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Lumia Tablets, Ecosystems, and the Open Android Myth: Nokia’s Execs Get Blunt

Lumia Tablets, Ecosystems, and the Open Android Myth: Nokia’s Execs Get Blunt

Nokia can afford to put tablets and even phablets on the back-burner, relying instead on Microsoft's broader ecosystem to fill in the gaps in the Finnish firm's range, the company's top execs argue, though they concede both firms need to do better in explaining why that ecosystem is so special. Speaking to SlashGear at the launch of the Lumia 925 in London today, EVP of smart devices Jo Harlow and EVP of sales and marketing Chris Weber refused to be drawn on what big-screen smartphone and tablet plans Nokia might have on the drawing board right now, but each admitted that the next stage in the firm's recovery was explaining exactly how it was differentiated from rival phones. That includes clearing up the misconception that Windows Phone is closed while Android is open, Harlow says.

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Nokia CEO faces investor revolt: “Switch to another road” is demand

Nokia CEO faces investor revolt: “Switch to another road” is demand

Nokia CEO Stephen Elop faces renewed criticism from shareholders this week, with attendees at the annual general meeting mincing no words in demanding the Finnish firm reconsider its devotion to Windows Phone. Elop conceded during the investor event that the Nokia leadership "make adjustments as we go," but insisted that Lumia and Windows Phone remained the best way forward, Reuters reports. That confidence wasn't enough to placate outspoken critics, however, with one questioning whether the chief exec was "aware that results are what matter."

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Nokia tablet tipped by CEO on heels of Surface

Nokia tablet tipped by CEO on heels of Surface

This week the CEO of Nokia Stephen Elop has hinted that they've once again begun considering the possibility of a tablet PC in the near future. This word comes from an interview Elop did with the Australian Financial Review in which he says the company is not announcing a tablet, but is watching the Microsoft Surface tablet specifically to see how the market will respond to Windows 8 in tablet form. Though this is not an official announcement of a tablet being created by Nokia, it does remind us that they've got tablets in mind as a potential future pathway.

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Nokia: “Better than expected” Lumia sales in Q4 2012 make for more profit

Nokia: “Better than expected” Lumia sales in Q4 2012 make for more profit

Nokia has rallied its share price and warmed the cockles of Windows Phone lovers with news of "better than expected" phone sales in Q4 2012, with an estimated 4.4m Lumia smartphones sold. The company has revealed an estimated €3.9bn ($5.2bn) in Devices & Service sales in pre-earnings news, with greater than expected savings from cost-cutting measures helping to reduce the division's expenditure. However, Nokia also warns that seasonal trends mean we shouldn't expect similarly strong performance in early 2013.

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Nokia 10-inch Windows RT tablet due February 2013 tip sources

Nokia 10-inch Windows RT tablet due February 2013 tip sources

The persistent rumor of a Nokia Windows tablet has reignited, with claims that a 10-inch model running Windows RT is in the pipeline for a February 2013 reveal. According to the insiders, Nokia has been in talks with Qualcomm around using the Snapdragon S4 processor for the slate, with a previous 2012 launch schedule put on ice, DigiTimes reports, after Microsoft itself waded into the Windows tablet market.

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Nokia CEO promises “exciting things with Verizon”; “We’ve just begun” on iOS

Nokia CEO promises “exciting things with Verizon”; “We’ve just begun” on iOS

Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has teased "exciting things with Verizon" in the ilk of AT&T's flagship Lumia 920, though the coy chief-exec declined to specify exactly what the CDMA carrier could be getting. "There might be another similar hero exercise with a different operator" Elop told CNET, referring to Nokia's current strategy of picking a single carrier to push flagship devices in each country. "And we're pleased to have just restarted our relationship with Verizon. We are planning a lot of exciting things with Verizon as well."

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Nokia seeks Linux engineer, Android crowd goes wild

Nokia seeks Linux engineer, Android crowd goes wild

A Nokia job listing [since taken down] has been discovered seeking a Senior Engineer with Linux expertise, rather than Windows Phone experience, this leading the Android masses to have a freak-out-festival about the possibilities of a Google OS Nokia device. At the moment it's a nearly all-Microsoft party at Nokia with the latter shaking hands heavily with the former for the launch of Windows Phone 8 with devices like the Nokia Lumia 920, a hero for the operating system. With a Linux expert on their team, (not that Nokia doesn't already have engineers with such expertise), it would appear that Nokia is attempting to keep their ties with Android at least a possible future plan - but clues are dubious at best.

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Nokia’s Elop: A “Surface” Windows Phone 8? Bring it on!

Nokia’s Elop: A “Surface” Windows Phone 8? Bring it on!

Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has dismissed concerns that Microsoft might sway the Windows Phone 8 market by releasing a "Surface" branding smartphone of its own, saying instead that the company would welcome it. Speaking in the aftermath of Nokia's less-than-glowing Q3 2012 financial results, Elop said that while he had seen "no indications" that Microsoft planned to follow its Surface tablet with a phone, such a device would be "certainly a stimulant to the ecosystem."

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