Nokia Updates Its Ovi Suite to 2.0
Today Nokia announced a beta version of Ovi Suite 2.0. This software will eventually replace Nokia's PC Suite, which is still currently the official desktop client from Nokia. Nokia said that after successful beta testing of Ovi Suite 2.0, it will become the standard desktop syncing software for Nokia devices. Key features include the ability to move messages, contacts, photos, videos, music between your computer, your Nokia device and Ovi Share. It supports all Nokia devices that run S60 3rd Edition, S60 5th Edition, and S40 6.1 or newer. The beta software is a free download from the Nokia Beta Labs site.
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 Makes Branding Change Official
Microsoft today indicated its branding transition from Nokia Lumia to Microsoft Lumia is progressing as planned. Microsoft has slowly been rebranding apps, services, and web sites from Nokia to Microsoft.
Nokia Updates HERE Maps for Windows Phone
Nokia today announced an update to its suite of HERE navigation apps for the Windows Phone platform. HERE Drive+ gains 18 new languages with the update, including Algeria, Iraq, Cyprus, and Libya, making for a total of 118 supported languages.
Nokia Brings HERE Maps to Google Play Store
Nokia today made its HERE Maps product more visible to Android device owners by adding it to the Google Play Store. Nokia has offered HERE Maps to Android devices in beta form since October, but only from its own web site.
HMD Global Trots Out the Nokia 130, an Entry-Level Feature Phone
HMD Global today announced the Nokia 130, a bar-style handset that runs the Series 30+ platform with basic connectivity apps and a handful of simple games. The handset has a 1.8-inch screen, number pad, 1,020mAh battery, Bluetooth, music player, FM radio, and headphone jack.