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Apple Signs Another Multi-Year 5G Patent License Agreement With Nokia

Friday June 30, 2023 1:32 pm PDT by
Apple and Nokia have signed a long-term patent license agreement that will give Apple access to patented Nokia inventions in 5G and other technologies, Nokia announced today. The two companies had a prior licensing deal that was set to expire at the end of 2023, and the new deal will replace the one that is ending. Nokia and Apple have not announced the terms of the deal, but Nokia will be...

The Next Nokia Smartphone Will Feature Unique 5-Camera Setup

Wednesday January 2, 2019 3:50 pm PST by
HMD Global's next smartphone, the Nokia 9 PureView, may come equipped with an interesting-looking five camera setup, according to an alleged leaked launch video of the device shared by rumor site MySmartPrice and leaker Evan Blass. The video depicts a Nokia device with seven rear circles, dedicated to five ZEISS cameras, a flash, and other sensors. According to the promo video, the five...
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Withings Brand Returns With 'Steel HR Sport' Hybrid Smartwatch

Tuesday September 18, 2018 3:13 am PDT by
Withings has returned with a new hybrid smartwatch offering, after one of the company's co-founders bought the brand back from Nokia earlier this year. Back in 2016, Nokia acquired health startup Withings in a deal estimated at $192 million, hoping to re-establish its presence in the consumer electronics market. It did so by rebranding Withings' line of iOS compatible products under its own...
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Withings Co-Founder Buys Back Digital Health Company From Nokia, Relaunch Planned This Year

Thursday May 31, 2018 6:30 am PDT by
Back in 2016, Nokia acquired health startup Withings in a deal estimated at $192 million, hoping to re-establish its presence in the consumer electronics market. Nokia did this by rebranding Withings' iOS compatible products under its own name, with devices like the Withings Steel Watch and Withings Go fitness trackers becoming the Nokia Steel and Nokia Go. Unfortunately for the company, the...
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Nokia to Sell Digital Health Division Back to Withings Co-Founder

Wednesday May 2, 2018 4:34 am PDT by
Nokia has revealed plans to sell its digital health business back to the co-founder of Withings, the French health tracking company Nokia bought in 2016. Finland-based Nokia originally acquired Withings for $192 million in an effort to re-establish a presence in the consumer electronics market, rebranding Withings' iOS-compatible smart connected home products as well as a range of health and...
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After a Year-Long Delay, the Nokia Steel HR Hybrid Smartwatch is Now Available for Pre-Order

Wednesday November 15, 2017 2:49 am PST by
Nokia has announced that its Steel HR hybrid smartwatch will ship in time for the holiday season, almost a year after it was supposed to launch under the Withings moniker. The watch was first announced in September 2016, but its scheduled launch the following month never happened as Nokia began negotiating its takeover of Withings, which was eventually finalized in June. Shortly...
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Nokia Refocuses on Digital Health Products in VR Market Rethink

Tuesday October 10, 2017 3:11 am PDT by
Nokia on Tuesday announced that it is halting the development of its $45,000 Ozo virtual reality camera, citing "slower than expected development of the VR market" as the reason behind the company's rethink. The news comes at the expense of 310 jobs in the U.S., the U.K., and Finland – the home of Nokia – as the company optimizes its investments in virtual reality and targets faster growth ...

Apple Begins Paying $2 Billion in Cash to Nokia as Part of Lawsuit Settlement

Friday July 28, 2017 7:35 am PDT by
Nokia disclosed its financial results for the second quarter of 2017 this week, and within the results the company mentioned that it received an "up-front cash payment" of approximately €1.7 billion ($2 billion), part of which was said to be recognized during the Q2 2017 results. Nokiamob then reached out to Nokia, and the company confirmed that the cash payment came from Apple. The payment is ...
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Apple Resumes Selling Nokia's Digital Health Products Following Settled Legal Dispute

Wednesday July 19, 2017 5:26 am PDT by
Apple today resumed carrying Nokia's digital health products on its online store in the United States and Canada, nearly two months after the two companies announced they settled all litigation related to their intellectual property dispute. The products available to purchase again include Nokia's Body Cardio Scale, Body+ Scale, BPM+ Blood Pressure Monitor, and Thermo Thermometer. Each of...

Nokia Completes Withings Rebrand With Two New Connected Health Products

Tuesday June 20, 2017 1:25 am PDT by
Withings on Tuesday completed its rebrand to the Nokia label, following news of the buyout last spring, and as part of the transition two new connected health products have been released under the Nokia name. The Nokia Body ($60) is a new connected Wi-Fi scale featuring readouts for weight and BMI, with a Body+ ($100) offering additional metrics like body fat and water percentage plus bone and ...

Apple and Nokia Settle Patent Dispute With New Licensing Agreement

Tuesday May 23, 2017 12:59 am PDT by
Nokia and Apple announced today that they have settled all litigation related to their intellectual property dispute and agreed a multi-year patent license. Under the collaborative agreement, Nokia said it will provide "certain network infrastructure products and services" to Apple. In turn, Apple agreed to return all health products owned by the Finnish company to Apple retail and online...
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MWC 2017: Nokia Announces Withings Rebrand and Nokia 3310 Reboot

Monday February 27, 2017 2:54 am PST by
All Withings products will be rebranded under Nokia by the summer, according to Withings CEO Cédric Hutchings. The announcement was made on Sunday during Nokia's event at Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. Withings makes iOS-compatible smart connected home products as well as a range of health and fitness wearables. Nokia bought the French health tracking company last year for an ...

Apple Pulls All Withings Accessories From Apple Online Store Following Nokia Lawsuit

Friday December 23, 2016 3:00 pm PST by
In the wake of its legal dispute with Nokia, Apple has pulled all Withings-branded accessories from its online store and presumably from all of its retail stores around the world. Apple appears to have pulled the accessories in the last day or two, eliminating Withings products like the Body Cardio Scale, the Smart Body Analyzer, and the Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor. When searching for...

Nokia Sues Apple for Patent Infringement in Germany and the U.S. Following Licensing Disagreement [Updated]

Wednesday December 21, 2016 9:36 am PST by
Nokia today announced that it has filed several complaints against Apple in Germany and the United States, accusing the Cupertino company of infringing on Nokia patents. Nokia's lawsuit stems from a disagreement between Apple and Nokia over licensing fees for Nokia technology. Apple this morning filed an antitrust lawsuit against several patent assertion entities that it claims are attempting...

Withings Debuts New 'Steel HR' Activity Tracker With Heart Rate Monitoring

Thursday September 1, 2016 9:01 am PDT by
Nokia-owned Withings today announced the launch of its newest activity tracker, debuting the Withings Steel HR analog fitness tracking watch with a built-in heart rate monitor. Like the Apple Watch, it uses green LED lights to detect variation in the level of the blood in the wrist, a technology known as photoplethysmography. Available in two sizes -- 36mm and 40mm -- the Withings Steel HR...
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Microsoft Lays Off Nokia Employees, Exits Consumer Phone Business

Wednesday May 25, 2016 3:22 am PDT by
Microsoft has laid off hundreds of employees tied to its smartphone business, as the company finally exits the consumer phone market and attempts to streamline its worldwide mobile division (via The Verge). The move will impact up to 1,850 jobs worldwide, said Microsoft's head of Windows and devices Terry Myerson, while up to 1,350 of the positions will be in Finland. The cuts are expected to...

Nokia to Acquire Health Tracking Firm Withings in $192 Million Deal

Tuesday April 26, 2016 2:24 am PDT by
Nokia this morning announced it will buy French health tracking company Withings for an estimated $192 million, as the company seeks to re-establish itself in the consumer electronics market. Withings makes iOS-compatible smart connected home products as well as a range of health and fitness wearables such as the Go activity tracker and its stylish Activité smartwatch range. The company's...