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Windows Phone Sales Rising in Europe

Though the announcement that Microsoft will be buying Nokia’s devices and services unit was not surprising, the move is now placing pressure on other smartphone manufacturers. It is expected that Windows Phone will become an exclusive Microsoft platform, changing little in the Windows Phone market, but perhaps creating demand for other smartphone operating systems. While Nokia has taken much criticism …

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Microsoft Explains The Rationale Behind Its Nokia Purchase

By now, it’s no secret that Microsoft is purchasing Nokia’s Devices and Services business. With the purchase, Microsoft will integrate Nokia’s hardware business into its own to help push Windows Phone 8 forward. The market isn’t being too kind on the news this morning, but Microsoft assures its investors that the purchase will benefit them in the end. As part …

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Microsoft’s Nokia Purchase Is Causing Another Organizational Shuffle

Early this morning, Microsoft announced its intention to purchase Nokia’s Devices and Services business for $5 billion. It also paid $2.18 billion to license Nokia’s patents. It’s a deal that many are surprised didn’t come sooner, but Microsoft may have been waiting until it announced its reorganization before making the purchase. In an email sent to all Microsoft employees by …

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Microsoft Buys Nokia’s Phones Unit, Brings Elop Back

Microsoft and Nokia announced that the former will acquire the latter’s devices and services business for 3.79 billion Euros ($5 billion), and will pay 1.65 billion Euros ($2.18 billion) to license Nokia’s patents, bringing the total transaction price to 5.44 billion Euros ($7.17 billion) in cash. The deal will also bring Nokia CEO Stephen Elop, a former Microsoft employee, back …

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BlackBerry, Nokia to Release Larger Smartphones [RUMOR]

As Samsung proved with its Galaxy Note smartphones, there is a market for extra-large smartphones, sometimes dubbed “phablets.” Other smartphones manufacturers, including Motorola, LG, and HTC have jumped into the product category, releasing devices with screens larger that 5-inches. Now it appears that BlackBerry and Nokia are also looking to release phones with extra-large screens. Digitimes today reported that BlackBerry …

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Nokia Announces Larger Lumia 625 Windows Phone

Just two weeks ago, Nokia announced its new flagship Windows Phone 8 smartphone, the Lumia 1020. That device’s big feature is a 41MP camera and the software to take advantage of it. Now, Nokia has announced a mid-priced Windows Phone 8 smartphone that’s big feature is being big. Nokia today announced the Lumia 625, the manufacturer’s largest Windoes PHone 8 …

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Nokia Revenue Falls, 7.4 Million Lumia’s Sold in Q2

Nokia today released its second quarter 2013 earnings report. Though predictions for the company were not hopeful, Nokia managed to post a mixed bag of financial signals. The company posted a €115 million loss in operating profit, a massive improvement over the €824 million loss Nokia posted for the second quarter of 2012. However, Nokia’s net sales were down 3% …

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Nokia Lumia 1020 Smartphone With 41MP Camera Announced

Nokia today announced what it is calling the “next chapter in smartphone photography,” the Nokia Lumia 1020. Nokia CEO Stephen Elop announced the device today at a Nokia event. The 1020, like its predecessors, is a Windows Phone 8 device. Also, Nokia is once again betting that smartphone consumers will value great cameras over access to This particular Lumia’s claim …

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Foursquare Expands Its Reach with New Nokia App

Foursquare has just expanded its reach in a big way, possibly bringing its app to millions upon millions of people around the world who have never had access to it before. Starting today, there’s now a Foursquare app for Nokia S40 series phones. “Today, we’re releasing an all-new Foursquare app for the full range of Nokia’s S40 phones, including all …

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T-Mobile Gets Sony Xperia Z, Lumia 925 On July 14 [Rumor]

T-Mobile has been on a roll this year. It first ditched contracts in late March and then it started to offer the best deals in the industry on hot devices like the Galaxy S4 and HTC One. Now the carrier is getting even more great smartphones. TmoNews obtained a product roadmap from T-Mobile that lists July 14 as the launch …

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Is The Verizon Nokia Lumia 928 Tougher Than AT&T’s Nokia Lumia 920?

Verizon is finally getting its own flagship Windows Phone device in the Nokia Lumia 928. It has many of the same features of the highly praised Lumia 920, including the polycarbonate chasis. Did Nokia make its latest flagship any tougher though? Everyone’s favorite smartphone murderer, ratedrr, has put Nokia’s flagship smartphones to the test in a head-to-head competition to see …

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Nokia Announces The Lumia 925, This One Is Exclusive To T-Mobile

It seems that Nokia is taking a rather novel approach to making sure its devices are on every carrier. Instead of making one phone available on every carrier, it’s building separate, but still largely the same, flagship devices for each major carrier. After announcing the Lumia 928 for Verizon last week, Nokia announced today that its next flagship device – …

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