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Nokia HERE offline maps given incremental updates for tiny changes

Nokia HERE offline maps given incremental updates for tiny changes

With incremental updates for HERE maps on Nokia devices, the company takes away the pain of downloading the entire massive bulk of an offline map and makes it tiny. An update to Nokia's offline maps system this week makes updating an offline map to your phone as simple as updating any normal app. Just as you'd update Angry Birds to get a few new levels, so too can you update your maps for offline use in just a tiny, incrementally updated file.

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Nokia drops tweet tease with desert skiing and October 22 event date

Nokia drops tweet tease with desert skiing and October 22 event date

Nokia has taken to its Twitter account this morning, sending off a tweet with an October 22 date and the promise of more information to come on that day. Accompanying the tweet is a picture of a couple individuals in the desert skiing, as well as an assortment of hashtags. If all is as expected, we'll likely be seeing the Lumia 1520 launch on that date.

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AT&T Nokia Lumia 1520 tipped to launch November, pricing and colors detailed

AT&T Nokia Lumia 1520 tipped to launch November, pricing and colors detailed

With all the hoopla surrounding Microsoft's purchase of Nokia's mobile business, leaks of an aborted Nokia Android smartphone, or talks of a Nokia Surface tablet, it might have been easy to forget another rumored Nokia device that is, to some extent, probably closer to reality. But now we're receiving details of the Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet that's set to land on AT&T really soon.

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Microsoft reportedly worked on a Surface Phone handset

Microsoft reportedly worked on a Surface Phone handset

Earlier today, word surfaced that Nokia had developed an Android handset before the Microsoft acquisition negotiations began, and now new sources have appeared telling of a Microsoft Surface Phone handset. Reportedly, Microsoft had built multiple prototypes of its own Surface handset, something that ultimately never came to be.

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Nokia Lumia Android phone confirmed and doused

Nokia Lumia Android phone confirmed and doused

Just over a week has passed since Microsoft announced their acquisition of Nokia's phones division, and already insiders are suggesting that a Nokia Lumia Android device was not only a possibility, it was real. Two people briefed on the effort have let the New York Times know (anonymously) that Android had been "up and running" on Nokia's Lumia handsets in the recent past. They've made sure to note that these tests were happening "well before" Microsoft and Nokia's initial negotiations for acquisition.

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Nokia Lumia 1020 64GB version launched with Telefonica

Nokia Lumia 1020 64GB version launched with Telefonica

Earlier today at the London O2 Arena, Nokia and Telefonica partnered to launch a 64GB variant of the handset maker's Lumia 1020 camera phone, a handset sporting a high-resolution 41-megapixel camera on the back. To meet the presumed storage needs of consumers using the handset as a camera, Telefonica specified a variant with twice the typical capacity.

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Nokia Lumia 1020 UK pre-orders go live, accessories in tow

Nokia Lumia 1020 UK pre-orders go live, accessories in tow

In a move that's sure to bring on a couple of double-takes from prospective Nokia Lumia 1020 users on the fence about pre-orders in the UK, Nokia is bringing the full monty in one swing. Starting this week - today, the 12th, to be exact - Nokia will be attempting to tap the market with a pre-order package that includes the Nokia Camera Grip, wireless charging back cover, wireless charging plate, and a tripod, along with the Nokia Lumia 1020 itself.

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Nokia tablet codename Sirius appears amongst next-wave leaks

Nokia tablet codename Sirius appears amongst next-wave leaks

A collection of Windows 8 and Windows RT tablets have appeared this week courtesy of well-known Windows insider Paul Thurrott, this including the long-awaited Nokia slate. The Nokia device code-named Sirius is said here to be coming with a body much like what we've seen in leaked photos, that being a reflection of what we've seen in Lumia devices - a perfect partner for the Nokia Lumia 920, it would seem. This device will be tuning in with Windows RT, believe it or not.

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Nokia Lumia 1020 price slashed at AT&T and Microsoft

Nokia Lumia 1020 price slashed at AT&T and Microsoft

The Nokia Lumia 1020 -- Nokia's 41-megapixel cameraphone for the photographically-inclined among us -- was given a price cut at certain online retailers this past week, bringing the cost of the handset down to the average rate found on many handsets with two-year contracts. Following this, both AT&T and Microsoft have both announced price slashing as well.

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Nokia design VP ousting first sign of Microsoft-lead aesthetic change

Nokia design VP ousting first sign of Microsoft-lead aesthetic change

As Microsoft acquires Nokia's phone business, a shuffle of industry players is happening - starting with Marko Ahtisaari, Nokia's soon-to-be-former executive VP of design. An announcement of this departure was made just as the Nokia-Microsoft deal was made, with added note that Ahtisaari will be replaced by Stefan Pannenbecker - a man who up until this announcement was the Nokia VP of Industrial Design. This change-up will be made in November of this year, with word of Ahtisaari leaving to "pursue entrepreneurial opportunities."

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Microsoft reveals acquisition of Nokia’s Devices & Services business

Microsoft reveals acquisition of Nokia’s Devices & Services business

In a move that isn't in the least surprising, Nokia has announced that Microsoft will buy its Devices & Services business, as well as licensing Nokia's patents and mapping services. Such is being done for 5.44 billion Euros in all-cash, something that breaks down into 3.79 billion Euros for the Devices & Services Business and 1.65 billion Euros for the patent licensing.

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Nokia Lumia 1020 heading to Canada on TELUS and Rogers

Nokia Lumia 1020 heading to Canada on TELUS and Rogers

The camera-centric Nokia Lumia 1020, bearer of a 41-megapixel camera, will be arriving for Canadian customers on TELUS and Rogers, according to a tweet Nokia fired off saying as much. Other pertinent details -- namely how much it will cost and when it will available -- weren't specified, but we're hoping it won't be too much longer now.

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