Well, that sure didn’t take long. The bizarre Nokia X, technically built on an underlying layer of Android code but really made to resemble a Windows Phone on the software front without actually running WP, is merely four months old. Five, if we count the timing of its formal introduction rather than the commercial launch.
It was announced today that Microsoft has acquired Nokia’s Device Division for $7.71 billion, this will mean half of Nokia will split into Microsoft, with the other half sticking and reforming the company. The deal will include all of Nokia’s hardware line, including manufacturing factories. 32,000 Nokia employees are expected to move to Microsoft and Redmond
We knew this day was coming. In the recent shareholder’s meeting in Helsinki, Finland; Nokia shareholders have shown displeasure on the company’s policy of focusing on a single platform, i.e. the relatively new Windows OS. In the meeting, many shareholders said that their patience was running thin and that the company should take some
Nokia’s current CEO, Stephen Elop, spoke to journalists at an event in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia and revealed more of their strategy to turn Nokia around in 2011. Nokia, although the largest handset supplier in the world, has been loosing critical footing across the globe amidst the rise of Google’s Android operating system. Elop took a
One of the most influential in the tech community is Intel CEO Paul Otellini. Otellini and Intel were left out in the cold by Nokia with their decision to switch smartphone platforms to Windows Phone 7. Intel was partners with Nokia in the Meego platform which was created when Maemo and Moblin merged. Intel will
Tomorrow Stephen Elop the Microsoft implant now running Finland’s Nokia will speak to investors about the companies plans for 2011 and how they plan to rebuild. A highly publicized email that Elop wrote to employees basically acknowledged that both Apple and Android were killing them. He used a metaphor of a captain having to jump
Nokia just reported some dismal numbers for their 4th quarter, partly due to the fact that US sales of Nokia devices are down, way down. In fact Nokia has decided to pull the next two devices slated for the US before their launch. Everyone is turning to Nokia’s Chief Stephen Elop to see what he