Nokia Sells Espoo Headquarters, But Plans to Stay
Nokia today announced that it plans to sell its headquarters office building in Espoo, Finland. The company itself isn't moving, however. Instead, it will rent the building from the new owner. The sale will net Nokia about $222 million in cash, which will help shore up its sagging balance sheet. Nokia has owned and resided in its headquarters facility since 1997.
Microsoft Trots Out Nokia 222 Feature Phone
Microsoft today announced the Nokia 222, a bar-style feature phone that runs Nokia Series 30+ and includes only the most essential functions. The Nokia 222's core apps include MSN Weather, Bing Search, Opera Mini, as well as Facebook, Facebook Messenger, and Twitter.
Microsoft Makes Branding Change Official
Microsoft today indicated its branding transition from Nokia Lumia to Microsoft Lumia is progressing as planned. Microsoft has slowly been rebranding apps, services, and web sites from Nokia to Microsoft.
Microsoft to Close Nokia Finnish Phone Production Site
Microsoft today confirmed it plans to fully close a facility in Salo, Finland, that was formerly used to create and produce mobile phones. Microsoft will leave the Nokia facilities in Espoo and Tampere open, but plans to cut about 2,300 jobs in Finland in total.
Nokia Issues Statement On Handset Plans
Nokia today issued a statement reaffirming that it will not manufacture cell phones. "Recent news reports [claim Nokia] communicated an intention to manufacture consumer handsets out of an R&D facility in China.
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