Jolla Sailfish OS Hands-On

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At MWC 2013 , we were lucky to sit down with Marc Dillon, CEO of Jolla which is a mobile start-up based  in Finland. While Jolla might be new to mobile scene, most of the team previously worked with Nokia for several years before stepping out to start Jolla.If you were a fan of the Nokia N9 or any of the  Maemo or MeeGo devices , you will surely appreciate the approach Jolla’s Sailfish OS brings to the mobile arena.

Watch a nice 6 minute overview of the Sailfish OS presented by none other than the CEO Marc himself on a Nokia N950 developer device.

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Nokia to sell head office building for €170 million, plans to lease it back

As rumored earlier, Nokia has announced that it plans to sell and lease back its head office building. The Finnish smartphone will be completing the sale by end of 2012 for €170 million.

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Jolla secures €200 million in financing, Sailfish OS to be available for licensing

The much talked about upcoming smartphone manufacturer, Jolla Mobile, comprising of ex-Nokia employees today announced that they have managed to secure 200 million Euros worth of funding. According to the company, “The 200M€ ecosystem financing will come in gradually from Jolla and as members join the alliance, which will include chipset vendors, OEM and ODM manufacturers, operators and retailers.”

 

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Uros GoodSpeed Mobile Hotspot with 10 SIM cards aims to say good bye to steep roaming charges

Meet the Goodspeed Mobile Hotspot which is a 3G MiFi with 10 , yes ten sim card slots. The product comes from  a Finnish company Uros founded by 2 Ex-Nokia employees.The Goodspeed is a special MiFi or Wireless hotspot which automatically uses any of the 10 SIM cards depending on your current location for internet access. It supports 3.5G networks with download speeds up to 21 Mbps.Users pay a flat fee for unlimited 3G access in select countries in Europe as of now.The service just launched this month and is currently available in Finland , Germany , Italy , UK  , Switzerland and Ireland Continue reading “Uros GoodSpeed Mobile Hotspot with 10 SIM cards aims to say good bye to steep roaming charges”

RIM to start selling Blackberry phones for the first time in Finland, April on-wards.

RIM has been selling its famous Blackberry phones, throughout the world except in Finland , but this is going to change from April this year as the stores in Finland will be stocking on Blackberry devices for consumers.

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World’s First Angry Birds Store opens in Finland at 11:11 AM on 11.11.11

Rovio  , the company behind the hugely popular Angry Birds game series has opened the World’s First Angry Birds Store in Helsinki, Finland. Rovio is a Finnish company and it makes sense for them to open the store in their home turf. The store features Angry Birds accessories including birds and pigs found in the game and also life-size slingshots that makes interesting noises found in the actual game itself. You can also buy shirts, plush toys, bags. The store is located within a 20,000 square meter megastore called Verkkokauppa.com in Helsinki, Finland. The doors of the store were opened at 11:11 AM yesterday where we had the fancy 11.11.11 date.

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World’s First GSM Call was made 20 years ago

I graduated in Electronics and Communications and Finnish names are pretty common in any work in the wireless communication space.  Nokia’s contribution to this space is pretty huge and the latest proof is Apple agreeing to become a licensee of Nokia. Now if you are a fan of technology , the first GSM call on a commercial network was made 20 years ago between Finland’s  Prime Minister Harri Holkeri and Kaarina Suonio,vice mayor of the Finnish city of Tampere . The network was built by Telenokia and Siemens now known as Nokia Siemens Networks – for the Finnish operator Radiolinja,  now known as Elisa.

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Google bring paid apps to 13 more countries

A few days ago, we told you that Google will bring paid Android apps to additional countries in a few days. And today Google finally announced that paid apps are now available in Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Finland, Hong Kong, Israel, Mexico, Poland, Romania, Russia, Continue reading “Google bring paid apps to 13 more countries”

Nokia taps Chennai as new Nokia Global Networks Solutions Center site

Nokia announced today that after evaluating a number of sites in India, it will locate its new Nokia Global Networks Solutions Center in Chennai.

NOKIA PRESS RELEASE December 16, 2005

Nokia taps Chennai as new Nokia Global Networks Solutions Center site

Chennai, India – Nokia announced today that after evaluating a number of sites in India, it will locate its new Nokia Global Networks Solutions Center in Chennai.

The Solutions Center will perform network operation tasks for selected operator customers in the Asia Pacific region as well as Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and play a key role as part of Nokia’s expanding and innovative managed services offering. It will start operations in the first half of 2006 and initially employ around 100 people, with this figure expected to rise in the next few years.

The announcement was made in Chennai by Bosco Nov?k, Senior Vice President for Services, Networks, Nokia, at a special ceremony hosted by Shri Dayanidhi Maran, the Honorable Minister for Telecommunications and Information Technology.

“This Center will play a key role for us in our drive to ease the cost pressures that our clients are feeling. This investment manifests our position as innovation leader in our industry,” Bosco Nov?k said. “With its wealth of skilled people and leading technology know-how, India is a very important market for Nokia and we’re pleased to expand our presence here.”

“We are very happy to see a world leader like Nokia extend its already considerable commitment to India, and look forward to deepening our ties in the years to come,” Minister Maran said. “This investment reaffirms India’s position as the country of choice for expanding global telecommunications companies.”

Nokia has contracted managed services with 35 clients in 28 countries, and has provided operating services for over 20 operators globally, helping them with the day-to-day tasks of running their networks so they can focus on bolstering their business offerings. , Nokia is a leader in this growing market, and managed services is a key pillar in its Services business strategy.

The announcement is the latest sign of Nokia’s strong commitment to India and the robust Indian market. Nokia has played a pioneering role in the growth of cellular technology in India, starting with the first-ever cellular call a decade ago, which was made on a Nokia mobile phone and a Nokia-deployed network. Today Nokia’s India operations include networks and terminals sales divisions and three Research and Development facilities. A manufacturing facility for mobile devices and GSM infrastructure is set to open in Chennai in the first half of 2006.

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