U.S. consumers should expect to see a lot more Nokia handsets on the market.
T-Mobile and Nokia plan to collaborate for new Internet services and personal social communities on mobile devices. Under the terms of the agreement, T-Mobile has agreed to support Nokia’s mobile content portal Ovi, and Nokia will customize its handsets for T-Mobile to support the carrier’s web'n'walk Internet services.
Nokia responded to rumors circulating that it was paying music labels up to $35 for every Comes with Music-enabled handset it sold, saying that some recent articles have “fundamentally misunderstood the concept” behind the handset makers recent content offering.
Companies in today’s briefs include: Hands-On Mobile, Cisco, Nokia, AT&T, VeriSign, Mobile Marketing Association, CTIA, Motorola, Advanced Info Service
Nokia unveiled three new “minimalist design,” mid-range handsets: the Nokia 6600 fold, the Nokia 6600 slide and the Nokia 3600 slide. All three are expected to start shipping in Q3 and will range in price from $273 to $429 before taxes and subsidies.
Companies in today’s briefs include: Microsoft, Mobile Commerce, AAC Acoustic Technologies, Nokia, Motorola, Sagem Communication, QuickLogic, Bitwave Semiconductor
Nokia plans to team with filmmaker Spike Lee to make a movie from customers’ cell phone footage.
Nokia announced that Sony BMG Music has joined the handset maker’s unlimited music download service, Comes With Music.
Nokia announced its quarterly report for Q1 2008, missing analysts’ profit expectations and predicting an overall slowing of the worldwide handset market.
The biggest handset manufacturer in the world keeps getting stronger in the midst of change, eyes North America.
Companies in briefs: ICO Global Communications, ABI Research, Intel, Telefonica, Nokia, Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology, Nordic Semiconductor, Computing Technology Industry Association, Axcess International
The Apple iPhone on AT&T’s network gets a lot of credit for getting customers to use the mobile Web, listen to music, watch video and hook up on social networks.
Nokia and Germany’s IG Metall union have reached an agreement about the handset maker’s plan to close its Bochum manufacturing plant in Northwestern Germany.
Companies in today’s briefs include: Nokia, Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology, Sierra Wireless, Alcatel-Lucent, Sprint
Nokia announced the global launch of its N-Gage mobile gaming platform with more games, more compatible devices and an expanded online offering.
LAS VEGAS—With both Sprint and Clearwire rolling out WiMAX networks this year, devices and handsets supporting those launches are starting to appear. As expected, Nokia says it will have a WiMAX edition of its N810 Internet Tablet ready for those networks.
LAS VEGAS—Nokia isn’t one to wait for carriers to get on the bandwagon before it makes a move. Sometimes the moves are subtle; other times, highly visible.
Nokia announced that it is in talks with more music labels about including their tracks through its Comes With Music unlimited download service.
Former shareholders of Tourmaline Networks have filed a lawsuit against Nokia and its subsidiary Intellisync, claiming the top handset maker “willfully” violated its merger agreement.
InterDigital announced that it is in settlement talks with Nokia, and that the two have made progress toward resolving all of their disputes.
Nokia sent out an invitation for anyone in the world to enter the 2008 Nokia Mobile Filmmaking Awards.
Nokia and music label EMI are in talks about adding EMI’s catalog to Nokia’s unlimited music download service, “Comes with Music.”
In support of its upcoming 3G launch, the Nokia 3555 handset is now available from T-Mobile USA.
The European Union (EU) announced that it will back Nokia’s DVB-H technology as its mobile TV broadcast standard, requiring member countries to encourage use of the technology.