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Nokia Lumia Icon Review: Verizon does Windows Phone better than before
By Andrew Kameka on Friday February 28, 2014

Windows Phone fandom hasn't been very kind to Verizon in the past. Nokia and Verizon must have realized a change was necessary because the companies opted not to name its latest Windows Phone, the Lumia Icon, with the same naming conventions.It's a fitting switch, because this isn't a by the numbers smartphone.

Nokia says X phones made to transition feature phone users and will not appear in North America
By Andrew Kameka on Tuesday February 25, 2014

On the off chance that consumers in United States or Canada seriously considered purchasing one of the low-cost Nokia X Android smartphones announced yesterday, Nokia has confirmed those people need not waste their time because the phone will not be officially sold in North America.

Nokia X and Nokia XL hands-on: a look at the first Nokia Android smartphones
By Andrew Kameka on Monday February 24, 2014

Nokia's device unit isn't a Microsoft company yet, so the company is making one last announcement as an independent company that probably won't go over very well with its soon-to-be owners.

Nokia goes Android, announces trio of X phones running a forked version of Android sans Google
By Andrew Kameka on Monday February 24, 2014

Nokia today announced three new handsets that are all Android without the company and apps that have come to be closely associated with the operating system. The Nokia X, X+, and XL all run Android, but it is a forked version of the Android Open Source Project that has little resemblance to Android.

Nokia Lumia Icon hands-on and giant unboxing
By Andrew Kameka on Wednesday February 12, 2014

Nokia and Verizon today jointly announced the Nokia Lumia Icon. It's a phone that takes the mantle of the Lumia 928, from a design perspective. We know that the Lumia Icon will go on sale February 20 for $199.99 when purchased with a two-year agreement, but else do we know about the device?

Nokia Normandy leaks show its Android phone looks an awfully lot like Windows Phone
By Andrew Kameka on Thursday January 16, 2014

The agreement that Microsoft signed with Nokia prevents Nokia from selling smartphones once the deal is finalized; however, the Nokia Normandy could be the last act as an independent company or the first headache for Microsoft.

Alleged Nokia Lumia 920 jailbreak promises a lot for Windows Phone 8
By Andrew Kameka on Monday December 30, 2013

The Windows Phone 8 community has lacked the widespread options and support for unofficial tweaks and hacks seen on Android and iOS, but a developer has posted video of what they claim is a jailbreak that could lay the groundwork for offering that support.

Nokia Lumia 1020 updated with orientation lock, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, and other improvements
By Andrew Kameka on Thursday December 19, 2013

Nokia has announced that it is now updating the Nokia Lumia 1020 to run the Lumia Black software update that adds some small but important fixes to its own brand of Windows Phone 8 smartphones.

Nokia Android phone is still in development despite Microsoft offer
By Andrew Kameka on Wednesday December 11, 2013

Nokia planned to release an Android smartphone prior to news that Microsoft would purchase its handset division for $7.2 billion. Despite expectations that the project was likely to be killed, Nokia is continuing work on its "Normandy" Android phone and may release it before the Microsoft deal is finalized.

Microsoft granted permission by US government to purchase Nokia device unit
By Andrew Kameka on Monday December 02, 2013

Microsoft's planned acquisition of Nokia has been approved by the US Department of Justice and the FTC. With both regulatory agencies approving of the deal, Microsoft needs only the go-ahead from the European Union to make the deal official. Nokia shareholders have already voted in favor of selling its handset division for $7.2 billion dollars. The deal will see the company maintain its networking operations but sell smartphone facilities, patents, and workforce to Microsoft.