Server Crash Deletes 3 Weeks' Worth of Nokia User Data
A cooler problem at one of Nokia's facilities led to a series of catastrophic failures that ended in crashed servers. The servers in question housed user data from Nokia's Contacts on Ovi service including contact information, photos and other data that had been synced from end-user handsets to Ovi. Despite Nokia's attempts to repair the problem, the most recent back-up it could restore was dated Jan. 23. Anything uploaded or synced between Jan. 23 and Feb. 9 was completely lost. Nokia apologized for the problem and asked users to give it a second chance.
Sprint to Sell Nokia Lumia 635
Sprint today said fans of Windows Phone will soon have the option to buy the Lumia 635 through several different Sprint brands. Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA will begin selling the Lumia 635 online on Dec.
Nokia Brings Back the 3310
Nokia today introduced a new version of the old Nokia 3310 phone. It includes a color screen, Snake, and the original Nokia ringtone.
Nokia's HERE Maps to Acquire Medio
Nokia today announced its HERE Maps division has agreed to acquire a Seattle-based company called Medio. Medio provides real-time predictive analytics based on mapping, navigation, and location data.
Google Overhauls Google Contacts
Google has completely redesigned Google Contacts, the contact-management tool associated with Gmail. The online app has a brand new look and feel that brings it inline with many of Google's existing services.