Report suggests Nokia planning to return to Mobile phone business in 2016

Nokia, the mobile manufacturer which once ruled the mobile phone world is planning its way back into mobile phone business. The Finnish phone manufacturer which sold its handset business to Microsoft last year for $7 billion, is reportedly working to make a return in the smartphone business.

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The move comes from Nokia Technologies, one of the divisions left behind after Nokia sold its handset business to Microsoft last year. The division own and handles patents from more than 10,000 devices and licensing. It has no plans of recreating the division it sold to Microsoft but Re/code says, Nokia will instead look onto the design and let partners handle the manufacturing, sales, and distribution.

Nokia for now is binded not to sell any phone under its brand name or to license any brand for use in phone until next year until under the terms of its contract with Microsoft.

While very less is known about the upcoming smartphone which it is planning, citing its Android-based N1 tablet and an Android platform “Zlauncher”, the upcoming may be an Android affair.

Nokia has recently acquired Alcatel-Lucent for $16.5 billion to to cater to the mobile equipment market. The combination of the two firms is called Nokia Corporation.

Reports also indicate that Nokia is eyeing a possible suitor for its Here mapping business. Nokia “has initiated a review of strategic options, including a potential divestment, for its Here business,” the firm said last week in a statement. Here maps has one of the best maps for Europe, India and other places where Nokia was extremely popular in its hey days as the lord of mobile phones.


Amazing mobile phone concepts VIDEO

New mobile phones enter the market all the time. If you have a mobile phone that is more than a year old you are apt to be two generations behind the newest technology. However, these upgrades are generally just small improvements such as a slightly larger screen, a newer processor or tweaks in the operation system that control the phone.

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These upgrades are nice to have but not going to alter the mobile phone landscape.
However, looking further into the future one begins to see concepts in the mobile phone market that change the landscape and even what we think a mobile phone can be. Here are ten of the most exciting concept phones that may, or may not, be available to purchase in the future.Sticker Phone
Dealing with the wires and cords that come with your mobile phone to charge it can be an annoying task. The Sticker Phone’s entire back plate is a solar panel which will charge the phone whenever it is in sunlight.
Pen Phone
While some mobile phones get larger and larger the Pen Phone goes the other direction, reducing the size and footprint of the phone to that of a ball point pen.
Cobalto
The inventor of the Cobalto phone is not stepping toward the future but leaping into it as the phone promises to feature a three dimensional display to help with navigation and other features.
Kambala
The Kambala is an interesting flat concept phone that has a central section that will pop up to fit into your ear and then match your skin tone to become invisible.
Pebble
Fujitsu is going the minimalist route, offering a small, opaque circular paperweight featuring only a small, single black dot. Upon manipulation, the black dot renders itself into a keypad, browser, or any number of useful applications depending on how it is selected.
Coke Phone
Another new phone has all the common features but is powered by soda.
Visual Sound
The Visual Sound phone is specifically for hearing impaired users, automatically converting voice to text and back again.Flex Phone
Nokia is planning a phone made of flexible memory plastic that you can wrap around your wrist.
Leaf Phone
The Leaf Phone takes that concept even further, enabling the user to wrap the phone around just about anything imaginable with its winding stem.
Window Phone
A clear screen shows you weather conditions on the Window Phone. It is accessed by blowing on the screen and then manipulating the screen with your finger.

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Mobile phone firms to cap charges on stolen devices

Mobile phone users will be protected from massive bills when their devices are stolen after five operators agreed to introduce a £100 “liability cap”.

EE, O2, Three, Virgin Media and Vodafone have signed up to the measure.

Some customers have faced charges of thousands of pounds because of usage by thieves. The cap will be activated when a phone is reported lost or stolen within 24 hours of going missing.

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The government said it had secured a deal with “real benefits”.

The Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) said the measures would bring “much-needed relief” to consumers targeted by phone fraudsters.

Five-figure bills
The CAB said consumers regularly contacted them for help after being hit with five-figure bills, with some as high as £23,000.

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We will be keeping a close eye on the phone providers’ caps to see if they do really protect phone crime victims from the worst bills.”

Gillian Guy
Chief executive, CAB
Between April last year and February the organisation estimates users have lost as much as £140,000 because of bills on stolen mobiles.

CAB chief executive Gillian Guy said: “Victims of phone crime should not be paying excessive bills run up by thieves.

“A cap on bills from stolen mobile phones will come as much-needed relief to consumers targeted by phone fraudsters.

“We will be keeping a close eye on the phone providers’ caps to see if they do really protect phone crime victims from the worst bills.”

Three introduced the protection for its customers in January and the other four operators have confirmed they will follow suit.

Ed Vaizey, minister for the digital economy, said: “By working with the mobile operators, we have secured an agreement that will provide consumers with real benefits as well as offer peace of mind.”

All five firms have also signed up to a new code of practice.

This obliges them to give clear pricing information and alerts when consumers reach data limits, information on how to avoid roaming charges and a barring function to protect users against unauthorised or inadvertent calls to premium rate services and in-app purchases.

However, Which? said the protection did not go far enough.

The consumer group has called for firms to charge customers nothing if their phone is lost or stolen within 48 hours.

Samsung Galaxy Secret Codes

Most of the times ,secret codes aren’t always tend to do malicious things.Indeed, programmers or OEM can use these samsung galaxy Secret codes to terminate problem. These Secret codes which is compatible for all Samsung galaxy models.

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These Secret Codes can be used on All Samsung Mobile Phones.
1. Software version: *#9999#
2. IMEI number: *#06#
3. Serial number: *#0001#
4. Battery status- Memory capacity : *#9998*246#
5. Debug screen: *#9998*324# – *#8999*324#
6. LCD contrast: *#9998*523#
7. Vibration test: *#9998*842# – *#8999*842#
8. Alarm beeper – Ringtone test : *#9998*289# –
*#8999*289#
9. Smiley: *#9125#
10. Software version: *#0837#
11. Display contrast: *#0523# – *#8999*523#
12. Battery info: *#0228# or *#8999*228#
13. Display storage capacity: *#8999*636#
14. Display SIM card information: *#8999*778#
15. Show date and alarm clock: *#8999*782#
16. The display during warning: *#8999*786#
17. Samsung hardware version: *#8999*837#
18. Show network information: *#8999*638#
19. Display received channel number and received
intensity: *#8999*9266#
20. *#1111# S/W Version
21. *#1234# Firmware Version
22. *#2222# H/W Version
23. *#8999*8376263# All Versions Together
24. *#8999*8378# Test Menu
25. *#4777*8665# GPRS Tool
26. *#8999*523# LCD Brightness
27. *#8999*377# Error LOG Menu
28. *#8999*327# EEP Menu
29. *#8999*667# Debug Mode
30. *#92782# Phone Model (Wap)
31. #*5737425# JAVA Mode
32. *#2255# Call List
33. *#232337# Bluetooth MAC Adress
34. *#5282837# Java Version
35. Type in *#0000# on a Samsung A300 to reset
the language
36. Master reset (unlock) #*7337# (for the new
samsungs E700 x600 but not E710)
37. Samsung E700 type *#2255# to show secret call
log (not tested)
38. Samsung A300, A800 phone unlock enter this
*2767*637#
39. Samsung V200, S100, S300 phone unlock :
*2767*782257378#
40. #*4773# Incremental Redundancy
41. #*7785# Reset wakeup & RTK timer cariables/
variables
42. #*7200# Tone Generator Mute
43. #*3888# BLUETOOTH Test mode
44. #*7828# Task screen
45. #*#8377466# S/W Version & H/W Version
46. #*2562# Restarts Phone
47. #*2565# No Blocking? General Defense.
48. #*3353# General Defense, Code Erased.
49. #*3837# Phone Hangs on White screen.
50. #*3849# Restarts Phone
51. #*7337# Restarts Phone (Resets Wap Settings)
52. #*2886# AutoAnswer ON/OFF
53. #*7288# GPRS Detached/Attached
54. #*7287# GPRS Attached
55. #*7666# White Screen
56. #*7693# Sleep Deactivate/Activate
57. #*2286# Databattery
58. #*2527# GPRS switching set to (Class 4, 8, 9, 10)
59. #*2679# Copycat feature Activa/Deactivate
60. #*3940# External looptest 9600 bps
61. #*4263# Handsfree mode Activate/Deactivate
62. #*2558# Time ON
63. #*3941# External looptest 115200 bps
64. #*5176# L1 Sleep
65. #*7462# SIM Phase
66. #*7983# Voltage/Freq
67. #*7986# Voltage
68. #*8466# Old Time
69. #*2255# Call Failed
70. #*5376# DELETE ALL SMS!!!!
71. #*6837# Official Software Version:
(0003000016000702)
72. #*2337# Permanent Registration Beep
73. #*2474# Charging Duration
74. #*2834# Audio Path (Handsfree)
75. #*3270# DCS Support Activate/Deactivate
76. #*3282# Data Activate/Deactivate
77. #*3476# EGSM Activate/Deactivate
78. #*3676# FORMAT FLASH VOLUME!!!
79. #*4760# GSM Activate/Deactivate
80. #*4864# White Screen
81. #*7326# Accessory
82. #*7683# Sleep variable
83. #*3797# Blinks 3D030300 in RED
84. #*7372# Resetting the time to DPB variables
85. #*3273# EGPRS multislot (Class 4, 8, 9, 10)
86. #*7722# RLC bitmap compression Activate/
Deactivate
87. #*2351# Blinks 1347E201 in RED
88. #*2775# Switch to 2 inner speaker
89. #*7878# First Startup (0=NO, 1=YES)
90. #*3838# Blinks 3D030300 in RED
91. #*2077# GPRS Switch
92. #*2027# GPRS Switch
93. #*0227# GPRS Switch
94. #*0277# GPRS Switch
95. *22671# AMR REC START
96. #*22672# Stop AMR REC (File name: /a/
multimedia/sounds/voice list/ENGMODE.amr)
97. #*22673# Pause REC
98. #*22674# Resume REC
99. #*22675# AMR Playback
100. #*22676# AMR Stop Play
101. #*22677# Pause Play
102. #*22678# Resume Play
103. #*77261# PCM Rec Req
104. #*77262# Stop PCM Rec
105. #*77263# PCM Playback
106. #*77264# PCM Stop Play
107. #*22679# AMR Get Time
108. *#8999*364# Watchdog ON/OFF
109. *#8999*427# WATCHDOG signal route setup
110. *2767*3855# = Full Reset (Caution every stored
data will be deleted.)
111. *2767*2878# = Custom Reset
112. *2767*927# = Wap Reset
113. *2767*226372# = Camera Reset (deletes photos)
114. *2767*688# Reset Mobile TV
115. #7263867# = RAM Dump (On or Off)
116. *2767*49927# = Germany WAP Settings
117. *2767*44927# = UK WAP Settings
118. *2767*31927# = Netherlands WAP Settings
119. *2767*420927# = Czech WAP Settings
120. *2767*43927# = Austria WAP Settings
121. *2767*39927# = Italy WAP Settings
122. *2767*33927# = France WAP Settings
123. *2767*351927# = Portugal WAP Settings
124. *2767*34927# = Spain WAP Settings
125. *2767*46927# = Sweden WAP Settings
126. *2767*380927# = Ukraine WAP Settings
127. *2767*7927# = Russia WAP Settings
128. *2767*30927# = GREECE WAP Settings
129. *2767*73738927# = WAP Settings Reset
130. *2767*49667# = Germany MMS Settings
131. *2767*44667# = UK MMS Settings
132. *2767*31667# = Netherlands MMS Settings
133. *2767*420667# = Czech MMS Settings
134. *2767*43667# = Austria MMS Settings
135. *2767*39667# = Italy MMS Settings
136. *2767*33667# = France MMS Settings
137. *2767*351667# = Portugal MMS Settings
138. *2767*34667# = Spain MMS Settings
139. *2767*46667# = Sweden MMS Settings
140. *2767*380667# = Ukraine MMS Settings
141. *2767*7667#. = Russia MMS Settings
142. *2767*30667# = GREECE MMS Settings
143. *#7465625# = Check the phone lock status
144. *7465625*638*Code# = Enables Network lock
145. #7465625*638*Code# = Disables Network lock
146. *7465625*782*Code# = Enables Subset lock
147. #7465625*782*Code# = Disables Subset lock
148. *7465625*77*Code# = Enables SP lock
149. #7465625*77*Code# = Disables SP lock
150. *7465625*27*Code# = Enables CP lock
151. #7465625*27*Code# = Disables CP lock
152. *7465625*746*Code# = Enables SIM lock
153. #7465625*746*Code# = Disables SIM lock
154. *7465625*228# = Active lock ON
155. #7465625*228# = Active lock OFF
156. *7465625*28638# = Auto Network lock ON
157. #7465625*28638# = Auto Network lock OFF
158. *7465625*28782# = Auto subset lock ON
159. #7465625*28782# = Auto subset lock OFF
160. *7465625*2877# = Auto SP lock ON
161. #7465625*2877# = Auto SP lock OFF
162. *7465625*2827# = Auto CP lock ON
163. #7465625*2827# = Auto CP lock OFF
164. *7465625*28746# = Auto SIM lock ON
165. #7465625*28746# = Auto SIM lock OFF
166. Type *#9998*627837793# Go to the ‘my
parameters’ and there you will find new menu
where you can unlock phone. (not tested-for
Samsung C100)
167. To unlock a Samsung turn the phone off take the
SIM card and type the following code *‪#‎pw‬
+15853649247w# .
168. Java status code: #*53696# (Samsung X600)
169. If you want to unlock your phone put a SIM from another company then type *#9998*3323# it will reset your phone. Push exit and then push 7, it will reset again. Put your other SIM in and it will say SIM lock, type in 00000000 then it should be unlocked.

Type in *0141# then the green call button and it’s unlocked to all networks. This code may not work on the older phones and some of the newer phones. If it doesn’t work you will have to reset your phone without a SIM in it by typing *#2767*2878# or *#9998*3855 .