Nokia Steel HR hands-on review

Nokia Steel HR hands-on review

    The smartwatch market doesn’t have many hybrids, which makes the Steel HR smartwatch a member of a rare breed. It’s neither an Android Wear nor a Tizen device (it’s obviously not a Watch OS wearable either) – it’s half analog watch, half smartband. It has a physical watch face that doesn’t change and a small screen. All of that makes for battery life measured in days, not hours, and a unique wearable, which we rather enjoy handling. You may or may not have heard of Withings – it was a company that made fitness devices, smart scales and connected watches.…

Former Samsung CEO appointed as President of Nokia Technologies in the US

Former Samsung CEO appointed as President of Nokia Technologies in the US

Nokia announces its newest hire: Gregory Lee, (now) former CEO of Samsung Electronics North America. After being 13 years with Samsung, where he most recently led all of Samsungs businesses in North America along with its vast portfolio of mobile and consumer electronics. Nokia has appointed Lee as the head of its US executives team, where Lee will lead Nokias efforts in consumer products and further push the companys presence in

Nokia 3310: a week with the new retro phone sensation

Nokia 3310: a week with the new retro phone sensation

The new Nokia 3310 set the internet ablaze when it was announced back in February at MWC 2017, but will anyone actually buy this and use it as their main phone? The answer is yes, some people already have. But anyone who excitedly reads sites like TechRadar to see the latest in smartphone innovation is unlikely to swap back to an old school feature phone like the new Nokia 3310. For the purposes of reviewing, I did exactly

Nokia 3310: a tug on the heart strings that failed

Nokia 3310: a tug on the heart strings that failed

Nostalgia is a seductive liar George Ball wrote in Newsweek back in 1971. That quote still rings true today as we look at the new Nokia 3310 in an attempt to be transported back to the heyday of the original. I know that memories are often rosy, I know that the memes use hyperbole when talking about the original Nokia 3310. It went down in history as The Indestructible Phone, even though Nokia had an entirely separate

Nokia 150 hits the Netherlands as HMD prepares for European expansion

Nokia 150 hits the Netherlands as HMD prepares for European expansion

This isnt the Nokia launch that the Dutch may have hoped for, but the Nokia 150 is now available in the Netherlands. The black model will set you back a meager 37, the white version will arrive at a later date. Theres something to be said about the reliability of a phone with a month-long standby and 22 hours of talk time. By the way, this is HMD’s first phone back in Europe and even if you’re not interested in it, a certain

HMD officially takes over the Nokia phone business

HMD officially takes over the Nokia phone business

Starting today, HMD Global Oy is now the home of Nokia phones and tablets. The exclusive license extends 10 years forward and covers the whole world (sans Japan). Nokia, the company, will receive royalty payments for Nokia-branded products made by HMD (for both the name and for the intellectual property used). Its important to note that Nokia, the company, is not an investor or a shareholder in HMD. That said, HMD is a Finish company

Nokia Lumia 530 Dual SIM: Windows Phone 8.1 Made Affordable

Nokia Lumia 530 Dual SIM: Windows Phone 8.1 Made Affordable

Long before the widely praised Moto E, the fairly competent Asus Zenfone 4 or the new crowd favourite Xiaomi Redmi 1S took the budget smartphone market in India by storm, there was one phone that stood out – the Nokia Lumia 520. This phone was a surprise hit for both Microsoft and Nokia, and it introduced first-time users to a polished smartphone experience without having to dig deep into their pockets.

Nokia HERE Maps to be sold to Audi, BMW, and Mercedes ‘within a few days’

Nokia HERE Maps to be sold to Audi, BMW, and Mercedes ‘within a few days’

The long drawn saga of who’s going to buy Nokia’s HERE Maps could be close to a conclusion. The Wall Street Journal reports that the Finnish company is close to wrapping up a deal with a trio of German automakers including Audi, BMW and Mercedes. The publication cites sources with close knowledge of the deal saying that it could be concluded “within a few days.” While Uber was once said

Nokia N1 now certified in Indonesia

Nokia N1 now certified in Indonesia

Soon after it became known that the Nokia N1 was imported to India for testing, information has surfaced that the tablet is also headed for Indonesia. According to the source, the Foxconn-manufactured device has passed certification in the country, suggesting its release is nearing. Exclusive to China at first, the Nokia N1 started to venture into new territories, first in Taiwan in May. Users outside of Asia are

Nokia’s N1 Android tablet could be headed to India

Nokia’s N1 Android tablet could be headed to India

Nokia launched the N1 Android tablet last year; it’s first in the post-Microsoft era. The tablet has been a huge hit in China, and after almost a year Nokia launched the tablet in another market — Taiwan. Now it seems the Finnish company is gearing up to launch the tablet in another country, and it could be India. The tablet was spotted on Zauba (via NPU), the import-export

Nokia N1 listed in Zauba, India release imminent

Nokia N1 listed in Zauba, India release imminent

Nokia N1 – the Foxconn-made slate and the first Nokia device from the post-Microsoft era – was sold exclusively in China since the beginning of this year. It was just a month ago, when Nokia managed to finally release the N1 in Taiwan – the second market to get the tablet. Today we have some good news – the Nokia N1 has been listed in Zauba – India’s import/export database. As it turns out

Nokia 220

Nokia 220

Nokia is one of the few manufacturers that continues to make these basic old-style phones with alphanumeric keypads. They’re suitable for people who mostly just want to make calls, and also as spares to take to festivals, etc. The Nokia 220 is a lot better than many of this type. It’s based on the simple-to-use Series 30 operating system, and has a flush keypad that’s easy to work. It’s lightweight and highly pocketable, and

Nokia E6 review

Nokia E6 review

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Nokia Lumia 920

Nokia Lumia 920

Nokia’s flagship Windows Phone 8 smartphone, the Lumia 920 hit the shops on 2nd November. Looking good in a range of bright colours, the phone has a one-piece polycarbonate body with ceramic zirconium camera detailing and side keys. It’s equipped with a massive 2000mAh non-removable battery and is a heavy phone, weighing in at a pocket-splitting 185g. Running Windows Phone 8, this is the first Windows phone from Nokia to use a dual-core