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Microsoft to buy Nokia's Devices and Services business

Microsoft and Nokia have agreed a deal that’ll see Microsoft buying almost all of Nokia’s Devices & Services business, including the Mobile Phones and Smart Devices business units as well as the Lumia brand.

It’ll also license Nokia’s patents and use Nokia’s mapping services.

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Nokia introduces a new premium feature phone

Nokia has introduced a ‘premium’ feature phone with a slim aluminium body and 5 megapixel camera.

The Nokia 515 will be available in single SIM and dual-SIM versions, with SIM-free pricing from around £115 incl. VAT.

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Nokia announces map and traffic solution for vehicle manufacturers

The Nokia HERE mapping business has announced a ‘Connected Driving’ package to help vehicle manufacturers and in-car technology suppliers connect cars and drivers to key cloud-based services.

This new combination of services will be demonstrated at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt next week.

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BlackBerry contemplates its future, Vodafone reveals its 4G plans and ZTE puts its phones on eBay

Podcast - 14th August 2013

This week we're talking about BlackBerry's options for the future, Vodafone's 4G launch, Apple's patent victory and LG's new smartphone.

We also discuss ZTE selling its Firefox phones on eBay, Nokia's acquisition of NSN, the cost of phone calls in Europe, the controversy about recycling bins that monitor footfall and the new face promoting HTC.

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Last week at The Fonecast: 12th August 2013

Welcome to the not-so-silly season

Mark Bridge writes:

August is traditionally known as the ‘silly season’… but last week’s mobile industry news was all very serious. Apple started with a move designed to reassure customers about unsafe iPhone chargers by arranging a discounted exchange scheme – and it ended the week with a patent victory in the USA.

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