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Nokia: Q4 2012 is likely to be rough too

Nokia: Q4 2012 is likely to be rough too

Nokia may have a new range of Windows Phone 8 devices headed to stores imminently, but the company still predicts the next quarter will be a seriously difficult one. "Nokia expects the fourth quarter 2012 to be a challenging quarter in Smart Devices," the company said today, "with a lower-than-normal benefit from seasonality in volumes, primarily due to product transitions and our ramp up plan for our new devices." In fact, it expects operating margin to be down to -6%.

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Nokia Q3 2012: Just 2.9m Windows Phones shipped

Nokia Q3 2012: Just 2.9m Windows Phones shipped

Nokia sold 2.9m Lumia Windows Phones in Q3 2012, down quarter-on-quarter, with operating losses of $755m on $9.4bn in revenue. The company's Q3 2012 financial results have been revealed this morning, and it's been tough going for Nokia's recreation, with CEO Stephen Elop describing the three month period as "a difficult quarter" and blaming the incoming Windows Phone 8 line-up for souring sales of existing devices. In short, there's plenty of uphill struggle for Nokia to face yet.

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Nokia’s Elop: Lumia is “a step above” HTC’s Windows Phones

Nokia’s Elop: Lumia is “a step above” HTC’s Windows Phones

Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has dismissed concerns that the Lumia 920 will suffer from not being Microsoft's "signature" Windows Phone, with HTC instead taking that crown, arguing that the perceived advantage is "ambiguous." Asked whether Nokia felt slighted or sidelined at HTC inking a deal with Microsoft to put the Windows Phone 8X and 8S at the core of its new advertising campaign, Elop insisted that there's more to Lumia than just Windows Phone itself. "We could have called our devices Windows Phone 920 or whatever," the chief exec told Wired, "but we felt it was important to say that we stand for something a step above."

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Nokia LTE Everything Everywhere Lumia 920 deal tipped; Apologizes again for PureView goof

Nokia LTE Everything Everywhere Lumia 920 deal tipped; Apologizes again for PureView goof

Nokia is reportedly planning an exclusive 4G deal with UK carrier Everything Everywhere for the Lumia 920,  a potential distraction from its second mea culpa over the faked camera sample goof. The UK exclusive would see Everything Everywhere - including T-Mobile UK and Orange - snap up the Windows Phone 8 device for a November launch, the Financial Times' sources say, echoing Nokia's sole-carrier deal with AT&T in the US on previous handsets. However, the new Lumia is still being overshadowed by Nokia's faking of the initial photography samples, something the company now says will be handled with an internal inquiry.

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Nokia Lumia 920 on sale in November tip Euro carriers

Nokia Lumia 920 on sale in November tip Euro carriers

Nokia's Lumia 920 Windows Phone 8 smartphone will go on sale in November 2012, according to carrier source whispers, with European availability beginning that month. The Finnish phone company declined to specify exactly when its new flagship would hit shelves, saying only that it was due "later in the year," but according to Reuters various unnamed Euro operators have been quietly confirming the November timeframe.

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Nokia committed to Windows Phone, new handsets coming soon

Nokia committed to Windows Phone, new handsets coming soon

Nokia is still struggling to penetrate the United States with the help of Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform, but reports have suggested that the company is poised to launch new handsets at Nokia World on September 5th. Stephen Elop, CEO of Nokia, dropped a hint in a recent interview that Windows Phone 8 devices from the manufacturer would be coming “relatively near term,” according to a report from Reuters. Elop didn’t deny rumors of a September 5th launch either, so the first Windows Phone 8 handsets may be a few short weeks away.

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Nokia cancels Meltemi OS project in effort to cut costs

Nokia cancels Meltemi OS project in effort to cut costs

Nokia has dropped the software project it had been working on that would be designed to compete with Google Android smartphones, according to Reuters. There had also been reports last month that Nokia was axing the Linux-based OS called Meltemi, and today Reuters’ sources say that the platform has been scrapped entirely as part of the company’s cost-cutting strategy, which involved 10,000 layoffs of Nokia employees.

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Nokia finalizes Scalado grab; teases Lytro-style camera magic

Nokia finalizes Scalado grab; teases Lytro-style camera magic

Nokia has completed its acquisition of the tech and team from imaging specialists Scalado, promising the next generation of camera functionality in future Nokia smartphones. The deal, announced back in June, sees Scalado's technologies, developers and intellectual property; however, the company will continue to supply software under existing deals, such as to RIM for the composite photo system in BlackBerry 10.

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Nokia in Windows Phone 8 carrier revenue sharing talks say insiders

Nokia in Windows Phone 8 carrier revenue sharing talks say insiders

Nokia is considering inking exclusivity deals with European operators for Windows Phone 8 smartphones, promising a financial stake in the success of the next-gen handsets, in an attempt to boost its profile. Partnerships with specific carriers in European countries would be paired with a promised share of the sales proceeds, a source tells the Financial Times, to encourage in-store promotion. The whispers don't come as a huge surprise, however; CEO Stephen Elop said in the aftermath of the company's last quarter financial results that Nokia would trim its European carriers to mimic the deal with AT&T in the US.

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