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Nokia 9.3 PureView might be a no-show this year

Nokia 9.3 PureView might be a no-show this year

HMD Global has flooded the market with affordable Android phones but its track record on higher tiers has been less impressive. To date, only the Nokia 8 Sirocco and Nokia 9 PureView can be considered top-tier, at least based on the premium Snapdragon chips they're carrying. The latter's successor would have not been on par, at least based on the earliest information we had, but it would have given the PureView brand yet another stab at the market. Unfortunately, that won't be happening any time soon, as the Nokia 9.3 PureView has reportedly been delayed to 2021.

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Nokia 6300 4G, 8000 4G bring candy bar phones to the Internet age

Nokia 6300 4G, 8000 4G bring candy bar phones to the Internet age

HMD Global didn't just revive Nokia's smartphone business, it revived the Finnish legend's name in the feature phone market as well. The company has brought back from the dead some of Nokia's most iconic designs to the point that it might also end up with the same dozens of not so memorable phones. Its latest batch tries to bring the candy bar phone design back into fashion by adding some 4G chops that at least make the Nokia 6300 4G and Nokia 8000 4G usable as social media handsets.

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Nokia 8.3 5G Review – Just the big basics

Nokia 8.3 5G Review – Just the big basics

The Nokia 8.3 5G is the perfect smartphone for a certain sort of person. If you're looking for a smartphone that has a modern processor, made by a major label company, runs Android One (so you know it'll get updates from Google), has access to 5G data speed, has a sizeable display, and works with an at-least-usable set of cameras, this is the phone for you. The Nokia 8.3 5G is not the most extravagant phone in the world - it's the best at most of what it aspires to be.

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Verizon Nokia 8 V 5G UW brings the brand back to the limelight

Verizon Nokia 8 V 5G UW brings the brand back to the limelight

Nokia's been in a long, strange journey over the past decade. They've gone from the top - the most well-known phone maker around the world - down to (nearly) the bottom. Over the past couple of years, the Nokia brand's been restored, somewhat, to its former glory. Creating phones that run Android at the same time as they create feature phones with limited functionality, Nokia's poised for a bit of a return to the public eye. Verizon may do that.

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Nokia 6300 4G, Nokia 8000 4G to give classic phones a modern spin

Nokia 6300 4G, Nokia 8000 4G to give classic phones a modern spin

HMD Global is definitely very busy in the smartphone market, not just with Android phones but also with reviving Nokia's old handsets. It already revived a few, most notably the Nokia 8110 "banana phone". It is continuing to do so, it seems, with two new phones coming this month that will give the classic Nokia 6300 and Nokia 8800 some modern capabilities, starting with support for 4G networks that didn't exist back when the originals were launched.

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Nokia 8 V 5G UW could be HMD Global’s first US 5G phone

Nokia 8 V 5G UW could be HMD Global’s first US 5G phone

For all the marketing that network operators and smartphone makers do around 5G, the one thing they leave for consumers to discover in the fine print is the availability of 5G networks around the world. It is growing, indeed, but at a rather slow rate and, just like 4G, the different bands used by different carriers mean different variants for different networks. Last March, HMD Global launched what it billed as the world's first truly global 5G phone, which might only be arriving in the US next week and from only a single carrier.

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The next Nokia classics said to get an HMD reboot are retro luxury icons

The next Nokia classics said to get an HMD reboot are retro luxury icons

Nokia's resurgence in recent years has been built in no small part on mining nostalgia and rebooting some classic models, and next up could be some premium additions to the range. HMD Global - the company which licenses the Nokia brand to use on phones - may have just got done announcing the Nokia 8.3 5G, Nokia 3.4, and Nokia 2.4, but word of two new devices that could be even more exciting has leaked.

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Nokia 2 V Tella on Verizon wants you to smile about something

Nokia 2 V Tella on Verizon wants you to smile about something

HMD Global unleashed a flood of new devices and services last month but it's far from done yet. It has just launched a new phone but this time exclusive to just one carrier. The Nokia 2 V Tella is pretty much your stereotypical entry-level budget phone targeted at Verizon's customers. Despite the obvious traits of a low-level smartphone, the company claims that it will still give you something to smile about, whatever it might be.

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NASA and Nokia Team for 4G on the Moon

NASA and Nokia Team for 4G on the Moon

NASA has announced that it intends to fund a project with Nokia to build a 4G cellular communication network on the moon. NASA plans to contribute $14.1 million to the project. Nokia's share is part of $370 million in new contracts for lunar surface research missions announced on Wednesday. The bulk of the money went to contracts with United Launch Alliance and SpaceX to figure out how to make and handle rocket fuel in space.

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Nokia 3.1, 5.1 Android 10 update opens the door for Android 11 cycle

Nokia 3.1, 5.1 Android 10 update opens the door for Android 11 cycle

HMD Global has been promising timely Android updates unlike its bigger competitors and, to be fair, it has tried to do its best given the circumstances. That said, even with its adjusted Android 10 roadmap due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was still terribly late to rolling out those updates. But now that the last Nokia holdovers are finally getting their promised Android 10 updates, HMD Global might finally be able to focus on Android 11, not to mention release its already leaked roadmap.

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Nokia Android 11 update schedule shared and retracted

Nokia Android 11 update schedule shared and retracted

When HMD Global took over the reins of launching Nokia phones, it promised to stand apart from the crowd not only through its pricing but, perhaps more importantly, through its commitment to software updates. In addition to sticking to a stock Android experience, the company promised fast and timely updates as they come. That may have been more or less true for most monthly security updates but, as this now pulled rollout roadmap for Android 11, HMD might be having a bit of a problem catching up with major Android releases.

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Here’s everything Nokia announced today

Here’s everything Nokia announced today

It's a big day for the folks over at HMD Global. Not only is the company launching the Nokia 8.3 5G, but that new phone will be joined by two entry-level budget options: the Nokia 3.4 and the Nokia 2.4. On top of that, HMD Global also announced a number of new accessories for these phones, including the arrival of the Nokia Power Earbuds in the US.

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