Barcelona, Spain – Nokia snagged two awards at the GSMA Global Mobile Award ceremony at Mobile World Congress 2014 today, including a win for “Best Entry Level or Featurephone”, underlining Nokia’s leadership in affordable mobile phones and its ongoing commitment to connecting the Next Billion.
The win for the Nokia 105 in the affordable device category marked the first time in the 19-year history of the awards that all nominees in one category were made by the same manufacturer. The other devices competing were the Nokia 208, Nokia 515, Asha 210 and Asha 503.
“This is a great achievement for us,” said Timo Toikkanen, “There is still a lot of opportunity in the affordable market. Nokia’s renowned design and quality have made our devices a hit with consumers all over the world. This award demonstrates Nokia’s leadership in this space.”
In addition to the Nokia 105, Nokia won “Best Low Cost Smartphone” for the Nokia Lumia 520, trumping rivals Lenovo A390T, Samsung Galaxy Young, Sony Xperia E and the Xiaomi Hongmi.
“Every Nokia Lumia comes packed with a wealth of innovation, and the Lumia 520 is the perfect example of how we bring exciting technologies and experiences from the high end to everyone,” said Samuli Hanninen, Vice President, Smart Devices, Nokia.
“From the super-sensitive touch screen and polycarbonate design to free Nokia MixRadio and the Nokia Camera app, the Nokia Lumia 520 sets a new benchmark for affordable smartphones. Launched here at MWC last year, this award demonstrates the great momentum for Lumia in the budget friendly range of the market,” Hanninen added.
Now in its nineteenth year, the Global Mobile Awards recognizes the latest and best innovations across the mobile ecosystem including hardware, software, apps and services. In 2014, the Awards had over 160 nominees competing for 38 awards in more than eight categories.
For a full list of winners and nominations visit: www.globalmobileawards.com
Nokia announces lead sponsorship of record breaking underwater adventure: Mission 31 – Powered by Nokia Lumia
Espoo, Finland – Today at Social Media Week (SMW), Nokia announces their partnership as the lead sponsor of Mission 31; a ground-breaking new ocean exploration. The mission is led by Fabien Cousteau, grandson to legendary explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau, and intends to push the limits of human and technological boundaries. Fabien will lead a team of aquanauts on a record-breaking attempt to live and work underwater for an incredible 31 days at a depth of 20 meters below sea level.
The exploration honours the 50th anniversary of Jacques-Yves Cousteau’s Conshelf II expedition which saw men live and work underwater for extended periods of time. Uniquely today, Mission 31 will be able to extend beyond the aquanauts, as Nokia’s innovative Lumia technology and social media channels will allow everyone to experience the 31 day adventure in real time. As the exclusive technology sponsor for Mission 31, Nokia Lumia mobile devices will support all aspects of life inside and outside Aquarius, the underwater home. The mobile devices are packed with integrated features to allow the aquanauts to work seamlessly in extreme environments and stay connected to life on the surface.
The advanced Lumia functionality will be an integral support for the mission whether it’s to capture high quality images using the amazing 41megapixel camera on the Nokia Lumia 1020, with underwater camera housing or to document scientific achievements during a dive via Microsoft Office on the Nokia Lumia 2520. Additionally, the aquanauts will also be able to stay connected to social channels through the Nokia Lumia 1520 to ensure that every aspect of the innovative exploration can be captured and shared.
Tuula Rytilä, Nokia CMO, “Pushing the limits is part of Nokia’s DNA, whether it’s breaking technological boundaries or developing functionality that empowers you to do more with life on-the-go. Our intuitive Lumia devices give you the freedom to do more, combine this with the passion we share with Fabien and his amazing team for continuous discovery and Mission 31- Powered by Nokia Lumia is set to have all the components for a record breaking adventure that everyone can connect with.”
Mission 31 is due to splash down on May 2014 located 9 miles off the coast of Key Largo, Florida. The project will be powered by Nokia Lumia enabling you to join in and follow this ground-breaking adventure online throughout the 31 days.
For more information on Mission31 visit http://mission-31.com/
Be wise and protect your precious data on your Nokia Lumia smartphone with trusted apps from Windows Phone store: http://www.nokia.com/global/business/…
Checklist for protecting your privacy and data on Nokia Lumia with Windows Phone 8.
1) WINDOWS PHONE STORE
Download all apps from the one trusted location
2) INTERNET EXPLORER
Alerts of malicious websites
Set a passcode to prevent unauthorized access and use
Backup all your precious data to SkyDrive
5) LOCK AND WIPE
Lock and wipe remotely your lost or stolen phone
6) FIND MY PHONE
Track the location of your Nokia Lumia
Easy! Keep calm and carry Nokia Lumia.
As anticipated Nokia will be holding a press conference on the 24th of February @ the Mobile World Congress 2014. Nokia is will be announcing a new phone codenamed Nokia Normandy which will be running android. According to online sources the Normandy will be running Android 4.4.1 KitKat. It is a brave move by Nokia to go to the Android route and they will be squeezing the Normandy in an already over populated platform. I do believe that finally Nokia will bring class to the Android platform and for once, i am very excited to see how Nokia will take the Android route.
You can watch the live stream of the Nokia X Normandy by heading to conversations.nokia.com on Monday February 24, at 8:30 am. Good luck Nokia with the launch and we all have our eyes on you.
Old phones contain valuable reusable materials, including gold. Only one out ten phones is ever recycled, though.
Read about how Nokia strive for sustainability at https://nokia.com/people&planet and join the discussion on Twitter using #SustainableLumia
So, how do you recycle gold?
This film was shot entirely with the Nokia Lumia 1020.
Espoo, Finland – Nokia and HTC have settled all pending patent litigation between them, and entered into a patent and technology collaboration agreement. HTC will make payments to Nokia and the collaboration will involve HTC’s LTE patent portfolio, further strengthening Nokia’s licensing offering. The companies will also explore future technology collaboration opportunities. The full terms of the agreement are confidential.
“We are very pleased to have reached a settlement and collaboration agreement with HTC, which is a long standing licensee for Nokia’s standards essential patents,” said Paul Melin, chief intellectual property officer at Nokia. “This agreement validates Nokia’s implementation patents and enables us to focus on further licensing opportunities.”
“Nokia has one of the most preeminent patent portfolios in the industry,” said Grace Lei, General Counsel of HTC. “As an industry pioneer in smartphones with a strong patent portfolio, HTC is pleased to come to this agreement, which will enable us to stay focused on innovation for consumers.”
NOTE: This stock exchange release includes identical information as the release issued by Nokia as a press release on February 7, 2014.
Thanks to the collaboration between Nokia, Microsoft and Sky, starting from middle of December the pay-TV service on the go will be available for all Windows Phone 8 Nokia Lumia devices in Italy
Milan, Italy – Sky Italia, Nokia and Microsoft have announced the global debut on Windows Phone of Sky Go, the service that allows users to view 30 pay-TV channels on the go. Thanks to this agreement, one of the most loved applications – already chosen by 1.9 million Sky subscribers – will be coming to the entire Nokia Lumia family in Italy starting from the middle of December.
The agreement allows Sky to enhance its mobile service by offering some of its most prestigious content to owners of Windows Phone 8 Lumia smartphones, which are increasingly widespread in Italy, in addition to allowing Nokia to enrich its cutting-edge models with the application that truly allows TV to be taken outside the home.
“Sky Go on the Windows Phone 8 platform is a world exclusive for Italy and a true Christmas present for our customers,” said Paola Cavallero, General Manager, Nokia Italia. “We are particularly pleased with the partnership with Sky as it will further increase the satisfaction of our Italian users of Lumia devices. This app, in addition to the recent arrival in the Store of other successful brands such as Instagram and Vine, will be available on the entire Lumia family stretching from the Lumia 520 to the new Lumia 1520 with its high-quality 6-inch screen.”
“We are pleased with this important agreement thanks to which Sky Go for the first time in the world will be making its debut on Nokia Lumia smartphones and the Windows Phone 8 platform,” said Remo Tebaldi, Customer & Product Marketing Manager Sky. “Sky Go is thus taking a further step on the path of innovation, allowing an increasingly broad segment of our subscribers to enjoy ever richer and more compelling viewing experiences. In fact, this partnership will boost customers’ chances to access their favourite programs on devices such as the new Nokia Lumia 1520 that guarantee the standard of excellence that has always set Sky apart.”
“We are enthusiastic about our collaboration with Sky and proud that Italy has been chosen for the global debut of Sky Go on Windows Phone. This is further confirmation of the excellent results that have led our mobile operating system to become the second largest in Italy in the third quarter of 2013,” said Silvano Colombo, Consumer Channel Group Manager, Microsoft Italia. “Thanks to Sky Go, the line-up of Windows Phone applications has been further expanded, confirming Microsoft’s commitment to guaranteeing its users access to the best of entertainment on their smartphones as well.”