Nokia completes Withings acquisition

Withings Activité Steel

Nokia today announced that its acquisition of Withings has closed “earlier than had been expected.” It had first announced its intention to acquire the French company back in late April in a bid to accelerate its entry into the wearables space. With the Withings acquisition, Nokia has established a new Digital Health business unit. It will bring together employees from Nokia Technologies’s preventive […]

Nokia acquires wearables company Withings for €170 million

Withings Activité Steel

There have been a number of recent hints recently that Nokia was looking to enter the wearables space. The company today confirmed these rumours with the announcement that it was acquiring wearable company Withings for €170 million (about US$191 or CA$242 million). Nokia expects that the move will allow it to “lead the next wave of innovation in digital health.” “We have said consistently that […]

Cancelled Nokia Moonraker smartwatch gets pictured

Nokia Moonraker smartwatch

Nokia almost got into the smartwatch game a few years back. Its plans to do so were derailed by its decision to sell its devices business to Microsoft in 2014. Focused at the time on developing its own Band fitness tracker, Microsoft cancelled the Nokia Moonraker smartwatch project. Renders of what Nokia’s smartwatch surfaced last summer courtesy of a Microsoft employee. Now photographs […]

Nokia wearables coming in early 2016?

Nokia Moonraker

Nokia gave a big hint as to its future plans back in October when it amended its Articles of Association to include consumer wearables. The company’s objectives were updated to include “mobile devices and consumer wearables.” New job postings suggest that the company is now getting ready to bring some of these new Nokia wearables to market in early 2016. The postings […]

Are Nokia wearables coming soon?

Nokia Moonraker user interface

We caught a glimpse earlier this year of what Nokia’s entry into the wearables market might have looked like. The Nokia Moonraker smartwatch (pictured above) got as far as the prototype stage before the project cancelled by Microsoft after it acquired Nokia’s device business. A Nokia press release announcing an Extraordinary General Meeting for December 2nd now suggests that the company […]

Nokia announces Nokia OZO virtual reality camera

Nokia Ozo

As rumours suggested, Nokia Technologies today jumped into the virtual reality space but not in the way that many of us expected. Rather than unveiling a VR headset at its “Nowhere, now here” event today, the Finnish company unveiled Nokia OZO, the first commercially available virtual reality camera designed specifically for professional content creators. “We’re thrilled to introduce OZO to the content creation world, and […]

Nokia to jump into virtual reality at July 28th event

Nokia July 28 2015 event

Nokia last week sent out press invitations for a VIP event set for July 28th. With its “Nowhere, now here” tag line, the invitation was short on details, resulting in a number of interesting theories including a possible return to the smartphone arena. Citing unnamed sources familiar with the company’s plans, Re/code suggests instead that the Finnish company will unveil its first […]