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July 16, 2008

Free Nokia open source mobile workshop

I received the following from Nokia and wanted to pass it along to anyone interested in open source and mobile development. (Some of the links added by me.) Nokia invites all open source developers (Linux, C, C++, Python) for a fun filled Mobile Open Source Developer Day in San Francisco, organized alongside LinuxWorld held in […]

February 2, 2007

Nokia and Motorola: Two horse race, soon to be three?

Last July I wondered in writing about Q2 2006 NOK and MOT numbers: Is mobile handset design and marketing now a two horse race? As reported in this Chicago Tribune story on Q4 2006 results, the answer appears to be a big “Yes”. According to the Strategy Analytics numbers quoted by the Tribune: Nokia increased […]

October 3, 2006

Nokia unveils Wibree

Interesting news: “Nokia unveils Bluetooth rival“. OK, maybe “Bluetooth’s little brother” would be more accurate than “rival”. Or should that be “Bluetooth and WiFi’s love child”? Or maybe “Bluetooth’s Mini-Me”? Whatever it is, you can read David Berlind’s early analysis in his ZDNet blog here. Hopefully Nokia Research will be posting details soon.

July 20, 2006

Nokia versus Motorola, by the numbers

Nokia Q2 numbers are out. In a nutshell: NOK shipped 78.4 million phones in Q2 2006 compared to 60.8 million units in Q2 2005 Smart phone (Nokia Multimedia unit) revenues rose 37% to 1.89 billion euros ($2.36 billion) Average selling price declined to 102 euros ($127) from 105 euros, due to large volumes of cheap […]

July 14, 2006

Nokia to report strong Q2

Nokia will report its Q2 numbers next Thursday, July 20th. Early reports are for strong growth: Nokia, which has revamped its product portfolio since 2004, when it lost market share to rivals with more popular designs, is expected to report strong sales of its N-series multimedia phones, such as the N70. Good news for smartphone, […]

June 22, 2006

Nokia to stop making CDMA phones

Whoa! Yahoo reports on Nokia’s apparent abandonment of future in house CDMA development. Update:  PC Magazine calls it like it seems to be in “Nokia Cuts and Runs“.

October 12, 2005

Nokia launches Carbide.c++ development tools

The love child of Nokia’s cozying up to Eclipse and its purchase of Metrowerks’ Symbian tools and team has been born: Nokia has introduced a new family of Symbian C++ development tools christened “Carbide.c++”. It interesting to note that Carbide.c++ tools support not only Nokia’s Series 60 and Series 80, but also UIQ favored by […]

September 27, 2005

Nokia and Motorola 2MPix cellcam music machines

Everybody’s been blogging about the Palm+Microsoft lovefest so I thought I’d cover two other new devices that might be important and more widely used in the long run. Both Motorola and Nokia announced 2 megapixel cellcams yesterday. They both support memory cards and various digital audio formats, promising to be good cellpods as well as […]

September 21, 2005

Nokia joins Eclipse

Nokia has joined the Eclipse Foundation as a Strategic Developer and Board Member. This should come as no surprise given Nokia-Eclipse news over the last year or so. Nonetheless, important stuff for wireless developers to note concerning future tool trends, methinks.

September 19, 2005

Nokia answers ROKR with Music Pack

Nokia has announced a Music Pack to further sweeten the MP3 player capabilities of compatible Pop-port enabled handsets. Visit the Music Pack homepage or read the specs and FAQ. What you get in the pack: Nokia Audio Adapter AD-15 (lets you plug in standard 3.5mm headphones) Nokia 256MB MMCmobile card MU-9 (you can up this […]