Nokia launches €55,000 OZO virtual reality camera

Nokia launched its OZO virtual reality camera in Europe at an event in London last night and announced that the device would retail for €55,000. The camera, which is already available in the US priced at US$60,000, is designed to capture “immersive virtual reality experiences” and Nokia announced supporting VR post-production service deals with specialist […]

Nokia to acquire Alcatel-Lucent

Nokia is to acquire Alcatel-Lucent in an all-share deal that values the latter at €15.6 billion, representing a fully diluted premium of 34% and a premium of 28% to shareholders. The pair say that the combination will create major European technology company with expertise across both fixed and mobile segments.  The two companies have entered […]

Xbox Entertainment Studios to close as 18,000 jobs go

Microsoft’s original video division Xbox Entertainment Studios is to close as part of an 18,000-job cull at the technology firm – but boss Nancy Tellem is set to remain in her role. Former CBS entertainment chief Tellem, who runs XES as president, and executive VP Jordan Levin will “stay on and remain committed to original […]

Euronews launches Windows 8 apps

Euronews has teamed up with Nokia and Microsoft to launch a new app for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8. The apps are free and are available from the Windows Phone Store and Windows Store respectively. The apps provide news features on international, economic, cultural and scientific topics as well as VOD magazines. Both apps […]

Netflix signs UK deal with Nokia

Netflix is teaming up with Nokia to give UK buyers of the phone maker’s latest smartphones free access to the subscription video-on-demand service.  The offer, which is available via Vodafone, will give new customers who buy a contract for Nokia’s September-released Lumia 1020 Windows Phone a 12-month free subscription to Netflix. The operator will also give […]

Microsoft buys Nokia phone business

Six months after it agreed to sell its Mediaroom TV property to one Nordic telecoms giant, Ericsson, Microsoft has agreed to buy the mobile phone business of another, Nokia, for €5.44 billion. Nokia, which has struggled to compete in the smartphone business, adopted Microsoft’s Windows Phone software in 2011. Nokia CEO and former Microsoft business […]

Voddler’s new social TV app allows synchronised viewing

Voddler, the Sweden-based online video service, has launched a social TV service for Nokia Lumia handset owners that enables them to synchronise what they are watching with their friends. The Voddler Movie Night app lets users schedule joint-viewing of certain movies. The app, developed in partnership with Nokia, can also be used to review movies […]

Voddler and Nokia ink Europe-wide smart phone deal

Voddler has inked a Europe-wide deal with Nokia and will deliver its on-demand streaming  service exclusively to the cell phone handset operator’s Lumia smart phones in the region. Owners of the relevant smartphones will be able to access movies with the Voddler service and can download a Voddler Lumia app. It allows users to interact […]

Voddler launches Meego app

Scandinavian online movie service Voddler has launched a movie app for Nokia’s Meego platform and the Nokia N9 phone. The app is free of charge and available via the Ovi Store. Voddler has recently released apps for Nokia Symbian, iPhone, iPad and Android devices. The Meego app will have about about 250 movies activated for […]

Voddler expands movie app to Nokia

Voddler, the Scandinavian online movie service, has launched an app for Nokia phones.
 The free app works on Symbian smartphones that have upgraded to Symbian Anna, which comes with an improved user experience, including a new user interface, improved web browser and increased security. It is available in the Ovi Store and enables users to […]