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Microsoft investors reportedly push board to consider Ford CEO as possible Ballmer replacement

Microsoft investors reportedly push board to consider Ford CEO as possible Ballmer replacement

The hunt for a replacement to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is on, and with it have come many possible candidates, including Nokia CEO Stephen Elop, as we noted earlier this month. According to sources who spoke with Reuters, some of Microsoft's investors are leaning a different direction, saying they want a "turnaround expert" while citing a couple of individuals they want added to the candidate pool.

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Nokia design VP ousting first sign of Microsoft-lead aesthetic change

Nokia design VP ousting first sign of Microsoft-lead aesthetic change

As Microsoft acquires Nokia's phone business, a shuffle of industry players is happening - starting with Marko Ahtisaari, Nokia's soon-to-be-former executive VP of design. An announcement of this departure was made just as the Nokia-Microsoft deal was made, with added note that Ahtisaari will be replaced by Stefan Pannenbecker - a man who up until this announcement was the Nokia VP of Industrial Design. This change-up will be made in November of this year, with word of Ahtisaari leaving to "pursue entrepreneurial opportunities."

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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 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 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’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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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 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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SlashGear Weekly Wrap-Up: April 21, 2012

SlashGear Weekly Wrap-Up: April 21, 2012

Happy Saturday, everyone. So, if you were too busy this week to keep informed in the world of tech, or just want a refresher on what made news, you've come to the right place. YouTube made news this week, with 600+ MGM movies being officially uploaded to the site. And also in the world of top news stories, there’s a rumor that Apple will launch an ‘iPad mini’ for $249 – $300 later this year. And in the world of LTE, AT&T adds three new 4G LTE markets.

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