Nokia teases new phone that’s probably the Lumia 929

Nokia is going to make noise with a new Lumia device next week. We're not exactly sure which device it will be, but signs point to it being the Lumia 929. The first sign that something's coming is courtesy of the video below, which asks if you heard or seen what's coming. That's probably a reference to the Lumia Icon, a phone we expected to be released months ago on Verizon Wireless. It was delayed and sat on the sidelines, but the...

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Nokia Normandy Pops Up on Vietnamese Site Claims Google Suite Access

In a odd turn of events, the rumored Nokia Normandy has shown up on retail site The Gioididong.com.  While it is supporting specs we have already heard, this is claiming something entirely new - that this device will have access to the entire suite of Google apps. This includes Google Play, Google Search, Google Now, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar. Really? Not only is the site claiming it would have Google apps, it also says that the...

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Nokia invites press to see something new, maybe the Android-powered Normandy?

Nokia's days as a smartphone maker are numbered, but until Microsoft officially takes control of its device unit, the company still has to keep going with its existing plans. Those plans include a scheduled press conference at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month, and that conference may be the launch site for Nokia’s first Android smartphone. I’ve just received an invitation from Nokia to attend a press event titled “Meet Us...

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Folders Arrive on Nokia Lumia Windows Phone Devices

Ever since Nokia switched from Symbian to Windows Phone there has been a HUGE out cry for the ability to "folder up" apps.  Folders have been a mainstay on Symbian devices for ages and were sorely missed by long term Nokia users and by Android/iOS converts alike.  The other day I woke up to a huge surprise on my Lumia 1020 when I found the "App Folder" app in the Nokia collection part of the Windows Phone store. This app does exactly...

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Pictures of a Prototype Nokia Running Android Surface (Nokia Normandy)

When Nokia decided to go Windows Phone and not Android, there were more than a few disappointed consumers out there. Being that Nokia's old OS Symbian on the surface closest matches Android, it would be the perfect marriage of hardware and software.  Now there are pictures a prototype called Nokia Normandy which is a lower end Nokia device running a forked version of Android.   While it is running Android, rumor has it that it will...

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This leaked image shows what a Nokia Android phone would (or could) look like

One of the reasons that Microsoft swooped in with more than $7 billion to purchase the Nokia handset division was that Nokia had plans to support Android. With the Nokia Lumia smartphones accounting for 9 out of every 10 Windows Phone handsets, Microsoft couldn't risk losing its biggest asset, so it bought its biggest asset. New images have leaked to show what a Nokia Android phone might have looked. It would seem unlikely that Nokia...

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