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At the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, we saw two formerly great smartphone brands — Nokia and BlackBerry — try to win their way back into consumers' hearts with the relaunch of decidedly old-school gadgets. BlackBerry Mobile, whose name is licensed to Chinese electronics maker TCL, introduced its newest throwback with the BlackBerry KeyOne, an Android phone that looks like an updated, more modern version of the BlackBerry 9900. Nokia, now run by HMD Global, just decided to straight-up bring back the 3310 form-factor, but with a colour screen, a camera and crazy battery life.
There's been an intense debate in my head ever since Nokia introduced the new iteration of its classic 3310.
As well as relaunching the 3310 (seriously), Nokia announced a whole new generation of smartphones at Mobile World Congress overnight - the Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3.
Nokia is back. Well, probably. HMD Global, the brand that owns the Nokia name, will be introducing new "smartphones on Android" to the world overnight at Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona. Here's how you can tune in.
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.
Microsoft might be selling off its feature phone division, but that hasn't stopped the company from announcing the Nokia 216 dumb phone.
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.
A week after selling off its feature phone division, Microsoft has announced that it's also "streamlining" its smartphone hardware business, cutting 1850 jobs in the process.
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.