The Nokia 1 is now selling at a reduced price of Ksh.7,999

Nokia has announced a new price for Nokia 1. The device which was launched in the country in April this year will now retail at Ksh.7,999 down from the price announced during the launch of Ksh.9,500. The Nokia 1 is the cheapest Android smartphone yet from HMD Global. It is powered by 1.1GHz quad-core MediaTek […]

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The Nokia 6 (2018), Nokia 7 Plus and the Nokia 1 now available in Kenya.

HMD Global has unveiled three new devices, the Nokia 1, Nokia 6 (2018) and the Nokia 7 Plus in the Kenyan market. The devices were first unveiled to the world during the 2018 Mobile World Conference in Barcelona in February including the iconic Nokia 8110 which unfortunately was not among the devices launched yesterday.    […]

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The Nokia 1 to be available in Kenya from April 16th for KES 9,500

HMD Global has announced that the Nokia 1 will be available in the country from 16th April 2018 at an estimated price of KES 9,500. The device was among the five devices including the legendary Nokia 8110 which were unveiled by HMD at the 2018 Mobile World Conference in February. The Nokia 1 is powered […]

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Microsoft unveils the Nokia 105 and Nokia 105 Dual SIM

Microsoft has added two new devices to its family, the new Nokia 105 and Nokia 105 Dual SIM targeted at first-time mobile phone buyers as well as people looking for a reliable backup device for their Smartphone. Building on the award-winning successes of its predecessor, Microsoft says the new Nokia 105 has everything people love about the […]

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Hands on with the new Nokia 130

Microsoft announced the launch of its latest addition to Nokia 130,the latest addition to its phone range, the Nokia 130. The phone comes with an in- built video and music player and according to Microsoft it offers 46 hours of continuous playback and 36 days of standby battery life on a single charge. Here are the […]

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The Nokia 7.1 officially goes on sale in Kenya for Ksh. 30,000

The Nokia 7.1 is now available in Kenya, a month after being launched globally. HMD Global has today announced that the availability of the device through selected retailers from Ksh 30,000. According to HMG Global, the device’s HDR display lies within a masterfully crafted, gorgeous design and offers an advanced imaging experience powered by a […]

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Nokia 6.1 Plus starts selling in Kenya for Ksh. 31,900

HMD Global has announced the availability of the Nokia 6.1 Plus in Kenya. The Nokia 6.1 Plus joins the Android One family of Nokia smartphones and will be available for Ksh. 31,900.  “In China this year we introduced the Nokia X6, our first smartphone with an all-screen design and our fans around the world made […]

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Nokia 3.1 Review: Nokia could have done better

The Nokia 3.1 started selling in the country in June this year. HMD Global is selling it at Ksh.15,999 and the device is a complete upgrade, especially in terms of design from the earlier Nokia 3. Remember the Nokia 3 was Nokia’s flagship ‘’budget’ device when Nokia relaunched as an Android smartphone brand back in […]

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Nokia 2.1 starts selling in Kenya at KES 11,500

HMD Global has announced that the availability of the new Nokia 2.1 in Kenya starting today. The device will be available for purchase from accredited retailers from KES 11,500. The Nokia 2.1 was first announced to the world in May together with two other devices with included the Nokia 3.1 and the Nokia 5.1 which […]

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The Nokia 5.1 starts selling in Kenya at Kes.19,500

HMD Global has announced the availability of the Nokia 5.1 in Kenya. Starting today, HMD says you will be able to purchase the device from Nokia accredited retailers from Kes. 19,500. The Nokia 5.1 was first announced to the world in May together with two other devices with included the Nokia 3.1 and the Nokia […]

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Nokia 3.1 starts selling in Kenya at Ksh 15,999

The Nokia 3.1 now available for purchase in Kenya. HMD Global has announced that the device will be available to buy from mobile phone retail stores at Ksh 15,999 starting today.  Delivering premium experiences and a sophisticated aluminum design, HMD says the Nokia 3.1 exudes the quality and craftsmanship you expect from a Nokia smartphone. By […]

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Nokia in 2018: It’s Alive and It Means Business

Back in the golden age of mobile phones (not smartphones, mind you) Nokia was the best-selling phone brand in the world. As camera phones started to advance, Nokia lost a lot of market share to its competitors and didn’t survive the advent of the iPhone. Its phone division along with the Nokia brand was sold […]

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The Nokia 8110 4G is now available in Kenya for Ksh.8,000

The  4G version of the legendary Nokia 8110 was among the devices HMD Global unveiled to the word during the 2018 Mobile World Conference (MWC) in Barcelona back in February. And now the device has landed in Kenya. HMD Global has announced that the device will is now available in the country and will cost […]

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The Nokia 6 (2018) unboxing, first impressions and specs

The Nokia 6 (2018)  was among the Nokia Android devices launched this year in Kenya. The device was actually unveiled in April together with the Nokia 1 and Nokia 7 Plus. When these devices were first unveiled to the world during the 2018 Mobile World Conference in Barcelona, HMD’s Chief Executive Florian Seiche said the […]

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HMD Global unveils the legendary Nokia 8110 and four other Android devices.

Lots of interesting things are coming out of the 2018 Mobile World Conference in Barcelona and HMD Global has not been left behind. The Finnish brand has added four new additions to its portfolio of Android smartphones by launching the Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 Plus, new Nokia 6 and Nokia 1 at The company […]

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Nokia 3310 4G version is coming

HMD Global is releasing a new version of the Nokia 3310 with 4G. The new version was spotted by Nokiamob passing through TENAA, the Chinese regulatory body for telecommunications devices. Photos of the device published on the official TENNA pages show that the new version is all similar to the standard 3310 (2017). The biggest […]

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HMD Global launches its cheapest device in Kenya, The Nokia 2 for Kshs.11,000

HMD Global has announced that The Nokia 2, its cheapest Android device is now available for purchase in Kenya. The low-cost device was first launched globally on November 1st  and according to HMD Global, it promises two-days of battery life on a single charge. “We have created a smartphone people can rely on without subconsciously […]

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HMD Global launches the Nokia 2 for $115, here are the specs

HMD Global, the home of Nokia has announced the launch of the Nokia 2. The low-cost smartphone was unveiled on Tuesday and according to Nokia, promises a two-days of battery life on a single charge. Well, the Nokia 2 is the cheapest Nokia phone running on Android. It actually costs about $115, that’s around Kshs.11,500. […]

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Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6, Nokia 3310 launched in Kenya; Here are the prices and specs

HMD Global yesterday unveiled its flagship Nokia-branded Android phones in Kenya. The phones comprise of the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 ,and the Nokia 6. The company also unveiled and the much talked about Nokia 3310. The four devices were first unveiled to the world at the MWC 2017 in February this year. HMD has been […]

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MWC2017: The Nokia 3310 is here, complete with a colour screen and Internet access

Yes, the Nokia 3310 is finally here. The device has been launched at the 2017 Mobile World Conference in Barcelona, probably one of the things the world was really looking forward to. The iconic, indestructible phone has been redesigned 17 years after it first launched in the year 2000. It was launched along other new […]

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Guys, Nokia is bringing back the Nokia 3310 this month

Listen, guys, something incredible is about to happen in the mobile phone world. What am I talking about? Well, reports suggest that Nokia could be launching the Legendary Nokia 3310, Yes, you heard me. Launched in 2000, the Nokia 3310 is probably the most reliable phone ever. It’s hardness and battery life was something out […]

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Microsoft has today introduced two new devices, Nokia 216 and Nokia 216 Dual SIM into the Kenyan market

Microsoft introduces the Nokia 216 and Nokia 216 feature phones in Kenya

Microsoft has today introduced two new devices, Nokia 216 and Nokia 216 Dual SIM into the Kenyan market. The two phones feature two cameras with LED flash and will be available in the market in November 2016. Available in black, grey, and blue, the Nokia 216 and Nokia 216 Dual SIM have a beautifully crafted […]

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Nokia-Branded Android devices to Launch in Q4 2016

Rumours about Nokia working on an Android device have been all over online tech platforms for quite some time now.  What we didn’t know is the company was actually very serious about this idea, and that the Nokia Android device might be coming sooner than we expected. So how soon are we going to see […]

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#MWC16: Nokia outlines plans to seize new opportunities in 5G and IoT

Nokia today outlined its approach as a renewed company for leading the development of next-generation 5G technology and the Internet of Things (IoT), targeting an addressable market opportunity that has nearly doubled in size following the acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent. As part of its approach, delivered on the eve of Mobile World Congress, Nokia unveiled a […]

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Nokia launches $100 million Connected Car Fund managed by Nokia Growth Partners (NGP)

Nokia yesterday announced the launch of a USD 100 million Connected Car fund to be managed by Nokia Growth Partners (NGP). According to the company, the  fund will identify and invest in companies whose innovations will be important for a world of connected and intelligent vehicles. Nokia is already a major player in the automotive […]

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Could Nokia Lumia 1520 Be The Best Windows Phone Yet?

The device is the first Windows phone to come with a snapdragon 800 SoC, the first to have a quad-core CPU, the first with a 1080p display and ultimately the first to really compete on a hardware level with top Android devices of the same generation, not forgetting they have not let down their camera […]

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Nokia partners with rain to roll out 5G in South Africa

Nokia has deployed its 5G site for the South African operator rain in time for the operator to launch 5G services ahead of AfricaCom 2018. The launch and subsequent rollout are well aligned with the government’s strategy to connect the unconnected and improve the lives of citizens, and match rain’s main objective to provide affordable […]

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Nokia 7 Plus serves first slice of Android 9 Pie

HMD Global has announced the rollout of Android 9 Pie on the Nokia 7 plus. Packed with Google’s intuitive software, and only the most essential apps loaded, HMG Global says the Nokia 7 plus serves Android 9 Pie with no bloatware, skins UI changes or hidden processes eating up your battery life. This upgrade, it […]

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Remember The Iconic Nokia Snake Game? You Can Now Play it On Facebook’s Camera AR Platform.

Loved the iconic Nokia Snake game? Now you will have more reasons to love it even more. HMD Global, the company behind the Nokia brand of phones has announced that it is bringing the snake game to Facebook’s camera Augmented Reality (AR) platform. Through Augmented Reality, Nokia snake game fans will be able to transform […]

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Updated: Here’s a list of shops where you can buy the latest Nokia devices

You all have been asking where you can buy the latest Nokia devices apart from getting them on e-commerce site Jumia Kenya through our latest deals page here.. Well, I have tried coming up with a list of offline shops and Nokia retail stores where you can buy these devices, including the Nokia 3.1 which […]

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Nokia 3 starts receiving Android Oreo updates

Nokia 3 has finally joined the Oreo family. HMD Global has announced that the device, which was launched in the country in July 2017  will begin to receive the Android Oreo software update today. Wiith Android Oreo on the Nokia 3, Nokia says you will enjoy the latest features exactly as Google intended, including Picture-in-Picture […]

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Leaked Photos of the Nokia X surface online, expected to go official anytime

HMD Global could just be planning to unveil yet another Android Nokia device. Images of the device expected to be called Nokia X or Nokia X6 were spotted on Chinese social media Baidu. The images were spotted sitting on a display table at an Asian event.  With this kind of setting, does this mean the […]

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Nokia launches ReefShark chipsets that deliver massive performance gain in 5G networks

Nokia has unveiled its new ReefShark chipsets, which leverage in-house silicon expertise to dramatically reduce the size, cost and power consumption of operators’ networks and meet the massive compute and radio requirements of 5G. Incorporating Nokia Bell Labs artificial intelligence (AI) innovations as well as Nokia’s extensive capabilities in antenna development for mobile devices and […]

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Nokia opens Cloud Collaboration Hubs to strengthen its cloud and data center services

Nokia has opened a Nokia Cloud Collaboration Hub in Singapore to strengthen its cloud and data center services. The company also plans to open another hub in Irving, Texas in February 2018, to be followed by a third one in Reading, UK. The hubs are execution centers where multivendor cloud services from strategy and design […]

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Nokia to supply 5G equipment to NTT DOCOMO in support of launch of commercial 5G service

Nokia has signed an agreement with NTT DOCOMO, Japan’s largest mobile operator, to supply 5G baseband products for aiming to deploy in a 5G mobile network planned to be in commercial service by 2020. Under this agreement, Nokia will support NTT DOCOMO’s commercial 5G operation in Japan by further enhancing existing baseband units and integrating […]

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Nokia 5 Quick Review: A classy device running on Android

I have been interacting with the Nokia 5 for a while now. Remember the device was among the Android Nokia devices launched in the country by HMD Global last  year. HMD Global made a huge splash in 2017  by launching four Nokia devices: The ever nostalgic Nokia 3310, and the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia […]

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NOKIA 5 First impression: Nokia pulled off a nice design

The Nokia 5 was among the 3 devices that HMD Global unveiled in Kenya back in July this year in the country. The Android-based devices comprised of the Nokia 3, the Nokia 6 are targeted at the budget segment. Early this month, HMD Global also launched the Nokia 2, it’s cheapest Android device which we […]

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The Nokia 8 is now available in Kenya for Ksh.60,000

The Nokia 8 has started selling in Kenya a month after the phone was launched globally. HMD Global has announced the availability of the phone in the country starting today for Ksh 59,999.   The Nokia 8 is the first high-end smartphone from the company since Windows phones and comes with some impressive specifications like […]

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Rwanda Government pioneers Smart City Innovation with SRG and Nokia

Rwanda, Kigali – Nokia and SRG will collaborate with the Government of Rwanda to deploy Smart City technology to improve the lifestyle and social sustainability of its citizens in 2017.  This announcement was made last week in Kigali during the Transform Africa Summit. Read>> Opinion: Why Africa needs Smart Cities more than any other continent “Nokia […]

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Nokia malware report reveals new all-time high in mobile device infections and major IoT device security vulnerabilities

The latest Threat Intelligence Report by Nokia has revealed a new all-time high in mobile device malware infections, a sharp increase in compromised smartphones and major IoT device security vulnerabilities. The report revealed a steady increase in mobile device infections throughout 2016, with malware striking 1.35 percent of all mobile devices in October – the highest […]

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MediaTek and Nokia Collaborate to Enable First Wave of 5G Networks and Devices

MediaTek and Nokia have announced plans to collaborate on the design of a next-generation mobile communication system for 5G technology. The partnership bridges MediaTek’s broad customer base for connected devices with Nokia’s network expertise, to bring to market a 5G-ready ecosystem for network operators and end users. Both companies are contributing actively to 5G standardization […]

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Nokia launches next generation fiber technology delivers high capacity, low latency mobile transport solution for 5G era

Nokia has announced that it is introducing a broad set of next-generation fiber access solutions that deliver on the capacity and latency requirements essential for mobile transport. The company says this addition of next-generation 10Gbps passive optical network (PON) and point-to-point (P2P) fiber to its mobile transport solution will give operators the capacity, scale, and […]

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Nokia launches Gigabit Smart portfolio to make ultra-broadband network transformation easier and more predictable

Nokia announced the launch of its Gigabit Smart Build portfolio to help service providers build ultra-broadband networks easily and more cost-efficiently. The portfolio consists of a set of services, processes and automated tools, and is based on Nokia’s expertise accumulated from decades of experience in designing and rolling out ultra-broadband networks and network transformation. In […]

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Meet Nokias’ $60,000 OZO virtual reality (VR) camera

If you thought we were not going to see much from Nokia after selling its mobile business to Microsoft in 2014 then you were wrong. The company just entered the camera market with a bang, unveiling a $60,000 OZO virtual reality (VR) camera in the european market on Friday. The launch was announced at an […]

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MWC 2016: 4G Connections Surpass One Billion Mark Worldwide

The number of 4G mobile connections worldwide has surpassed the one billion mark and is on track to account for a third of all mobile connections by 2020, a new report by GSMA has suggested. The new report ‘The Mobile Economy: 2016’ which has been authored by GSMA Intelligence, the research arm of the GSMA […]

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Nokia to receive Loads of money from Samsung after patent license arbitration ruling

Nokia has today been awarded additional licensing fee from Samsung by the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce. The court issued its award for the binding arbitration between Nokia and Samsung despite the two companies having previously agreed that this would settle the amount of additional compensation payable to Nokia for […]

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Nokia and the French Government announce agreement on a shared vision of innovation

Nokia together with the French government have announced an agreement that will see Nokia help to drive innovation in France globally, from France, that will result from Nokia’s proposed combination with Alcatel-Lucent. This announcement was made during a meeting between Nokia’s President and Chief Executive Officer Rajeev Suri and France’s Minister of Economy, Industry and Digital […]

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Nokia, Ericsson and Intel collaborating on Next-Generation Wireless Connectivity for Internet of Things Market Segment

Nokia, Ericsson and Intel Corporation have announced their support for Narrow-Band Long-Term Evolution (NB-LTE) technology as the ideal wireless connectivity solution for the growing Internet of Things (IoT) market segment. NB-LTE is an optimized variant of the widely deployed 4G LTE technology, and is well-suited for the IoT market segment because of its low implementation […]

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Nokia to sell HERE maps to automotive industry consortium at an enterprise value of EUR 2.8 billion

Nokia has announced an agreement to sell its HERE digital mapping and location services business to a consortium of leading automotive companies, comprising AUDI AG, BMW Group and Daimler AG (the “Consortium”). The transaction values HERE at an enterprise value of EUR 2.8 billion with a normalized level of working capital and is expected to close […]

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Nokia partners with HP, Microsoft and Telefonica to create IT enterprise infrastructure

By Nixon Kanali, TechTrendsKE Nokia has entered into strategic partnerships with HP, Microsoft and Telefonica to create an exceptional IT infrastructure and workplace environment. With the new cloud-based architecture in place, the company Nokia says it will be in a unique position to harness the complete potential of IT and telecommunications operations for superior quality, […]

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Could this be world’s biggest selfie with more than 1,100 people?

A group of at least 1,151 people in Bangladesh have taken a selfie together with their Nokia Lumia 730 smartphone – making it one of the gigantic selfies fit to become the world’s largest selfie. The five megapixel mid-range Windows Phone found a smart way to advertise its front-facing camera and asked people to come […]

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Microsoft drops the Nokia brand, renames it ‘Microsoft Lumia’

By Nixon Kanali, Its now official, Microsoft is now putting an end to the Nokia brand name from its products  and is now renaming it as “Microsoft Lumia” six months after acquiring the Nokia mobile and service division.  According to The Verge, Microsoft Lumia is the new brand name that takes the place of Nokia for the […]

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Lumia 930 to be available in the UK on 17 July

By Nixon Kanali, Nokias’ flagship Lumia series smartphone the Lumia 930 running Microsoft’s new Windows Phone mobile operating system will be available in the UK from the 17th of this month. Nokia has announced. According to the company, With the latest 8.1 software and the best of Microsoft and Lumia services, the Lumia 930 delivers an unrivalled user experience […]

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Microsoft launches Nokia 225

Microsoft had launched the all-new Nokia 225 exclusively at Nokia shop stores. According to Nokia’s official YouTube page, the  “The Nokia 225 is a 2.8′sleek, slim and stylish phone in the distinctive Nokia design available in 5 colours including bright red, yellow, and green, black and white. This 10.4mm thin Internet enabled phone comes with […]

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Microsoft Devices launches another of the Nokia X range in the Kenyan Market,

Microsoft Devices unit has today officially launched the Nokia XL device in the Kenyan market. The Nokia XL is one of the Nokia X range that operate on android platform and has been launched a few weeks after the Nokia X. Judging from the name ‘XL’, the device is a capacitive 5 inch touch screen […]

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Microsoft silently Updates Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview Based on Feedback

Microsoft has silently slipped out an update for developers and enthusiasts who are using the Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview. Not much is known regarding what new features the update brings. However, what we do know is that it includes a number of bug fixes along with some battery life improvements. The news comes via […]

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Microsoft Announces Release Date for Windows Phone 8.1

Microsoft has finally announced when Windows Phone 8.1 will be available to Windows Phone users. The major operating system update will bring, among other things, the Cortana voice-based, Bing-powered virtual assistant. On its support pages, Microsoft lists June 24 as the release date for the Windows Phone 8.1 update, revealing that it will be supported for three years, until July 11, 2017. […]

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Nokia Tune marks its twentieth birthday, so where did it all start?

It’s arguably the most-played melody today. With more than a billion Nokia handsets in global circulation, the renowned Nokia ringtone, which celebrates its twentieth birthday this year, is estimated to be played 1.8 billion times per day thats about 20,000 times per second. But where did it all begin for what is commonly known as […]

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Microsoft officially welcomes the Nokia Devices and Services business

  Microsoft has completed its acquisition of the Nokia Devices and Services business. The acquisition has been approved by Nokia shareholders and by governmental regulatory agencies around the world. The completion of the acquisition marks the first step in bringing these two organizations together as one team. “Today we welcome the Nokia Devices and Services […]

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Microsoft to Close Nokia Acquisition deal this Friday

Microsoft and Nokia have closed out all of the last-minute transactional details. On Friday, Microsoft is expected to officially complete its acquisition of Nokia’s handset group, This is according to an announcement on its blog on Monday. ”Today we are excited to share that we have completed the steps necessary to finalize Microsoft’s acquisition of the Nokia […]

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Nokia Recalls 30,000 Chargers for Lumia 2520 Tablet

Last week on Thursday Finnish telecom  company Nokia recalled 30,000 chargers for its Lumia 2520 tablet due to a risk it could give customers an electric shock. The AC-300 charger, manufactured by a third-party supplier, was sold in Austria, Britain, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Russia, Switzerland, and the U.S.   The Lumia 2520 is the first tablet by […]

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Hands on with the new Nokia 225: Slimmest affordable Phone Yet

Nokia recently released what they’ are calling the Slimmest Affordable Internet Phone (to date) whose main aim they says is to bring internet to more people. The phone features a slightly larger 2.8″ display making it “not only an ideal fit for pockets and handbags, but for also keeping you entertained on the move” The […]

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Hands-on with the newn Nokia’s new Lumia 930

            Nokia has Announced yet Another Lumia: The Lumia 930 With a 5-inch display has a 20 megapixel camera. The Lumia 930 offers up a full HD (1080p) 5-inch OLED display (both the 925 and 1020 offered 4.5-inch 720p displays), quad-core 2.2GHz processor (which showed no signs of lagging), 2GB RAM and […]

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Nokia X opens new market for Android app developers.

(Photo source:google) the new nokia x The start of salesof the new Nokia X in the Kenyan market is expected to provide local Android developersadditional revenue opportunity by offering new marketsfor their apps. Kenya is among the first wave of African countries where the Nokia X will start sales. Nokia is encouraging all local developers […]

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The Nokia X to be launched for the Kenyan market this Thursday.

Nokia has just unveiled its X phone in India today. The phone will be launched for the Kenyan market this Thursday and comes with a highly customized version of Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and average specs for a device of its standing besides rocking a dual-SIM and shipping with basic apps like: WhatsApp Facebook Access to […]

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Nokia Launches the NOKIA TREASURE TAG that helps you not to lose your valuables

How many times have you left the house, only to realise you’ve left your wallet, or your phone, sitting on the kitchen table? All of us have done that, from time-to-time. well, That’s all about to change with the new Nokia Treasure Tag Nokia ”TREASURE TAG”, a new accessory designed to make sure users of its […]

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Nokia’s first Android smartphone, Nokia X

  Nokia’s first Android smartphone, Nokia X will soon hit the market.The Nokia X, previously known as Nokia Normandy, will apparently be powered by a dual-core Snapdragon processor clocking at 1GHz. While the precise SoC is not known yet, some previous rumours indicate the handset will feature a Snapdragon 200 8225Q. Other leaked specifications, as, […]

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Nokia introduces a wealth of new innovative smartphones at Nairobi showcase

   Nokia today announced the arrival of its first 6-inch Lumia smartphones in Kenya, the Nokia Lumia 1520 and the Nokia Lumia 1320. The Nokia Lumia 1520 will be available in black at a recommended retail price (RRP) of KES 69 999, while the Nokia Lumia 1320 will come in yellow, black and white at an […]

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Product Review: Hands on with the Microsoft Lumia 532 Dual Sim

Way back before Nokia was acquired by Microsoft, Nokia held a legacy for a long time, especially for the build they made for the feature phones, smartphones and anything they made. From the Nokia 1110, which was a starting point to many of us to the glossy Lumia and Asha range, Nokia never disappointed and […]

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Communications Authority approves Loon and Telkom Kenya’s balloon-powered Internet project

Loon has announced that it has received the necessary regulatory approvals from The Communications Authority to launch balloon-powered Internet on Telkom’s network in 2019. The company says it has already begun importing and installing ground infrastructure in Kenya. With this progress, Loon and Telkom expect to begin conducting initial tests with balloons over the country […]

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IT & Leadership: Deon Geyser – The 5G imperative

It has been just a decade since the mobile phone spread rapidly across Africa, leapfrogging the landline and bringing literacy, education and connectivity to widely scattered populations. Mobile has played a significant role in building improved communities, healthcare and financial inclusion. Its potential extends into driving economic growth through technological progress and collaboration. It is […]

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mkey, Finserve’s new keyboard app lets users save, borrow and connect with their friends

Finserve, an independent arm of Equity Group has launched mKey, a keyboard app that combines both financial social and lifestyle services. The keyboard app allows users to save, borrow money, connect with friends, and follow new trends. Finserve says the app is targeted at Kenya’s increasingly digital population and you can do a bunch of […]

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Tecno Mobile ranked among Africa’s Most Admired Brands

Tecno Mobile has been ranked among the top most Admired electronics brands in Africa. The company which is part of Transion smartphone brands secured this spot in a new report released by Brand Africa highlighting the continents best brands in 2018  across different categories. Brand Africa is a valuation and ranking of the Best Brands in […]

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The Upcoming Infinix NOTE 5 will be an Android One phone; leaked specs & other expected features.

Its that time of the year where you expect Infinix Mobility to be launching a new device in their NOTE series. This time around we are looking at the Infinix NOTE 5, the successor of the NOTE 4 and the company has already started sending out teasers confirming the same. We are not sure when […]

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5 Top Smartphones with Facial Recognition

Mobile phones are becoming increasingly smarter. If we take a look back to the days of the popular mobile phones eg the Nokia 3310, you will discover that mobile phones have come a long. From life to workplace, your mobile phone can help you achieve a lot. Want to stay connected with your friends? Think […]

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5 Reasons why Falling in Love with Android is Inevitable

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and love is undoubtedly in the air. That could only mean one thing – Valentine’s Day! This got us thinking here at HMD Global, Home of Nokia phones, what do we love? Simple… Android! There hasn’t been a topic that separates a society as much as Android […]

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A look at HMD Global achievements one year since since its inception

HMD Global is celebrating its first birthday. Basically it’s been 12 months since the startup which is responsible for bringing back the Nokia name to the smartphone world was born. Within this one year of its inception, HMD global has been able to bring the Nokia brand back to top ranking in the market by […]

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Opinion: Pervasive connectivity still a pipe dream in Africa

The African continent is still being marked by a lack of pervasive connectivity. This is largely because of outdated infrastructures such as copper and GSM networks, as well as delayed decisions around the introduction of 3G and 4G technologies. Many African countries are also going through geopolitical changes, prioritizing areas other than ICT for investment […]

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Don’t be a sitting duck against #IoT threats

As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to gain traction, organizations will have to reassess their security practices to accommodate the increase in security alerts. According to Patrick Rhude, Head of Product Management in Nokia’s Security Product Unit, security organizations already find themselves overwhelmed with the volume, variety and velocity of security data alerts. “It […]

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Everything You Need to Know About 5 Biggest Messenger Apps [Infographic]

I still remember my reaction when my 60 years old dad sent me a GIF via whatsapp. I  still remember how surprised I was when my 12 years old niece told me about her choice for whatsapp over facebook messenger due to the encrypted message settings. It is interesting to see that the technology of […]

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Major operators and vendors commit to promote unified global 5G standards

  Major telecommunication operators and vendors in the world have committed to a unified 5G ecosystem. The companies made the announcement at the Global 5G  Test Summit during the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona. They jointly declared to promote a unified, global 5G standards achieved through 5G testing, trials, and cooperation between telecom operators, vendors […]

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WhatsApp will stop working on your phone this month – Check if you’ll be affected

Earlier last week WhatsApp turned seven years old. As it marked this huge milestone, the world’s most popular messaging app with over a billion users made some announcement that will probably not go down well with some users. In what it is calling a technology upgrade, WhatsApp says come 2017, it will stop working on […]

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Finnish telco companies coming to Kenya to look for partnerships

As the number of mobile network technology in Kenya continues to increase, it is creating room for new international business opportunities in the local telecom industry. Currently, Safaricom and Airtel dominate the market despite the wars on dominance between the two. The competition might however be getting stiffer following the announcement by Connectivity from Finland, […]

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After WhatsApp, Facebook is also ditching support for BlackBerry

It’s just a few weeks since WhatsApp announced that it is killing support for Blackberry and other older devices. Of course this did not go on well with most Blackberry users and it seems Facebook is following in the same footsteps. Faceebook has also decided to ditch support for blackberry. What this means is that […]

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WhatsApp Killing support for All BlackBerry and other older devices

This is probably going to make most WhatsApp users with older devices sad. Well, WhatsApp says it is killing support for older OS devices by the end of 2016. What this means is that WhatsApp will only be available on Android 2.3+, iOS and Windows phone 8.1+, of course this is not going to go […]

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Tigo Tanzania customers to access free WhatsApp service

All Tigo customers in Tanzania will now be able to access free WhatsApp service. This announcement was made by Tigo General Manager, Diego Gutierrez making the company the first telecom company in Tanzania to offer the Facebook owned social media services for free. The announcement will see all Tigo customers subscribing to the company’s weekly […]

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Mobile networks and data liberalization hold key to successful ITS deployments – HERE and SBD whitepaper

In the effort to reduce traffic congestion and improve safety with intelligent transportation systems (ITS), government and the private sector should look to existing mobile network infrastructure and be prepared to embrace data liberalization, according to automotive research firm SBD and HERE. In their joint whitepaper, SBD and HERE argue that ITS managers can avoid […]

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Review: Why you should buy The Microsoft Lumia 640

When Microsoft unveiled the Lumia 640 together with a range of other Lumia devices into the Kenyan market in May this year, Microsoft General Manager for East Africa Mariam Abdulahi said Microsoft will continue to invest in this segment to ensure that as many consumers as possible can enjoy signature Microsoft experiences, regardless of budget. […]

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The new Truedialer is complimentary to the main Truecaller app, which is now adding more than 250,000 users every day.

Truecaller unveils its new redesigned dial pad app Truedialer

Truecaller has today unveiled the new look of its popular dial pad app Truedialer. Truedialer has been designed to replace the old dialer apps with multiple improvements on design and features. With more than 10 million users currently, the new Truedialer app includes a more intuitive app design, and the quickest and most convenient way to […]

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HERE expands its leading real-time traffic coverage to 50 countries

Nokia has today announced that it is expanding its real-time traffic service to 50 countries, from the current 44. Next month, HERE will add Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar to a growing footprint of live traffic data in the Middle East, giving it the most comprehensive traffic coverage in the Gulf region today. In addition, […]

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Product Review: Microsoft Lumia 535

Introduction: One of the most “what if” questions came to pass in 2013, when Microsoft announced the buyout of the Nokia Devices and service unit sometime in 2013 and later fully acquired the unit in 2014 at $7.2 billion. We were all surprised and thought that this marked an end of era for a big devices […]

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Truecaller Launches Redesigned App for Windows Phone 8 Now With Real-Time Spam Detection to Protect You From Telemarketers

Truecaller today announces its completely redesigned app for Windows Phone 8, which supports the company’s global mission to transform the phonebook with a new set of useful features to improve the communications experience. Available to download for free starting today in the Windows Phone Store, this is by far the company’s biggest advancement on Windows […]

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Ghana becomes fifth country to get Internet.org application from Facebook

Ghana has become the fifth country globally to receive  the internet.org application. According to an update by Mark Zuckerberg, Founder and CEO Facebook on his page, Facebook has partnered with Airtel  to give people on the Airtel network access to free basic internet services for education, health, jobs and communication in Ghana. “Right now only […]

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Safaricom launches the LTE Advanced Safaricom 4G Network in Nairobi

By Nixon Kanali After months of testing in several parts of Nairobi, Safaricom has finally launched the LTE Advanced! Safaricom 4G which the company says will offer peak speeds of up to 100Mbps. The company becomes the first Mobile operator in Sub Saharan Africa to launch 4G technology in partnership with Huawei and Nokia. The […]

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The Microsoft Branded-Lumia smartphone is now here, Microsoft Lumia 535

By Nixon Kanali, Nairobi After putting an end to the Nokia brand name from its products  and renaming it as “Microsoft Lumia, Microsoft, as it had earlier been tipped has today launched The Microsoft Lumia 535. Dubbeed “5x5x5” , the smartphone comes with a 5-inch screen and a 5-megapixel front- and rear-facing camera. It comes in two flavors: […]

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Microsoft to launch First Microsoft-Branded Lumia Smartphone on Tuesday

Remember a recent report on Microsoft putting an end to the Nokia brand name from its products  and renaming it as “Microsoft Lumia? Well, now  the first Microsoft-Branded Lumia Smartphone is set to Launch on Tuesday 11th. Microsoft has tipped this launch on its conversation blog  ”Microsoft is delivering the power of everyday mobile technology to […]

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HERE for Samsung: Fresh maps for the new Samsung Gear S

HERE has today announced a partnership programe with Samsung to bring its maps and location platform services to Tizen-powered smart devices by Samsung, including the newly-announced Samsung Gear S A patnership which,HERE says continues to broaden its reach to more people and businesses across screens and operating systems. HERE is powering an application called Navigator On […]

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HERE named the Official Map of Red Bull

HERE, a Nokia company, has been named the Official Map of Red Bull. The Red Bull Media House will now use HERE maps across all of its digital channels as part of the inspiring content it delivers to millions around the world.   Red Bull Media House has already begun integrating HERE maps into its wide […]

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Microsoft releases the Lumia 530 single and Lumia 530 Dual SIM

Microsoft has announced the release of a new range of its Lumia smartphone – the Nokia Lumia 530 and Lumia 530 dual sim. Loaded with Windows Phone 8.1 out of the box, the Lumia 530 has a minimal 4GB of internal storage, supports microSD cards and comes with 15GB of OneDrive cloud storage. It is powered […]

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Microsoft to merge different versions of its Windows operating systems into one

By Nixon Kanali Microsoft has confirmed that it intends to merge different versions of its Windows operating systems into one huge windows platform system. This was announced by Satya Nadella,Microsoft CEO during the company’s quarterly earnings call. The CEO told analysts that the company would “streamline the next version of Windows from three operating systems into one single […]

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