Daily Video: Nokia Denies Rumors It Will Make Smartphones Again

 
 
By eWEEK Staff  |  Posted 2015-04-28 Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nokia denies rumors it will make smartphones again; HP bulks up campus network portfolio for mobile, SDN; Dell expands switch portfolio for Open Networking push; and there's more.

 

 
Apple iPhone 7 Users Report 'Hissing' Noise That May Prove Innocuous

DAILY VIDEO: "Hissing" iPhone 7s reported, but that may be a normal noise; Microsoft delivers Version...

Google Smartphone, VR Headset Expected to Debut at Oct. 4 Event

DAILY VIDEO: Google expected to unveil smartphone, VR headset at Oct. 4 event; Ellison claims...

Samsung Says Green Charging Light Hallmark of Safe Note7 Handsets

DAILY VIDEO: Samsung Note7 recall update: How to ID a non-defective handset; Oracle launches a major...

Google to Roll Out Allo Messaging App on Sept. 21: Report

DAILY VIDEO: Google reportedly launching Allo messaging app Sept. 21; Intel, GE partner to make...

iPhone 7 Plus So Far More Popular Than iPhone 7

DAILY VIDEO: iPhone 7 sales patterns contrast with those of iPhone 6 and 6s; mobile carriers unveil...

Apple Says iPhone 7 Sales Start With Some Models Already Sold Out

DAILY VIDEO: Apple says some iPhone 7 models are already sold out; Qualcomm pushes for more dual...

Apple Says It's Fixed iOS 10 Bug That Disabled Some iPhones, iPads

DAILY VIDEO: Apple's new iOS 10 update disables iPhones, iPads for some users; Samsung to limit Note7...

Apple Delivers iOS 10 Ahead of iPhone 7 Arrival

DAILY VIDEO: Apple releases iOS 10 just before iPhone 7 arrives; official recall of Samsung Galaxy...

Google Working With Huawei to Build 7-Inch Tablet: Report

DAILY VIDEO: Google rumored to Be Planning Huawei-Built 7-Inch Tablet; Bing Update Asks Smarter...

Google to Label Sites That Don't Upgrade to HTTPS as 'Non-Secure

DAILY VIDEO: Google to start labeling as non-secure sites that use HTTP; Dell and HPE CEOs debate the...



Read more about the stories in today's news:

 
 
 

Today's topics include a statement from Nokia officials denying smartphone production rumors, new campus networking switches from HP, as well as new switches and a network OS from Dell and an anticipated presidential bid by former HP CEO Carly Fiorina.

Nokia has denied recent reports that the company would resume making and selling smartphones by 2016, more than a year after it sold its Lumia handset business to Microsoft.

The reports, which surfaced online earlier in April, cited a former Nokia executive who said that the company was working on such products and could introduce them in the future.

Nokia could, however, be looking into returning to the smartphone business by licensing devices from other makers and rebranding them with its logo, according to an April 26 report by Reuters.

Hewlett-Packard is introducing new campus networking switches that officials say will give organizations the tools they need to deal with the network demands created by an increasingly mobile business environment.

Unveiled April 27 at the Interop 2015 show in Las Vegas, HP's 5400R zl2 v3 series—which will compete with rival Cisco Systems' midrange Catalyst 4500 switches—will run on the latest proprietary network processor from HP and leverage new and enhanced software to improve network monitoring, security and application performance.

It was just more than a year ago that Dell announced its Open Networking initiative, leveraging the Open Network Install Environment to enable Cumulus Networks' Linux-based OS to run on some of its switches.

The latest step in the development of Dell's Open Networking program came last week, with the introduction of new switches that can operate as high as the 100 Gigabit Ethernet level and the introduction of another network OS—from IP Infusion—that can run on the open switches.

The company is looking to give customers greater flexibility not only in operating systems, but also in networking speeds.

Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina is reportedly set to announce a run for the Republication nomination for president in 2016.

According to reports last week, Fiorina will announce her candidacy May 4, joining what promises to be an increasingly crowded GOP field that will fight it out for the right to run against presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

Fiorina has been a sharp critic of Clinton and has said that being the only other woman running for president would help negate any advantages the former first lady and secretary of state may have with issues relating to women.

 
 
 

Submit a Comment

Loading Comments...
 
Manage your Newsletters: Login   Register My Newsletters























 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rocket Fuel