Nokia’s first ever tablet ran Symbian, 9 years before the iPad

Nokia's first large tablet was the recent Lumia 2520 (I say large, because they did make tablets like the N800 before), but apparently they had a huge tablet ready a whole 9 years before the iPad was announced. And it ran Symbian! Unfortunately, it was never released though. The Finnish company developed a tablet in 2001, called the M510 web tablet. Finland's Digitoday managed to get the picture you see abo ...

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Facebook is acquiring WhatsApp [for $19 billion]

Huge news today, as Facebook has bought WhatsApp, the popular cross-platform messaging app, for $19 Billion and in stock. The acquisition will see Whatsapp running semi-independently, similar to Instagram, and while the messaging service will maintain it's brand and currently existing offices, Facebook will be offer the advantage of their "expertise, resources and scale." Facebook claims the deal "accelerat ...

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Editorial: Remembering my Nokia 701

Disclaimer: This is going to be a long, emotional piece. Read on only if you love Nokia, Symbian or me. It was a summer of desire and a winter of surprises. For much of the summer of 2011, I had been using a featurephone to get me by. A Nokia 2690, to be exact. Although I didn’t exactly hate the device, I needed something better. Because, well, it wasn’t cutting it for me. I was a media student, and as such ...

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Nokia X Specs Leaked: As Budget as Android Can Go

The Nokia X, aka the Android-running Nokia Normandy seems like it might actually be releasing after all, and today we have specs for it! According to good ol' @evleaks, the Nokia X will be boasting some very quaint hardware, with a "2 x 1GHz Snapdragon" processor, 512MB of RAM, 4 GB of internal memory with a microSD card slot, 4 inch WVGA display, 5 Megapixel camera, all powered by a 1500 mAh battery. We st ...

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Nokia Q4 2013 Financial Results: 8.4 Million Lumias Sold, $270 million Loss

Nokia's (possibly last as a phone company) financial quarter results haven't been so great, y'all. The company also reported that it expects the acquisition by Microsoft to complete by the end of this quarter, so we might see financial results under a new brand name, perhaps. For the first time in recent years, Nokia didn't report unit sales but give the 8.4 Million Lumias sold figure to the WSJ. They haven ...

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More Nokia Normandy Screenshots leak, show Windows Phone-like UI

Another day, another leak of Nokia's upcoming Android budget smartphone. More screenshots of the Nokia Normandy Leaked today and they show us a lot. As you probably already know by now, the Nokia Normandy is supposed to run a forked version of Android with Google's serviced stripped out. From the screenshots it looks like Nokia is trying to make the user interface more similar to Windows Phone, tiles and al ...

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Nokia Normandy Press Render Leaked in Various Colors

The Nokia Normandy has been leaked while a bunch of times in the last few weeks. Yesterday we even got to see an actual prototype that was caught in the wild. Well another day, another leak. Today we get a look at the various colors that the Nokia Normandy might be released in, thanks to a leaked press render from good ol' @evleaks. The image shows the same device that we saw in numerous leaks before, with ...

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Nokia Normandy Caught in the Wild Again, shows off it’s UI

Yesterday we got a quick look at a prototype of the Nokia Normandy but today we get to see one actually switched on! The Nokia Normandy, as you probably already know, is a rumored low-end smartphone from the Finnish Manufacturer that runs a forked version of Google's Android mobile OS but with all of Google's services stripped out of it and replaced with an Asha-like experience instead. The image we get to ...

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Nokia Normandy Prototype Caught in the Wild

The Nokia Normandy is supposedly an Android-running smartphone that the Finnish Giant is toying with internally, but it's been leaked in various renders before. Today we get a look at an actual unit, albeit a prototype wrapped in a protective cover. As you probably already know, the Nokia 'Normandy’ was to be a low-end phone running a forked-version of Android, which would not have access to core-Google ser ...

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Screenshot of Supposed Nokia Android Phone Leaked

This is apparently a screenshot from the Android-running Nokia Normandy prototype that's been leaked a gazillion times in the last few weeks. Apparently it's missing the virtual keys though. This comes from good ol' @evleaks once again, and the screenshots definitely look very Asha-like in terms of UI. Rumor has it Nokia is working on an Android phone that is meant for the budget smartphone market and runs ...

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Editorial: What To Do After The Nokia Store-pocalypse

The year is 2014. The remaining users of the Symbian and MeeGo platforms, once given assurances that their environment will be maintained until 2016, wake up to a post-apocalyptic landscape, one where essential services have been cut off, left in a state of stasis or put in cold storage until the end of time. Thankfully, the platforms were designed to be independent entities that would survive long after th ...

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