Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NOK) Update: XChallenge, NSN Deals & More

Editor’s Note: Nokia Corporation (ADR)(NYSE:NOK)

Nokia and XPRIZE Announce Finalists of the Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE (Med Gadget)
For the past four months, teams from all over the globe have been utilizing the latest in sensor technologies to change the way we understand our health. They’re all competing for the $525,000 grand prize and up to five additional $120,000 prizes in the Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NOK), Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE. The purpose of the XCHALLENGE is “to accelerate the availability of hardware sensors and software sensing technology that individuals use to access, understand, and improve their health and well-being. Innovation in sensing is an important component to creating a means for appealing, usable, smarter digital health solutions.” Teams are judged on a variety of criteria, such as technical innovation, accuracy, and reliability, but also on portability, ease of use, and whether their concept is relevant to current public health needs.

Nokia Solutions and Networks signed 7 deals in India in Jan-June period (The Economic Times)
NEW DELHI: Global telecom equipment maker Nokia Corporation (ADR)(NYSE:NOK) Solutions and Networks (NSN) today said it has signed seven deals in India during the first six months of this year. The deals include fresh wi-fi contracts with two operators and renewal of 2G and 3G contracts with three telecom players. The company, however, did not disclose the name of the players and amount of the deals. Stating that the market situation is challenging from the overall capital expenditure standpoint, NSN Vice President and Head of India region Sandeep Girotra said the company is widening its presence within the existing customer base.

Nokia Asha to Nokia Lumia: Transferring contact details, photographs and more (Conversations by Nokia)
Getting a new smartphone can be incredibly exciting, but it can also be worrying as you attempt to move your phone numbers, photographs, music and other things to your latest handset. Thankfully, if you’re switching from a Nokia Corporation (ADR)(NYSE:NOK) Asha to a Nokia Lumia, things couldn’t be easier.

Nokia Lumia 1020 Nudges Smartphone Cameras to the Next Level (All Things D)
Smartphone cameras have improved a great deal since the birth of the smartphone, but photos captured in certain settings — people in dark bars or wedding reception halls, your kid across the soccer field, that deer out in the backyard — are still pretty mediocre. Nokia, the Finnish handset maker that in recent years has struggled to compete in the smartphone market, wants to change that.

Nokia and Microsoft also face tough fight for survival (Tech Hub)
BlackBerry’s continuing struggles might, at first glance, appear to be positive news for Nokia Corporation (ADR)(NYSE:NOK), the Finnish handset maker, and its software partner, Microsoft.
But it is far too soon to break out the bubbly at the companies’ head offices in Espoo, Finland or Redmond, Washington. BlackBerry andNokia Corporation (ADR)(NYSE:NOK) were once leaders in the smartphone market but their fortunes changed dramatically after the launch of Apple’s iPhone in mid 2007.

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