Microsoft explains decision to kill Nokia branding
Oct24

Microsoft explains decision to kill Nokia branding

Yesterday’s news that Microsoft is axing the Nokia branding for Lumia smartphones ended months of speculation, but also left a lot of questions unanswered. Microsoft has used a Nokia Conversations blogpost to explain many of those questions. When we announced that the Nokia Devices & Services business would become part of Microsoft, we also shared that Lumia, our smartphone brand, would become part of the Microsoft family. Since...

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Nokia Branding Officially Being Phased Out Microsoft Lumia Phased In
Oct22

Nokia Branding Officially Being Phased Out Microsoft Lumia Phased In

Ever since the buyout of Nokia's handset division by Microsoft we knew this day was coming...The day where Microsoft would kill the Nokia branding in favor of their own.  That day is here all Facebook user of any Nokia account woke up to this message this morning. In the next few days you’ll receive a message directly from Facebook about this page changing name. We're about to become Microsoft Lumia! Watch this space for more news...

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Nokia HERE Maps now available on Android
Oct21

Nokia HERE Maps now available on Android

Nokia’s HERE Maps is one of the better alternatives to Google Maps and even comes with some features that Google’s effort lacks. Recently Nokia announced HERE Maps for select Samsung Galaxy smartphones through the Korean company’s Galaxy Store. That was the first step to a wider Android roll out and today Nokia has confirmed that HERE Maps is now available for the wider Android user base. The app is not currently on the Google Play...

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Here Maps Now on Android Devices
Oct08

Here Maps Now on Android Devices

It has been a while coming but Nokia's Here maps has finally hit Android devices.  For those of you not familiar with Here Maps it is a very capable mapping system that runs much more then smartphones it also runs stand alone GPS devices.  However the reason most user love it so much is offline maps.    This means data savings when you are in signal range and still getting navigation services when you are out of signal range...

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Goodbye to Nokia from Microsoft
Sep10

Goodbye to Nokia from Microsoft

Since buying Nokia’s devices and services division earlier in the year, Microsoft has been ripping the company up. First Redmond pulled the plug on feature phones, saying it would stop making them within 18 months, than it ditched Nokia’s early steps into Android, and now Microsoft has decided it will stop using the Nokia name altogether. According to reports today, the Lumia 730 and 830 launched last week will be the last to also...

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Lumia 830 is a PureView device on a budget
Sep04

Lumia 830 is a PureView device on a budget

Microsoft had a ready-made company on its hands when it bought Nokia’s mobile devices division earlier this year. That’s why Redmond has been able to just carry on as normal, releasing Nokia’s Lumia devices as if the company never came under new ownership. The latest arrived today at IFA, the Nokia Lumia 830, as Microsoft’s latest mid-range addition to the Windows Phone 8 market. Microsoft is pushing the 830 as an affordable way to...

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