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Nokia 3310 released, but you shouldn’t buy this retro reboot

Nokia 3310 released, but you shouldn’t buy this retro reboot

This week the folks at Nokia have released their most popular phone - or their most notorious phone - in a full retro reboot styling. That is the Nokia 3310, re-released with new technology inside a casing that looks much like the original device. The original device became synonymous with both being ubiquitous as a smartphone - the smartphone - and for being majorly rugged. With the reboot - it's just not the same universe we left back in the day.

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Apple and Nokia end patent war and hook-up on digital health

Apple and Nokia end patent war and hook-up on digital health

Apple and Nokia have buried the hatchet in their patent dispute, inking a deal that will see the Cupertino firm return Nokia-owned Withings products to its store shelves. The two companies had been enmeshed in a war over just who was the most innovative, each shouting that the other was playing fast and loose with patent licensing. Now, it's all happy families again.

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Nokia 9 prototype shows promise

Nokia 9 prototype shows promise

If you thought Nokia and HMD would slow down after 6, 5, and 3, you'd be dead wrong. It seems that the Nokia 9 is very close to ready. Despite being shrouded in an ugly, blue "anti-leak" case, this alleged prototype of the Nokia 9 still has a lot to say. And if the final product is anywhere close to this prototype we might be looking at a mighty fine high-end Android phone very soon.

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Nokia 6 gets Android 7.1.1, hints at a promising life

Nokia 6 gets Android 7.1.1, hints at a promising life

The HMD-made Nokia 6 is starting to get Android 7.1.1. Considering that the smartphone was just launched earlier this year, that doesn't seem to be unusual. But considering the messy Android update situation, that's never really a given. But with HMD Global pushing out the latest, at least as far as non-Google phones are concerned, version of Android to the mid-range phone, it is making good on its promise to be the best there is when it comes to Android updates.

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Nokia 9 could be the first “OZO Audio” phone

Nokia 9 could be the first “OZO Audio” phone

The still to be acknowledged Nokia 9 is starting to shape up to be quite the premium smartphone. That is, if you do believe the specs and features rumored for this device. In addition to the much desired Carl Zeiss lens, the latest word is that the Nokia 9 will be the first commercial smartphone to bear the company's new OZO Audio technology, positioning it as a prime smartphone for recording audio, particularly for VR experiences.

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Nokia’s new Android-powered phones come to the US this summer

Nokia’s new Android-powered phones come to the US this summer

The Nokia name has been making a big return in 2017 so far, not only with the simple-yet-impressive new 3310 that was unveiled at Mobile World Congress last month, but with a trio of Android-powered smartphones that feature decent mid-range specs. Dubbed the Nokia 6, 5, and 3, the three phones are now confirmed to be coming to the US later this year from HMD Global, the current owner of the Nokia brand.

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SlashGear’s Birthday Gift Ideas Guide [Late Winter 2017]

SlashGear’s Birthday Gift Ideas Guide [Late Winter 2017]

Here in the the gadget universe where men's gift ideas and women's gift ideas are equally awesome, SlashGear's latest look at the landscape is key. What we're doing today is running down a few of the most awesome items out in the wild available for grabbing for your favorite boy or girl. Be it your anniversary gift for a geek-like significant other or a birthday gift for a friend, we've got you covered in a radical way. Nobody is going to expect what's coming from you if it comes from this list - and nobody's going to be disappointed by that, either.

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Nokia 6 lives up to its rugged pedigree in torture test

Nokia 6 lives up to its rugged pedigree in torture test

The Nokia 3310, which was recently resurrected in a rather odd way, was well-loved for many things, one of which was its resilience. Granted, not-smart phones back then, like the Nokia 5110, were less sophisticated but also less fragile. The Nokia 6 naturally raised the question of whether Nokia and HMD, freed from any Microsoft influence, could pull off something similar in this day and age. Fortunately for us, JerryRigEverything did all the testing so that we won’t have to find out ourselves the hard way.

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Nokia 7, 8 tipped next in line, coming with Snapdragon 660

Nokia 7, 8 tipped next in line, coming with Snapdragon 660

Is Nokia back to its prolific and notorious pace of putting out one phone after another? If based on these rumors, that does seem to be the case. Together with HMD, it has already launched the Nokia 3, 5, and 6. What’s next you ask? Why a Nokia 7 and Nokia 8, of course. Unlike the already released smartphones, these two are tipped to stand on the higher edge of the mid-range line, sporting Qualcomm’s still unannounced Snapdragon 660 chip.

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Nokia Android flagship with Snapdragon 835 but no Zeiss tipped

Nokia Android flagship with Snapdragon 835 but no Zeiss tipped

Nokia may have eclipsed the smartphones of MWC 2017 with its nostalgia-stoking 3310, but the resurrected brand is reportedly planning something altogether more high-tech very soon. While the Nokia 3310 does little more than let you make calls, send texts, and play Snake - and, even then, not if you're in the US - brand-licensee HMD did have two new Android smartphones for the Barcelona show. The Nokia 3 and Nokia 5 slotted in beneath the existing Nokia 6, but it's in true flagship position that HMD is believed to be targeting its next handset.

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Nokia 3310’s new release spawns metal rival at $3,000

Nokia 3310’s new release spawns metal rival at $3,000

It might make more sense to suggest that the phone you're about to see is the Nokia 3310's most laughable rival instead of "biggest," but it is what it is. This device is the Gresso 3310, a device from a company that does not skirt around the fact that they've been DIRECTLY inspired by the original Nokia 3310 in more ways than one. Also this one costs THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS.

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Nokia OZO Audio is a spatial audio tech for phones, cameras

Nokia OZO Audio is a spatial audio tech for phones, cameras

Nokia has dipped its hands into a lot of cookie jars lately, including the hottest computing and gaming trend, virtual reality. But most, if not fall, VR systems today only deal with the visual part of that made-up reality. A fully immersive virtual experience would need to also have 3D audio to go along with the 3D visuals. And for that, you need to record, and play back, audio in 3D, which is why Nokia is announcing OZO Audio to complement its existing OZO camera and platform.

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