In a move we’re calling stranger than fiction, former Nokia executives are banding together to form a new company that will continue on in Nokia’s image, releasing handsets across the globe. The company, headed by Nokia’s former CEO Asia Pacific, Thomas Zilliacus, is going to be called Newkia, and Android is their platform of choice.
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A little over two years ago now, in the summer of 2011, there was balance in the smartphone industry.
Two of the biggest companies selling phones at the time took an integrated approach to their user experience. Apple, who was still growing at a seemingly unstoppable rate, and RIM, whose days were starting to look ... Read More »
While you were sleeping, Microsoft was making big moves. Perhaps spurred by the seeming success of the Moto X, Microsoft has announced it aims to acquire Nokia, the largest producer of Windows Phone devices. Microsoft is set to shell out $4.99 billion (3.79 billion euros) for the company and $2.18 billion (1.65 billion euros) for ... Read More »
Samsung and Nokia are both blasting the airwaves with a set of new smartphones ads this week. Each one is pretty entertaining, but which do you like best? Samsung’s “Pool Party” or Nokia’s “The Wedding?”
Despite how badly countless numbers of smartphone users want one, and how much sense it makes to produce one, Nokia has been firm on their commitment to Windows Phone, making it clear they have no interest in manufacturing an Android phone. We’ve been over this before here at Android and Me, but we’re bringing it ... Read More »
I fear the next time I write you, it will be to say goodbye.
I’ve noticed you’ve run into a bit of trouble lately with your handset business. It seems as though you could use some advice from someone who cares. Allow me to start from the beginning.
You had one clear message ... Read More »
The number of patent infringement cases has grown again this morning. In an official press release, Nokia has announced that it is suing RIM, Viewsonic, and HTC for violating as many as 45 Nokia patents. The Finnish handset maker has filed a complaint to the US International Trade Commission (ITC) against HTC, filed US ... Read More »
Nokia, RIM and LG are probably feeling a bit foolish today after hearing that the US International Trade Commission ruled in HTC’s favor in the FlashPoint camera patent case. FlashPoint (a former Apple subsidiary) filed suit against HTC, LG, Nokia and RIM in July of 2010, claiming that the four companies were infringing on its ... Read More »
Stephen Elop of Nokia has never been shy when it comes to how he feels about Android. To put it simply, he doesn’t like the little green guy. When faced with record lows and an uncertain future, he pushed Nokia towards Microsoft. But why? Nokia could have taken their impressive hardware and blossoming designs and ... Read More »
The life of a smartphone manufacturer is not an easy one. In order to be successful, you need a laundry list of elements to fall in place at just the right times. You don’t just need a familiar name or killer hardware anymore. Manufacturers and developers should be able to create an entire ecosystem surrounding ... Read More »