Nokia Announces New E Series Handsets
Today Nokia announced new handsets for its E series business-focused line. The E55 uses a SureType-style keyboard and Nokia says it is the world's thinnest smartphone. The E55 boasts a month of stand-by time. The E55 will be available this summer for 265 Euros. Nokia also announced the E75. This slider handset has a sideways-sliding QWERTY keyboard, and a standard phone dial pad. It will ship with the new Nokia Messaging software on board. Nokia said that both new E series phones will have the same quality build and materials seen on the E71. Nokia worked to reduce the number of clicks to reach applications, and both phones will be loaded with messaging features, and the work-life profile switching mode. The E75 will be shipping March for 375 Euros and it can be pro-ordered today.
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.
Microsoft Debuts Entry-Level Nokia 130 Handset
Microsoft today announced the Nokia 130, a simple, inexpensive handset meant for first-timers and emerging markets. The candybar-style phone runs the Series 30 platform and includes a 1.8-inch screen, stereo headphone jack, Bluetooth 3.0, and support for memory cards up to 32GB.
Microsoft Hands Off Nokia Phone App Store to Opera
Microsoft today announced that Opera Software will soon provide the default app store for older Nokia handsets. Beginning in the first quarter of 2015, the Opera Mobile Store will replace the Nokia Store on devices running the Series 40, Series 60, Symbian, Asha, and Nokia X operating systems.
Nokia Pins Smartphone Comeback on HMD Global
Nokia today said it plans to return to the smartphone business during the first half of 2017 through its partnership with HMD Global. HMD Global recently completed a series of transactions between HMD, FIH Mobile Limited, and Microsoft that will allow it to make phones bearing the Nokia brand.