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Topic: Nokia

$7.2B smartphone business sale seen as a win for Nokia, major gamble for Microsoft

09/03/2013, 09:09 am

Microsoft's proposed $7.2 billion purchase of Nokia's handset division has been called as a victory for Nokia, completing its transformation into a network infrastructure business. But now the difficult task of gaining traction in the highly competitive smartphone hardware market will be Microsoft's job.

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Microsoft to buy Nokia's cell phone business for $7.2B, will license patents and services

09/03/2013, 12:09 am

In a pair of statements released early Tuesday, Microsoft and Nokia announced that the two companies have entered into a mutual agreement in which the Windows Phone maker will purchase the Finnish firm's Device and Services Business, as well as license patents and mapping assets, for $7.17 billion.

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Nokia slams iPhone 5 camera in parody of Apple ad

08/05/2013, 04:08 pm

A new advertisement from Nokia parodies Apple's "Every Day" advertisements to promote what the Finnish handset maker believes are the superior picture taking abilities of its own Lumia 925 smartphone.

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Apple's iOS 7 3D Maps leave Google Earth, Nokia Maps 3D looking old fashioned

07/31/2013, 02:07 am

Maps in iOS 7 will gain a full screen mode that emphasizes how Apple's 3D Flyover imagery is much easier to navigate, more detailed and significantly more up-to-date than even the desktop 3D offerings of leading map vendors Google and Nokia, let alone their mobile app offerings.

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Apple iOS 6 Maps vs. Google Maps 2.0 for iOS: labels & local search

07/22/2013, 11:07 am

As Apple prepares its latest enhancements to Maps with iOS 7, Google has released its own major update for Google Maps on iOS. Here's how the two compare in location data and local search, our fourth segment looking at mobile maps.

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Nokia's 7.4M Lumia shipments top BlackBerry's total smartphone sales

07/18/2013, 11:07 am

The struggle for third place in the smartphone operating system wars may be settling, as Nokia's newly revealed financial figures show its Lumia line shipping more units last quarter than all of BlackBerry's phones.

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Nokia Lumia 1020 hardware 'lags behind' while Microsoft struggles to update Windows Phone

07/12/2013, 04:07 pm

The two year old Windows Phone partnership between Nokia and Microsoft, once lampooned by Google Vic Gundotra in a tweet that "two turkeys do not make an eagle," is facing new problems on both the hardware and software fronts.

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Nokia bets on photography to boost sales with 41MP Lumia 1020

07/11/2013, 03:07 pm

Nokia on Thursday announced the new, 41-megapixel Lumia 1020, a Windows Phone 8 handset that will try to turn the Finnish phone maker's photography cachet into unit sales.

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Report: Microsoft almost bought Nokia's hardware division, talks broke down in June

06/19/2013, 06:06 pm

Looking to gain ground on Apple's iPhone and devices running Android, Microsoft was reportedly close to purchasing Finnish phone maker Nokia's device business, with discussions going on as recently as this month.

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Nokia reveals slim new Lumia handset with aluminum build

05/14/2013, 02:05 pm

Nokia on Tuesday revealed the next chapter in its comeback effort, showing off the Lumia 925: a Windows Phone that marks a shift by the company toward a new design aesthetic with lightweight components.

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Doing double duty, Nokia announces new high-end, low-end handsets

05/10/2013, 02:05 pm

Reaching for any way to regain share lost to Apple and other competitors, Nokia on Friday revealed a new version of its flagship Lumia handset, redesigned and exclusive to Verizon, capping off a week in which it also looked to tackle the low end of the smartphone market with $99 phones.

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Smartphone companies, including Apple, have little to show for patent litigation

05/07/2013, 10:05 am

An all-out patent litigation war between the biggest players in the smartphone industry, including Apple, Samsung, Motorola and Microsoft, has yielded very little for all parties involved.

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Microsoft Windows Phone commercial mocks Apple-Samsung wars to promote Nokia Lumia

04/29/2013, 01:04 pm

Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 platform may have stumbled out of the gates, but that hasn't stopped the software giant from poking fun at smartphone industry-leading rivals Samsung and Apple in a new commercial touting Nokia's Lumia 920.

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Nokia teases unveiling of new Lumia Windows Phone at May 14 event

04/25/2013, 12:04 pm

Nokia is expected to unveil its response to Apple's iPhone 5 at a newly announced Lumia smartphone media event set for May 14 in London.

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Nokia CEO dodges premium Lumia questions, throws iPhone

03/22/2013, 03:03 pm

Nokia CEO Stephen Elop was supposed to talk about the company's recently-launched low-cost Lumia devices, but instead he wound up dodging questions and tossing an iPhone to the floor.

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Apple's iPhone dominates for 9th straight win in JD Power customer satisfaction survey

03/21/2013, 04:03 pm

iPhone users' favorable impression of Apple customer support is so dominant that its J.D. Power score singlehandedly boosts the average ranking of the entire smartphone industry.

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Nokia to target emerging markets with new inexpensive Lumia

02/22/2013, 10:02 am

While rumors persist that Apple is planning to launch a low-cost iPhone, Nokia is set to unveil its own inexpensive handset at next week's Mobile World Congress.

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Nokia rumored to join Apple in dumping Samsung as a supplier

02/13/2013, 06:02 pm

With Apple known to be working overtime in its efforts to reduce its dependance on Samsung as a component supplier, word comes that other companies, including Nokia, are also considering plans to do the same thing, for similar reasons.

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Apple & Samsung capture 103% of handset profits as rivals lose money

02/06/2013, 12:02 pm

Together, Apple and Samsung accounted for 103 percent of mobile phone profits in 2012, a number made possible because of losses incurred by rivals Motorola, Sony and Nokia.

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Apple overtakes Nokia in global mobile web usage for first time

02/04/2013, 07:02 pm

According to new statistics released on Monday, Apple's share of global mobile internet usage surpassed that of Nokia's in the fourth quarter of 2012, making the Cupertino company the number one mobile web presence in the world.

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