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Nokia launches ash cloud tracker

Proving it's still at the cutting edge, Nokia has rushed out an Ash Cloud Tracker application, available free from the Ovi store for those who still care where the Icelandic bugbear is. While the application is no doubt of enormous value to the residents of Orkney and the Shetlands where restrictions are still in place, the …
Bill Ray, 22 Apr 2010
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Smoke free Nokia looks for a spark

MWC Trade shows tend to expire pretty quickly once the biggest exhibitors pull out. The small fish are there to do deals with slightly bigger fish, and if they're absent, or only present half-heartedly, there's a chain reaction down the industry. While Nokia is in Barcelona this week, it isn't at Mobile World Congress. Nokia had a …
Andrew Orlowski, 18 Feb 2010
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Nokia's free Ovi Maps scores a download every second

Nokia is on a roll after its stagnant 2009, with strong quarterly results and rising smartphone share. Now it says its recent decision to make its Ovi Maps navigation service entirely free, in an aggressive shot at Google, has already been fully justified, with downloads hitting over 1.4m in just a couple of weeks. "We're …
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Nokia switches direction and gives away maps

Nokia has started giving away Ovi Maps including turn-by-turn directions, removing one more source of income in the ongoing battle to out-freebie Google. Ovi Maps runs on Nokia's Symbian-based handsets, and synchronises with the online version for when you want to use a bigger screen. Until this morning, lost punters could …
Bill Ray, 21 Jan 2010
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Nokia apes Google, gives gratis satnav route guidance

Nokia has redesigned its Ovi Maps navigation software and has decided to stop making users pay for turn-by-turn guidance. It's hard to conclude that this is not simply a response to Google’s creation of Map Navigation, a free route guidance app for Android devices. Ovi Maps Ovi Maps: 3D landmarks help you see where you are …
James Sherwood, 21 Jan 2010

Nokia opens Ovi Store for N900s

Nokia N900 users who have updated their OS can now access the mobile Ovi Store from their smartphones. The opening of the store was announced Tuesday by the Finnish phonemaker, which recommends that you check out the live video broadcast app Qik and lyrics-searcher TuneWiki. To access the store, you'll need to perform the over …
Rik Myslewski, 12 Jan 2010
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Orange sticks it to Ovi with on-device app store

Orange has launched an on-device application store, with transactions being added to the phone bill in just the way the operator Ovi would work 18 months ago. The Orange App Store will list applications as well as widgets and ringtones, and will come pre-installed on handsets from January in the UK and France, but even those …
Bill Ray, 9 Dec 2009
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T-Mobile backs into Android Marketplace

T-Mobile USA is to integrate Android application purchases into its billing platform, proving there's still value in the operator-customer relationship. In his speech at the OpenMobile Summit Cole Brodman, CTO of T-Mobile USA, told the assembled crowd that from November 17th they'll be able to browse a T-Mobile-branded section …
Bill Ray, 5 Nov 2009
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Danger lurks in the clouds

Comment The failure of Microsoft to safeguard data synchronised from Danger's Sidekick devices on T-Mobile's network has thrown up important questions about cloud-based storage, along with insufferable smugness from iPhone owners. Most cloud-based services aimed at consumers are still on the backup side of things, offering to hold a …
Bill Ray, 18 Oct 2009

Nokia announces 'N97 junior'

If the mobile phone’s your primary instrument for music, photos, video and social networking then you probably own an iPhone. But if you haven’t upgraded yet, Nokia hopes to sway you with its latest touchscreen talker, the 5230. Nokia_5230_01 Nokia's N5230 connects into Ovi and supports app downloads The handset looks much …
James Sherwood, 25 Aug 2009
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Nokia innovation award sees little innovation

Nokia's Calling All Innovators competition is listing finalists again, but while last time saw dancing games and Fair Trade guides, this year we've got sniper-safe routing and home automation. This time around the competition saw 1700 entries, which have been whittled down to 12 finalists looking for a share of the additional …
Bill Ray, 20 Aug 2009
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Nokia admits killing off Widsets

The first effective platform for mobile widgets, Widsets, was killed by Nokia back in April - but no one noticed as the company successfully obfuscated the murder behind Ovi. Nokia's all-encompassing brand Ovi has swallowed up several services including Download! and MOSH, but unlike the other services Widsets was a platform …
Bill Ray, 30 Jun 2009
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Nokia chucks Ovi combo onto desktop

Nokia has spent the last few years chucking its different portals into the Ovi brand, and now it's got round to combining the various desktop package too, with Ovi Desktop Suite version 2.0. Nokia's attempts to integrate its phones into the desktop computing experience have resulted in a bewildering plethora of applications …
Bill Ray, 24 Jun 2009
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Nokia's Ovi can't fail - must fail

Comment It must be frustrating to sketch out a long-term technology roadmap in great depth, and see it come to fruition... only to goof on your own execution. But to do so repeatedly - as Nokia has - points to something seriously wrong. Nokia spent more than a decade preparing for Tuesday this week, when it finally launched its own …
Andrew Orlowski, 29 May 2009
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Nokia's Ovi store mostly unavailable and empty

It's been two days since Nokia's Ovi application store opened for business, and we had hoped to bring you some recommended apps by now, but Ovi's shelves are still very empty as Nokia's openness could yet prove Ovi's downfall. While the web-based store has been bouncing up and down we have had success in using the on-device …
Bill Ray, 28 May 2009
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Ovi still bouncing on and offline

Nokia's Ovi store is suffering from more teething problems as the site can't seen to keep itself online - though the company claims that users coming in direct from devices aren't experiencing problems. Ovi is Nokia's answer to Apple's iTunes, offering a broader range of content to a broader range of handsets - or at least it …
Bill Ray, 27 May 2009
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Ovi swings to open position

Nokia's everything store, Ovi, is open for business and sending applications over the air to S60 handsets, with the cost added to the mobile bill or deducted from a pre-paid balance. The list of supported handsets is increasing every few minutes, with users reporting that the Ovi client has already appeared in the Download! …
Bill Ray, 26 May 2009
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Proliferating mobile app stores polish their windows

Qualcomm is to support alternative platforms in its application store, Plaza Retail, while details of Microsoft's Marketplace emerge and Nokia's Ovi starts acting suspiciously. Qualcomm is to allow apps for competing platforms to be sold through its store in a move that acknowledges Brew's failure to conquer the world, while …
Bill Ray, 18 May 2009

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