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2009-09-01 13:08:00

STUTTGART, Germany, September 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nokia (NYSE: NOK) today announced the winners of its Forum Nokia 2009 Calling All Innovators contest, a global mobile developer competition designed to generate applications and solutions that enhance the use of Nokia mobile devices in real-world scenarios. Category winners were recognized at the Calling All Innovators Awards Reception held in Stuttgart on the eve of Nokia World. The total cash and prizes for the 2009 Calling...

2009-08-31 07:58:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Red Bend Software, the market leader in Mobile Software Management (MSM), today announced that its firmware over-the-air (FOTA) software now reaches 565 million mobile devices worldwide. As of second quarter 2009, Red Bend's award-winning FOTA software was available in 413 device models from leading manufacturers including LG, Sharp, Sony Ericsson and ZTE. Market research firm Ovum named Red Bend the market leader in FOTA with 60% share of FOTA-enabled...

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2009-08-26 11:05:42

Nokia is expected to soon unveil its newest smartphone, which will be the first to run on Linux's Maemo OS. The world's top handset maker will show off its new device during its annual Nokia World conference in Stuttgart, Germany, sources told Reuters on Wednesday. Nokia is no stranger to Linux. The company has used the operating system in its Internet tablets since 2005. "It looks like Maemo, or at least a Linux derivative of some description, will play a key role for Nokia in high-end...

2009-08-24 01:00:00

OULU, Finland, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Leveraging more than 20-years of expertise in the wireless industry, EB, Elektrobit Corporation (OMX: EBC1V), a leading developer of cutting-edge embedded technology solutions for automotive and wireless industries, announced it has proudly joined the Symbian Foundation. EB will also have a seat on the Release Council, which coordinates the integration of contributions to the Symbian source code into stable and timely platform and tools releases. The...

2009-08-21 07:00:00

OTTAWA, Aug. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Epocal, Inc., a leading edge provider of point of care technology, announced today that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance to market its new glucose test on the epoc Blood Analysis System. Glucose measurements are used for the diagnosis and treatment of carbohydrate metabolism disorders including diabetes mellitus and idiopathic hypoglycemia, and of pancreatic islet cell tumors. The addition of glucose to the epoc BGEM Test...

2009-08-19 10:00:00

ESPOO, Finland, August 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Forum Nokia Developer Community (FNDC) today announced the finalists in its 2009 Calling All Innovators contest, a global mobile developer competition designed to generate applications and solutions that enhance the use of Nokia mobile devices in real-world scenarios. The total cash and prizes for the 2009 Calling All Innovators contest are worth more than $250,000. The top three submissions in each category will receive a cash...

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2009-08-13 05:35:00

Nokia smartphones will soon get a little smarter with the help of Microsoft. The company announced Wednesday it is partnering with Nokia to challenge Research in Motion's Blackberry. Starting next year, Nokia would include Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile on its smartphones, followed by other Office applications. The two companies, at one time fierce rivals in the mobile telecommunications business, expect to offer Nokia phones running Office sometime next year. "This is giving some of...

2009-08-12 10:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The worldwide leader in software and the world's largest smartphone manufacturer have entered into an alliance that is set to deliver a groundbreaking, enterprise-grade solution for mobile productivity. Today, Microsoft Business Division President Stephen Elop and Nokia's Executive Vice President for Devices Kai Oistamo announced the agreement, outlining a shared vision for the future of mobile productivity. This is the first time that either...

2009-08-06 09:00:00

BEIJING, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Himfr.com, one of China's leading B2B search platforms with more than 30 B2B industry websites to its name, discusses three kinds of high-end mobile phone. Because of the impact of the economic crisis last year, most people do not look favorably at the cell phone market; major investment firms have gradually reduced involvement. The situation has improved this year as manufacturers have competed on product hardware; we witness a number of...

2009-07-18 08:37:50

Nokia has agreed to sell the professional services unit of its Symbian mobile phone operating system to the U.S. consulting firm Accenture, officials say. The move, announced by Accenture Friday, is seen by industry analysts as a further step by the Finnish handset maker to distance itself from Symbian and establish it as a stand-alone software firm, Information Week reported. After purchasing Symbian for $410 million, Nokia moved to spin it off into an independent foundation where it says it...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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