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    Forget About Apple, Nokia’s Old Banana Phone is Back

    For a couple years now, we’ve seen the return of Nokia-branded phones. While many of them have been Android phones in the same vein as those of any other smartphone maker, there’s been something of a retro resurgence, too — at Mobile World Congress last year, we saw the Nokia 3310, a revival of the old […]

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    The Week in Tech – The Mueller Investigation Details Exactly How Russian Nationals Used Social Media to Influence the 2016 Election

    There’s a ton of tech news to get to! Maybe you didn’t get to it all, because who’s got time for that? Well, that’d be us — here are a handful of stories from the week that was that might affect you! The Mueller Investigation indicts 13 Russian nationals in 2016 election interference The next […]

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    Amazon Gets the Nokia 6 Android Phone as an Exclusive

    Want to get your hands on that new Nokia Android phone? The Nokia phone brand, revived by newcomer HMD, is entering the Android market with the Nokia 6. It’s now finally headed to the United States courtesy of the Amazon Prime Exclusives Phone program, which offers phones for a discount in exchange for putting ads […]

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    The Old-School Nokia 3310 Goes on Sale May 24th

    HMD’s blast from the past is finally getting release dates. The new company is licensing the Nokia name to release an updated version of the classic, famously indestructible Nokia 3310. The feature phone is starting to make its way to Europe this month, and one of its stops is going to be the UK. On […]

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    Nokia 3310 is Back and It Still Plays Snake

    As was foretold by prophecy (leak, whatever), the king is returning. The famously indestructible Nokia 3310 is getting a re-release, a fresh new paint job, and preloaded games that, if we’re being real, are still better than the ones preloaded on smartphones today. As you can see, the Nokia 3310 is still not a smartphone. […]

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    Withings Steel HR Hybrid Smartwatch Review

    We’ve talked a fair bit about Fossil’s hybrid smartwatches lately, but it was Withings that got the ball rolling in 2014 with the Activité, an analog watch with fitness tracking sensors and a Bluetooth module hidden inside. That watch demonstrated the value of hybrid smartwatches — smart features combined with months-long battery life. But, even with the […]

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    The Iconic Nokia 3310 is Coming Back

    The Nokia 3310, otherwise known as the brick for its tendency to not break, ever, is coming back. So says Evan Blass, one of the most reliable sources of phone leaks out there, in a piece for Venture Beat. The report suggests that the new Nokia 3310 will be unveiled at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona […]

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    Nokia Phones Are Making a Comeback

    Do you miss the sturdy-as-a-brick heyday of the Nokia feature phone? Well, those days are back. Kinda. Nokia-branded feature phones are back on sale, starting with the new Nokia 216, but they’re not being made by Nokia. Well, they kinda are. It’s a long story. Try to stay with us on this. Microsoft purchased Nokia’s […]

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    Here’s A Look at the Axed Nokia Smartwatch That Never Came To Be

    A long time ago, back before Microsoft bought and subsequently wrote off Nokia’s handset division, the latter company had planned to make a smartwatch, presumably for the Windows Phone platform. After buying Nokia’s handset division, Microsoft nixed it in favor of the Microsoft Band, but legends and mockups still live on. Another render appeared this […]

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    Microsoft Cuts More Jobs and is Likely Ending the Lumia Line

    Credit Microsoft for trying, but the Windows Phone experiment is done in its current form, and it’s wreaking havoc on a lot of lives as a result. This week, Microsoft wrote off yet another massive loss and announced another round of job cuts in a move that essentially ends Microsoft’s involvement with Nokia’s handset division, which […]

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    Nokia to Buy Withings for $191 Million

    Back when Microsoft’s deal to purchase Nokia’s handset division closed in 2014, we figured that Nokia was getting out of consumer electronics for good, content to relegate themselves to the arena of telecom network hardware. Looks like we were wrong. We’ve heard rumors that Nokia is planning to build their own handsets again, but this […]

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    8 Reasons Why It’s Finally Time to Switch to Windows Phone

    It’s time to end the duopoly. For too long, Google and Apple have dominated the smartphone market mercilessly, and that’s not a good thing for consumers. Fortunately, there’s a third way. As surprising as it is to point to Microsoft as the plucky up-and-comer, that’s where we are right now. But, Windows Phone has long […]

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    Lumia 830 and 730 Hands-on

    Nokia has introduced a couple new mid-range smartphones this week that try to toe the line between hardware proficiency and price. Do they? The Nokia Lumia 830 is being billed as an affordable flagship by the Lumia team. Flagship might be too strong of a word, but it’s not a bad phone. The Windows 8.1 […]

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    6 Dirt Cheap Smartphones that are Actually Quite Good

    Cheap smartphones, no contract. Pick one, right? Unsubsidized, off-contract phones come at a high price—high enough to make the confines of a two-year contract preferable by comparison, which is really saying something. But, that’s only true for the flagship phones that get most of the publicity. The market is awash in low- and mid-tier budget […]

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    Take a Look at the Nokia X Running Android [Video]

    A couple weeks ago, we found an analyst calling for Microsoft to ditch the Windows Phone platform for the Android Open Source Platform as a way for Microsoft to finally get more support for apps, while store offering Microsoft services. Turns out, that was half on the mark – Microsoft is by no means ditching […]

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    Nokia Lumia 2520 Windows Tablet Review

    The Nokia Lumia 2520 is the first Windows RT powered tablet from Nokia. The company has hit a home run when it comes to Windows Phones, but how did they do the first time around with a tablet? It turns out they’ve nearly knocked this one out of the park too. So much so, that […]

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    Nokia Smart Glasses Collab Takes on Google Glass

    Vuzix is really getting into the wearable technology market, and now, along with Nokia, they’ve made a pretty major development in the world of smart glasses. Their new M2000AR smart glasses will be the first to feature Waveguide optics technology. Waveguide is a different way of letting light through the lenses which, most importantly, doesn’t […]