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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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Microsoft reveals acquisition of Nokia’s Devices & Services business

Microsoft reveals acquisition of Nokia’s Devices & Services business

In a move that isn't in the least surprising, Nokia has announced that Microsoft will buy its Devices & Services business, as well as licensing Nokia's patents and mapping services. Such is being done for 5.44 billion Euros in all-cash, something that breaks down into 3.79 billion Euros for the Devices & Services Business and 1.65 billion Euros for the patent licensing.

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Nokia HERE Auto brings end-to-end solution to the dash

Nokia HERE Auto brings end-to-end solution to the dash

With HERE Auto, Nokia has made it clear that they're not going to be left behind in the smart automobile business. They've introduced a full end-to-end solution in a variety of apps that takes the work they've done with navigations systems and applies it to a collection of services, both in-dash on next-generation cars and from your smartphone - Nokia Lumia smartphone, that is* - right from your pocket. *Of course part of this system isn't just limited to Lumias - HERE Auto Companion also works on Android.

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Nokia Amber software update starts today

Nokia Amber software update starts today

Starting today, Nokia is beginning to roll out its own update to Lumia devices working with Windows Phone 8, one that brings about a wide range of improvements to key elements inside the phones lucky enough to get it. With Amber, Nokia devices will be gaining boosts in software that build upon Microsoft's own most recent update to Windows Phone 8, this including improved image processing, the inclusion of Nokia Smart Camera (previously only on the Nokia Lumia 925 and Lumia 1020), and Nokia Glance Screen.

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Nokia Lumia 521 vs Samsung Galaxy S II: budget boxing

Nokia Lumia 521 vs Samsung Galaxy S II: budget boxing

Thought Samsung has long since moved on from the second-generation Galaxy and tech news in general forgets about essentially any phone (even the Lumia 520) almost without fail once they've been out for a short period of time, there's a battle going on at T-Mobile between these two machines. Both the Nokia Lumia 521 (as it's called when you see it working with T-Mobile) and the Samsung Galaxy S II are currently tagged "Top Seller" on the carrier's stock listings, this honor only otherwise given to the HTC One and iPhone 5 at this very moment. What makes this set of devices so special?

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