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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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Stephen Elop is a Genius

Stephen Elop is a Genius

It's easy to hate on Nokia. The company's ruinous financial results have seen the Finnish firm's share price hit a fifteen year low; reviewers responded positively to the new Lumia Windows Phone range, but smartphone-savvy customers were still swayed by more established Android and iPhone options. And so it's easy to hate on CEO Stephen Elop, a cuckoo to some who inveigled his way into Nokia and then sold out the family silver - Symbian, MeeGo, the old guard of loyal execs - from under their nose. As the stock tumbles and the company contracts, though, make no mistake: Elop is no bumbling fool.

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Nokia lost China

Nokia lost China

Fans of big numbers should find plenty to excite them in Nokia's Q1 2012 financial results, but some of the most serious implications come when you factor in those stats the Finns didn't mention. The headline numbers of a $1.7bn loss and a halving of smartphone sales year-on-year dance around the biggest threat to the company's future: the market Apple, Google and many others see as their biggest source of potential growth in the decades to come, China, has ditched Nokia.

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Nokia sales chief resigns

Nokia sales chief resigns

Nokia's executive vice president of sales, Colin Giles, has resigned, coming hot on the heels of "greater than expected competitive challenges" leading to appalling Q1 2012 financial results. Giles departure is so that the Nokia Leadership Team member can "be closer to his family" and will prompt a restructuring of the company's sales organization. "Effective immediately, Nokia's four regional senior vice presidents and the lead of sales operations will report directly to Niklas Savander, executive vice president of markets" the company says, in the process "reducing a layer of sales management to ensure greater customer focus and providing senior leaders greater visibility into market dynamics."

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