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Nokia unveils mobile money service for unbanked

Nokia yesterday introduced a new mobile money service targeted at unbanked users in emerging markets, in the latest move by the world’s largest handset vendor to diversify into services.

Nokia launches first Linux-based smartphone

Nokia today launched its first smartphone based on its Linux-based Maemo platform. The vendor said that the Maemo software – which has evolved from Nokia’s previous generation of Internet tablets – provides “a PC-like experience on a handset-sized device.”

Nokia takes Ovi Store to Latin America

America Movil and Nokia announced today a partnership to bring Ovi Store by Nokia to mobile customers in Latin America.

Nokia strengthens new product and service drive

Nokia today unveiled several new devices and services as it continues its high-profile expansion into new product areas amid declining profits.

Nokia opens up Ovi to developers

Nokia has used its annual ‘Nokia World’ conference in Germany this week to announce a series of new APIs for its range of Ovi Internet services and a beta version of the Ovi Software Developer Kit (SDK).

Nokia trials LTE modem

The world’s largest handset vendor today introduced its first ‘LTE-capable’ modem. The Nokia device – RD-3 – is backwards compatible with the GSM family of technologies (eg HSPA) and will be used in development of LTE technology (planned for commercial launch next year).

Report: Nokia’s music service attracts 107,000 users

Nokia’s unlimited download Comes With Music service is again at the centre of speculation concerning poor subscriber takeup.

Nokia success in InterDigital patent spat

Nokia appears to have won a long-running UMTS patent dispute with mobile technology developer InterDigital.

Accenture completes Nokia deal

Nokia announced Friday that Accenture’s acquisition of its Symbian Professional Services unit has been completed. As a result of the transaction, initially announced in July, 157 people have been transferred from Nokia to Accenture.

Nokia to skip operator tailoring for Linux phones

Reuters reports that Nokia plans to skip tailoring software of its upcoming top-of-the-range N900 to different operators, raising the risk some carriers could refuse to offer the device.