Nokia Starts Shipping the N97
Today Nokia announced that it has begun shipping the N97, its flagship multimedia phone for 2009. The N97 has both a touch display and a full QWERTY keyboard. Nokia says it is the first Nokia handset to come with a fully customizable home screen. It will also have access to the full range of Ovi services. The N97 should be available in more than 75 countries by the end of June.
Nokia Expands its Android Lineup
HMD Global — the new custodian of the Nokia brand for phones — today announced three new Android-based Nokia phones.
- Nokia 6: Already released in China, this 5.5-inch-screen, metal-bodied phone will released globally for 229 euros.
Microsoft Reveals Nokia X2 Android Phone
Microsoft today announced the Nokia X2, a low-cost smartphone that runs its modified version of Android. The device follows three other Android handsets announced by Nokia in February.
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.
Samsung, Nokia Field Their Own Android Launchers
Samsung and Nokia have both recently made available launchers for Android devices that serve as alternatives to their normal approach for home screen behavior. Terrain (pictured) comes from a Samsung-sponsored developer and is free to download from the Google Play Store.