Microsoft acquired Nokia’s phone business almost a year ago and rumors suggest the Finnish company may be plotting a return to selling phones. Currently, the Finnish company is under contractual obligation to abstain from launching any phone products or licensing out their name on such devices, which is a term that was part of the deal with Microsoft until Q4, 2016. Continue reading
Nokia Networks will demonstrate with National Instruments, a producer of automated test equipment and virtual instrumentation software, a 10Gbps peak rate system over the air, paving the way for future 5G networks. Continue reading
Nokia have announced the development of a new prototype antenna capable of reaching 10Gbps (gigabits per second).
This new technology purportedly attains these speeds by utilising the millimetre wave spectrum in the 73GHz band and by using 2×2 Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO).
Lauri Oksanen, vice president of research and technology at Nokia Networks was quoted saying “5G mobile network speeds as high as 10Gbps and with extremely low latency are a driving force for massive mobile broadband and totally new applications.” He went on to say “We’re excited to showcase these achievements with our partners. Our progress, coupled with the joint organisation of the Brooklyn 5G Summit, underscores our commitment to be a leader in 5G.”
Back in April, Microsoft announced the acquisition of all of the Nokia Devices and Services business.
Microsoft is now ready to unveil a very first device under Microsoft Lumia brand. According to Microsoft Mobile site, “Microsoft is delivering the power of everyday mobile technology to everyone. Come back on November 11, to find out more.”
“In the coming weeks and months, you’ll start seeing even more brand experience come to life across different channels as we transition from Nokia Lumia to Microsoft Lumia,” says Tuula Rytilä, Senior Vice-President of Marketing for Phones at Microsoft.
Nokia has announced it will buy Panasonic’s mobile network arm in a move that will boost market share of its network business.
The deal includes Panasonics 3G and 4G mobile base stations for operators and relates to wireless equipment systems. Continue reading
The Lumia 635 will be the first 4G handset released that will be running the latest version on Windows Phone OS, 8.1.
The device has a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor, 512MB of RAM, a 4.5-inch touchscreen, a 5MP camera, 8GB of on-board storage (expandable to 128GB with MicroSD card) and a large 1830mAh battery . It will be available in orange, green, yellow, matte black and white. Continue reading
Microsoft has released a new handset, its first since taking over Nokia back in April.
The Nokia X2is Microsoft first handset to be powered by Android, an OS developed by Google and is seen as a rival to Microsoft own mobile device OS, Windows Phone OS. Continue reading
The Nokia Lumia 630 will go on sale in the UK on the 29th of May. It will be available in a range of colours including orange, yellow, green, white and black. Continue reading
Microsoft’s purchase of Nokia’s Devices and Services business is officially complete. Announced last year in September, the $7.1 billion deal gives Microsoft ownership of Nokia’s smartphone products, including Lumia, Asha, and the Android-powered Nokia X devices, as well as access to the Finnish company’s portfolio of patents through a licensing agreement. Continue reading
Microsoft’s purchase of Nokia’s devices and services business for £4.5 billion has received regulatory approval from the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China.
When the acquisition was first announced on September 3, 2013, both parties said it would be subject to regulatory approval. They have now received this from the European Commission, the US Department of Justice and now China.
The deal is still on track to be completed later this month.