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Microsoft confirms elimination of Nokia's Salo phone unit, up to 2,300 jobs

08/21/2015, 12:08 pm

Microsoft on Friday announced the closure of Nokia's former cellphone development unit in Salo, Finland, along with plans to cut up to 2,300 jobs in the country, part of a broader plan to refocus the company and make it more profitable.


Audi, BMW, Daimler officially buy Nokia Here maps in deal valued at $3.07B

08/03/2015, 10:08 am

Nokia has confirmed it will sell its Here maps division to German carmakers Audi, BMW, and Daimler, in a deal valued at 2.8 billion euros, or $3.07 billion.


Audi, BMW, Daimler on verge of buying Nokia Here mapping service for $2.71B

07/21/2015, 01:07 pm

Three German carmakers -- Audi, BMW, and Daimler -- have together agreed in principle to buy Nokia's Here mapping service, in a deal estimated to be worth just over €2.5 billion ($2.71 billion), a report said on Tuesday.


Microsoft to axe 7,800 jobs from struggling mobile phone unit in new restructuring plan

07/08/2015, 10:07 am

A strategic shift at Microsoft could see as many as 7,800 former Nokia employees lose their jobs this year while the software behemoth absorbs a $7.6 billion write-down on its troubled handset business, the company announced on Wednesday.


Microsoft ousts ex-Nokia CEO Stephen Elop, combines OS and devices teams

06/17/2015, 04:06 pm

Microsoft on Wednesday announced the departure of former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop as part of a broad restructuring at the company, one that will see its Operating Systems Group and Microsoft Devices Group merge into one unit.


Bidding intensifies for Nokia's Here maps as Uber offers $3B

05/08/2015, 03:05 pm

Whether or not Apple is still in the running to buy Nokia's Here, the digital mapping service will likely sell for more than $3 billion thanks to a bid made by transportation service Uber.


Amid rumors of an Apple buyout, Nokia's maps business shines in otherwise disappointing quarter

04/30/2015, 03:04 pm

Shares of Nokia fell more than 12 percent on Thursday after the company's networking division reported disappointing results. But a bright spot was its "Here" mapping division, which is rumored to be a potential acquisition target for Apple.


Apple being wooed by Nokia for $3.2B HERE mapping acquisition, report says

04/23/2015, 12:04 am

A report on Wednesday claims Apple is among a number of high-profile tech companies being courted by Nokia in the Finnish firm's attempt to sell off its HERE mapping service and related assets.


Independent Nokia Technologies aiming to return to phone market - report

04/20/2015, 09:04 am

Although Nokia's original mobile phone division was sold to Microsoft in 2013, one of the company's three remaining divisions -- Nokia Technologies -- is planning to re-enter the phone world, a report revealed on Monday.


Nokia confirms Here maps will return to iOS next year

12/10/2014, 12:12 pm

Finnish telecommunications company Nokia on Wednesday announced that it would bring its Here mapping service -- which has not appeared in native form on Apple devices in nearly a year -- back to iOS with a new standalone app in early 2015.


Nokia channels Apple's iPad mini with new N1 Android tablet for China

11/18/2014, 12:11 pm

In one of its first major product releases as a Microsoft subsidiary, former handset heavyweight Nokia on Tuesday unveiled a new 7.9-inch Android tablet that appears to take a number of cues from Apple's rival iPad mini.


Finland prime minister again blames Apple for destroying national economy

10/13/2014, 05:10 pm

In an interview discussing Finland's recent sovereign debt downgrade, Prime Minister Alexander Stubb said Apple's iPhone and iPad helped kill Nokia and the paper industry, both vital cogs in the country's economy.


Nokia to take on Apple, Google maps with new cross-platform navigation app

09/03/2014, 09:09 am

Following the sale of its handset division to Microsoft, Finnish telecommunications company Nokia on Wednesday announced that it would expand its consumer offerings with the release of a free navigation app -- based on its Here mapping service -- for Apple's iOS and Google's Android platforms.


Samsung hypes Note 4 by copying Apple's iPhone 5c "for the colorful" ads

08/27/2014, 02:08 pm

With sales of its flagship Galaxy S5 flagging, Samsung has turned toward hyping its upcoming Note 4 stylus-based phablet using teaser ads targeting the same "for the colorful" characters Apple presented last year using iPhone 5c.


Nokia unveils new folding OLED display as rumors say similar tech headed for Apple's 'iWatch'

06/10/2014, 10:06 am

Nokia's Semiconductor Energy Laboratory has unveiled a new kind of OLED display that can be folded like a book while in use, similar to technology that Apple is thought to be exploring for future iPhones and the long-rumored "iWatch."


Led by Apple Inc. iPhone, smartphones now account for 87 percent of U.S. handsets

05/21/2014, 05:05 pm

New research by Counterpoint indicates that 87 percent of Americans upgraded to smartphones by the end of March, with Apple remaining the top vendor.


Nokia Lumia photography chief Ari Partinen joins Apple

05/09/2014, 09:05 am

Apple's mobile imaging team looks to have a new leader, as former Nokia camera engineering executive Ari Partinen announced on Friday that he will depart the Finnish smartphone maker and move to its American rival.


Before Apple's iPhone was too small, it was too "monstrously" big

05/06/2014, 01:05 pm

Apple is widely expected to introduce new, larger iPhone 6 models this year, after ignoring the "phablet" market for years. Somewhat ironically, it was Apple that initiated and perpetuated the trend toward larger smartphones phones while its competitors, including Samsung, worked to popularize small devices in order to "exploit" consumer preferences for phones that weren't as "monstrously large" as the iPhone, as revealed in confidential documents from the patent infringement trial.


How iPhone 5c helps Apple move toward larger new iPhones in the future

05/01/2014, 02:05 pm

Apple started 2014 with a diverse lineup of iPods and iPads in multiple sizes, but the company still only makes one form factor of iPhone. Here's how the company's iPhone 5c experiment has helped it to develop the operational sophistication needed to produce multiple sizes of iPhone.


Apple's smartphone-only lineup poised to pass Nokia in total mobile phone shipments

04/29/2014, 01:04 pm

Despite selling only a limited selection of high-end smartphones, Apple may soon ship more total handsets than Nokia -- which still offers more than two dozen models, including cheaper feature phones -- as the once-mighty Finnish company falls even further from its throne.