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Nokia to skip operator tailoring for Linux phones

Reuters reports that Nokia plans to skip tailoring software of its upcoming top-of-the-range N900 to different operators, raising the risk some carriers could refuse to offer the device.

Nokia buys another social networking firm

Nokia has acquired another small social networking firm, this time spending an undisclosed amount on US-based Plum Ventures.

Nokia’s Navteq buys mobile marketing firm

Nokia’s acquisition spree shows no sign of slowing down following news that its digital maps business Navteq has acquired location-based mobile advertising firm Acuity Mobile for an undisclosed sum.

Opera releases test version of new mobile browser

The world’s top mobile browser maker, Norway’s Opera Software, today released a test version of its mobile browser, Mini 5, promising new features, easier usage and new design, reports Reuters.

Western Europe handset sales fall 6% in 2Q09

The Western European mobile devices market recorded another quarter of annual decline in 2Q09 despite a significant rise in smartphone sales, according to a new IDC study.

Nokia names new Mobile Phone head after loss

Nokia this morning announced a management shakeup just a day after reporting its first quarterly loss for more than a decade. The world’s largest handset vendor said that Rick Simonson (pictured) – currently CFO – will become head of its low-end mobile phone unit in the devices division.

Nokia swings to Q3 loss on NSN impairment charge

Nokia, the world’s largest handset vendor, this morning reported a third-quarter net loss of EUR913 million (compared with a profit of EUR1.1 billion in the year-ago period) as it booked impairment charges on goodwill of EUR908 million for Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN). Net sales for the July to September period fell 20 percent year-on-year to EUR9.8 billion.

O2 Germany and AT&T first with Nokia’s netbook

Nokia’s high-profile ‘Booklet 3G’ – its first foray into the netbook space – will be launched in Germany and the US in the next few weeks. O2 will offer the device in Germany for EUR249 (US$371) with an additional monthly charge of EUR20 over 24 months. There will also be an optional flat-rate data tariff which will cost EUR25 per month.

Nokia acquires Dopplr

Nokia has continued its social networking acquisition spree, this time buying privately-held Dopplr for an undisclosed sum. Dopplr has a team of seven people based in London and Helsinki. Dopplr offers a ‘Social Atlas’ service for travellers, which will be integrated within Nokia’s Services unit. Already this month Nokia has acquired US-based Plum Ventures.

Nokia joins wireless power standards group

Nokia – the world’s largest handset vendor – has joined the Wireless Power Consortium, the industry group charged with developing an international wireless power standard for  rechargeable electronic devices such as mobile phones.