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Nokia made a seemingly easy move by bringing back a modified Nokia 3310 which sold over 126 million units since it was first introduced back in September, 2000. 

It was a beloved phone especially popular for its Long lasting Battery, its ruggedness and most importantly, for Snake.

I kid, but it was a huge part of what made it fun and Nokia were nice enough (smart enough) to add that to its list of features.

While it's still the Nokia 3310, it's not without its changes (Seeing as they're with HMD now), the new/old phone runs on Nokia’s Series 30+ software, with a 2.4-inch QVGA display, a 2-megapixel camera, and even a microSD slot.

In the world of the iPhones and the powerful Samsungs, these are fairly plain features but perhaps that's exactly what Nokia wants, it was what made the original 3310 such a joy to begin with.

With some design touch up-- the modern variant is a little smaller, thinner, and lighter all round-- It's added some modern beauty to this antique.

It’s also a lot more colorful this time around, with glossy yellow and red colors, and matte grey and dark blue models. It’s instantly recognisable as a Nokia, and HMD has even included a modern Snake game on the handset just to play on the nostalgia.

For internet it comes with Opera Mini, but the real selling point is battery life. Just like most feature phones, standby time on the Nokia 3310 is 31 days, alongside a talk time of 22 hours. That’s a massive amount of battery life, but as the phone is so basic you’re hardly going to be wasting battery away on Snapchat or Facebook.

Price wise, the Nokia 3310 is also going to be affordable with HMD planning to make the phone available in Q2 this year for around $52 (about N17,000)

So are you going to be getting one?

If you are an adult now then you definitely remember the Nokia 3310 aka the greatest phone ever! It could well be on the way back sometime soon.

You'll remember that what made the Nokia 3310 such a classic was its durability. It lasted for ages, was virtually indestructible and could just about take whatever was thrown at it. 

So a modern revamp of the phone is only naturally going to get people excited and boy are they excited. The phone is said to be going for around €59 (around N20,000). 

What the specs of the revamped 3310 will be is still unknown for now, but there have been whispers that we'll know more at the 
 Mobile World Congress on February 26. If that's the case then we'll just have to wait and see. So fingers crossed.

There was palpable excitement at the imminent return of one of the great phones of yesteryears-- the Nokia. 

There were doubts as to its comeback especially when it was announced that the Nokia 6 was going to be a mid-range phone as opposed to a flagship, but that seems to have been dispelled as a great number of people in China (where it is being launched) who signed up on the pre-sale register. 

The very first day of registration saw a quarter of a million people sign up and now the number is almost a million (945k) for the January 19 sale.


So why are people so stoked for the Nokia 6?

While it is admittedly not a flagship phone, the device's simplistic design language and premium build quality has caught the fancy of not just Nokia enthusiasts, but also the new generation of consumers.

What is meant is that the Nokia 6 series comes with a premium metal-clad frame around the edge and nothing was spared for the power button and the volume which are on the right side as they were made from the same high-grade material.

There are two-grille speakers at the bottom to the right, a type C USB port at the center and a mic to the left and on top, there's a lone 3.5mm audio jack.

On the face of it, the new Nokia features the brand name on the top right corner and camera to its left. In the center, it house single-grille call speaker. The dual amplifiers is said to deliver a 6dB louder sound than a regular amp, giving higher voice, deeper bass and with Dolby Atmos audio system, listening to music on Nokia 6 will be enriching for sure.

While the phone is officially being only released in China, there have been rumours that HMD, who are the official licence holder of the Nokia brand, might announce the international variant of Nokia 6 along with flagship phone (that is Nokia 8) on February 26, one day ahead of Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017, Barcelona (February 27-March 2).

So fingers crossed that the rest of the world gets to experience the durability and magic of a Nokia phone once more.

Nokia seems to be getting back on their feet after some time in the shadows. The Finnish company had announced plans for an Android phone this year and now it seems it has even more in store.

In a new Facebook post teasing the arrival of its forthcoming Nokia 6, the company dropped a cryptic clue suggesting “more announcements” will follow on February 26.

February 26 happens to be the start of Mobile World Congress so this may have something to do with that but the company have refused to give out any further details as to what these “announcements” could involve. It is hoped though that it means new product.

As part of the revival process, Nokia struck a deal with Alcatel owner HMD Global that will see the company lease out the Nokia brand to the Chinese manufacturer for the next 10 years.

On the back of that, HMD revealed plans to build a modest $26 feature phone and then quickly followed up with the announcement of the previously mentioned Nokia 6.

To the dismay of fans though, this phone will only sell in China and it is planned that the Chinese market be properly explored.

While avid commenters rushed to speculate the announcement might have to do with a wider Nokia 6 roll-out, the company’s social media team was quick cool off the excitement. Seconding previous statements the device will remain exclusive to China, the phone-maker said it has intentions to bring all-new Android phones to other countries.

It remains to be seen if HMD can raise Nokia to its former glory. The Nokia 6 will be a great start, but only time will tell. 

You can see the video below

Nokia is back...not with a bang, but they're back. After being acquired by Finnish technology company HMD Global (HMD) Sunday, they unveiled the Nokia 6, a mid-range Android smartphone for the Chinese market. 

The Nokia 6, which runs the newest version of Google’s mobile operating system, Android Nougat, sports a 5.5-inch full HD (1920x1080 pixels) display. With metal on the sides and a rounded rectangular fingerprint scanner housed on the front, the Nokia 6 seems reminiscent of the Samsung Galaxy S7 (without the blowing up bit)

As for what's under the hood, the new Nokia smartphone is powered by a mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor putting it in range with the likes of Samsung’s Galaxy A series models.

Other features of the Nokia 6 include a 4GB of RAM, and 64GB internal storage. The Nokia 6, which also houses dual amplifiers capable of delivering louder sound, features a 16-megapixel phase detection auto focus camera on the back and an 8-megapixel selfie camera on the front.

"China is the largest and most competitive smartphone market in the world," the company said in a press note, justifying why its long-anticipated smartphone is limited to the Chinese market. "Our ambition is to deliver a premium product, which meets consumer needs at every price point, in every market."

The Nokia 6 was believed to debut  at the Mobile World Congress in February but that has changed and an earlier launch could help the company capitalize on the Chinese New Year which could be a big plus.

While many would have wanted a high end flagship phone from Nokia, the guys at HMD are playing the long game, releasing a mid-range phone that would be easier on the pocket of the average man in a region like China before making the jump.

 We wish Nokia all the best in their latest foray into the Smartphone market.

It seems Apple is in a spot of trouble with news breaking that Nokia are suing the tech giants for violating a total of 32 technology patents.
Nokia stated that they have filed a number of complaints against Apple in Germany and the United States. Nokia said since agreeing to a license covering some patents in 2011, Apple has declined subsequent offers to license its technology, which it said are used in many of Apple's products.
Apple have shot back though stating that, "We respect intellectual property and we've always been willing to pay a fair price to secure the rights of patents covering technology in our products. Unfortunately, Nokia has refused to license their patents on a fair basis and is now using the tactics of a patent troll to attempt to extort money from Apple by applying a royalty rate to Apple's own inventions they had nothing to do with."
Nokia's lawsuits, filed in courts in Dusseldorf, Mannheim and Munich, Germany and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, cover patents for displays, user interfaces, software, antennas, chipsets and video coding.
Nokia also claimed that they have been a big part of Apple's technologies especially through investments in research and development.
"After several years of negotiations trying to reach agreement to cover Apple's use of these patents, we are now taking action to defend our rights," Ilkka Rahnasto, head of patent business at Nokia, said in a statement.

Nokia used to be the go-to phone for everyone..till they were not. They were still hugely popular for a while but now it seems everyone has moved on.
But they are making a comeback!
Yes you heard us right, Nokia is coming back in early 2017 and will do so on the Android platform.
The company announced plans to return to tablets and phones back in May, and have now provided more details today as it formalizes a licensing agreement with HMD Global (HMD). Also based in Finland, HMD global is the new home of Nokia phones under a brand licensing deal that will last for at least 10 years.
Nokia has launched a new phones section on its site today, marking the return of Nokia-branded smartphones and tablets after Microsoft acquired its phone business and killed off the Nokia brand in favor of Lumia. The first Nokia smartphones powered by Android will be available in the first half of 2017, alongside Nokia-branded feature phones.
This is not Nokia's fist adventure into Android land as they diddled with Android just before being acquired by Microsoft with an iPad mini clone running Android. 
So while the return of Nokia is welcome, we do wonder if they will be truly able to compete with the giants like Apple and their iOS or even with other smartphones that use Android like Google, Samsung or Lenovo.
Guess we'll see.

Surprisingly Microsoft just announced the latest Nokia 216 feature phone via their blog and we think it's quite appealing to the eyes. Here's all we know about it.

Apparently few weeks back we learnt Nokia and Microsoft sign off a deal to sell their feature business to FIH Mobilea subsidiary of Foxxconn at around $350M but now that they just unleashed a new phone off the deal it simply means the deal hasn't officially kicked off.

Let's take a look at the spec for this new Nokia 216, it includes 0.3MP camera (Front and Rear with LED flash), 2.4inch QVGA display, Torchlight, MP3 and Video Player, Bluetooth (Bluetooth Audio Headset Supported), running Nokia Series 30 OS and a preinstalled Opera Mini browser, a headphone jack (Stereo Radio), Store upto 2000 contact, Battery Life 24days.

It also comes in 3 colors. 

While rumor has it that by end of this year(2016), Microsoft and Nokia will stop producing the Lumia series. One can categorically agree that the Windows smartphone has gotten quite a low turn up from the smartphone community as we see Android and iOS topping the most used OS year-on-year.

In this moden age where also all smartphones no longer last due to the amount of time spent on Power consuming Apps, this Feature phone can be a great stylish back up phone for calls, listening to music, radio and also browsing lite for informations. I personally think it's a good phone and won't mind having one as my support phone.

It's rolling out first in India and later globally.

Source: Nokia 216 from Microsoft

Nokia will be making a comeback!
Microsoft has announced a deal in which it will see its feature phone business for $350 million FIH Mobile
FIH mobile is a subsidiary of Chinese hardware manufacturer Foxconn, which manufactures iPhones for Apple, and a newly formed company called HMD Global.
Microsoft’s entry-level mobile device assets and the Nokia brand name, as well as its manufacturing facility in Hanoi, Vietnam will all be added to the deal. 
It is expected that all things will be concluded by the second half of the year.
Upon completion HMD will have the right to sell Nokia-branded feature phones as well as Android-based smartphones and tablets. 
There are plans by the firm to invest more than $500 million over the next three years to market its mobile products worldwide.
Nokia already has an enviable brand equity which it garnered over eons making high-quality feature phones as well as Windows Phone-based smartphones. The plan is to capitalize on this and use this as a springboard into the market.
Nokia has dabbled in the Android game before. In 2014, it launched the beautiful $250 N1 tablet but didn’t make it widely available around the world. 
The sale will not affect Microsoft’s Windows-based mobile operations. The company says it will continue to develop Windows 10 Mobile and keep its Lumia brand of phones alive, while continuing to partner with hardware makers like Acer, Alcatel, HP and VAIO.
Microsoft reportedly have plans for a phone next year, but nothing solid has been confirmed yet. So fingers crossed.

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Obviously this year has been a great year in Tech world and we the consumers can testify to that.

Anyways this is a teaser from Nokia Conversation blog and it shows that Microsoft and Nokia will be unveiling a new Lumia Smartphone.

In a nutshell the company posted

Microsoft is delivering the power of everyday mobile technology to everyone.
Come back on November 11, to find out more!

Rumor has it that this phone is going to be a lower-end smartphone due to some leaked images online but i have a good feeling that this Lumia set to be released in less than 5days might not disappoint because lately i have been listening to radio and i hear this huge voice of someone talking about a new Lumia so i'm guessing this is it but to be honest the Radio advert WOW' me and i'm expectant hope you are ?

Till 11-11-2014 we'll see and by the way the image above is the snippet of the new lumia.

Via: Nokia

With it's first Android OS, Nokia is ready to take charge in the Smartphone market. I believe this is a good strategy in order for users to get familiar with the Skype thingy. Well hopefully this offer could be global but i'm not sure, here's the full details... Full One year free Skype call on X smartphone. 

Get one month of Free Skype calls to mobiles and landlines when you purchase the Nokia - X smartphone. Simply download the Skype gift app from the Nokia Store, redeem your digital voucher code, and get chatting.(Terms and Conditions apply).

Has any tried this?

Its finally here people the most anticipated Android smartphone on Nokia has finally come to stay. The beauty about this phone is the price. you can get it for quite an amount you won't have to sell your other phone. 

Ok before i bug you much, see below the full specs on this device and you can drop a comment if you'll be getting anyone soon as they come with variety of colors.    

The Nokia X is a gorgeous smartphone‎,‎ inside and out‎.‎ It‎'‎s dressed up with a slim‎,‎ yet durable body that seamlessly wraps around the sharp‎,‎ four‎‐inch screen‎.‎Rock your unique style with the Nokia X‎.‎

And with its responsive and powerful satellite GPS‎,‎ Wi‎‐Fi and 3G connectivity‎,‎ you can keep the fun going wherever you go‎.‎

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Your Fastlane to all Android Applications

Access the world of Android applications and flow smoothly between all your favourites with Nokia Fastlane‎.‎

This Feature is Unique to Nokia‎,‎ it displays your recent applications‎,‎ Images‎,‎ Facebook posts and more onto a single screen‎,‎ so your favorites stay right at your fingertips‎.‎

Enjoy a very Sharp and colourful 4‎"‎ screen

See and do more on the sharp‎,‎ colourful 4 inch display‎.‎
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 Key Features

  • OS: Android 4.1.3
  • Display size: 4 ''
  • Processor name: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 
  • Main camera sensor: 3 MP 
  • RAM: 512 MB 
  • Mass memory: 4 GB
  • Maximum standby time with dual SIM: 17 days
  • Maximum talk time (2G): 13.3 h
  • SIM card type: Micro SIM 

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Now the Full Detailed Specs(Don't Get too bored!)

Display and User Interface
  • Display size‎:‎ 4 ‎''‎
  • Display resolution‎:‎ WVGA ‎(‎800 x 480‎)‎ 
  • Display features‎:‎ Brightness control‎,‎ Tactile feedback‎,‎ Orientation sensor‎,‎ Nokia Glance screen‎,‎ Wide viewing angle‎,‎ Screen double tap
  • Display colors‎:‎ TrueColor ‎(‎24‎‐bit/16M‎)‎ 
  • Aspect ratio‎:‎ 15‎:‎9 
  • Pixel density‎:‎ 233 ppi
  • Display technology‎:‎ LCD 
  • Touch screen technology‎:‎ Capacitive two‎‐point touch 
  • Sensors‎:‎ Ambient light sensor‎,‎ Accelerometer‎,‎ Proximity sensor
Keys and Input Methods
  • User Input‎:‎ Touch 
  • Operating keys‎:‎ Volume keys‎,‎ Power/Lock key‎,‎ Back key
  • Form factor
  • Form factor‎:‎ Monoblock touch 
  • Hardware
  • Connectivity
  • SIM card type‎:‎ Micro SIM 
  • Dual SIM‎:‎ Dual Standby SIM 
  • Charging connectors‎:‎ Micro‎‐USB 
  • AV connectors‎:‎ 3.5 mm audio connector 
  • System connectors‎:‎ Micro‎‐USB‎‐B 
  • USB‎:‎ USB 2.0 
Data Network
  • WCDMA network‎:‎ 900 MHz‎,‎ 2100 MHz
  • WCDMA max data speed DL‎:‎ HSDPA ‎‐ 7.2 Mbps 
  • WCDMA max data speed UL‎:‎ HSUPA ‎‐ 5.76 Mbps 
  • GSM network‎:‎ 850 MHz‎,‎ 900 MHz‎,‎ 1800 MHz‎,‎ 1900 MHz
  • GSM max data speed DL‎:‎ EGPRS 236.8 kbps 
  • GSM max data speed UL‎:‎ GPRS 85.6 kbps
Power Management
  • Battery capacity‎:‎ 1500 mAh
  • Battery voltage‎:‎ 3.7 V
  • Removable battery‎:‎ Yes 
  • Maximum standby time‎:‎ 28 days
  • Maximum talk time ‎(‎2G‎)‎‎:‎ 13.3 h
  • Maximum talk time ‎(‎3G‎)‎‎:‎ 10.5 h
  • Maximum standby time with dual SIM‎:‎ 17 days
  • Maximum music playback time‎:‎ 26 h
  • Maximum video playback time‎:‎ 8.4 h
  • Maximum cellular network browsing time‎:‎ 4.5 h
  • Maximum Wi‎‐Fi network browsing time‎:‎ 4.7 h
  • Processor name‎:‎ Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 
  • Processor type‎:‎ Dual‎‐core 1 GHz Dual‎‐core 1 GHz
  • User data storage‎:‎ In device‎,‎ Memory card
  • RAM‎:‎ 512 MB 
  • Mass memory‎:‎ 4 GB 
  • Expandable memory card type‎:‎ MicroSD 
  • Maximum memory card size‎:‎ 32 GB
Software platform & User Interface
  • Operating system‎:‎ Nokia X software platform 
  • Software release‎:‎ Nokia X software platform 1.0 
  • Software updates‎:‎ Firmware Over‎‐the‎‐Air ‎(‎FOTA‎)‎
  • Email and Messaging
  • Email clients‎:‎ Native Email Client‎,‎ Hotmail‎,‎ Yahoo‎!‎ Mail
  • Email protocols‎:‎ EAS‎,‎ SMTP‎,‎ IMAP4‎,‎ POP3‎,‎ IMAPS

Call management
  • Call management features‎:‎ Call waiting‎,‎ Call history‎,‎ Call forwarding‎,‎ Call logs‎:‎ dialled‎,‎ received and missed‎,‎ Conference call‎,‎ Fixed dialling number‎,‎ Integrated hands‎‐free speakers‎,‎ Skype voice call‎,‎ Speed dial‎,‎ Voice mail
  • Supported amount of phonebooks‎:‎ One integrated phonebook 
  • Supports amount of contacts‎:‎ Unlimited 
  • Ringtones‎:‎ Downloadable ringtones‎,‎ MP3 ringtones
  • Noise cancellation‎:‎ Yes 
  • Speech codecs‎:‎ GSM FR‎,‎ GSM HR‎,‎ AMR‎‐NB‎,‎ AMR‎‐WB‎,‎ GSM EFR
  • VoiP codecs‎:‎ AMR‎‐NB‎,‎ AMR‎‐WB‎,‎ G‎.‎711‎,‎ G‎.‎722‎,‎ G‎.‎722.1

Device Security
  • Enterprise security features‎:‎ Mobile VPN‎,‎ Data encryption for device
  • General Security features‎:‎ Firmware update‎,‎ Device lock‎,‎ PIN code‎,‎ Device lock passcode‎,‎ Device lock password
  • Main camera sensor‎:‎ 3 MP 
  • Camera resolution‎:‎ 2048 x 1536 pixels
  • Main camera focus type‎:‎ Fixed focus 
  • Camera digital zoom‎:‎ 4 x
  • Sensor size‎:‎ 1/5 inch 
  • Main camera f‎‐number/aperture‎:‎ f/2.8 
  • Camera focal length‎:‎ 32.4 mm
  • Camera minimum focus range‎:‎ 50 cm
  • Camera image formats‎:‎ JPEG 
  • Flash type‎:‎ No Flash 
Main video camera
  • Camera video resolution‎:‎ FWVGA ‎(‎864 x 480‎)‎ 
  • Camera video frame rate‎:‎ 30 fps
  • Camera video zoom‎:‎ 4 x
  • Video playback frame rate‎:‎ 30 fps
  • Video playback codecs‎:‎ H‎.‎263‎,‎ H‎.‎264/AVC‎,‎ MPEG‎‐4
  • Video playback file formats‎:‎ 3GP‎,‎ MP4
  • Video recording formats‎:‎ 3GP/H‎.‎263 
  • Video white balance modes‎:‎ Cloudy‎,‎ Fluorescent‎,‎ Incandescent‎,‎ Automatic‎,‎ Daylight
  • Main video camera features
  • Video streaming‎:‎ Streaming from video services and internet 
  • Video recording colour modes‎:‎ Black and white‎,‎ Negative‎,‎ Sepia

Environmental features
  • Energy efficiency‎:‎ Automatic screen brightness adjustment 
  • Eco content and services‎:‎ Available at Store‎,‎ HERE Drive‎:‎ route optimization‎,‎ HERE Maps‎:‎ pedestrian navigation
  • Recycling‎:‎ 100% recoverable as materials and energy 
  • User guide‎:‎ One colour printing 
  • Packaging‎:‎ Made of renewable materials‎,‎ Minimized package‎,‎ Packaging is 100 % recyclable‎,‎ Containing up to 75% recycled materials‎,‎ Virgin wood fibres up to 55% certified

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Basically when Nokia X first premiered for the world to see, I personally did not like the outcome coz I was in anticipation to see an almighty Android device from a legendary Mobile Tech Company but my anticipation was cut short.

Nokia's new Android smartphones "The Nokia X line" was created for the emerging markets, and so I wasn't too surprise to see this part of designs.
The basic Nokia X phone costs 89 euros ($122) and has a 4-inch screen, measured diagonally, and a 3 megapixel camera. A X+ version with an SD storage card costs 99 euros, while an XL with a 5-inch screen and 5 megapixel camera goes for 109 euros.

However what I want to share today is the thing that got my attention back to Nokia and its Android formation.
Now let's talk about the FASTLANE®! Feature...According to a writer for ibnlive dot com below are what he wrote about Nokia X Fastlane® and you'll come to agree.
First he pointed out the home screen on Nokia X resembles the one on Nokia's Windows-based Lumia phones, even though it's Android underneath. But Nokia Corp. added a Fastlane feature, a screen with quick access to your most-used apps. You get to it by swiping from the left or right edge of the home screen or tapping the back button at the bottom.
I have found the Fastlane feature to be a good start, It's something I would like to see on more phones, including Nokia's Windows devices but Nokia doesn't plan to make Fastlane for its Windows phones, and I doubt it'll extend it to rival Android phones, such as Samsung,Techno, HTC(tho this company already has its own feature). It's something Nokia® wants to keep exclusive to its own phones to compete.

The nice thing about Fastlane is that you don't have to spend any time on that. Your favourite apps are just one swipe away - sort of.
The top of Fastlane shows you what's coming up, whether that's alarms about to ring or future events in your calendar. Below that are your recently used apps. The ones you just used will be at the top, so you don't have to scroll down.
For some apps, you get information that normally comes with notifications, such as previews of text messages or alerts that three people have tried to reach you on WeChat, a Chinese social network. You see small versions of recent photos and can tap for the larger version in the photo gallery app. You see calls you missed, songs you heard and websites you visited.
It could get overwhelming, so you can block certain apps and certain notifications from appearing in Fastlane. In the settings, you can also add a shortcut to one social network, such as Facebook or Twitter.
That's where Fastlane can improve - understanding better which apps I use most over a period of days or months and creating a section at the top for those.
This week, for example, I was too busy to check Facebook, but that doesn't mean I don't use it regularly. But in Fastlane, Facebook would drop toward the bottom in a matter of days, unless I happen to choose it as my one shortcut.
Why not make sure the most-used apps are stored as favourites at the top of the screen? Nokia says it's considering that.
Likewise, if I haven't used something for months after using it daily, Fastlane can assume I've grown tired of it and automatically remove it. Myspace anyone?

Wow a very brilliant write up from the writer, and to this note Nokia won my heart back! When its out and I get my hands on it...We'll discuss more!

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