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Nokia giving developers free E7 and free WP7 device

Nokia giving developers free E7 and free WP7 device

Nokia's decision to switch from Symbian to Windows Phone 7 might not have been met with glee from many developers, but the company looks to be addressing its coding community in a decent way. SlashGear has been passed details of an email sent to Nokia Launchpad program members, in which they're promised a free Nokia E7 together with "one free Nokia WP7 device, as soon as it becomes available."

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Nokia won’t have Windows Phone OS on handsets until at least October

Nokia won’t have Windows Phone OS on handsets until at least October

One of the biggest surprises to be unveiled so far this year was the announcement by Nokia CEO Stephen Elop that Nokia would be moving from Symbian to the Windows Phone OS. Notice I didn’t say Windows Phone 7. Apparently, the current Windows Phone 7 won’t be used and the move to the Microsoft mobile OS will be pushed until at least October 2011 to wait for the next update.

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Nokia: “Success requires speed. We will be swift”

Nokia: “Success requires speed. We will be swift”

In an open letter from Nokia CEO Stephen Elop and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer published today, the two chief executives promise to "disrupt" other mobile ecosystems, "overcome" challenges and "be swift" in their implementation of Windows Phone 7 on Nokia hardware. "Together," the letter claims, "we see the opportunity, and we have the will, the resources and the drive to succeed."

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Nokia CEO: “It’s not just differentiation but sustainable differentiation”

Nokia CEO: “It’s not just differentiation but sustainable differentiation”

Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has insisted that the decision over the company's future platform strategy must enable long-term viability and partnership opportunities, rather than simply a short-term rescue to the company's finances in 2011. "It's not just differentiation but sustainable differentiation" the new chief-exec told AllThingsD in an interview last week, running through the pros and cons of MeeGo, Android and Windows Phone 7 as the potential suitors for Nokia's well-esteemed hardware.

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“Nokia, our platform is burning”; Elop memo reportedly leaks in full, admits ecosystem war

“Nokia, our platform is burning”; Elop memo reportedly leaks in full, admits ecosystem war

The full text of the Nokia "Standing on a burning platform" memo distributed internally by CEO Stephen Elop has apparently leaked, and even in the face of the continuing platform rumors, it's perhaps the biggest indicator that the Finnish company is about to undergo a significant change. Engadget scored a copy of what's believed to be the full text in which Elop blames a lack of "accountability and leadership" along with "a series of misses" against Apple who "owns the high-end range," Android, which "came in at the high-end ... are now winning the mid-range, and quickly are going downstream," and cut price Shenzhen devices for emerging markets.  "We haven't been delivering innovation fast enough" he chides, "we're not collaborating internally."

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Huge Nokia exec slash incoming tips German business mag

Huge Nokia exec slash incoming tips German business mag

Nokia CEO Stephen Elop is reportedly preparing to significantly shake up the company's top management, axing big names such as executive VP of phones Mary MacDowell and executive VP of markets Niklas Savander. According to German business magazine WirtschaftsWoche, around half of the Nokia executive board will be replaced, including executive VP of services and mobile solutions Tero Ojanperä, and chief development officer Kai Öistämö.

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Nokia CEO shuffle manipulated by investors claims Finnish paper [Update: Nokia comment]

Nokia CEO shuffle manipulated by investors claims Finnish paper [Update: Nokia comment]

Stephen Elop's selection as the new Nokia CEO in 2010 - and long-time smartphone chief Anssi Vanjoki's departure from the company - may have been the result of a a power play by American investors, according to a new leak. Finnish paper Kauppalehti claims that Nokia board chaiman Jorma Ollila had intended to promote Vanjoki to the CEO role, but just weeks before was told by US investors that he had to pick a different candidate.

Update: Nokia comment after the cut

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Nokia Windows Phone 7 phones in Q2 2011 tips insider [Updated]

Nokia Windows Phone 7 phones in Q2 2011 tips insider [Updated]

Like the Verizon iPhone, there are some tech industry rumors that simply refuse to die, and today it's the turn of Nokia and a potential Windows Phone 7 device that's getting raked over the coals once more. Notorious insider - and not known for his love of the Finnish cellphone company - Eldar Murtazin claims that Microsoft and Nokia have been holding ongoing talks regarding a Nokia-branded Windows Phone 7 smartphone range.

Updated with Nokia comment after the cut

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Nokia announce Q3 finances; roll Symbian^3 and ^4 into “one constantly evolving” platform

Nokia announce Q3 finances; roll Symbian^3 and ^4 into “one constantly evolving” platform

Nokia has announced its Q3 2010 financial results, with device sales up 4-percent year-on-year to €7.2bn and smartphone shipment volumes up 61-percent and 10-percent sequentially.  Net sales were €10.3bn, up 5-percent year-on-year and 3-percent sequentially.  Meanwhile the company has announced that it is abandoning its Symbian^3 and Symbian^4 nomenclature, and will instead be introducing the updates planned for the ^4 platform as ongoing improvements to the existing OS.  "It will be one constantly evolving and constantly improving platform" the company says, "we will no longer be talking about Symbian^3 or Symbian^4 at all".

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