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Nokia North American phone sales slashed in half in Q3

Nokia North American phone sales slashed in half in Q3

Sales of Nokia handsets in the North American market dived by 50-percent in Q3 2012 versus the previous quarter, the company has confirmed, with just 300,000 phones sold in the lucrative region. In fact, Nokia sales only increased in Q3 in two markets - up 10-percent in Europe and 5-percent in Asia-Pacific - with Greater China sales ditching 27-percent and Latin America down 9-percent, for a total decline of 1-percent in volumes compared to Q2 2012.

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Nokia City Lens released from Beta for Lumia devices

Nokia City Lens released from Beta for Lumia devices

It's time for the greatness of Nokia's own City Lens technology to be released into the wild, the same powerful beast shown earlier this year at CTIA and more recently on the Lumia 820 and 920 lineup! This software brings the power of Nokia Maps to the virtual universe showing an overlay of places and attractions on your real world view through your device's camera. City Lens will be available for several Nokia devices for real, in a v1.0 version out of Beta, starting today!

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Nokia WP8 Lumia production reportedly in-house; Existing phone prices slashed

Nokia WP8 Lumia production reportedly in-house; Existing phone prices slashed

Nokia has slashed the price of its existing Windows Phone 7 devices and reportedly plans to take responsibility for manufacturing its new Lumia 920 and 820 models, according to industry whispers. Prices for the Lumia 800 have been slashed by around 15-percent, the biggest cut to the range, according to Reuters' insiders, with talk that the firm has not outsourced production of the new Windows Phone 8 handsets revealed yesterday, but will instead build them in-house.

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Nokia Maps updated with support for Groupon Now! deals

Nokia Maps updated with support for Groupon Now! deals

If you love Groupon deals and have a phone capable of running Nokia Maps, then boy does Nokia have the update for you. Today, Nokia's Pino Bonetti announced that Nokia Maps has been updated and now includes support for Groupon Now! deals. This means that you're never too far from the next great Groupon deal, as Groupon Now! allows you to purchase them and use them immediately. Pretty cool, no?

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Nokia Lumia 710 and 800 receiving Tango update

Nokia Lumia 710 and 800 receiving Tango update

If you’re an owner of a Nokia Lumia 800 or 710, you’ll be happy to know that the long promised Tango update is now rolling out for your handsets. Nokia has taken to its Conversations blog to detail the various changes and features you’ll be seeing, which includes Tethering, flip-to-silence, and some fairly extensive camera modifications. The company is also keen to promote Play To, its DLNA sharing app which was recently released.

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Voddler launches on Lumia Windows Phones

Voddler launches on Lumia Windows Phones

Having a wealth of movies available to rent and watch at your disposal is never a bad thing, and if you’re a Lumia Windows Phone owner living in Europe, you now have another app to add to your entertainment list. Voddler is bringing the video-on-demand app to Nokia’s smartphones along with some social sharing features. Voddler Lumia Movie Night lets friends schedule movie nights, in addition to reviewing and talking about movies.

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Nokia losing cash reserves at worrying pace

Nokia losing cash reserves at worrying pace

Nokia may be trying to make a comeback in the smartphone world by pairing with Microsoft and leveraging Windows Phone, but analysts are concerned that the company may be burning through its cash reserves too fast. Last quarter the Finnish smartphone manufacturer reported a $1.7 billion loss, and analysts fear the company may not be able to stop hemorrhaging money.

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Nokia releases City Lens augmented reality app

Nokia releases City Lens augmented reality app

Remember augmented reality? Smartphone users may have had brief flings with the technology using apps like Layar. The charm doesn’t seem to have stayed with us over the years, although Google is planning to bring it back. That hasn’t stopped Nokia from creating its own augmented reality app for Windows Phone, what they call Nokia City Lens. Designed to work with the Lumia 710, 800 and 900, the app will overlay nearby establishments with the UI you’d expect from Windows Phone.

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Nokia Lumia 800 mod enables Touchstone charging

Nokia Lumia 800 mod enables Touchstone charging

We’re unfortunately not quite at the point where wireless charging is a reality, but there have been some phones capable of sucking down power via induction, like the Palm Pre. With a little bit of modding know-how and hard work, one YouTube user has taken apart a Nokia Lumia 800 and added the ability to charge via Palm’s Touchstone.

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