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.
Celebrates Two Decades of Nokia Business with Interco
• Launches 6-inch Nokia Lumia 1520 exclusively with VIVA Bahrain
• Instagram for all Nokia Lumia smartphones fans in the Kingdom
• Showcases imaging innovation with Nokia Lumia 1020 – 41 megapixel smartphone camera
• Asha 500, Asha 502 and Asha 503 to be retailed at all leading electronic retail outlets in the country
Manama, Bahrain – 4th December 2013 – Today Nokia and Intercol, the distributor for Nokia in Bahrain, revealed their exciting product roadmap for Bahrain highlighting Nokia’s ongoing commitment to the Kingdom’s market and its growing importance as part of Nokia’s renewed strategy for growth in the region. Senior Nokia representatives outlined its regional strategy to drive smart device leadership by showcasing six new products. Nokia and Intercol also celebrated two decades of successful relationship and business growth in Bahrain and announced the availability of Instagram for all Nokia smartphone fans in the country.
During the press conference, Nokia launched a portfolio of large screen Lumia smartphones: the Lumia 1520 and 1320, which will be available at Intercol and all leading electronic retail outlets. Nokia also showcased it’s first-ever Windows tablet, the Nokia Lumia 2520. The Bahrain launch event also included three new Asha models – including the first 3G device in the Asha Platform family of smartphones, which deliver industry leading design, new vibrant colors and a more intuitive user interface, all at an accessible price.
Speaking at the press conference, Vithesh Reddy, General Manager, Nokia Lower Gulf said, “Now more than ever, mobile devices are at the center of consumers’ lives. Especially in markets such as Bahrain, consumers are looking to capture, curate and share experiences on the go. Today we are inviting people in Bahrain to switch to Nokia. With our latest range of Lumia and Asha products, we are delivering industry leading design and imaging innovation to bigger devices at more accessible prices.”
Andrew Hanna, VIVA CCO said, “VIVA enjoys a solid partnership with Nokia which has enabled us to bring first to our customers Nokia’s latest technological innovations. We are pleased to partner with Nokia and launch exclusively the flagship Nokia Lumia 1520 for our customers.”
“Building on Nokia’s industry-leading innovation in imaging, the latest range of Lumia and Asha products enables people to capture and share the world around them like never before. Nokia has spear-headed delivering high quality, stylish devices that enables Bahrain’s evolving consumer-tech community to make the switch to Nokia. As we celebrate 20 years of a successful partnership with Nokia, we look forward to building on that legacy by bringing the latest innovations to our market,” said Dinesh Ramankutty, General Manager from Intercol.
Bring your stories to life with the Nokia Lumia 1520 and Lumia 1320
Continuing to redefine smartphone innovation, Nokia introduces its first ever large screen Lumia smartphones, the Lumia 1520 and Lumia 1320. With a six inch screen and the latest software advancements for Windows Phone, the Lumia 1320 and Lumia 1520 are perfectly suited for entertainment and productivity. A new third column of tiles on the home screen means people can see and do more on a larger screen. Bringing larger displays to the award-winning Lumia design, the new format is coupled with some of the most advanced camera innovations so people can capture and share the world around them.
The Lumia 1520 offers the latest imaging innovation from Nokia – a 20MP PureView camera with optical image stabilization (OIS) enabling sharp images even in the dark as well as oversampling and zooming technology similar to the Lumia 1020. In addition to the new Nokia Camera and Nokia Storyteller applications, the Lumia 1520 offers a 6-inch screen and a vivid 1080p full HD display for outstanding outdoor readability. People can bring their videos to life with Nokia Rich Recording, an unparalleled audio capture using four built-in microphones. With Microsoft Office built in, documents can be edited and shared easily for maximum productivity.
The Lumia 1320 features many high-end Lumia innovations on a large 6-inch 720p display and extends the Nokia Camera app to another price range. With a range of imaging apps available, the Lumia 1320 comes with Nokia Music for free streaming of ad-free music and HERE maps and location services, so people can experience the most popular Lumia experiences at a more accessible price.
The Nokia Lumia 1520 will be available in yellow, white, black and glossy red for BHD 265 /-, while the Nokia Lumia 1320 will be available in orange, yellow, white, and black, at Intercol and all leading electronic retail outlets in the country.
Bringing Lumia innovation to Nokia’s first-ever Windows tablet – the Lumia 2520
Nokia’s first Windows tablet, the Lumia 2520, is designed to work anywhere, with a vivid 10.1-inch HD display that is designed to provide the best outdoor and indoor readability of any tablet. Building on Nokia’s rich mobility heritage, the Lumia 2520 combines both 4G LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity, a 6.7MP camera, and for the first time ever on a tablet, ZEISS optics, letting people take beautiful pictures – even in low light. The Lumia 2520, runs on Windows RT 8.1 for a highly personal and easy to navigate experience, and also features multiple color choices and fast-charging capability – providing up to an 80% charge in one hour. With integrated HERE Maps, the Lumia 2520 is the only tablet with true offline maps for a fast and reliable maps experience.
The Nokia Asha 500, Asha 502 and Asha 503 combine beautiful design with a richer mobile experience
The newest additions to the Asha Platform family of devices – the Nokia Asha 500, Asha 502 and Asha 503 – join the already successful Asha 501 in pushing the boundaries of affordable smartphone innovation. All three handsets build on Nokia’s renowned design and feature a new crystal-clear look; a fusion of ice-like transparency and bold inner color encases each phone to make it both elegant and more durable. Support for 3G is available on the Asha 503, which also includes a 5MP camera and comes with a Dual SIM option.
The Nokia Asha 500, Asha 502 and Asha 503 include new enhancements to the Asha Platform for even more intuitive navigation. The new Asha user interface enables faster and easier sharing of images on social networks, with one easy swipe to access the camera and one touch to post. Fastlane gives people a second home screen for quick access to frequently used apps and deeper integration with their favourite social networks. Knowing how important free messaging is to people, WhatsApp will be available for the Nokia Asha 501 and is to arrive later in the year for the new Asha devices.
The Nokia Asha 500, Asha 502 and Asha 503 will be available in bright red, bright green, yellow, cyan, white and black, for BHD 28/-, BHD 36/- and BHD 38/- ; respectively.