Nokia: Maemo Phones Will Be Ours, Not the Operators'
Nokia has indicated that it will not customize its high-end Maemo Linux handsets to suit carrier needs. With Nokia's S60 and Series 40 phones, it allows carriers to customize the user experience and add carrier-branded software and services. This will not be the case with Maemo phones, such as the recently announced N900. Nokia said that it will follow the footsteps of Apple and Google, which David Rivas, Nokia's vice president for devices R&D, told Reuters, "are a whole lot less about providing customization to the operators and a whole lot more about providing a really cool, compelling value proposition to the end-consumer." Nokia also noted that reducing carrier customization will help it save money and get products to market faster.
Hands-On: Nokia Lumia 830 and 735
Nokia debuted two new smartphones in Berlin today, both of which focus on providing a better camera experience. These Windows Phones are solid addition to Nokia's lineup.
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 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.
Nokia Issues Statement On Handset Plans
Nokia today issued a statement reaffirming that it will not manufacture cell phones. "Recent news reports [claim Nokia] communicated an intention to manufacture consumer handsets out of an R&D facility in China.
Well that pretty much seals the deal that we will never see such a phone on Verizon. Nokia has never made a great CDMA phone in any case. I applaud this attitude.
What are you talking about? The 3589i...
Hear Nokia roar!!!
That's all I have to say thank you and have a good day!
Screw The Carriers..
who cares! Nokia sucks anyway!
It's a desktop Linux distro customized for a small screen/slower processor, so there's far more and far better programs that are available for most phone platforms.