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Microsoft Acquires Nokia Devices and Services Business For ~$7.1B

Written by Gradly on . Posted in Acquisition, blog, Microsoft, Mobile, Nokia

Microsoft will acquire Nokia’s Devices and Services business for 5.44 billion Euros.

Microsoft Acquires Nokia Devices and Services Business

Microsoft has just announced that they are acquiring Nokia‘s Devices and Services divisions in a move that will see Microsoft in control of Nokia’s smart phone properties. This is not a complete takeover, as Nokia will still be its own entity with its own patent portfolio. However, Microsoft will be granted a “10-year license” to Nokia’s patents.

Microsoft will pay $3.79 billion euros on the Devices and Services business and $1.65 to license patents. 32,000 staff will move from Nokia to Microsoft, with Nokia CEO Stephen Elop moving to Microsoft as executive VP of Devices and Services.

Samsung Takes Another Jab At Apple with New Galaxy S4 Ad

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Samsung Takes Another Jab At Apple with New Galaxy S4 Ad

Samsung Takes Another Jab At Apple with New Galaxy S4 Ad

Samsung in a mission to popularize its latest flagship Galaxy S4 but at the expense of Apple. A new Ad for GS4 pokes fun at Apple’s iPhone 5. GS4 features are way much more than the iPhone 5, and its specs beat Apple’s latest smartphone in terms of almost everything. Watch the Ad right below:

Although Samsung started this kind of mocking Ads, last week Microsoft and Nokia poked fun at both iPhone 5 and Galaxy S4. A marketing initiative from Microsoft, with a touch of humor, to address its position as number three. The Ad states “Don’t fight. Switch

Here’s the video:

Apple is expected to announce its iOS 7 at WWDC in which the company said to undertake major changes to the outdated system.

Nokia Maps Here for Apple’s iOS Devices is Now Available on the App Store

Written by Gradly on . Posted in Apple, blog, Download, News

Nokia Maps Here for Apple's iOS Devices is Now Available on the App Store

Nokia Maps Here for Apple’s iOS Devices is Now Available on the App Store

As expected, Nokia promised maps solution for iOS devices is now available on the App Store. A new cross-platform solution called, Nokia Here, based on HTML 5, the App is available for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, it offers offline viewing and supports a coverage of around 200 countries. Check out the full list of features below:

• Map views – Pick the map you need from map view, live traffic view, public transport line view or satellite view • Save map areas & wander without data coverage • In selected countries, access community maps created and updated by users • Maps, search and place coverage for nearly 200 countries • Search with history and suggestions • Share places with just a tap, including the location and how to get there, over SMS, email, or social networks • Organize places you love into Collections • Sign in to HERE Maps with your Nokia Account or Facebook login • Sync with Here.net – Access your Collections anywhere • Step-by-Step voice-guided walk navigation • Walk navigation through pedestrian routes, parks, alleyways, and more • Public transportation and driving directions

Download it from here

Microsoft to Launch its Own iPad-killer Tablet

Written by Gradly on . Posted in blog, Books, Gadgets, iPad, Microsoft, Rumors

Microsoft to Launch its Own iPad-killer Tablet

Microsoft to Launch its Own iPad-killer Tablet

Microsoft sent out invitations for a major announcement in Los Angeles next Monday, rumors about just what the company will be announcing are starting to fly, beginning with TheWrap reporting that the company would be announcing a Microsoft-manufactured tablet, AllThingsD followed claiming that Microsoft wanted to take on the iPad directly.

Sources say that Microsoft concluded that it needs its own tablet, with the company designing both the hardware and software in an effort to better compete against Apple’s strengths. Microsoft’s tablets may include machines running ARM-based processors as well as models running on traditional PC processors, sources said.

Following the success of own device Xbox, Microsoft could be actually working on manufactured by Microsoft itself, running on Windows RT (a version of Windows 8) tablet intended to rival Apple’s iPad.

Other sources claim that Microsoft is actually aiming at Amazon not Apple, by bringing a 7-inch tablet and not to mention that Microsoft had signed a deal with Barnes & Noble to invest in nook business. A Nokia-made, Microsoft-branded 7-inch tablet is also a possibility

The timing is interesting, as it comes just before Google I/O, where Google is expected to announce a new 7-inch tablet running Android.

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