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The Power of Openness

Nokia's running an ad for its N8 phone at the moment. It shows the N8 on a remote-controlled helicopter and a toy train, playing Snake on a tower block, and controlling a wall of video screens, among other things. The tagline is "What will you do with it?"
Impressive though the ads and the phone may be, I'm not entirely convinced about the "open" credenti... Read more

Posted By Alistair Buxton on 3 November 2010

Nokia Squares Up to Software Rivals by Buying Symbian and Moving to Open Source

Earlier this morning, Nokia announced it would buy the 52.1 percent of Symbian shares it doesn't already hold, merge the company with its own S60 organisation and create the Symbian Foundation. This new entity will introduce an open-source licence model for the Symbian operating system and the S60, UIQ and MOAP platforms. The move's a shrewd response to growing ... Read more

Posted By Geoff Blaber on 24 June 2008

N810 Internet Tablet Shows Nokia at Its Best and Worst

I'm posting this from my shiny new toy a Nokia N810 Internet Tablet. It cost me about as much as an entry-level laptop, but I can't resist tiny, powerful gadgets. It's got a great slide-out keyboard, GPS and a bright, sharp screen. I love the stand, which flips out into three positions and lets me put the device on a desk or a coffee table and use it as a mobile... Read more

Posted By Robert Caunt on 14 April 2008

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