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.
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.
Facebook to Pick Up Security Company
Facebook today said it has agreed to acquire a small company called PrivateCore. The company is based in California and helps companies secure the data on their servers.
Nokia Dishes More On Possible Phone Plans
Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri today reiterated that the company would like to return to the phone business, but said it is in no rush. Speaking at the Mobile World Congress trade show, Suri noted that Nokia will not manufacture its own handsets, but will instead license its brand to an outside manufacturer.