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Elop: we remain dedicated to Asha and Nokia X

Elop: we remain dedicated to Asha and Nokia X

Today is the day Nokia’s Devices and Services business officially merges with Microsoft. Stephen Elop, former CEO of Nokia and future head of Microsoft’s Devices and Studios division, spoke up today regarding how the inner workings of Nokia’s smartphone and non-smartphone business will work.

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Microsoft completes Nokia acquisition with the deal closed today

Microsoft completes Nokia acquisition with the deal closed today

Microsoft and Nokia have been working to close the acquisition of Nokia Devices and Service arm for a long time now. Any deal of this size has to have regulatory approvals in the US and other countries where the two do business. Those approvals came in and as of today, the deal between Microsoft and Nokia is complete.

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HTC would consider Nokia Chennai plant purchase [UPDATE]

HTC would consider Nokia Chennai plant purchase [UPDATE]

The purchase deal that will see Microsoft acquire the hardware portion of Nokia is moving forward. Despite the deal moving forward, one of the factories that is in the deal is creating some trouble for Nokia and Microsoft. The factory is the Chennai manufacturing plant in India. The deal between Microsoft and Nokia is expected to close this week.

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Nokia HERE Traffic: Inside the team tracking America’s roads

Nokia HERE Traffic: Inside the team tracking America’s roads

The fastest route isn't necessarily the shortest, and that's something Nokia's HERE Traffic group has discovered when it comes to tracking congestion across the US road network. Every day the team uses a combination of official reports, highway cameras, and social networks like Twitter to keep services like Nokia HERE Traffic, Bing Maps, and Yahoo! Maps up to date with the latest incidents and slow-downs. Join us on a photo-tour behind the scenes to find out how.

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Microsoft Nokia acquisition details: closing this week

Microsoft Nokia acquisition details: closing this week

It’s become official today that Microsoft and Nokia plan on finalizing their deal in transferring Nokia Devices and Services to the Windows Phone-toting company. The final date is set for April 25th and will include a "transaction complete" notification when it’s all said and done. Included in this finalization are several new notes on how Microsoft will handle Nokia’s assets.

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Inside the Nokia HERE HD Maps putting Google on notice

Inside the Nokia HERE HD Maps putting Google on notice

Where exactly am I? That’s the question Nokia is facing, not in its position following the Microsoft deal that will see it shed its phone business, but in how it’s constructing the next-generation of mapping data that’s clever enough to give Google Maps sleepless nights. The HERE team calls it an "HD Map" - taking traditional cartography and putting it on steroids - and it’s one of the main pillars the Nokia platform of tomorrow is expected to stand on.

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Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet charger warning issued, sales halted

Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet charger warning issued, sales halted

Nokia launched its Lumia 2520 tablet late last year. We reviewed the Nokia 2520 and liked it well enough despite it running Windows RT. Nokia has made an announcement this week that there is an issue with the charger for the tablet. The charger used for this tablet in the UK and Europe is the AC-300 charger and only the 2520 uses that particular charger.

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For autonomous cars, driving dumb is key

For autonomous cars, driving dumb is key

Self-driving cars may need to show some self-restraint when it comes to their “better than human” reflexes and abilities, the Nokia HERE team working on autonomous vehicle technologies suggests, if their flesh and blood passengers are to accept an AI taking the wheel. HERE calls it Humanized Driving, giving computer-controlled cars similar characteristics to the people they’re replacing so as to preserve a feeling of normality, even potentially becoming a virtual twin with the same style as the car’s owner.

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Nokia 225 and the dual SIM variant have miniscule 2.8-inch screens

Nokia 225 and the dual SIM variant have miniscule 2.8-inch screens

Nokia has unveiled a couple new mobile phones that it says are the slimmest internet phones that it has offered so far. The new devices include the Nokia 225 and the Nokia 225 Dual SIM. The two phones are identical save SIM support and each has a 2.8-inch screen and a physical keyboard. Nokia 225 devices are dust and splash proof to help them last longer.

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Windows Phone 8.1 Highlights: Hands-on

Windows Phone 8.1 Highlights: Hands-on

Windows Phone 8.1's most memorable feature may be Cortana, its Halo-themed personal digital assistant, but the chatty Siri-rival isn’t the only change Microsoft has brought with the new version. Greater customization potential, better control over settings, and improved integration of Skype and third-party services are all incoming. We spent some hands-on time with Windows Phone 8.1 to find out what's special.

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Nokia MD12 “acoustic bonding” speaker revealed, mocked by Elop

Nokia MD12 “acoustic bonding” speaker revealed, mocked by Elop

It's not just the Lumia 930 and Lumia 630/635 that Nokia has for Build 2014 this week, but a cute new speaker, the MD12, which reverberates sound through any surface it's placed on. Announced by Nokia CEO Stephen Elop - who promptly mocked its name - the MD-12 hooks up via Bluetooth. Update: Live photos after the cut!

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Nokia Lumia 930 hands-on: Icon gets an international cousin

Nokia Lumia 930 hands-on: Icon gets an international cousin

America, do not fall in love with the orange rear of the Nokia Lumia 930. The Finnish firm's new high-end Windows Phone may like to flaunt its baboon-like backside, far brighter than the sober black or white rear panels on Verizon's Lumia Icon, but for fans of color there's no point in holding your breath for a US release.

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