Nokia Reveals First Windows Phone Apps and ESPN Hub
Nokia today announced the first applications that it has designed for Microsoft's Windows Phone platform and the Lumia 800 and 710 in particular. The first is Nokia Drive. This navigation application offers free, voice-guided, turn-by-turn navigation to the 800 and 710, and incudes 3D mapping, offline support, and a landscape user interface for safer use while driving. Nokia also announced Mix Radio and Nokia Music. This offering streams pre-set playlists from Nokia's servers to the 800 and 710. The application — or individual playlists — can be pinned to the start page for faster access. Playlists can also be cached for offline listening. Last, Nokia announced a new partnership with ESPN and showed a sneak peak of the ESPN-driven Sports Hub. The Sports Hub will be unique to Nokia Windows Phone devices and lets users create profiles for their favorite sports, leagues, teams, and even players. Users will be able to pin certain features to the home screen as well as access general sporting news, videos, and info. Nokia didn't say when the Sports Hub will be available, but the Lumia 800 and 710 will ship with the Nokia Drive and Nokia Musi apps on board.
Hands On with the Nokia 8
The Nokia 8 is the first flagship phone from the "new Nokia". What separates it from the rest of Nokia's current lineup is the dual-camera system with Zeiss lenses.
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.
MixRadio Expands to Android and iOS
MixRadio today made its customized radio service available to Android and iOS devices for the first time. Microsoft acquired MixRadio when it purchased Nokia's handset business, but later divested it to a messaging company called Line.
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.
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.