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Nokia: Volume first, Flagships follow

Nokia: Volume first, Flagships follow

Nokia has admitted that its primary focus with Windows Phone is not to necessarily challenge other manufacturers using the Microsoft platform to build the "best" device, but to take on rival platforms in the hope of extending WP7's footprint. "In the early days our first competitors are the other ecosystems" CEO Stephen Elop confirmed at a Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecoms Conference this week, later telling Reuters that only when Windows Phone had picked up pace with users and developers would Nokia look to differentiate itself from its platform compatriots.

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Nokia Music gets Pandora-style personalized radio stations

Nokia Music gets Pandora-style personalized radio stations

Nokia Music on the Lumia 800 and other future Nokia Windows Phones will deliver intelligent playlists based on users' own music collections, thanks to a deal with The Echo Nest. Although Nokia Music as we've seen it already offers a number of Mix Playlist streaming playlists, the new Mix Radio feature will scan the existing music collection and then generate custom playlists on their phone based, Pandora-style, on their own tastes.

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Nokia confirms free Lumia Windows Phone for loyal devs

Nokia confirms free Lumia Windows Phone for loyal devs

Nokia has confirmed that developers in its Launchpad project will be automatically receiving one of the 25,000 free Windows Phone 7 handsets the company has promised to coders in recent weeks, following up on the original free phone offer back in February. Launchpad members - who also got a free E7 - join Nokia Developer Champions in receiving either a Lumia 800 or Lumia 710, as well as a rebate on Microsoft's App Hub membership fee.

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Nokia CEO swipes at overstuffed app stores

Nokia CEO swipes at overstuffed app stores

Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has dismissed criticisms that Windows Phone lacks the app heft of its Android and iOS rivals, arguing that "there's only so many flashlight apps that you need for a smartphone." In fact, Elop reckons, the number of essential apps necessary number only "in the hundreds" the chief exec told Bloomberg, suggesting that "it's not a race of total quantity" but of making sure the "must haves" are accounted for.

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Nokia World 2011 Wrap-up

Nokia World 2011 Wrap-up

Nokia World 2011 has come and gone, a pivotal event for the cellphone giant and one which, while not answering every question we had about the company's Windows Phone future, at least demonstrated that it's taking its evolution very seriously. Vincent has already shared his opinion of the show from a US perspective, highlighting the wins and near-misses Nokia made in convincing a North American audience it has legs; now it's time for our customary Nokia World wrap-up.

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Nokia World 2011: The US Perspective

Nokia World 2011: The US Perspective

This week was a big one in mobile, plus I lost my virginity. Nokia World 2011 took place in London, my first time at the show, with the company revealing the Windows Phone handsets its bet the farm on. We've covered the event in previous years here on SlashGear, but for the first time it felt like there was some relevance in what Nokia was doing to the US market. I've left the UK, and the show, with plenty of unanswered questions and mixed opinions about Nokia - and Windows Phone - moving forward.

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Nokia: Lumia 710 on US site is info-only, not launch tease

Nokia: Lumia 710 on US site is info-only, not launch tease

Nokia has reconfirmed that it has no plans to launch either the Lumia 800 or Lumia 710 in the US, despite the new low-end Windows Phone making an appearance on the company's US site. Speaking to SlashGear on day two of Nokia World 2011 today, Nokia execs reiterated that the company plans an entirely distinct line-up of Windows Phones for the US market, expected to launch in Q1 2012.

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Nokia Lumia 800 and 710 Compare and Contrast

Nokia Lumia 800 and 710 Compare and Contrast

It's time to take a look at both of the new Windows Phone enabled devices Nokia has announced today at Nokia World 2011, the Nokia Lumia 800 and the Lumia 710. While both devices do run the newest version of Windows Phone, that being version 7.5 Mango, thats where the perfect consistency ends. Nokia has made two different devices here for two different crowds - see if you can tell which is aimed at who!

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Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor powers first Nokia Lumia smartphones

Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor powers first Nokia Lumia smartphones

This morning at Nokia World 2011, two flavors of Nokia's Lumia line were released, the Lumia 800 and the Lumia 710, and Qualcomm now reports that yes, indeed, they are being powered by no less than their very own Snapdragon processors. This is the first time Nokia has entered into the Windows Phone world as well as the first time Nokia has worked with Qualcomm to combine both of their well-loved architectures. With all the coverage on the smartphones themselves this morning, one must see the energy here, in the motor, and what better way to usher in a single new collaboration than with a second!

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Nokia App Highlights curated store revealed

Nokia App Highlights curated store revealed

Nokia's own preloaded Windows Phone apps, Drive and Music, are just the start of the company's software push on the new Lumia range. In addition, there'll be a curated app environment not yet demonstrated at Nokia World; Keith Varty, Head of Ecosystem and Services at Nokia, told SlashGear that App Highlights will be a tile on the Windows Phone homescreen, featuring the company's picks of the best WP7 software for new and established users. Read on for more details.

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