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Nokia showcases NFC device

Nokia has unveiled its third NFC device, the Nokia 6216 classic.

Nokia linked to poor Comes With Music user uptake

Nokia’s high-profile ‘Comes With Music’ service has reportedly only attracted 23,000 subscribers in the UK. The figures, reported by the BBC, were stated by Music Ally’s Paul Brindley at an Association of Independent Music conference in London.

Nokia CEO lays out strategy at AGM

Nokia used its Annual General Meeting yesterday to outline its strategy for growth as the world’s largest handset vendor said it is unclear whether demand for devices has bottomed out.

Etisalat to offer Nokia’s Ovi services in Middle East

Etisalat and Nokia have announced a joint collaboration to provide access to advanced mobile Internet services based on the Ovi platform in the Middle East, reports Telecompaper.

India approves Nokia retail joint-venture

The Indian government has approved plans by Nokia to set up a retail joint venture in the country in collaboration with local company, HCL Infosystems. Nokia – the world’s largest handset vendor – will hold a 51 percent stake in the venture, taking advantage of recent changes to Indian law that allows foreign companies to hold a majority stake in so-called ‘single-brand’ retailers.

Nokia hones services focus, cuts more jobs

Nokia’s high-profile move into the Internet services space appears not to be immune to the industry slowdown, with the Finnish vendor today announcing a revised strategy that will help it further cut its headcount. In a statement, Nokia said it will “focus investments on fewer initiatives and increase the use of common enablers across certain services.”

Nokia drops US operator billing from Ovi launch


Nokia said yesterday that operator billing will not be available in the US when its Ovi store opens in May, reports Reuters.

Comes With Music hits Brazil

Nokia has launched its ‘Comes With Music’ service in Brazil.

Mexico gets Comes With Music

A day after announcing a Brazilian launch, Nokia today said that its Comes With Music service will be available in Mexico via America Movil from 1 May.

Reports: Mobile sales in record decline

The global financial crisis sapped demand in the handset market during the first-quarter of this year, with shipments estimated to have fallen by up to almost 16 percent from the year earlier period.