Nokia 150 official, low cost mobile phone and infinite battery

Good news for mobile phone lovers: Nokia has just launched the new ones Nokia 125 and Nokia 150. These are two old-style phones with physical keyboard, 2.4-inch screen, compact size and battery that lasts more than a week. For several years now, the Finnish company, together with HMD Global, has returned forcefully to the world of telephony, launching both smartphones with Android operating system and mobile phones with a physical keyboard.




Above all, mobile phones are discovering a second youth: they remain the preferred device for those who do not like smartphones and in developing countries, where many do not have enough budget for a technologically advanced device. The Nokia 150 it is not a brand new mobile phone, but it is the new version of a model on the market for a couple of years now. Both models have rather limiting technical characteristics in comparison to the most modern smartphones, but they have their own a very advantageous price: they cost less than 30 euros.

The features of the Nokia 150

It doesn’t take long to describe the Nokia 150. The design is the classic one of mobile phones: 2.4-inch screen and physical keyboard to interact with different applications and to send messages. On board we find 4MB of RAM and 4MB of internal memory, expandable up to 32GB with a microSD card (where to put your favorite music). In the back there is also a VGA camera that takes pictures of dubious quality. Among the available apps there is the MP3 player and Snake, unforgettable game for many. The battery is 1020 mAh and ensures an autonomy of about a week, an eternity compared to smartphones.

Nokia 125: how it’s made

Even the Nokia 125 it’s a featured phone, term used to identify mobile phones with physical keyboard. Apart from a few differences from the design point of view, the features of the mobile phone are very similar to those of the Nokia 150. Here too we find a 2.4-inch screen, with 4MB of RAM and 4MB of internal memory. In the back there is the VGA camera. The most interesting feature is certainly the 1020mAh battery which ensures an autonomy of seven days.

Price and release date Nokia 150 and Nokia 125

Nokia 150 and Nokia 125 are lowcos phonest and the launch price proves it: $ 29 the first, $ 24 the second. For the moment there is no news on a possible launch in Italy, but it cannot be excluded that it will take place in the coming months. And the price will certainly be far below fifty euros.

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Dax closes more than three percent in the plus

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Dusseldorf The German stock market is going into the weekend with price gains. The leading index Dax closed around 3.2 percent in Frankfurt at 10,625 points. However, because the Dax slumped by almost four percent on Wednesday, the leading index hardly moved up compared to the previous week.

The stock market barometer probably received an additional boost from today’s small expiry date. Reach on a small expiry day Options on stocks and indices their end date, options on indices are settled at noon. That is why investors are trying to drive prices in one direction so that they can make higher profits or smaller losses with their options.

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Dusseldorf The German stock market was up around 3.2 percent at 10,625 points at the close of the stock exchange and is thus going into the weekend with price gains. However, because the Dax plummeted by almost four percent on Wednesday, the leading index barely moved up compared to last week.

The stock market barometer probably received an additional boost from today’s small expiry date. Reach on a small expiry day Options on stocks and indices their end date, options on indices are settled at noon. That is why investors are trying to drive prices in one direction so that they can make higher profits or smaller losses with their options.

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New Nokia 5G smartphone presented to the expansion of the portfolio

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Doha: HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, yesterday announced three new Nokia smartphones, a new member of the Originals family and its brand new hassle-free data roaming service.

The Nokia 8.3 5G is the first Nokia 5G smartphone added to the portfolio and is flanked by the brand new Nokia 5.3 and Nokia 1.3.

Always ready, HMD Global also enters a new category of services with global data roaming HMD Connect, its innovative and hassle-free service that keeps you in touch with the things that matter most.

In addition to the new devices and the brand new roaming service, HMD Global is increasing its presence by announcing the expansion in Brazil this year. Additionally, to celebrate the phone partnership with the 25th Bond movie, in theaters in November, fans can now get their hands on an exclusive 007 branded Kevlar special edition case for Nokia 6.2 and Nokia 7.2.

Florian Seiche, CEO, HMD Global said: ‘I am incredibly proud of the innovations we have introduced today that are based on our unique commitment to ensuring that the Nokia smartphone experience will improve over time. Today we are kicking off a new chapter for HMD Global as we enter 5G with a truly global, future-proof smartphone. In combination with the launch of HMD Connect, we are creating a truly fluid connectivity experience. Nokia 8.3 5G is a truly global, future-proof Nokia 5G smartphone, the Nokia 8.3 5G is designed to support multiple and evolving 5G network implementations, with support for both standalone and non-standalone 5G combinations.

Nokia 5.3 offers a number of firsts of Nokia smartphones for phenomenal value. It comes with a quad camera, the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 mobile platform and two-day battery life. The AI-based quad-camera helps capture the perfect shot, regardless of where you are, even in low light conditions, thanks to the night mode.

Nokia 1.3 offers modern technology and the brand new Android 10 (Go edition) operating system, at a more affordable price than ever.

The Nokia 8.3 5G has been available in the Middle East since September 2020. The Nokia 5.3 and Nokia 1.3 will be available from April 2020.

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Winner and loser of the week: king of collaboration and expensive keyboards

We returned once again with an autopsy from the past seven days in the tech sector. This week was again dominated by public health news, but we sifted through the stories of the week to bring you the chosen winners and losers.

This week has not been all bad. After several cancellations and postponements, manufacturers are starting to launch new products again. HMD Global organized a launch event on Thursday, showing off the new Nokia 8.3 5G and an entry-level mid-range smartphone in the shape of the new Nokia 5.3 and Nokia 1.3. We are excited to take a look at the new devices, but they are not making our list of winners this week.

Winner of the week: collaboration software

As many of us around the world settle for several weeks (or months?) Or work from home, it has become clear how much we rely on collaboration software during this difficult period. In a moment of perfect timing, Slack unveiled its biggest redesign ever this week. There is a new sidebar customization improved, a new dial button and top navigation has been optimized.

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The new Slack interface. / © The Verge

Then there was the news that Microsft Teams saw its use go from 20 million to 44 million active users. Microsoft is also planning to further modify its platform and these improvements will be welcomed by millions of people who are working remotely for the time being. We depend so much on these tools to help us keep working in these circumstances, which is why all the big winners are this week and the weeks ahead.

Loser of the week: Apple customers

Apple has come out and shown its new iPad for 2020 this week. It looks very impressive from a hardware perspective and I’m interested to see what that Bionic A12Z chip can do. As with every Apple launch, the new iPad features “the best XYZ ever (insert Apple product)”. By now we all know this line well, but the iPad Pro looks really exciting and will probably be the best tablet to go out this year.

The thing that attracted the most attention, however, was not the iPad Pro itself, but the keyboard and the accompanying trackpad. For the first time ever, the iPad will work with a mouse pointer. The kicker is that the keyboard costs $ 299 for the smaller 11-inch version and $ 349 for the larger 12.9-inch version. Buy a better spec iPad Pro with a keyboard in 2020 and you won’t see any $ 2,000 changes.

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Pretty interesting technology, if you have deep pockets. / © Apple

I initially planned to give Apple the title of loser of the week. But then I understood something: people will buy them. Apple is not the loser at all, it is its loyal customers who are losing here. Good products at exorbitant prices purchased by the brand’s evangelists, this is Apple for short. There is a reason why the company has $ 100 billion in the bank.

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Nokia phone maker launches global data roaming service – BGR

  • Nokia phone maker HMD Global has silently announced a global data-only roaming service called HMD Connect.
  • The SIM card comes with 1 GB of bonus data, after which you pay for the data you need when roaming in blocks of up to 1 GB, depending on the country you are in.
  • The service can be managed by an app that is already available in the Play Store, but does not include regular voice minutes or SMS.
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HMD Global should now be a known product for Android fans, as it is the company that now manufactures Nokia-branded smartphones. It turns out that the company has more ambitious plans in mind than just selling phones, as it has quietly launched a brand new service that will benefit frequent travelers.

Called HMD Connect, the service is a global pay-as-you-go roaming Internet service that operates in over 120 countries. The launch could not have come at a worse time, as the “trouble-free data SIM” isn’t very useful in a world that is currently preventing any unnecessary travel. The trip between Europe and the United States is currently suspended and several countries have instituted their travel bans to combat the COVID-19 epidemic.

The coronavirus pandemic will eventually be defeated, at which point people will return to their normal routines, including frequent travelers. This is when the HMD Connect service will come in handy.

The starter kit, which you can order online now for € 19.95 ($ 21.35), includes a SIM card and 1 GB of data. After the initial data is used up, you will be able to order additional data starting at € 9.95 ($ 10.65) for 1 GB and then € 5 ($ 5.35) for each gigabyte of additional data. HMD says you will only pay for what you need and will be able to manage it all from the Android app or the HMD Connect website.

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Before ordering, however, you need to check the fine print. For beginners, data is only available in blocks of 14 days. While HMD says you will save up to 70% on roaming and you won’t have to buy a local SIM, you should know that the data packets are not the same for all countries. There are three zones, with Zone 1 countries getting 1 GB full of minimal data per period and Zone 3 countries getting stuck with only 250 MB of data. Also, HMD doesn’t specify which type of connectivity you’re getting for the price. Talk about “high speed coverage” on the website, so it’s probably 4G LTE.

Finally, these are data-only SIM cards, which means that they don’t actually support voice calls. While there are many chat apps that support regular calls and video calls, there is another problem with HMD Connect: to use it you will need a dual SIM phone in order to keep your phone number active. Either that, or have a second device ready for the HMD card.

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Chris Smith started writing about gadgets as a hobby, and before he knew it he was sharing his views on tech stuff with readers around the world. Whenever he doesn’t write about gadgets, he miserably can’t stay away, although he tries desperately. But it’s not necessarily a bad thing.

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HMD Global announces three new Nokia phones and a SIM card | NOW

HMD Global, the company that markets Nokia smartphones, has announced new Nokia smartphones. The top device is the Nokia 8.3 with four camera lenses and support for the faster 5G network.

The Nokia 8.3 has a 6.8-inch screen that fills almost the entire front of the device. Only at the bottom is a border and at the top left the camera is placed in a hole in the screen. The phone supports the most commonly used 5G frequency bands so that the device can use the faster network as soon as it is available.

Furthermore, the phone is equipped with four camera lenses, supplied by ZEISS. In addition to a standard lens, it is a wide-angle lens, a macro lens and a depth sensor.

The Nokia 8.3 runs on a Snapdragon 765G from Qualcomm and will be available “this summer” in two versions: one with 6 GB RAM and 64 GB storage (599 euros) and one with 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage (699 euros) .

Nokia 5.3 does not support 5G

HMD Global also announced the Nokia 5.3. This device has a 6.55 inch screen with a teardrop notch for the camera in the middle. With this device, a battery life of two days is promised. The Nokia 5.3 also has four lenses.

This phone features a Snapdragon 655 processor and does not support 5G networks. The device costs 199 euros.

In addition to telephones, HMD Global also announces its own data SIM card. People can use the internet with this. Via an app, they can adapt a data plan to their needs. The SIM card works in more than 120 countries, including the Netherlands.

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Manufacturer HMD Global starts selling 007 smartphones

Dusseldorf A few weeks ago, HMD Global announced a coup: The Finnish company that markets cell phones and smartphones Nokia started a marketing campaign with the new “007” film “No Time To Die”.

In history, agent Nomi uses the new Nokia 8.3 5G, a model with the new 5G mobile communications standard and a Zeiss lens – in such a way that everyone can see it.

After the outbreak of the corona virus, the studio Universal Pictures postponed the start of the film until November. HMD Global, which calls itself “the home of Nokia phones”, has to rearrange itself: For the start-up, prominent product placement is an important part of advertising. As the Mobile World Congress (MWC) mobile communications fair has also been canceled, it is becoming increasingly difficult to recall to consumers.

On Thursday, the company announced the new products in an online press conference: There, in addition to the Nokia 8.3, it presented three other models for the mid-range and entry-level segment. It also announced the expansion to Brazil. “We focus on the segments where we can win, where our offer resonates best with the customers,” said company director Florian Seiche the Handelsblatt.

However, the timing is unfavorable. The smartphone market is shrinking, and given the impending recession caused by the corona crisis, a recovery this year seems questionable. At the same time, competition is growing from Chinese manufacturers such as Huawei, Xiaomi and Oppo, who want to expand to Europe with properly equipped and affordable models.

“The market conditions are tough for everyone and the outlook is uncertain,” said CCS Insight analyst Ben Wood of the Handelsblatt. This would make it difficult for HMD Global to achieve the size necessary to survive in the competition. “Ultimately, the success or failure will depend on how much HMD Global investors are willing to spend to gain a foothold in the mobile market.”

New company, old name

HMD Global took over Nokia’s mobile phone and smartphone business in 2016 and secured a ten-year license to use the well-known brand. Like the namesake, the company comes from Finland and has many former Nokians in its ranks – their knowledge should help the start-up to establish itself in the competitive market. In May 2018, a group of investors made 100 million euros available for international expansion.

The company relies on the well-known brand, independent design and regular software updates, which are not a matter of course for Android smartphones. And with the reissue of some classics such as the compact Nokia 3310 and the banana-shaped 8110, he managed to create some nostalgia and also do a lot of free advertising. Huawei, Xiaomi and Oppo have to spend a lot of money on it.

Alone: ​​the market shares are still low. Sales of HMD Global slumped last year, the company sold only 13.8 million smartphones, a market share of one percent, according to the analysis company IDC. It also sold 61.1 million simple cell phones, which are called feature phones in the industry. The market share is significantly higher at 14.5 percent, but this segment is becoming less and less important. The company does not publish business figures.

HMD Global places hope in international expansion. In 2019, the company started in the USA – now it is important to deepen the partnership with the American network operators, said CEO Seiche. The devices will also be available in Brazil from April. “Nokia used to be very popular there,” emphasizes the German.

HMD Global also wants to expand its business in emerging markets: Many people there have a classic Nokia mobile phone – Seiche is convinced that this customer base can now be introduced to smartphones. “We believe that it will be an interesting segment for us this year.” The company is addressing customers with the new Nokia C2, for example, which should not cost much more than 50 euros.

Stiff market

The new devices should help to increase sales again. The Nokia 8.3 5G is the first model to support the new cellular standard. In Germany it comes on the market for around 650 euros. The Nokia 5.3 is aimed at the middle class, the Nokia 1.3 at the entry-level segment. There will also be a roaming service in the future, which should make it easier to use mobile phone tariffs when traveling.

However, the smartphone market is currently in a state of shock. The factories in China have been idle for weeks, and the economy is likely to collapse in many countries. “It’s not exactly ideal to sell new smartphones, especially for a company like HMD Global that doesn’t like the marketing power of big competitors Samsung has, ”says CCS Insight analyst Wood. Given the widespread coverage of the corona virus is self Apple met with little interest with the new Apple.

Seiche admits that the effects of the corona epidemic are still difficult to assess. Production will return to normal in April, says the manager. “Now we are preparing for what will happen on the demand side.” He expects many customers to shop online instead of in brick-and-mortar stores. “It is a changeover process that we must actively adapt to with our partners” – in other words with network operators and electronics retailers.

Florian Seiche does not see the postponement of the new James Bond film as a major problem: “We are not unhappy with the timing because we can pull the advertising campaign all year round.” At the moment, many customers are at home anyway, so it is worthwhile marketing not yet. The hope: If the epidemic can be curbed in summer or autumn, people go to the cinema again – and they think about a new smartphone.

More: Chinese technology companies are targeting Germany

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Nokia receives a 500 million euro R&D loan from the EIB

PHOTO FILE: The Nokia logo is displayed before the company’s press conference in Espoo, Finland on March 2, 2020. Lehtikuva / Markku Ulander via REUTERS

HELSINKI (Reuters) – Nokia disbursed a € 500 million ($ 561 million) loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) on February 24, according to its annual report released last Thursday to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. .

The Finnish telecommunication equipment manufacturer said the R&D loan facility agreement with the EIB, which has an average term of approximately five years after disbursement, was signed in August 2018 and was available until the month. last.

Nokia’s finances have been in focus since late 2019 when the company stopped dividend payments and said it would have to invest more than it expected in developing its 5G equipment.

Tarmo Virki’s report; Editing by Tom Brown

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