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Microsoft to lay off 18,000 employees

Published by on Jul 18th, 2014, No Comments

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The software giant from Redmond has announced its biggest job cutting effort in its entire history, saying they have to axe 18,000 employees in a new effort to streamline operations. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says the company will cut the 18,000 positions in the next year, with former Nokia employees expected to account for about 70 percent of those.

The number is rather high, but not as much if you consider that it is mostly Nokia staff that is being cut. Microsoft started in the hardware game before the Nokia Devices acquisition, with the advent of the Surface tablets. After announcing the Nokia deal, Microsoft promised its investors $600 million in annual cost savings within 18 months. (more…)

Future Nokia Lumias might feature Canon camera tech

Published by on Jul 7th, 2014, 1 Comment

MS Canon DealThese days the smartphone is becoming the all-round gadget. Communicator, web browser, music player, gaming device as well as high-end camera. Microsoft and Canon have recently announced a broad cross-licensing agreement which could see Canon’s technology in terms of optics, lens and image processing technology find a way into future Nokia Lumia smartphones. (more…)

Nokia announces the X2 Android phone (video)

Published by on Jun 25th, 2014, No Comments

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We were rather bamboozled when Nokia released three Android phones, the Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL several months ago.

They continue to baffle us today with the announcement of the second iteration of one of the devices, a couple of months after the first. The colourful phones are meant to show users a different face to Android, which is modelled after Windows Phone’s tile arrangements. The idea is to lure said users onto the Microsoft platform sooner or later. (more…)

Nokia releases the Z Launcher for Android

Published by on Jun 22nd, 2014, No Comments

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There are so many launchers available for your Android devices these days, but this is not something we could see coming. Nokia has launched an Android launcher, called the Z Launcher. Just to be clear, this is the part of the Finnish company that wasn’t sold to Microsoft, which will mostly be focused on software and services. (more…)

Nokia to invest $100 million in car tech fund

Published by on May 5th, 2014, No Comments

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Hot off the heels of completing it’s devices unit sale to Microsoft, Nokia has made yet another big announcement – proving that the company won’t be left in Microsoft’s shadow.

Nokia announced today that they will be launching a fund which will see the company invest $100 million into various car tech startups.

The fund, which will be called the ‘Connected Car Fund’, is aimed at providing startups, with a focus on the so called ‘connected car’ technology, with capital investment.

‘Connected cars’ seems to be the latest trend in technology and development. People are wanting more and more everyday devices to be connected with other smart devices and the car is next on the hit list.

New innovations and new technology aimed at ‘connected cars’ looks like it will be taking over from wearables as the new ‘it’ thing. (more…)

Microsoft’s first ad for Nokia is actually beautiful

Published by on Apr 29th, 2014, 3 Comments

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So on Friday, Nokia officially became part of Microsoft and the journey to rebranding has begun.

While yesterday was the first day of work for former Nokia employees at Microsoft, it was also the first chance for Microsoft to release a Nokia ad. And it’s actually very well done.

The ad, that was released on YouTube yesterday, has a different feel to most smartphone ads.

While other smartphone advertisements seem to focus on the phone’s impressive features, the new Nokia ad makes it clear that their different to other smartphones – and that they like it that way. (more…)

Nokia Asha 210 Feature Phone Review

Published by on Apr 23rd, 2014, No Comments

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Are you one of those people that love their QWERTY keyboards and don’t need a massively expensive smartphone that has one? This device might be for you, then. While the Nokia Asha 210 isn’t perfect, it certainly is a very compelling buy for people in this price bracket. Let’s find out why.

Announced last year, the Nokia Asha 210 offers the basics of what you’d expect from a modern mobile phone, in a package that is easy on your wallet. It is very similar to the Asha 201 and Asha 205, but with better specs.

Here are the specs it offers: (more…)

Nokia to become Microsoft Mobile come April 25th

Published by on Apr 22nd, 2014, No Comments

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It may have come as a bit of a surprise to some when Microsoft acquired Nokia towards the end of last year. However, people soon got used to the idea. The question on everyone’s mind though, was whether or not Nokia would change their name and undergo a re-brand.

Well, today it has been confirmed that the company formerly known as Nokia, will now set sail under a new name.

According to a leaked memo between Nokia and Microsoft, the company will officially re-brand as Microsoft Mobile.  (more…)

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