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January 23, 2014 at 9:37 AM

Nokia’s handset business, on eve of Microsoft takeover, sees sales slump

Nokia, whose Devices & Services business is expected to become part of Microsoft soon, reported a big slide in its its fiscal fourth quarter results today. Probably most worrisome to Microsoft, Nokia’s Devices & Services division, which Nokia labeled as “discontinued operations” in its earnings report, saw a sales slide of 29 percent, going from…

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October 29, 2013 at 12:40 PM

Nokia Lumia shipments up

Nokia, whose phone business is being acquired by Microsoft, is reporting some good news about its Lumia line of Windows Phones. The Finnish phone-maker reports that its third-quarter shipments of Lumia phones has increased 19 percent quarter-on-quarter to 8.8 million units. Year-over-year, Lumia volume rose 203 percent, up from 2.9 million units shipped in the third quarter…

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September 2, 2013 at 8:42 PM

Microsoft buying Nokia’s handset business as part of $7.2 billion deal

Microsoft is buying Nokia’s handset business as part of a $7.2 billion deal, the two companies announced today. Microsoft is paying about $5 billion (EUR 3.79 billion) for Nokia’s Devices & Services Business. In addition, it is paying about $2.18 billion (EUR 1.65 billion) to license Nokia’s patents and to license and use Nokia’s mapping services. The…

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July 11, 2013 at 9:09 AM

Nokia Lumia 1020 to be available July 26 for $300

Nokia announced today that its latest flagship Windows Phone, the Lumia 1020, will be available in the U.S. on July 26 with AT&T for $299.99 with a two-year contract. Nokia is really touting the camera on the 1020, which has a 41 megapixel sensor, optical image stabilization, enhanced zoom capability, and a new “dual capture” feature…

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April 18, 2013 at 9:15 AM

Nokia Q1 results: Lumia Windows Phone sales up but overall sales down

Nokia reported its first quarter results today, saying that sales of its Lumia Windows Phone increased 27 percent from the previous quarter to 5.6 million units. That reflects “increasing momentum,” according to Nokia’s news release on the earnings. Nokia CEO — and former Microsoft executive — Stephen Elop had made the decision in 2011 to…

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