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WhatsApp Denies It’s Selling Out To Google

WhatsApp Denies It’s Selling Out To Google

One of the most popular messaging apps across OSs, WhatsApp was recently rumoured to be acquired by Google for a sum in the vicinity of a Billion Dollars. Today, its Business Development Head, Neeraj Arora, has denied those rumours, saying they’re not in sales talks with Google.

Earlier in December, there were rumours of a Facebook…

Ecosystems

Ecosystems

Things happen. And when they’re less than favourable, you either work hard and fast to ensure you’re competitive, or you fall back, exhibiting your inability to prevent the fact that you’re the market leader has got to your head. Every leader is susceptible to the latter, but good leaders work hard and maintain their lead. It’s one thing to become a leader, another to retain your leadership.

Smartphones excite me….

Damian Dinning To Leave Nokia At The End Of November

Damian Dinning To Leave Nokia At The End Of November

Shocker, but not really. Damian Dinning, or @PhoneDaz, is leaving Nokia at the end of this month. If you still don’t know who he is, then he’s the vision behind the PureView technology which wowed the world when Nokia launched the 808 PureView. Or Nokia’s Imaging lead, in other words. For a company proud of its Imaging…

Nokia Is Mulling Selling Its Headquarters, And Then Renting It Out

Nokia Is Mulling Selling Its Headquarters, And Then Renting It Out

Some more news (bad, or not) from Finland – the Finnish giant (or the erstwhile giant?), Nokia, is mulling selling its global headquarters in Espoo, Finland. The said company is still in the process of evaluating if it’d be helpful in reducing the operating costs or not, so there’s no final decision just yet.

What is…

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Nokia Pushing Belle FP2 Update To 603, 700, 701 And 808 PureView

Nokia Pushing Belle FP2 Update To 603, 700, 701 And 808 PureView

Symbian just won’t die, will it? In keeping up its word, Nokia is continuing its support for the near-dead OS, Symbian, releasing a Feature Pack 2 update for four devices, namely (or numberly) – the 603, 700, 701 and 808 PureView. The latter also gets some imaging and gallery enhancements, while the former three get Nokia Car Mode, a faster keyboard with Hindi (Devnagri) support and a faster browser and a…

Viber Celebrates 100 Million users, Adds Support For S40, Symbian and Bada

Viber Celebrates 100 Million users, Adds Support For S40, Symbian and Bada

Viber is an app that lets you make free calls and send free texts… amazing eh? Viber was already available for all major platforms – iOS, Android, and BlackBerry. Their multi-platform approach bundled with great features surely helped them cross 100 million users. As if this wasn’t enough Viber announced support for S40, Symbian and Bada too. The surprising thing is that even older S60 Symbian devices will be supported.

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Is A Slimmer PureView Possible? I Look Into Some Of Those Ways

Is A Slimmer PureView Possible? I Look Into Some Of Those Ways

We still don’t know what Nokia has in surprise for us when it launches its new Windows Phone 8 running Lumia smartphones in less than 24 hours from now.  Nokia is known for superb cameras in its smartphones. With 808 PureView Nokia made sure that no one questions their authority when it comes to camera performance. However the 808’s camera module…

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Nokia Belle Refresh Update Rolling Out For N8, E7, C7, C6-01, X7 And Oro

Nokia Belle Refresh Update Rolling Out For N8, E7, C7, C6-01, X7 And Oro

Start them updaters! Sounds like a war cry, but it’s exciting for Symbian fans hey. Nokia hasn’t given up on them fans, and has released another update, termed Nokia Belle Refresh. It is being pushed to all the Symbian^3 and later devices – N8, E7, C7, C6-01, X7 and Oro, with the rare exception…

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Nokia Asha 311 Hands On Videos And First Impressions

Nokia Asha 311 Hands On Videos And First Impressions

Nokia Asha 311 had a private release event at the Nokia Office in India yesterday, that is, 24th August 2012. Well, the event was amazing. And why won’t it be? Well, getting to the point, the Nokia Asha 311. Packing loads of features at the price range of  Rs. 7000. Here…

Nokia Sells 500 Standard Essential Patents To Ringtone Company Vringo

Nokia Sells 500 Standard Essential Patents To Ringtone Company Vringo

As absurd as it may sound, Nokia has sold 500 patents and applications to Vringo, a ringtone maker. I know, I’ve been trying to make sense of it for the past few hours, but nothing, just nothing could I understand, apart from the fact that Nokia’s getting some cash for a while.

While Vringo’s buy includes patents standard essential ones…

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Digia All Set To Buy Qt From Nokia

Digia All Set To Buy Qt From Nokia

Digia, a firm developing Qt, has announced that it has signed an agreement with Nokia, and will be purchasing the entire Qt development framework from the Finnish company. Nokia’s been laying off people developing Qt, and according to Digia’s Press Release, 125 people will be transferred to them. (mostly from Oslo and Berlin)

Nokia had bought…

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Nokia 808 PureView Now Available At Amazon, For $699

Nokia 808 PureView Now Available At Amazon, For $699

If you’re from the USA, and are itching to get your hands on the Nokia 808 PureView, here’s some good news for you – it is now finally available, at Amazon.com. Of course, there’s accompanying bad news as well, but it’s finally available is what is important, right? Riiight?

The 808 PureView…

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