Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NOK) News: Mapping Brand, Confirmed Reports & Apple Inc. (AAPL)

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Nokia chief heads guessing game on new Microsoft CEO (The Irish Times)
Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) chief executive Stephen Elop, who has presided over a 62 per cent decline in market value, as the favorite to become Microsoft’s new CEO. Elop, a former Microsoft executive, has 5-to-1 odds to be hired as Steve Ballmer’s replacement, according to Ladbrokes. He leads a pool including internal candidates Kevin Turner and Julie Larson-Green and outsiders like Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) CEO Tim Cook – a 100-to-1 dark horse.

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Nokia Kicks Its Auto Ambitions Into High Gear With Connected Driving, A Cross-Platform Suite Of In-Car Navigation Services and Smartphone Apps (Tech Crunch)
While Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) continues to work on clawing back some of the once-market-leading smartphone business it has lost in the last few years to Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Android handset makers like Samsung, it has also slowly been building out a business based around its mapping and navigation division, rebranded as HERE earlier this year. That strategy — which has seen deals with the likes of Toyota, Volkswagen, BMW and Garmin for its in-car navigation systems — is going into high gear today. Nokia is launching Connected Driving, which included HERE Auto for embedded in-car navigation; HERE Auto Cloud for extra services like real-time traffic updates; and HERE Auto Companion, apps that will make it seamless to link up location data that you want to use or that you’ve created in your car, with what you are doing when you are outside the car and using your smartphone instead. On top of this, it’s upgrading its HERE Traffic system with a new data processing engine called “Halo.”

Nokia Canada confirms the Lumia 1020 will come to Rogers and TELUS (Mobilesyrup)
Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) Canada has just confirmed news that the Lumia 1020 will be launching in Canada soon. Nokia took to Twitter and declared that “We’re excited to announce that the Lumia 1020 will be coming to Canada available on Rogers, TELUS and Black’s!” While Black’s is not a carrier, but a retailer owned by TELUS and will be available in-stores. We let you know a couple weeks ago that this 41MP Windows Phone 8 beast will be available on both carriers this coming October. There’s no indiction of a price, but the image that Nokia placed online shows the Yellow version is en route. You can also expect to see a black 1020 hit stores, too.

Nokia’s Here brings the cloud to the car (CNET)
Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) is making a strong push for more control over your activity in the car. The company on Friday announced a new “Connected Driving” experience under its automotive Here brand that aims at connecting in-car activity with the cloud. To be demonstrated at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt next month, Nokia’s new technology includes Here Auto Cloud, a platform that will provide drivers with access to real-time traffic updates, road closures, and recommendations based on their location. The cloud service will always be on, according to Nokia.

Nokia unveils Here embedded navigation and more car mapping tools (ZDNet)
Nokia is taking its next major step in in-vehicle navigation with the release of Here Connected Driving platform for car makers. With Navteq under its belt since 2007, Nokia isn’t new to mapping, even helping QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) improve its chips’ indoor location capabilities. But with Here Connected Driving, Nokia extends its the Here mapping brand to the world of networked vehicles and entertainment.