HMD Global secures $230 million investment from Google, Qualcomm and others

HDM Global, the makers of Nokia smartphones, has announced that they have secured $230 million (Rs. 1715 crore approx.) in a funding round from their global partners including Google, Qualcomm and Nokia Technologies. This marks one of the largest funding raised by HMD Global in Europe in 2020 and it will be used towards realising HMD Global’s vision in smartphone space.

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Nokia 5310 2020 Review – A Loud Comeback

Back in those days the name NOKIA meant TRUST, especially among us Indians. Even a small detail like the boot animation of shaking hands added a sense of identity and created a deep attachment with the masses. Most smartphone users today have a sweet past with Nokia phones, including their flagship Symbian phones. Betting on this nostalgic sentiment, Nokia, with HMD global, started their new retro series with the introduction of Nokia 3310, Which was followed by Nokia 8810 4G and the iconic flip phone Nokia 2720(not made available in India). Continue reading “Nokia 5310 2020 Review — A Loud Comeback”

Nokia collaborates with Indian Institute of Science to set up robotics lab

Nokia is collaborating with Indian Institute of Science (IISc) to establish the Nokia Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Networked Robotics. This state-of-the-art lab will focus on inter-disciplinary research involving robotics, advanced communication technologies and Artificial Intelligence to explore solutions in areas like emergency management, agriculture and industrial automation.

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Nokia C3 with 5.99-inch HD+ display, 3GB RAM, Android 10 announced

HMD Global just announced Nokia C3, the company’s latest budget phone in China after it got certified last month. It packs a 5.99-inch HD+ scree, packs a  1.6GHz octa-core processor, which is likely Unisoc SC9863 SoC, runs Android 10, features an 8-megapixel rear and a 5-megapixel rear camera. Continue reading “Nokia C3 with 5.99-inch HD+ display, 3GB RAM, Android 10 announced”

Nokia 65-inch 4K LED Smart Android TV with Dolby Vision, JBL audio launched in India for Rs. 64999

Flipkart and Nokia have launched the third Nokia branded Smart TV in India after the 55-inch and 43-inch models. The 65-inch 4K Ultra HD TV has narrow bezels offering infinity-edge viewing experience. It has intelligent dimming, wide color gamut and Dolby Vision. Continue reading “Nokia 65-inch 4K LED Smart Android TV with Dolby Vision, JBL audio launched in India for Rs. 64999”

Nokia TA-1258 with 5.99-inch HD+ display, 3GB RAM, Android 10 gets certified

HMD Global is all set to announce a budget Android smartphone soon, and it has been certified by TENAA in China with the model number TA-1258. This reveals a 5.99-inch HD+ screen, runs Android 10, an 8-megapixel rear and a 5-megapixel rear camera. There is also a fingerprint sensor on the back. Continue reading “Nokia TA-1258 with 5.99-inch HD+ display, 3GB RAM, Android 10 gets certified”

Nokia 1 Android 10 Go Edition update starts rolling out

HMD Global has started rolling out Android 10 update for the Nokia 1 (2018)  Android Go Edition phone smartphone, which makes it the 16th Nokia phone to get the update after the Nokia 8.1, Nokia 9 PureViewNokia 7.1Nokia 6.1 PlusNokia 7 PlusNokia 6.1Nokia 2.2, Nokia 7.2Nokia 3.2Nokia 4.2Nokia 8 SiroccoNokia 2.3Nokia 6.2, Nokia 1 Plus and Nokia 5.1 Plus. The phone was introduced back in March 2018 running Android 8.1 (Oreo) Go Edition, and got Android Pie update in June 2019. Continue reading “Nokia 1 Android 10 Go Edition update starts rolling out”

HMD Global opens new global R&D centre in Tampere, Finland

HMD Global has announced that it is acquiring assets of Valona Labs and launching a brand-new Centre of Excellence in Tampere, Finland.  The new Centre of Excellence in Tampere will specialise in software, security, and services, accelerating HMD Global’s transition from a pure hardware business, to a combined hardware and services company.  Continue reading “HMD Global opens new global R&D centre in Tampere, Finland”

Nokia 5310 with dual front-facing speakers, long battery life launched in India for Rs. 3399

HMD Global has launched its Nokia 5310 feature phone in India, as it had promised. It was announced back in March and comes with MP3 player, microSD expansion slot, wireless FM radio, dual front-facing speakers and remixes classic design with a slick new feel and says it will last weeks in standby mode or for hours of call time without charging. Continue reading “Nokia 5310 with dual front-facing speakers, long battery life launched in India for Rs. 3399”

Nokia 5310 with dual front-facing speakers, long battery life launching in India on June 16

Update: The company has posted a new teaser confirming the launch of 5310 in 5 days, which is June 16th. Continue reading “Nokia 5310 with dual front-facing speakers, long battery life launching in India on June 16”

Nokia 43-inch 4K LED Smart Android TV with Dolby Vision, JBL audio launched in India for Rs. 31999

Flipkart and Nokia have launched the second Nokia branded Smart TV in India, as they had promised. The 43-inch 4K Ultra HD TV has narrow bezels offering infinity-edge viewing experience. It has MEMC technology, intelligent dimming, wide color gamut and Dolby Vision. The TV has built-in 24 watt speakers on the bottom with DTS TruSurround, Dolby Audio and audio optimizations from JBL for deep bass. It runs Android 9.0 with support for Google Assistant, Chromecast in-built and lets you download more apps via Google’s Android Play Store.

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Nokia 43-inch 4K HDR LED Smart Android TV with Dolby Vision, JBL audio launching in India on June 4

Flipkart and Nokia launched the first Nokia branded Smart TV in India back in December last year as a part of ‘Make in India’ initiative. At that time the company said that it will launch more models in different screen sizes soon. Now the company’s 4K Ultra HD TV is all set to launch on Flipkart on June 4th. Continue reading “Nokia 43-inch 4K HDR LED Smart Android TV with Dolby Vision, JBL audio launching in India on June 4”

Nokia achieves peak speeds 4.7 Gbps with commercial 5G software and hardware

Using their over-the-air network in Dallas, Texas, Nokia has claimed the record of the fastest 5G connection in the world during a test, reaching speeds of 4.7 Gbps. The test was powered by their AirScale Radio Access end-to-end 5G solution and used a technique called carrier aggregation and Dual Connectivity over 5G and LTE networks.

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Nokia 5.1 Plus Android 10 update starts rolling out

HMD Global has started rolling out Android 10 update for the Nokia 5.1 Plus smartphone, which makes it the 15th Nokia phone to get the update after the Nokia 8.1, Nokia 9 PureViewNokia 7.1Nokia 6.1 PlusNokia 7 PlusNokia 6.1Nokia 2.2, Nokia 7.2Nokia 3.2Nokia 4.2Nokia 8 SiroccoNokia 2.3, Nokia 6.2, and Nokia 1 Plus. The phone was introduced at the MWC last year in India last year running Android Pie (Go Edition). This latest update brings a number of additional privacy and security features for users, as well as Dark Theme, Focus mode, dedicated ‘Privacy section’, and more. Continue reading “Nokia 5.1 Plus Android 10 update starts rolling out”

HMD Global ropes in former OnePlus executive Adam Ferguson as Head of Product Marketing

HMD Global, The Home of Nokia Phones has announced the appointment of Adam Ferguson, former Marketing Director at OnePlus Europe. He will be responsible for product marketing strategy and implementation for the complete portfolio of Nokia Phones. Before OnePlus, he had held marketing positions at EE, Nestlé and Unilever. Ferguson will report directly to Stephen Tayler, Chief Marketing Officer. Continue reading “HMD Global ropes in former OnePlus executive Adam Ferguson as Head of Product Marketing”