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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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