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April 30, 2012 by

Nokia mulls sale of luxury Vertu brand for €200m

Beleaguered mobile manufacturer Nokia is considering the sale of its luxury Vertu brand as it looks to focus on its core businesses.The company is deliberating over whether to unload the high-end Vertu handset unit to private equity firm Permira for around €200m (£162.

May 16, 2011 by

Nokia shows Ovi brand the door

Nokia is to abandon its Ovi brand, the handset manufacturer said on Monday.The company had been pushing the mobile services brand hard since its 2007 launch, but the Ovi services will rebranded as 'Nokia services' later this year.

December 9, 2009 by

Nokia to close two US Flagship stores, refocus on carrier and partner relationships

My Nokia contact just let me know some disappointing, but not fully unexpected, news that the New York and Chicago Flagship stores would be closing soon. We heard a couple days ago that the UK Regent Street store was closing and it seems it just hasn't made economic sense to continue with a retail presence in the UK or US given the current economic crisis and environment we are currently in. They will continue to work on developing their brand awareness in the US, but just not through a direct retail store.

August 23, 2009 by

Nokia brands a netbook

It's the connection between hardware and services that makes this story of interest to open source users. Services are the key open source business model. You can't make someone buy a support subscription, but if they are buying the services provided by your software their checkbook is open to you.

December 1, 2008 by

Nokia updates Nokia Maps and Nokia Messaging clients and services

In addition to the amazing new upcoming Nokia N97 Nokia announced some service upgrades at Nokia World 2008. In particular there are new versions of Nokia Maps and Nokia Messaging. Nokia Maps gives you new features like high resolution aerial images, 3D landmarks, ability to share your location, and the capability to preplan your route and have it sent to your device. The new Nokia Messaging client integrates email and IM (from Yahoo!, Windows Live, Google and AOL). These two updated services are now also brought into the Ovi brand as Maps on Ovi and Mail on Ovi.


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