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Nokia teases May 29 event with 'some new stuff to share'

Nokia under HMD Global has been on a roll, and the momentum doesn't seem like it's going to stop anytime soon. The company announced the Nokia X6 less than two weeks ago, but has scheduled an event for May 29th where Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas says that there's "some new stuff to share."

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HMD secures $100 million in new funding to expand Nokia smartphone brand

Nokia-branded devices were on a steady decline for years as Microsoft's Windows Phone platform crashed and burned. For a while, it looked like there may never be another Nokia smartphone, but then HMD stepped in last year to create new devices running Android under the Nokia brand. There will be a lot more of those phones in 2018 thanks to HMD's new round of funding.

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HMD releases Nokia 3 kernel source code

HMD Global has released the source code for the Nokia 3. The 3 has become the fourth phone in Nokia's lineup to have its kernel source released, following the 1 and 6, as well as the rather late 8, last month.

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Nokia X6 launches in China, with dual cameras, 19:9 screen, and a notch

Rumors have been swirling for a while that HMD Global was gearing up to launch a new device with a notched display. The Nokia X6 is now official, breaking cover on its Chinese website. Its name is an ode to the 2009 Symbian phone released by the company, although it shares little else in common.

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Nokia placed fifth in European smartphone shipments in Q1 2018

Nokia-branded devices accounted for 3.5 percent of European smartphone shipments in the first quarter of 2018, according to industry analysis firm Canalys. That puts Nokia in fifth place with 1.6 million devices shipped. This is despite an overall decline of 6.3 percent in smartphone shipments during the same period.

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Nokia 6.1 comes to the U.S. with a Snapdragon 630 and Android One for $269 on May 6

HMD Global has announced that the new Nokia 6.1 is available in the U.S. starting on May 6. Yes, you read that name correctly; instead of going with the more traditional "Nokia 6 2018" (as it was formerly known), HMD opted for the point release moniker. Despite this oddity, this phone packs a great value, coming at $269 for some nice specs.

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Nokia in talks to sell its Digital Health Division back to Withings co-founder Éric Carreel

We've gone full circle. In April of 2016, Nokia announced its interest to purchase french health-focused company, Withings. The acquisition and transition took full effect in June of 2017 when Withings became Nokia Health and all of its smartwatches and consumer-oriented health products were rebranded under the Nokia name. Fast forward less than a year and Nokia no longer saw value in this Digital Health Division and put it under strategic review. Now the circle has closed and Nokia has announced that it's doing exclusive negotiations to sell this division back to Éric Carreel, co-founder and former chairman of Withings.

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HMD Global finally releases Nokia 8 kernel source code

Despite doing a pretty good job on keeping its phones up to date, HMD Global has until recently had a bit of trouble with releasing the kernel sources for its devices. But in a "finally" moment, the exclusive manufacturer of the Nokia brand has released the Nokia 8 source codes to the developer community.

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Nest reportedly interested in buying Nokia's health division

Nearly one year ago, Nokia acquired Withings, a French company selling smart health products. It was Nokia's first major dive into consumer electronics in years, HMD's Nokia-branded devices aside. The health division was put under strategic review in February, leaving its future uncertain. Now we know at least one company interested in buying it - Nest.

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The Nokia 6 (2018) is available for purchase in the US

Nokia kicked off 2018 by announcing a revamped version of the Nokia 6, which is creatively called the Nokia 6 (2018). Last we heard, the new Nokia 6 was supposed to launch in the US this May, but there are listings up today on Amazon and Walmart for the US version of the phone. It can be yours for about $270.

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