Tagged With nokia

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Dave Mitchell is a 49-year-old devotee to his old cell phone and members of the UK press are claiming he's the proud owner of the "oldest working mobile phone in Britain." Considering the 17-year-old model he uses is a Nokia 3310, that claim is believable.

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We don't really have in-flight wi-fi in Australia yet, although both Virgin and Qantas are working on it. It's far more common throughout Europe and the US, but a consortium of European companies is taking a different approach to the new network it's building: instead of satellites dozens of kilometres above the Earth bouncing signals from ground stations to planes and back, the European Aviation Network uses 4G LTE beamed directly upwards from mobile phone towers.

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Opinion: PayPal is the latest company to join a long list to ditch support for the “fringe” phone operating systems: Microsoft’s Windows Phone, BlackBerry and Amazon’s Fire OS. This decision comes on the heels of Microsoft’s announcement of getting rid of a further 1,850 jobs, most of them from what remains of the staff that came to Microsoft from its acquisition of Nokia.

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A few years after taking a $US900 million slug on the bold failure that was the Surface RT tablet, Microsoft has suffered another painful hit in its devices portfolio. The company is cutting approximately 1850 jobs around the world and taking a $US950 million impairment charge on its smartphone hardware business, and this marks effectively the final nail in the coffin of the once powerful Nokia.