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Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NOK) News: Buyout Hopes, No Instagram, No Android & More

Editor’s Note: Related tickers: Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)

Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NOK)Nokia Corporation Hopes of a buyout and enthusiasm over new handsets (CrazyJoys)
Next week could be a crucial moment for Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) and its CEO Stephen Elop in their battle to prove that the Finnish Mobile phone company can survive on its own. Investors will scrutinize second quarter results to see if there is enough money to stay with a recovery plan that Elop proposed. That plan was of two years, but now it’s third. Elop his bold gamble in 2011 to adopt the untested Windows Phone by Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has not paid yet, with any sign to catch Samsung and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) in Smart-phones.

Nokia working very hard to bring Instagram for Windows Phone (360Nobs)
Yesterday a lot of people were expecting Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) to announce Instagram alongside the Lumia 1020. The super popular photo app would be perfect for the world’s best camera phone. Unfortunately that announcement was not made (but we did get some other cool apps). Today Nokia is talking once again about Instagram for Windows Phone. This time we get a closer look at how Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) is trying to rope this app. Many people have wondered why Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) doesn’t just use their close relationship with Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) to get Instagram, but it doesn’t seem to be that easy. There seems to be something holding Instagram back from creating an official app. We have seen so many big companies release or announce Windows Phone apps this year. It just seems silly that Instagram isn’t one of them.

Samsung Is Real Reason Why No Nokia Android Coming (SidhTech)
We have seen market shares plummet for Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) and this prompted them to get rid of the Symbian OS and go with Windows Phone OS. This did seem a strange choice; however it seems that Samsung are the ones that are getting the blame for Nokia not taking on Android. When Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) said that they were going with Windows Phone, there were many people who said that they should have chosen Android. However now we have heard from Stephen Elop, who has told us why they made the choice. Nokia apparently did consider Android but they did not want to take a risk, as one phone maker could dominate Android. Elop did not say which company this way, however it is easy to see that he was hinting at Samsung.

Smartphones and drones: Nokia Lumia 1020 to get airborne (GoodGearGuide)
The Nokia Lumia 1020 was only officially introduced a few days ago, but a French UAS (unmanned aerial systems) company called Lehmann Aviation is already talking about using its 41-megapixel camera on one of its photography drones. The LA300 drone is a fully automnomous one, according to the manufacturer, and is designed to be flown by anyone, including users without any piloting experience. The company claims that it’s the first drone in the world to use a high-resolution smartphone camera, mainly because the Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) has the highest resolution of all current smartphones.