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Nokia buys out Siemens from Nokia Siemens Networks LTE venture

Nokia buys out Siemens from Nokia Siemens Networks LTE venture

Nokia will buy out Siemens AG from the Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) joint venture, paying €1.7bn ($2.2bn) to take full control of the network infrastructure specialist. The deal, which is expected to close in Q3 2013, will see NSN become a Nokia subsidiary and, in the process, phase out the Siemens part of the name, as Nokia looks to capitalizing on its position in LTE roll-out.

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Nokia slashes 3,500 more jobs, shutters factory

Nokia slashes 3,500 more jobs, shutters factory

Nokia has announced it is slashing its workforce by 3,500, shutting its Romanian production facility by the end of the year while also shuttering the Location & Commerce sites in Bonn, Germany and Malvern, US. The reductions - which are expected to be completed by the end of 2012 - are described by Nokia CEO Stephen Elop as "painful, yet necessary, steps to align our workforce and operations with our path forward," and come before the company has even officially unveiled its first Windows Phone handset.

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Nokia Siemens Starts Laying Off 1,500 Employees

Nokia Siemens Starts Laying Off 1,500 Employees

Nokia Siemens Networks announced today that it will begin it's planned layoff of 1,500 employees. The decision comes following its acquisition of Motorola's networking business for $1.2 billion. The employees to be axed will come primarily from the WiMax and GSM departments of the former Motorola unit.

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TSA Body Scans May go Beyond Airlines Soon

TSA Body Scans May go Beyond Airlines Soon

So the TSA may have plans to use the full body scan technology used at airport checkpoints in mobile scanning units that it can set up at public events and train stations, as well as using mobile x-ray vans to scan pedestrians on city streets. Yeah, you read that right. This is according to some newly uncovered documents published by the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) on Wednesday. The documents were obtained from the Department of Homeland Security via a Freedom of Information Act request.

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Poland’s Inspiro is a Recyclable Subway Car [Video]

Poland’s Inspiro is a Recyclable Subway Car [Video]

With partners like Siemens and BMW, there's no surprise that Poland would want to go ahead and move forward with the aspirations of one day in the near future of having a completely recyclable subway car. The country has put forward plans to make the dream come true, and have teamed up with the pair of companies to make it happen. The end result, if everything goes to plan, should be a subway car that's near 100% made from recyclable items, and is ready to carry passengers by 2012.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 25 2009

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 25 2009

We've been singularly cellularly obsessed here at SlashGear over the past seven days, and it'll come as no surprise that the run-up to the iPhone 3G S has occupied much of our attention.  The new Apple smartphone may not look much different to its predecessor, but if our hands-on first impressions are anything to go by, Cupertino have done their best to make the user-experience as polished as the casing.  Still, it's not just shiny Apple hardware that's caught our eye this week; Novatel Wireless' GSM MiFi 2352 piqued our interest when we talked to the company themselves on Monday, and  then proceeded to impress us considerably in our full review.

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Fujitsu Amilo Mini Ui 3520 Review

Fujitsu Amilo Mini Ui 3520 Review

When Fujitsu-Siemens announced they'd be making a netbook, many ears pricked up. The company has a long history of ultraportable devices, and still makes one of the more appealing UMPCs; many hoped some of that innovation would follow through to the Amilo Mini Ui 3520. One landed on the SlashGear test bench recently, and we thought it only fair to put it through its paces.

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OpenScape UC by Siemens: High-Def video conferencing

OpenScape UC by Siemens: High-Def video conferencing

Not content with announcing a new video conferencing system, Siemens have in fact unveiled a whole new protocol: called OpenScape Unified Communications Server, it integrates high-definition video, desktop video, voice and messaging into existing VoIP or PBX based systems, whether provided by Siemens or from another company.  At CeBIT 2008 today, they presented three products based on OpenScape UC: the OpenScape Video range comprising three HD camera-toting devices and a PC soft client.  Top of the range is the VHD 600, with an HD camera, CD-quality microphone and a codec that can bridge up to six parties on a single video conference call. 

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