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Microsoft, Nokia & Android: The Oddest of Bedfellows

Microsoft, Nokia & Android: The Oddest of Bedfellows

There's no small amount of irony in Microsoft, locked in a fierce battle to claw smartphone market share from Google, buying Nokia and getting a brand new Android handset in the bargain. The Nokia X - in fact the first of a family of Android-based devices - is slipping out to market just ahead of Microsoft's acquisition closing, but you could be forgiven for assuming axing the X would be the first task on Satya Nadella's to-do list. The truth may be slightly more unusual, however, and SlashGear sat down with Jussi Nevanlinna, VP of product marketing for Nokia's Mobile Phones division, to find out why Nokia X might not just survive, but flourish under Microsoft's care.

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Nokia Lumia Icon Review

Nokia Lumia Icon Review

Verizon has needed a new Windows Phone 8 flagship, and Nokia was the obvious choice to deliver it. Don't mistake the Lumia Icon for a side-thought in Nokia's smartphone schemes, however. On paper, at least, it takes the key things we loved from AT&T's Lumia 1520, and distills them down to a more hand-friendly scale. Does reality live up to those high expectations? Read on for the SlashGear review.

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Aio Wireless to expand offerings with Moto G and more

Aio Wireless to expand offerings with Moto G and more

Following its plan adjustments earlier this month, Aio Wireless has announced the expansion of its product offerings with three additional smartphones: the Moto G, Nokia Lumia 520, and the ZTE Sonata 4G. The ZTE is available now, but the other two aren't set to arrive until February 14.

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Nokia media-centric phone teaser likely to be Verizon Lumia 929 Icon

Nokia media-centric phone teaser likely to be Verizon Lumia 929 Icon

Nokia has begun teasing its latest device, promising something with an emphasis on audio quality that will be revealed soon. The clip - which opens with the tagline "Have you heard what's coming?" and then promises that soon Nokia fans will be able to "See and hear what you've been missing", over a backing track of engine and race-car noises - gives no real indication of what device it might be referring to, though some are suggesting it may be for the much-rumored Nokia Lumia 929 Icon with Rich Recording.

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Nokia’s Cinemagraph update brings GIF export

Nokia’s Cinemagraph update brings GIF export

There's an update for the app called Cinemagraph out there this week that allows the user to export the media created by the app through the camera of the mobile device it's on. With the original release of Cinemagraph, users were able to share their moving-image creations with the ecosystem created for the app itself. With this release, the app is opened up to a much more free system.

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Nokia ends 2013 with Lumia dreary but stable future

Nokia ends 2013 with Lumia dreary but stable future

Nokia's net sales in the last quarter of 2013 rose 18-percent compared to Q3, but the company still ended the year down €12.7bn ($17.4bn) compared to 2012. "The fourth quarter of 2013 was a watershed moment in Nokia's history" interim CEO Risto Siilasmaa said today, arguing that the three businesses Nokia will be left with after selling off its Devices & Services division to Microsoft all had "healthy" operating margins.

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Nokia Lumia Black Windows Phone 8 arrives with flagship features for all

Nokia Lumia Black Windows Phone 8 arrives with flagship features for all

"Better late than never" is a cliché that seems especially appropriate for Nokia. It's been a few months in the making but the promised Lumia Black update is finally here to bring some high-end features to a large number of Nokia's Windows Phone 8 Lumia phones.

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Nokia Lumia 1020 used as exclusive camera for wedding by celebrity photographer

Nokia Lumia 1020 used as exclusive camera for wedding by celebrity photographer

To show off the camera on its iPhone 5s, Apple partnered with Burberry to be the exclusive recording apparatus for the runway show. Nokia has revealed that it did something similar for its megapixels-packing Lumia 1020, which was used exclusively by famous photographer Joy Marie Smallwood to photograph and record a real wedding. Taking a look at the pictures, we'd say the little handset did a mighty big job.

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Nokia Lumia 929 photo leaked: December release now rumored

Nokia Lumia 929 photo leaked: December release now rumored

The rumored Thanksgiving release date for the Lumia 929 from Nokia has come and gone, and now we're seeing a new possible release date. This time word has it the 5" phone will be released in mid- to late December. There's also new photographic evidence of the phone's existence.

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Nokia Lumia 520 continues dominating Windows Phone universe

Nokia Lumia 520 continues dominating Windows Phone universe

It would appear that the first appearance of the Nokia Lumia 520 as the most common smartphone in use across the world earlier this year was not just a fluke. Not by any stretch of the imagination. Instead we're seeing this device continue to grow in popularity, quite likely because of its relative low cost and common smartphone abilities - not to mention the fact that it comes in a variety of fabulous colors.

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Sygic offline navigation app adds Groupon, Foursquare, ParkMe

Sygic offline navigation app adds Groupon, Foursquare, ParkMe

Sygic: GPS Navigation, the offline nav-and-map app for iOS and Android, has added some new third-party integrations for discovering nearby deals and parking options. Already glutted with online and offline additions over the course of the company's decade-long history, the freemium Sygic app competes with Nokia HERE Drive, the offline nav-and-map app for Lumia devices. A ParkMe addition brings the older Sygic app back into parity with the Nokia app.

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Nokia Lumia 2520 commercial misleads, plays on geek insecurities

Nokia Lumia 2520 commercial misleads, plays on geek insecurities

Nokia has released a somewhat misleading commercial having a go at a tablet that could be interpreted as an Apple iPad while touting its own, new Lumia 2520 tablet. The ad focuses on the competitor tablet's lack of a keyboard and allegedly shorter battery life. The problem with the ad is that it fails to mention that the attachable Nokia Power Keyboard that makes mechanical typing possible on the 2520 -- and extends the tablet's battery life by a claimed 50% -- doesn't come standard with the 2520.

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