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Finnish start-up Jolla: New 200 million euro mobile alliance based in Hong Kong

Finnish smartphone start-up Jolla will build a new mobile alliance which will license the MeeGo-based mobile operating system to other device manufacturers and service developers beginning spring 2013, according to Jolla CEO Jussi Hurmola.

According to Hurmola, Jolla is currently building up a new 200 million euro mobile alliance based in Hong Kong, China. In the core of the alliance is the MeeGo based mobile operating system which Jolla calls "Sailfish".

"Our intention is to build a third smart phone ecosystem in China", Jussi Hurmola says to Talouselämä. The other two major ecosystems are Google's Android and Apple's iPhone.

"The next big change in the mobile world will come from China and Jolla wants to be enabling it", Hurmola says.

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Nokia bets big on enterprise segment with 'Lumia'

Nokia bets big on enterprise segment with 'Lumia' | Finland | Scoop.it
Betting big on its 'Lumia' series, Finnish handset maker Nokia is targeting sectors like manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, banking and insurance to capture a major share of India's enterprise smartphone market.

 

Many companies are now allowing employees to use their personally owned devices for official use and that Nokia feels is a major opportunity. 

"Earlier companies used to buy handsets in bulk, but now they are now looking at allowing workforce to use their own devices at work. This shows that there is a clear need for alternatives and we see that as a big opportunity," Nokia India Director (Enterprise Sales) Suresh Vedula said.

Nokia already has its E-series of business devices and now, with Lumia 800 and Lumia 610, the portfolio ensures that needs of these entities are taken care of, he added.

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Nokia Lumia 900 Boasts Sleeker, More Modern Design Than Apple iPhone

Nokia Lumia 900 Boasts Sleeker, More Modern Design Than Apple iPhone | Finland | Scoop.it

The iPhone ended the Finnish company’s reign as cellphone champion, but the new Lumia 900, made with Microsoft, leapfrogs past Apple’s design—and Nokia’s ready for a comeback, says Dan Lyons.

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Nokia Lumia 900 - first hands-on video

http://conversations.nokia.com - Take a closer look at Nokia's latest Lumia smartphone. For more on the Nokia Lumia 900 and all the latest from Nokia at CES ...
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Helsinki WDC 2012 application for N9 | nokiagadgets.com

Helsinki WDC 2012 application for N9 | nokiagadgets.com | Finland | Scoop.it
Helsinki will be the World Design Capital of the world in 2012 and be a tourist or Helsinkian, you are covered with N9 and Symbian app. There's also iPad, iPhone, Android version, but no love for Windows Phone.
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Lumia 800 pre-orders starting in Finland | nokiagadgets.com

Lumia 800 pre-orders starting in Finland | nokiagadgets.com | Finland | Scoop.it

You have been able to buy Lumia 800 in Finland for a very high prices from places like Jimm's, though now Lumia 800 official release in Finland is getting ever so close. Elop mentioned Lumia 800 to arrive Finland February 2012...

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Samsung to end Nokia’s smartphone dominance in India, but for how long?

Samsung to end Nokia’s smartphone dominance in India, but for how long? | Finland | Scoop.it

Don't look now, Nokia! Things might be about to get a little worse for the Finnish handset maker with trouble brewing in one of its key markets, India. According to Samsung executives,quoted by Economic Times, the Korean firm is set to leapfrog Nokia to take the top spot in the country’s smartphone market. 

However, a statement from Nokia has refuted the claims:

Based on the figures from all third-party analysts, Nokia leads all India smartphone market both in volume and value terms.

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Nokia stock up after Tuesday’s sharp drop

Nokia stock up after Tuesday’s sharp drop | Finland | Scoop.it

Nokia's share price recovered slightly on Wednesday after falling close to nine percent on Tuesday. Dismissing analyst comments, Nokia on Wednesday said sales of its first Windows phone, the Lumia, were off to an excellent start in Britain.

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Nokia scientist predicts telepathy phone | Nokia Conversations

Nokia scientist predicts telepathy phone | Nokia Conversations | Finland | Scoop.it

Nokia Research Center's Dr Leo Kärkkäinen thinks out of the box that he helped to invent.

 

Technological advances could tempt phone-makers to play God in our lives and that’s why scientists at Nokia Research Center are thinking beyond the capabilities of your next handset. Nokia Conversations met one man who can see the future, good and bad, and his vision will astound you.

One day we could be using telepathy to operate our phone, says Dr Leo Kärkkäinen from Media Technologies Laboratory. Our handsets could also become virtual medics, guiding us through daily decisions that affect our health...

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Nokia: Will Anyone Buy The Windows-Based Lumia Phones? (Updated) - Forbes

Nokia: Will Anyone Buy The Windows-Based Lumia Phones? (Updated) - Forbes | Finland | Scoop.it
There are early signs of trouble with Nokia's initial round of Windows-based smart phones.

 

The Espoo, Finland-based mobile phone company has bet its future on a decision to shift its high-end hardware to Microsoft Windows Phone software and away from its proprietary Symbian OS. The company recently started selling the first fruits of its arrangement with Microsoft, the Lumia 800.

Bernstein Research analyst Pierre Ferragu pointed out a research note Friday that checks on Google Trends finds that the buzz level for the Lumia 800 is about on a part with the Nokia N8, the company’s top-of-the-line but poor selling smartphone a year ago. He thinks this one could be a dud, too.

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Exclusive first review of the Nokia Lumia 800 – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Exclusive first review of the Nokia Lumia 800 – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London | Finland | Scoop.it
Last week, Nokia announced its newest smartphone, the Lumia 800, and Time Out's Gadgets Editor David Phelan was lucky enough to snag the very first review unit.
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Nokia publishes countdown page for N9 smartphone - VR-Zone

Nokia publishes countdown page for N9 smartphone - VR-Zone | Finland | Scoop.it
SlashGearNokia publishes countdown page for N9 smartphoneVR-ZoneHave the initial reports of Nokia's upcoming N9 smartphone reignited your interest in obtaining a MeeGo-powered smartphone from the Finnish telecommunications company?
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Nokia adopts new device naming policy, ranks phones based on features

Nokia adopts new device naming policy, ranks phones based on features | Finland | Scoop.it
With smartphone sales dwindling and both Apple and Samsung now selling more smartphone devices worldwide, Nokia has announced that it has reconsidered how it names its devices and will now label each of its devices with a numerical model, dropping the one-letter prefixes completely.
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Microsoft, Nokia unveil new Lumia as mobile race revs up - Reuters

Microsoft, Nokia unveil new Lumia as mobile race revs up - Reuters | Finland | Scoop.it

Nokia and Microsoft Corp took the wraps off their most powerful smartphone on Wednesday, but the new Lumia failed to impress investors, and shares of Nokia, which once dominated the cellphone market, plummeted 13 percent.

The Finnish company and the world's largest software maker showcased the device on Wednesday in what may be their last major shot at reclaiming a market lost to Apple, Samsung and Google.

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Nokia starts 'new dawn' in the US with two smartphones

Nokia starts 'new dawn' in the US with two smartphones | Finland | Scoop.it
Finnish company rumoured to have a marketing budget of between $100m and $200m for its latest push (Nokia starts 'new dawn' in the US with two smartphones: Stephen Elop, chief executive of the Finnish phone maker...)...
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The Nokia Lumia 900 is a looker (photos) - CNET

The Nokia Lumia 900 is a looker (photos) - CNET | Finland | Scoop.it
View images and photos in CNET's The Nokia Lumia 900 is a looker (photos)...
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Nokia expected to unveil Lumia 900 at CES 

Nokia expected to unveil Lumia 900 at CES  | Finland | Scoop.it
Nokia is expected to launch its new flagship Windows Phone, the Lumia 900, later today at the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow in Las Vegas.
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Nokia went and bought itself another mobile OS - CNET

Nokia went and bought itself another mobile OS - CNET | Finland | Scoop.it
 The Finnish handset giant scooped up Smarterphone, a small Norwegian company that has an operating system designed for designed for more basic cell phones, known in the industry as feature phones. The acquisition was disclosed by Smarterphone's Nordic investor parent, Ferd Capital.
A Nokia representative confirmed the acquisition but declined to comment further on what it means for the company. ...
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Nokia fires opening shot in renewed U.S. smartphone battle

Nokia fires opening shot in renewed U.S. smartphone battle | Finland | Scoop.it

Nokia will re-enter the U.S. smartphone market next month with its first Windows-powered smartphone, the Lumia 710.

The device, a low-cost handset aimed at the nearly 150 million Americans who have yet to purchase their first smartphone, will go on sale on January 11 and cost $50 with a new two-year service agreement with T-Mobile USA.

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Nokia looks to sell its luxury subsidiary: FT

Nokia looks to sell its luxury subsidiary: FT | Finland | Scoop.it
LONDON (Reuters) - Nokia is to sell its luxury subsidiary Vertu, as the Finnish handset manufacturer overhauls its business in an effort to compete with other smartphone makers, the Financial Times reported...
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Nokia reports "excellent start" of Windows handset sales in UK

Nokia reports "excellent start" of Windows handset sales in UK | Finland | Scoop.it

Struggling Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia said in a statement Wednesday that sales of the Lumia 800, the company's first Windows-based handset, were off to an "excellent start" in the UK.

"Based on earliest data the sales start of the Lumia 800 is the best ever first week of Nokia smartphone sales in the UK in recent history," Nokia added.

By contrast, analysts have reported lacklustre sales.

Nokia began shipping Windows handsets in western Europe earlier this month.

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Nokia Lumia 601 leaked - Stuff.tv

Nokia Lumia 601 leaked - Stuff.tv | Finland | Scoop.it
 Nokia is churning out handsets featuring Windows Phone OS at a rate that would stagger even Santa's elves, with the likes of the Lumia 800, Lumia 710 and even the rumoured Lumia 900 flooding out of Finland.
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Why Nokia's Windows Phones Are Better Than Good Enough

Why Nokia's Windows Phones Are Better Than Good Enough | Finland | Scoop.it
Nokia just announced two gosh darn attractive Windows Phone handsets. The first "true" Windows Phones, the company says—and makes a pretty convincing case that they are.
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Exclusive: Nokia to Exit Symbian, Low-End Phone Businesses in North America

Exclusive: Nokia to Exit Symbian, Low-End Phone Businesses in North America | Finland | Scoop.it
Aiming to focus on its upcoming Windows Phone-based products, Nokia plans to stop selling both Symbian-based smartphones and low-end feature phones in North America, a top executive tells AllThingsD.
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Nokia E7 News: Ready for business

Nokia E7 News: Ready for business | Finland | Scoop.it
Nokia E7 Business phone in new colors. (Nokia E7 News: Ready for business: “A communicator please. Pink, if possible.
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