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Nokia smartwatch appears: may bring wearable concepts to life

Nokia smartwatch appears: may bring wearable concepts to life

This year we've heard more than a couple whispers - and straight up confirmations - from and about Nokia's wearable device prospects. Today we're seeing a couple of views of a device that may well bring the company in to the smartwatch universe. This miniature watch-face-sized piece of equipment has appeared overseas in what we can only assume is an early iteration, completely devoid of software.

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Newkia seeks Nokia defectors to make Android phones

Newkia seeks Nokia defectors to make Android phones

An interview this week with former Nokia Asia-Pacific CEO Thomas Zilliacus suggests that a collection of former Nokia employees will be converging in a company called Newkia to create Android devices. Does the word of this ZD Net interview mean your Nokia Android Nexus dreams can come true at long last? Not so fast - per the word of Zilliacus himself, this company was only formed the day Microsoft announced their acquisition of Nokia's devices and services business - that was just three days ago.

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Nokia design VP ousting first sign of Microsoft-lead aesthetic change

Nokia design VP ousting first sign of Microsoft-lead aesthetic change

As Microsoft acquires Nokia's phone business, a shuffle of industry players is happening - starting with Marko Ahtisaari, Nokia's soon-to-be-former executive VP of design. An announcement of this departure was made just as the Nokia-Microsoft deal was made, with added note that Ahtisaari will be replaced by Stefan Pannenbecker - a man who up until this announcement was the Nokia VP of Industrial Design. This change-up will be made in November of this year, with word of Ahtisaari leaving to "pursue entrepreneurial opportunities."

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Nokia Smartwatch concept may lead way for Microsoft wearables family

Nokia Smartwatch concept may lead way for Microsoft wearables family

With the vision that Nokia has on its side as its devices arm is purchased by Microsoft, its no wonder that the first priority of many early adopter device and technology fans are pouring over the smartphone makers' conceptual works. What's appeared today is a product that you may - if you're a big Nokia fan - have seen before, straight from Nokia Research. This is the smartwatch device known as the Nokia Morph.

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Nokia tablet rumor round-up: Snapdragon 800 with Windows RT

Nokia tablet rumor round-up: Snapdragon 800 with Windows RT

One of the current longest-lasting rumors on a device that's not yet seen the light of day is the Nokia tablet - this week appearing again as a Windows RT device and with Verizon 4G LTE. This machine has appeared in renderings, in trademark applications, and in talk directly with Nokia - and here in the summer of 2013, it may finally be time that the tips converge. What we may have here is a 10.1-inch tablet running Windows RT with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and a release window for Autumn.

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Nokia “Head Up”: How Lumia’s future is sharper than Glass

Nokia “Head Up”: How Lumia’s future is sharper than Glass

Are wearables like Google Glass the inevitable future for smartphones? Not if you ask Nokia, where simply floating a display in your line of sight doesn't quite satisfy the self-imposed "head up" challenge its designers and engineers are facing. The evolution of Lumia isn't just bigger displays or faster chips, it's a new way of interacting with the digital world. SlashGear sat down with Jo Harlow, EVP of Smart Devices, Marco Ahtisaari, EVP of Design, and Stefan Pannenbecker, VP of Industrial Design at Mobile World Congress this week to talk "people versus robots", rolling back the clock on convergence, and how the Finns want to pry our eyes away from smartphone screens, even if we're looking at a Lumia.

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Nokia 301 revealed with Pure experience

Nokia 301 revealed with Pure experience

The Nokia 301 is a brand new feature phone coming from the company with a brand new design aesthetic center - one design, one Nokia aim. This one unified design approach has been pushed today by Nokia - "Pure" and "Advanced." Nokia's head of design Marko Ahtisaari spoke up about the essential elements of their next lineup. This device will work with email with Exchange, it'll have upgraded web connectivity with Asha-like access. This device will work with single or dual-SIM action across the world, and will be working with apps like WhatsApp as well.

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Nokia tablet tipped by CEO on heels of Surface

Nokia tablet tipped by CEO on heels of Surface

This week the CEO of Nokia Stephen Elop has hinted that they've once again begun considering the possibility of a tablet PC in the near future. This word comes from an interview Elop did with the Australian Financial Review in which he says the company is not announcing a tablet, but is watching the Microsoft Surface tablet specifically to see how the market will respond to Windows 8 in tablet form. Though this is not an official announcement of a tablet being created by Nokia, it does remind us that they've got tablets in mind as a potential future pathway.

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Nokia design chief confirms tablet

Nokia design chief confirms tablet

Nokia is working on a tablet, the company's design chief has reportedly confirmed, with the exec supposedly spending a third of his time on the well-rumored project. "We are working on it" Marko Ahtisaari confirmed to Finnish magazine Kauppalehti Optio, Reuters reports, though declined to be more specific about the incoming slate. However, rumors earlier this week suggested a Windows 8 tablet was in the pipeline for later this year.

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Nokia World 2012 returns to Finland

Nokia World 2012 returns to Finland

Nokia World 2012 will see the company head back to Finland, with the show to take place on September 25 and 26 in Helsinki. Apparently confirmed by Nokia design chief Marko Ahtisaari, Reuters' Tarmo Virki reports, the show will set the stage for the next phase in the company's restructuring, after seeing market share and customer interest consumed by rivals like Apple and Samsung. Update: Nokia has confirmed the location and dates.

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