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Nokia ditches polycarbonate for aluminum with the Lumia 925

The partership between Nokia and Windows Phone hasn’t exactly set the world on fire. But it has produced some sharp phones in the Lumia series. Their most distinctive feature? That would probably be their colorful polycarbonate designs. But you can kiss that goodbye, at least for now. Nokia’s new Lumia 925 is all aluminum – maybe taking a cue or three from the iPhone 5 and HTC One.Read More

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Nokia reveals €15 mobile phone with month-long battery life

The 2013 Mobile World Congress (MWC) is in full swing right now with all the big players showing off their latest smartphones and mobile technology. But while companies like LG and HP are rolling out smart devices with a wide range of features, Nokia arrived with a stripped-down cell phone aimed at the budget-conscious consumer. The recently announced Nokia 105 mobile phone will retail for €15 (about US$20) and feature a battery that only needs charging once a month.Read More

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Nokia Here gets iOS release

The iOS version of Nokia's cloud-based mapping service has been released on Apple's App Store. The service boasts a number of compelling features and undoubtedly aims to capitalize on the problems iPhone and iPad owners have encountered while using Cupertino's own Maps app. Read More

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2012 Smartphone Comparison Guide

In just five years, smartphones have gone from expensive novelties to fundamental parts of our lives. If you're shopping for a new smartphone, the choices can be daunting. How do you sort through the mess? Our 2012 Smartphone Comparison Guide is designed to help you decide which model is best for you.Read More

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Nokia introduces budget-friendly Lumia 510

Despite fully embracing Windows Phone 8, and manufacturing the Lumia 910 to best show-off Redmond’s fledgling mobile operating system, Nokia isn’t ready to give up on Windows Phone 7 quite yet. The Lumia 510 (which runs Windows Phone 7.5) is a new budget-friendly cellphone set to appear in emerging markets such as India and China, and it's billed as the company's most affordable Windows Phone Lumia device to date. Read More

Nokia plays it up with JBL on speaker range for Lumia

Nokia has announced a new range of cylindrical, wireless speakers for use with its Lumia smartphones, which have been created in partnership with audio specialist JBL. The range is the first of a collaboration between the two companies and was inspired by a previous series called Play 360°, which was also cylindrical. Read More

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Lotus leaf inspires Finnish researchers to develop optical display from water and air

Researchers at Aalto University in Finland have discovered a novel way to write and present information using only water and air. They used the water-repelling properties of the lotus leaf as inspiration for an experiment with a superhydrophobic (“water-repelling”), dual-scale surface that allows the writing, erasing, rewriting and storing of optically displayed information in plastrons related to different length scales. The research was carried out in partnership with the Nokia Research Center and University of Cambridge and was led by Dr. Robin Ras at Aalto University.Read More

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