Nokia is in advanced talks to acquire wireless network equipment maker Alcatel Lucent, the Finnish firm confirmed on Tuesday.
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Nokia, for one, is glad to see its mobile handset division off the books. The Finnish mobile firm said its financial performance for the latest quarter was boosted by the sale of the handset division to Microsoft, the Wall Street Journal reports.
In a plot right out of a crime thriller, Nokia put millions of euros in a bag and left it at a parking lot near an amusement park as ransom to stop the release of the encryption key for its Symbian-based smartphones in 2007, MTV News in Finland reports.
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Samsung is the top vendor when it comes to enterprise smartphone offerings, edging out Apple for the honor, says ABI Research.
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