Accenture Now In Charge of Nokia's Symbian Business
Accenture and Nokia have finalized the hand-off of Nokia's Symbian software development and support services. The transfer, first announced in April, has Accenture taking responsibility for Symbian development and support moving forward as Nokia transitions from Symbian to Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 platform. Nokia believes this is the best move for its Symbian properties and employees. Accenture will also absorb some 3,000 Nokia employees.
Hands On with the Nokia 8
The Nokia 8 is the first flagship phone from the "new Nokia". What separates it from the rest of Nokia's current lineup is the dual-camera system with Zeiss lenses.
Nokia Pins Smartphone Comeback on HMD Global
Nokia today said it plans to return to the smartphone business during the first half of 2017 through its partnership with HMD Global. HMD Global recently completed a series of transactions between HMD, FIH Mobile Limited, and Microsoft that will allow it to make phones bearing the Nokia brand.
Microsoft Prepared to Cut More Jobs
Microsoft is planning to announce a new round of layoffs as early as today, reports the New York Times. Many of the cuts will target employees in Microsoft's hardware group, such as the smartphone unit it bought from Nokia in 2014.
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.