Nokia Grants More Social Networking Powers to Messaging App
Today Nokia announced a new beta version of Nokia Messaging that brings social networking widgets to the homescreen. Starting with Facebook, users will be able to see and comment on posts from the homescreen of their phones. Users will be able to post photos from the camera gallery as well as share their location information via Ovi Maps and see their friends' locations. Nokia says that it will tie more social networking services into Nokia Messaging in the future. This beta version of Nokia Messaging is free to download and is available for the N97 and 6700. Nokia said it will support more phones in the future.
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 to Pare Down Its Technologies Unit
Nokia today said it intends to cut about 70 jobs from its Technologies unit. "Nokia Technologies has revised its long-term strategy and will consequently reshape [the] organization.
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.
HERE Maps Updated for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone
Nokia today updated its HERE Maps products for the Android, iOS, and Windows Phone platforms simultaneously. Nokia says there are "millions of changes" to the maps, but calls out a few specifics.