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Newkia seeks Nokia defectors to make Android phones

Newkia seeks Nokia defectors to make Android phones

An interview this week with former Nokia Asia-Pacific CEO Thomas Zilliacus suggests that a collection of former Nokia employees will be converging in a company called Newkia to create Android devices. Does the word of this ZD Net interview mean your Nokia Android Nexus dreams can come true at long last? Not so fast - per the word of Zilliacus himself, this company was only formed the day Microsoft announced their acquisition of Nokia's devices and services business - that was just three days ago.

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Kinect camera technology may find its way into Windows Phone

Kinect camera technology may find its way into Windows Phone

By now world familiar with Microsoft's Xbox Kinect camera system. Microsoft has recently hinted that Kinect camera technology is coming to the Windows Phone operating system. While the Kinect was first billed as a device to enable motion gaming on the Xbox 360, it became clear early on that the Kinect have a lot more potential than gaming alone.

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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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Nokia Smartwatch concept may lead way for Microsoft wearables family

Nokia Smartwatch concept may lead way for Microsoft wearables family

With the vision that Nokia has on its side as its devices arm is purchased by Microsoft, its no wonder that the first priority of many early adopter device and technology fans are pouring over the smartphone makers' conceptual works. What's appeared today is a product that you may - if you're a big Nokia fan - have seen before, straight from Nokia Research. This is the smartwatch device known as the Nokia Morph.

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Nokia’s Stephen Elop is a candidate for Microsoft CEO position

Nokia’s Stephen Elop is a candidate for Microsoft CEO position

Late last evening, Microsoft revealed that it will be acquiring Nokia's Devices & Services division, along with licensing its patents and mapping service. Among the details was one lesser-proclaimed reality -- Nokia's CEO Stephen Elop will be stepping down from his position and taking up one within Microsoft, making him an "internal candidate" as a possible replacement to Microsoft CEO Ballmer.

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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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