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Finnish MeeGo Startup Jolla Reveals First Phone: 4.5″ Display, Customisable Shells, $513 Price-Tag, Shipping At Year’s End | TechCrunch

Finnish MeeGo Startup Jolla Reveals First Phone: 4.5″ Display, Customisable Shells, $513 Price-Tag, Shipping At Year’s End | TechCrunch | Finland | Scoop.it

Jolla, the Finnish MeeGo startup comprised of ex-Nokians building their own mobile hardwareand Sailfish OS, has finally taken the wraps off its first handset, revealing what the hardware will look like on its website. The design is a clean looking, elegant slab, with the most stand-out feature being the coloured shell on the back that wraps around half the sides of the phone to create a dual-tone sandwich effect

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MeeGo Startup Jolla Signs Deal With China's D.Phone - PC Magazine

MeeGo Startup Jolla Signs Deal With China's D.Phone - PC Magazine | Finland | Scoop.it

Mobile company Jolla signed its first sales deal today, with D.Phone, China's largest smartphone retail chain.
The newly formed Finnish company, comprised of ex-Nokia employees and MeeGo developers, will have its devices featured in D.Phone's 2,000 stores.

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BlackBerry makes its way to Finland courtesy of Cubio | CrackBerry.com

BlackBerry makes its way to Finland courtesy of Cubio | CrackBerry.com | Finland | Scoop.it

Oy Cubio Communications Ltd., a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) in Finland, has today announced it will soon bring the BlackBerry solution to the Land of the Thousand Lakes. Founded in 1999, Cubio started out as a small provider of flat rate GSM subscription services and has since continued to offer high quality mobility and data services to its customers. In 2010, Cubio had over 17,000 subscribers and is now looking to introduce the Finnish folk to the BlackBerry platform.

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Finland focus: Building the next generation of mobile gaming rockstar entrepreneurs, feature, Mobile Games Clusters, PocketGamer.biz

Finland focus: Building the next generation of mobile gaming rockstar entrepreneurs, feature, Mobile Games Clusters, PocketGamer.biz | Finland | Scoop.it
Mobile phone games industry, mobile games, iPhone, smartphone, blackberry, b2b, trade, industry, business, news, opinion, experts, features, interviews, release date calendar, events listing, company profiles, company directory, Nokia, N-Gage, Samsung,...
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Nokia turns on London’s first superfast mobile broadband service

Nokia turns on London’s first superfast mobile broadband service | Finland | Scoop.it

Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) will trial the superfast next generation 4G mobile broadband services in London with network operator O2. This is good news for London consumers who shop online via their smartphones, because the new network speeds up browsing...

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Mobile technology R&D gets a boost with DST, Nokia, NSN partnership

The Department of Science and Technology (DST), Nokia and Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) have started the implementation of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) regarding a number of mobile technology research and development (R&D) initiatives ...

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Mobile Library Festival 2011 - Confedent

Mobile Library Festival 2011 - Confedent | Finland | Scoop.it
Still looking forward to the Int.Mobile Library Festival in Turku next week, now with the right hashtag: #mlf2011 http://t.co/uVcyrwD...
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Mobile signature solution released in Finland - DigitalIDNews

Mobile signature solution released in Finland - DigitalIDNews | Finland | Scoop.it
Finnish wireless operators Sonera and Elisa have partnered to offer a mobile authentication and signature service to its subscribers.
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Nokia mobile money client launched - MSN India

Nokia mobile money client launched - MSN India | Finland | Scoop.it
And now, Finnish cellphone manufacturer Nokia has launched the Mobile Money client for Nokia cellphones in India.
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Finnish Networks Agree on Interconnection Rates for 2011

Finnish Networks Agree on Interconnection Rates for 2011 | Finland | Scoop.it
Finlands mobile networks have agreed on interconnection fees for 2011, according to a statement from Elisa.All Finnish mobile operators have equal interconnection fee, which is currently 4.4 cents per minute.

The interconnection fee will be lowered to 3.82 cents per minute from 1 December 2011, which is valid until 30 November 2012. The interconnection fee from 1 December 2012 to 30 November 2014 will be 2.8 cents per minute.

Elisa said that the interconnection fee changes do not have impact on its 2011 outlook or mid-term financial targets.
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Finland and Russia agree deal on 3G in border areas

Finland and Russia agree deal on 3G in border areas | Finland | Scoop.it
Finland has reached agreement with her eastern neighbour on co-ordinating use of the 900Mhz band in mobile communications. The agreement allows for the construction of 3G networks in border areas.
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Why Nokia’s Elop Is Wrong About Mobile Sales - Business Insider

Why Nokia’s Elop Is Wrong About Mobile Sales - Business Insider | Finland | Scoop.it
Users aren’t idiots.... They buy use cases, not hardware.
Here is a hint. Recently Finland’s “Y Combinator” came and visited me. They call it Startup Sauna. Not a single one of those companies showed me a Windows Phone 7 app. Not a single one, and these are Europe’s best developers from Nokia’s backyard. You should have heard what they said off camera. It was stunning. They are betting their companies on iOS and Android and if you care about the apps these startups are showing off, that’s the platforms consumers will bet on too. Unless you think they are idiots.

Nokia’s CEO, Stephen Elop, still isn’t quite understanding why Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 isn’t selling. He thinks it’s about hardware.

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Hungama partners with Finnish app development co. Huuked! | Latest News at Adgully

Hungama partners with Finnish app development co. Huuked! | Latest News at Adgully | Finland | Scoop.it
Mobile and digital entertainment company, Hungama has partnered with Finnish applications developer Huuked Labs to bring ‘Huuked’ a mobile file-sharing software application for Symbian Series 60 and Java enabled handsets.
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Finnish start-up Jolla: New 200 million euro mobile alliance based in Hong Kong

Finnish smartphone start-up Jolla will build a new mobile alliance which will license the MeeGo-based mobile operating system to other device manufacturers and service developers beginning spring 2013, according to Jolla CEO Jussi Hurmola.

According to Hurmola, Jolla is currently building up a new 200 million euro mobile alliance based in Hong Kong, China. In the core of the alliance is the MeeGo based mobile operating system which Jolla calls "Sailfish".

"Our intention is to build a third smart phone ecosystem in China", Jussi Hurmola says to Talouselämä. The other two major ecosystems are Google's Android and Apple's iPhone.

"The next big change in the mobile world will come from China and Jolla wants to be enabling it", Hurmola says.

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Samsung edges past Nokia to become lead mobile phone manufacturer

Samsung edges past Nokia to become lead mobile phone manufacturer | Finland | Scoop.it
Finnish company Nokia is now no more the largest manufacturer of mobile phones in the world, as that position has been taken by Korean company Samsung.
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WDC Helsinki 2012 Released Its Mobile App - Dexigner

WDC Helsinki 2012 Released Its Mobile App - Dexigner | Finland | Scoop.it

The World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 app was released today, offering digital program listings, always up-to-the-minute and easy to carry around.

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Nokia Pink Slips Spawn Start-Ups

Nokia Pink Slips Spawn Start-Ups | Finland | Scoop.it
The ailing Finish mobile giant is shedding staff, many of whom are looking to start up their own companies.

For its part, Nokia is also trying to help support its engineers in their start-ups — at least those who want to be entrepreneurs. Robert Andersson heads Nokia’s so-called Bridge program aimed at helping Nokia employees through the transition. The program is issuing grants of up to €25,000 to start-ups, and guaranteeing loans up to twice that amount.

 

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What happened to Finland’s information society?

What happened to Finland’s information society? | Finland | Scoop.it
There was much talk of the information society around the end of the last millennium. Especially in Finland as we were often considered to be the model country for its development. Finland was at the forefront both in terms of internet connections and of the number of mobile phones. We were home to plenty of world-class IT companies such as Nokia and the Linux operating system. It seemed certain that Finland would continue to show the world the way into the 2000s as well.
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Nearly all first graders own mobiles

Nearly all first graders own mobiles | Finland | Scoop.it

A quarter of children aged 7-8 browse the internet daily and nearly all have mobile phones, according to research published by the Finnish Society on Media Education. Increasingly more families are seeking clear rules regarding children's use of mobile phones, computers and the internet.

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Struggling Nokia to roll out 'mobile money' service to revive fortune - Economic Times

Struggling Nokia to roll out 'mobile money' service to revive fortune - Economic Times | Finland | Scoop.it

The Finnish firm has formed a company, Nokia Mobile Payments, to roll out this service, branded Money, across the country after pilots in Pune, Nashik and Chandigarh.

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Finnish companies the first to use sepa-payment with a mobile phone

Finnish companies the first to use sepa-payment with a mobile phone | Finland | Scoop.it
The Finnish company Epygg, specializing in risk management in electronic payments, has developed a service that enables users to pay their purchases with a mobile phone, both in the Finnish market and abroad.
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Mobiles helpful in proving identity online

Mobiles helpful in proving identity online | Finland | Scoop.it
Consumers can now offer a secure proof of their identity in various electronic services by using a mobile certificate. Such a certificate is a service linked to a mobile phone’s SIM-card.
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GOLLA of Finland - Generation Mobile

GOLLA of Finland - Generation Mobile | Finland | Scoop.it
Golla is the original brand specialized in fashionable bags for portable electronics. Golla’s complete collection includes a wide array of bags for mobile phones, MP3 players, digital cameras and laptops.
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Angry Birds Tournament in Finland | Angry Birds Addiction

Angry Birds Tournament in Finland | Angry Birds Addiction | Finland | Scoop.it
Last March 26th, Nokia and Rovio Mobile made it all possible. They held the first ever Angry Birds competition in Helsinki, Finland, which happens to be the home country of these two companies.
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Mobile expertise in demand in the US - Good News from Finland

Mobile expertise in demand in the US - Good News from Finland | Finland | Scoop.it
There is demand for Finnish expertise in the mobile industry in the US. Finnish companies operating in the games industry have already gained a strong foothold, although other companies in the sector also have lots to offer. The Finnish Mobile Association manages everything that the sector can offer.
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