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Nokia phones have earned the reputation of being nearly indestructible and that was further solidified when a Lumia 520 helped a police officer in Brazil avoid a potential fatal bullet. Simply put, an off-duty police officer stumbled upon a robbery in progress when he went to visit his parents. The crooks ran off, but not before two shots were fired, with the first missing him completely, and the other hitting his backside, exactly where his Lumia 520 was at. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an epic wedding proposal that took 4-years to film in 26 countries.

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In 1987, Nokia introduced one of the world's first handheld phones, the Mobira Cityman 900 for NMT-900 networks (which, compared to NMT-450, offered a better signal, yet a shorter roam). On September, 2 2013, Microsoft announced that it would acquire Nokia's mobile phone business unit as part of an overall deal totaling €5.44 billion (US$7.17 billion). Continue reading for more.

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You read that right, Microsoft is set to acquire Nokia's hardware division for $7.17-billion cash. To be more specific, they're buying Nokia's "cellphone unit for 3.79 billion Euros ($5 billion), and spending another 1.65 billion Euros ($2.18 billion) to license Nokia's patent portfolio, for a total of 5.44 billion Euros ($7.17 billion)." Continue reading for the news report and more information.

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If Nokia partnered with Microsoft to make an Xbox Phone, the LUMIA Play is what it'd look like, or so we think. This Windows 8-powered concept boasts 3GB of RAM, an 8-core CPU, a gorilla glass-protected 1136 x 640 display, and a 10.0-megapixel camera. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny demotivational poster gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Patrick Stewart showing us the quadruple take.

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Nokia officially unveiled the Lumia 1020 earlier this week, and it's the first 41-megapixel - with Xenon flash and F/2.2 lens - Windows Phone to hit the market. It also features a 4.5-inch AMOLED display, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage. Continue reading for a video, more pictures, and additional information.

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Meet the Nokia 105, a budget-priced handset that will cost just $20. It features an FM radio tuner, a torch (flashlight), and is good for 35-days of continuous use on a single charge. According to Nokia, "the phone was created to offer the essentials - phone calls and SMS - but also some desirable extras." Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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Nokia 808 Pureview

Remember the Nokia 808 PureView, the 41-megapixel smartphone, from a few months back? Well, the company has just released a new video that was filmed with the smartphone, showing just how good the camera is. Video after the break. Click here to view this gallery's first image.

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Yes, Nokia has unveiled the 808 PureView, the world's first cell phone with a 41-megapixel camera. You'll also find a 4.0-inch AMOLED display, 16GB of internal storage, 1.3-GHz processor, and 512MB of RAM. Expect to shell out $600 for the handset when it hits shelves in May. Click here for more pictures. Continue reading for introduction and hands-on videos.

The display, a 4-inch AMOLED, was bright and clear considering its 640 x 360 pixels, and the sample photos shot with the 808 were just incredible. Obviously sending professional photographers to South Africa to take your sample shots makes a world of difference, but I just couldn't believe the level of detail when zooming in on a photo shot at just a 5-megapixel resolution.
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Let's face it, Nokia phones just don't have the same appeal as they used to, or at least ever since Apple released iOS and Google, Android. If they were to update their logo, it might look something like the mockup above. Continue reading to see what would happen if other famous company logos told the truth.

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How about a cell phone that's capable of being twisted at will and boasts a transparent form factor to boot? Introducing the Nokia Twist. This cell phone "explores the promise of nanotechnology and emotional interactions in a dynamically flexible device that goes beyond being just another touch screen." Video after the break.

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