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Inside the Nokia HERE HD Maps putting Google on notice

Inside the Nokia HERE HD Maps putting Google on notice

Where exactly am I? That’s the question Nokia is facing, not in its position following the Microsoft deal that will see it shed its phone business, but in how it’s constructing the next-generation of mapping data that’s clever enough to give Google Maps sleepless nights. The HERE team calls it an "HD Map" - taking traditional cartography and putting it on steroids - and it’s one of the main pillars the Nokia platform of tomorrow is expected to stand on.

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Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet charger warning issued, sales halted

Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet charger warning issued, sales halted

Nokia launched its Lumia 2520 tablet late last year. We reviewed the Nokia 2520 and liked it well enough despite it running Windows RT. Nokia has made an announcement this week that there is an issue with the charger for the tablet. The charger used for this tablet in the UK and Europe is the AC-300 charger and only the 2520 uses that particular charger.

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For autonomous cars, driving dumb is key

For autonomous cars, driving dumb is key

Self-driving cars may need to show some self-restraint when it comes to their “better than human” reflexes and abilities, the Nokia HERE team working on autonomous vehicle technologies suggests, if their flesh and blood passengers are to accept an AI taking the wheel. HERE calls it Humanized Driving, giving computer-controlled cars similar characteristics to the people they’re replacing so as to preserve a feeling of normality, even potentially becoming a virtual twin with the same style as the car’s owner.

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Nokia 225 and the dual SIM variant have miniscule 2.8-inch screens

Nokia 225 and the dual SIM variant have miniscule 2.8-inch screens

Nokia has unveiled a couple new mobile phones that it says are the slimmest internet phones that it has offered so far. The new devices include the Nokia 225 and the Nokia 225 Dual SIM. The two phones are identical save SIM support and each has a 2.8-inch screen and a physical keyboard. Nokia 225 devices are dust and splash proof to help them last longer.

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Windows Phone 8.1 Highlights: Hands-on

Windows Phone 8.1 Highlights: Hands-on

Windows Phone 8.1's most memorable feature may be Cortana, its Halo-themed personal digital assistant, but the chatty Siri-rival isn’t the only change Microsoft has brought with the new version. Greater customization potential, better control over settings, and improved integration of Skype and third-party services are all incoming. We spent some hands-on time with Windows Phone 8.1 to find out what's special.

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Nokia MD12 “acoustic bonding” speaker revealed, mocked by Elop

Nokia MD12 “acoustic bonding” speaker revealed, mocked by Elop

It's not just the Lumia 930 and Lumia 630/635 that Nokia has for Build 2014 this week, but a cute new speaker, the MD12, which reverberates sound through any surface it's placed on. Announced by Nokia CEO Stephen Elop - who promptly mocked its name - the MD-12 hooks up via Bluetooth. Update: Live photos after the cut!

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Nokia Lumia 930 hands-on: Icon gets an international cousin

Nokia Lumia 930 hands-on: Icon gets an international cousin

America, do not fall in love with the orange rear of the Nokia Lumia 930. The Finnish firm's new high-end Windows Phone may like to flaunt its baboon-like backside, far brighter than the sober black or white rear panels on Verizon's Lumia Icon, but for fans of color there's no point in holding your breath for a US release.

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Nokia Lumia 630 dual-SIM hands-on [Update: 635 too!]

Nokia Lumia 630 dual-SIM hands-on [Update: 635 too!]

Nokia has a track-record with affordable Windows Phones. The new Nokia Lumia 630 - and its Lumia 635 sibling - follow on from the best-selling Lumia 520, only running Windows Phone 8.1 out of the box and thus benefiting from new features like the Cortana virtual assistant. Best of all, unlike many affordable Nokia of old, they're actually headed to the US market. We grabbed some hands-on time post-launch at Build 2014.

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Nokia Lumia 930 brings Verizon’s “Icon” international

Nokia Lumia 930 brings Verizon’s “Icon” international

With the Nokia Lumia 930, the company is bringing the device otherwise known as the Lumia Icon to the international market. Here the device won’t just be headed for Verizon, instead moving outward. Onstage at BUILD 2014, Stephen Elop made clear that the Icon would "continue to be [their] focus in the USA."

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Nokia Lumia 635 detailed for T-Mobile and MetroPCS

Nokia Lumia 635 detailed for T-Mobile and MetroPCS

This week Stephen Elop himself stepped onstage at Microsoft’s BUILD 2014 conference to introduce the Nokia Lumia 630 and 635. The Nokia Lumia 635 is the 4G LTE-enabled version of the device, coming with Windows Phone 8.1, a 4.5-inch display, and what Elop described as "more operator support ... than any other Lumia device to-date."

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Nokia Lumia 630, 635 bring 4.5-inch display, dual-SIM

Nokia Lumia 630, 635 bring 4.5-inch display, dual-SIM

With the Nokia Lumia 630 and Nokia Lumia 635, the company is going for another release that’ll match their success with the Nokia Lumia 520. The Nokia Lumia 520 is, after all, the best-selling smartphone in its price range according to several studies as well as Nokia. Here with the Lumia 630 and 635, things get a bit bigger in all aspects.

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Windows Phone 8.1 release hits Lumia devices this summer

Windows Phone 8.1 release hits Lumia devices this summer

In an effort to make certain the owners of Nokia Lumia devices were overjoyed with their continued support of the Windows Phone ecosystem this week, Stephen Elop stepped onstage at BUILD 2014. There he suggested that "all Lumia Windows Phone 8 devices" will be getting Windows 8.1 over-the-air this summer.

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