Nokia Sells Symbian Support Unit
Today Nokia announced that it is selling its Symbian Professional Services unit to Accenture for an undisclosed sum. The Symbian Professional Services unit was responsible for engineering and customer support for Symbian OS, and worked closely with phone makers, chip makers and network operators to maximize performance. The sale will include the transfer of 165 employees from Nokia to Accenture. The companies expect the deal to close by the end of the third quarter.
Nokia Makes HERE Sale to Audi, BMW, Daimler Official
Nokia today formally announced the sale of its HERE Maps business unit to a consortium of three German auto makers. Audi, BMW, and Daimler have agreed to buy HERE Maps for $3 billion.
Nokia to Pare Down Its Technologies Unit
Nokia today said it intends to cut about 70 jobs from its Technologies unit. "Nokia Technologies has revised its long-term strategy and will consequently reshape [the] organization.
Skype to End Support for Windows Phone 7 and Symbian
Microsoft recently indicated it will cease to support Skype on devices running Windows Phone 7 and Symbian. The company said it will retire the official Skype app for WP7, as well as any ancillary apps that support it over the next few weeks.
Nokia Networks to Acquire Eden Rock
Nokia Networks today announced its intent to acquire Eden Rock Communications for an undisclosed sum. Eden Rock pioneered self-organizing networks (SON) technology for mobile broadband operators.
Audi, BMW, Daimler to Buy Nokia's HERE Maps
A consortium of three German automotive makers has agreed to purchase HERE Maps from Nokia for about $2.71 billion, according to the Wall Street Journal. Sources familiar with Nokia's plans say Audi, BMW, and Daimler (Mercedes) have fielded a winning bid for the mapping division, which Nokia put up for sale earlier this year.