Category: Nokia

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Apple steals away one of Nokia’s PureView sensor innovators

Likely lost in the hubbub of the potential Beats deal this week is the fact that Ari Partinen, one of PureView’s inventors over at Nokia, is moving to Apple. Now that Microsoft wholly owns Nokia’s Devices & Services business, it was inevitable that some personnel shifting would happen, but this is a big gain for Apple. Partinen

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Nokia to focus on front-facing camera with upcoming ‘Superman’ handset

HTC currently has the wide-angle “selfie” cam market on lockdown, but Nokia is set to challenge its supremacy with a Windows Phone 8.1-powered device later in the year. According to The Verge, Nokia’s ‘Superman’ model will be a 4.7-inch mid-range device with a 5MP front-facing camera, though it’s unclear whether the lens will be wide-angle like

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Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia is now complete

Microsoft has completed its acquisition of Nokia’s Device’s & Services Division after the company announced the deal last September. It’s been a long, often tumultuous road for the two companies after announcing a collaborative deal for the mobile market in February, 2011. Since then, Nokia has made available a number of patents to Microsoft, and

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Microsoft’s acquisition of (most of) Nokia is set to close on April 25th

Nokia Oyj, the company’s public name, will soon be Microsoft Mobile Oy. Microsoft’s $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia’s Devices and Services division, including its manufacturing, design and engineering facilities, will close this Friday, April 25th. Brad Smith, Microsoft’s General Counsel, wrote in a blog post today,“the completion of this acquisition follows several months of planning and

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Nokia announces the Lumia 930, 630 and 635 running Windows Phone 8.1

As expected, Nokia announced a few new Lumia devices today, as part of the Windows Phone 8.1 launch. Up first is the 5-inch Lumia 930, a true successor to the Lumia 920 and the first flagship device from Nokia running WP8.1. Like the Verizon-exclusive Lumia Icon, the 930 sports a 1080p display, a 2.2Ghz quad-core

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Nokia announces April 2nd “More Lumia” event

Nokia has scheduled an event in San Francisco on April 2nd to showcase “More Lumia,” furthering speculation that the company will launch new Windows Phone-based devices based on WP 8.1, which Microsoft is expected to unveil the same day. We’ve seen leaks of a so-called Lumia 1320 mid-range device, but the company is also expected

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