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Nokia Meltemi survivors suggest axed OS was nearly ready

Nokia Meltemi survivors suggest axed OS was nearly ready

A new LinkedIn group founded by a small club of former Nokia Meltemi developers has suggested the platform was "coming together" and "had made it over the big hurdles" when CEO Stephen Elop axed it. The "MPD Alumni" group - previously known more blatantly as the Meltemi Product Developer Alumni - currently has just over 300 members, though there's no indication of how many actually worked on the Meltemi project itself. Tipped to be Nokia's intended replacement to S40 on entry-level devices, Meltemi is believed to be among the casualties in the Finns' latest round of budget cuts.

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Analysts see grim outlook for Nokia this year

Analysts see grim outlook for Nokia this year

As Nokia continues to struggle in the smartphone market and its tie up with Microsoft has yet to pay off, analysts are looking at a very tough year for Nokia. Analysts have cut pricing targets for the struggling phone maker's stock after Nokia forecasted a larger than expected loss for its current quarter. The current profit warning from the phone maker stems from the fact that Nokia is having to deeply discount its new Lumia smartphones to get carriers to purchase.

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Meltemi misses its moment as Nokia reportedly axes OS

Meltemi misses its moment as Nokia reportedly axes OS

Nokia's clandestine Meltemi project developing the company's next-gen low cost smartphone OS is among the R&D projects shelved, insiders have confirmed, though the Finnish firm itself still refuses to comment. CEO Stephen Elop declined to mention Meltemi by name when questioned about the platform in a Q&A call earlier today, but AllThingsD's sources say it has indeed been axed. However, Nokia's experimentation with Windows 8 tablets is still going ahead despite the cuts, it's suggested.

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Nokia: Cheaper Windows Phones will take on Android “aggressively”

Nokia: Cheaper Windows Phones will take on Android “aggressively”

Nokia will push for even cheaper Windows Phone handsets than the current entry-level Lumia 610, CEO Stephen Elop has confirmed today, so as to "compete with Android aggressively." Speaking on the company's impromptu Q&A call today, following news earlier today that Nokia would cut 10,000 jobs, Elop said that reducing the cost of entry to Windows Phone was a primary goal for the near future.

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Nokia: R&D first to face job cull

Nokia: R&D first to face job cull

Nokia's first cuts will see the company's research & development team targeted, the company's CFO has confirmed, with sales and marketing next in line as around 10,000 jobs are trimmed. Speaking on Nokia Q&A call this morning, Chief Financial Officer Timo Ihamuotila outlined the company's plans to shed staff and save money amid the difficult transition from Symbian to Windows Phone. However, job losses aren't the only way Nokia is considering saving cash.

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Nokia to cut 10,000 jobs, sells Vertu

Nokia to cut 10,000 jobs, sells Vertu

It looks like the downturn in business over at Nokia is finally starting to hit the company. The Finnish smartphone manufacturer has announced that it’s to cut around 10,000 jobs before the end of 2013. As part of the cuts, factories in Germany, Finland, and Canada will all be closed. The company says that it will be “sharpening its strategy” in an attempt to start making money once again.

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Nokia Lumia 900 gets hammer and nails stress tested

Nokia Lumia 900 gets hammer and nails stress tested

This week a couple of engineers from Tech Craver busted out a hammer, some nails, and their own Nokia Lumia 900 review unit to do some stress tests. While what you're about to see isn't technically as scientifically viable as we'd normally like to see in a hammer-to-smartphone test, we'll accept it - if only because they added what appears to be Stephen Elop calling them on the phone at the end of the video before the video stoppers up. This story has also been picked up by Nokia official Jason Harris of Conversations by Nokia - they're fairly impressed by the whole situation too, to be frank.

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Nokia Carl Zeiss partnership extended

Nokia Carl Zeiss partnership extended

If you want to have the most amazing camera on your smartphone, Nokia may be the place to turn. Unfortunately, for many people, that doesn't trump the user experience, app availability, and platform recognition that make Nokia the less than desirable choice for smartphones, but nevertheless, the Finnish mobile manufacturer has decided to extend its partnership with digital photography giant Carl Zeiss.

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Former Nokia exec trashes Elop and Windows Phone

Former Nokia exec trashes Elop and Windows Phone

Former Nokia exec Lee Williams has slammed Nokia CEO Stephen Elop and the choke hold of the Windows Phone in a recent interview when asked about his views on the struggling Finnish handset maker. From accusing Elop of a lack of long-term vision to calling the ditching of Symbian and adoption of Windows Phone bad ideas, Williams doesn't mince words.

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