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December 2, 2016 11:19 AM Meet HMD Global, the Team Bringing Nokia Phones Back

It’s not often that the fate of a 150 year old brand rests on the shoulders of a company that’s barely six months old. But that’s exactly what’s happening, with HMD Global announcing everything’s in place for it to develop mobile devices under the Nokia brand name for the next 10 years. HMD Global Oy was formed in May 2016 with the aim of securing the licensing 18

December 2, 2016 5:30 AM Fallen smartphone brand Nokia challenges Apple, Samsung again

Nokia smartphones are poised for a comeback after former managers at the Finnish company licensed the handset brand from Microsoft and struck up partnerships with Google and phone manufacturer Foxconn. Nokia was once the world's dominant cellphone maker but missed the shift to smartphones and then chose Microsoft's unpopular Windows operating system 31

December 1, 2016 11:33 PM Biz Break: Nokia — yes, Nokia — phones are back. Also, Michael Phelps wants to get in on tech

No, It’s Not 2001, Again: One of the best things I’ve found about streaming video services is the ability to discover strange foreign-language TV shows from, well, foreign lands that we here in America would have likely never before found. I mean, it’s amazing “Downton Abbey” became such a hit on these shores when there are reboots of “Gilmore Girls 41

December 1, 2016 6:42 PM Eyewitness News — Fallen smartphone brand Nokia challenges Apple, Samsung again

FRANKFURT/HELSINKI - Nokia smartphones are poised for a comeback after former managers at the Finnish company licensed the handset brand from Microsoft and struck up partnerships with Google and phone manufacturer Foxconn. Nokia was once the world's dominant cellphone maker but missed the shift to smartphones and then chose Microsoft's unpopular Windows 54

December 1, 2016 4:21 PM Nokia turns to Android for its smartphone rebirth

Just when you thought you had seen the last Nokia smartphone, it announces a return in 2017. Back when the first Android smartphones rolled off the assembly line in 2009, they weren’t just competing against Apple. Feature-phone pioneer Nokia commanded a large chunk of the market, and it was hard at work on its own open-source touchscreen platform. We all know how that story 25

December 1, 2016 2:58 PM Apple using drones to catch Google Maps, report says

Apple Maps has gotten much better since its 2012 launch, but it still isn't quite as built out as Google's rival Google Maps. According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple is said to be using the aerial robots as well as some indoor navigation tech to improve its app to better compete with Google. Apple, like Google and Microsoft's Bing, currently 30

December 1, 2016 1:00 PM Report: Fitbit to Acquire Pebble

As part of the deal, Pebble is expected to stop manufacturing its smartwatches. Fitbit is reportedly in advanced talks to buy smartwatch pioneer Pebble. Kickstarter darling Pebble made crowdfunding history last year when it raised a record $20.3 million to produce its next-generation Time smartwatch. It earned another $26 million early this year with the help of the new Pebble 32

December 1, 2016 11:19 AM Nokia smartphones to make comeback in 2017

HMD Global has secured exclusive rights to use the brand for smartphones from Nokia Oyj for the coming 10 years; the new devices will run on Android OS in first half of 2017 Stockholm: Nokia smartphones will make a comeback next year, and the current owners of the Finnish brand are betting that the connection it built with billions of consumers during 43

December 1, 2016 11:19 AM Nokia dials back time to sell mobile phones again

Nokia-branded mobile phones are on sale, once again, on the Finnish company's website. For now, the range is limited to some pretty basic models, but that should change when Android-powered smartphones and tablets are added soon. It's thanks to a deal with a small team based at a business park on the fringes of Helsinki, who are engaged in what will seem to many a foolhardy 40

December 1, 2016 11:19 AM Nokia brand-phones poised for comeback as HMD takes charge

FRANKFURT/HELSINKI: Nokia-branded mobile phones are about to make a comeback via a new venture that will reunite the Nokia brand with veteran Nokia executives who aim to move into smartphones capitalising on an existing operation that sells low-cost basic phones. HMD Global, a new Finnish company set up to revive the Nokia phone brand, on Thursday took over the basic 32