allow you buy an expensive device by giving you HUGE subsides on devices. They are maddening because the price you pay for those devices leaves you stuck in a two year contract and even worse stuck with a phone locked to that carrier. Well it looks like the FCC is looking to change that.  The newly...

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Nokia Lumia 1520 Price Chopped in Half! Now Only $99.99 on Contract

In a move I have rarely have seen, AT&T has slashed the on contract price of the Nokia Lumia 1520 in half before it even officially hits the store shelves. (You can find some Lumia 1520's in AT&T stores right now.) AT&T is currently doing a 100 dollar "Online Discount" for the 1520 which brings the price down to a low, low $99.99. I have been trying to figure out why AT&T would make this move and I could not think of...

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Jolla first Sailfish device will go on sale 27 November 2013

It's been a long time coming but in less than two weeks Jolla will release it's first phone to the public. This device has been in the works since Nokia decided to use Windows Phone (not MeeGo) as its smartphone phone operating system. When they did so, a handful of Nokia's MeeGo guys started their own company to continue their work. Now on the 27th, Finnish carrier DNA will set up a "pop-up shop" and sell the first batch of Jolla...

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Bluetooth LE Coming to All WP8 Nokia Lumia Devices

There has been much discussion in the tech community about Bluetooth LE (low energy) and its upcoming uses with everything from smart watches to front door locks. Nokia has already rolled out Bluetooth LE on a few Lumia devices - 520, 620, 625, and 720 - but there has been much confusion if it would come to the entire range of Windows Phone 8 Lumia devices.  Nokia has just cleared that confusion up with an answer on it's US support...

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