Latest About Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NOK): Well-Spread Portfolio, Upcoming Phablet & Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)’s New CEO

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CGC unveils fast and affordable 4G Nokia Lumia 625 in Qatar (AmeInfo)
Consolidated Gulf Co. (CGC), the distributor for Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) in Qatar has announced the local availability of the Nokia Lumia 625, an accessibly priced 4G smartphone to help people see more of what they love. The Nokia Lumia 625, priced at QR 999, delivers high-speed entertainment to a wide audience with a large 4.7-inch super-sensitive LCD screen and 4G Internet access.

Stephen Elop & Steve Ballmer

Nokia 515 – The Sexy Aluminium Feature Phone! (India Times)
Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) has finally realized the importance of a well-spread portfolio and the company has announced Nokia 515, a classy budget feature phone. Nokia 515 is a feature phone that can provide a tough challenge to many high-end smartphones when it comes to design and looks. The shift from traditional plastic backs to an all aluminium feature phone is definitely impressive. Talking about the phone, Peter Griffith, Head of Mobile Phones Industrial Design at Nokia said, “When designing the Nokia 515 we set out to create a beautifully designed phone that people will be proud to own. We believe we’ve achieved that – the Nokia 515 is designed for people who prefer classic design, crafted to perfection and with the functionality they need for everyday use. We have created something that performs stunningly, without compromise.” According to Nokia, ‘The Nokia 515 reflects Nokia’s approach to design, focused on simplicity, purity and craft.’

Punters favour Nokia chief to lead Microsoft (The Sidney Morning Herald)
A gambling website picked Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) chief executive Stephen Elop, who has presided over a 62 per cent decline in market value, as the favourite to become Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s new CEO. Mr Elop, a former Microsoft executive, has 5-to-1 odds to be hired as Steve Ballmer’s replacement, according to UK gambling operator Ladbrokes.

Nokia Lumia 625 is now on sale for £240 in the UK (GSMArena)
Nokia Corporation (ADR)(NYSE:NOK) Lumia 625 is the latest WP smartphone to come out of Nokia. It comes with a 4.7″ WVGA IPS display, runs on a dual-core 1.2GHz Krait processor with 512MB RAM, supports LTE connectivity, and packs a 5MP snapper with 1080p video recording. Just like the Lumia 620, the Lumia 625 also offers exchangeable battery covers in different youthful colors. Various UK retailers have begun selling the WP8 Nokia Lumia 625. The lowest price we could find is at Expansys – the phone costs just £239.99 – though there are only 14 units in stock and they are all of the black flavor

New leak shows Nokia’s 6-inch phablet Bandit aka Lumia 1520 (Tech2)
The Nokia Corporation (ADR)(NYSE:NOK) Bandit leaks just keep on coming. Yet another new image has now leaked that shows what is allegedly the upcoming phablet. An earlier leak had hinted at the Finnish company reportedly testing its phablet. And the company is not limiting itself to just one device, with reports suggesting that the company was looking at atleast seven new devices for the market. Out of the list, the company is reportedly set to reveal at least two of those soon, the first being the Windows 8 RT tablet, which bears the codename Sirius, as well as the Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) Bandit phablet, which may come under the name Lumia 1520, according to noted serial leaker EvLeaks. It should be noted that there’s no confirmation that the device in the pictures is indeed the Lumia 1520.