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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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Nokia WP8 phones will ramp up differentiation but trim down carriers

Nokia WP8 phones will ramp up differentiation but trim down carriers

Nokia's next-gen Lumia handsets could see a significant departure from the design, functionality and approach of current models, CEO Stephen Elop has teased, with the company preparing strong differentiators for WP8. "As you see the next wave and the wave after that of Lumia products you'll seen an increase in differentiations" Elop said during the Nokia Q2 2012 financial results call today. However, don't expect to see every new Nokia available through every carrier out there.

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Nokia: We’re committed to new materials, new tech, and supporting existing owners

Nokia: We’re committed to new materials, new tech, and supporting existing owners

Nokia will invest in new materials and new technologies for upcoming Windows Phones, targeting higher-priced handsets as well as more affordable models to broaden Lumia's appeal. "It takes a tremendous amount of work to break through as the third ecosystem" CEO Stephen Elop said on Nokia's financial results call today, after announcing a $1bn operating loss for Q2 2012, but was confident that Microsoft's announcement of Windows Phone 8 - and limited upgrade potential for existing Lumia devices - would not necessarily ruin Nokia's Q3.

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Nokia has contingency plan should Windows Phone fail says chairman

Nokia has contingency plan should Windows Phone fail says chairman

Nokia has a contingency plan should Windows Phone 8 fail to deliver, new chairman Risto Siilasmaa has confirmed, though the company will chase further "tough cuts" until it can become competitive again. Siilasmaa made the blunt promise in his first public appearance as Nokia chairman, telling Yle Uutiset that he had full confidence both in CEO Stephen Elop and in Microsoft's smartphone platform.

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