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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Nokia and Vodacom sign MoU to conduct 5G trials in South Africa

Nokia and Vodacom have signed an MoU to conduct Nokia 5G technology trials in South Africa. The trial is also part of the two companies plan to accelerate the launch of the new technology and enable Vodacom to drive digitalization for the benefit of businesses and individuals in the country. Nokia has a 5G portfolio that […]

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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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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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Nokia wants to ease mobile operators entry into IoT market

Nokia has announced that it’s expanding its Worldwide IoT Network Grid (WING) to make it easier for mobile operators to enter new IoT market segments. The Worldwide IoT Network Grid (WING) is a consultative offering that aims to help mobile operators to find the best vertical market opportunities in a region, while at the same […]

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Nokia enables companies in MENA to capatilise on the opportunities of IoT

Organizations across the world are investing in the digital transformation to remain relevant to their customers and survive disruption. The Internet of Things (IoT) is one element in this transformation journey and has the potential to transform every industry, even traditional ones. According to Dr Muneer Zuhdi, Director of Solution Line Management in the Global […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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#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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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