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Nokia's Ovi Store, One Month On

As a self-confessed phone addict I was one of those who got up early on 26 May to be among the first to experience Nokia's new Ovi Store. As it turned out I needn't have bothered, as the launch gremlins conspired to create a series of problems for the service. Nokia's PR company distributed the wrong URL for the store, its in-house servers (provided by Nokia Sie... Read more

Posted By Ben Wood on 24 June 2009

A Marriage Made in Heaven

I'm off to a wedding this weekend, and it's prompted me to think about hitching hardware and software.
Lets rewind back to 1998. The Nokia 5110, shown on the right, had just been launched. It married great hardware the groundbreaking Navi key, solid battery life and changeable covers with fantastic software a user interface that was a joy to use, and (pos... Read more

Posted By Tom Byrd on 23 April 2009

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

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