Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NOK) News Trends: Stephen Elop, Microsoft Corporation (MSFT), New Asha’s Specs & More

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Euronews: Nokia CEO Tipped for Ballmer’s Job (Light Reading)
Will Nokia Corp’s boss jump ship? That is the speculation reflected in the 5/1 odds being set by UK bookmaker Ladbrokes for Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) CEO Stephen Elop to leave his still-smouldering platform and step into Steve Ballmer’s shoes at Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Those odds make Elop — who came from Microsoft to try to turn around Nokia’s fortunes — the favorite to take Ballmer’s job when he leaves within the year, though others in the frame, according to this Reuters report, include internal Microsoft candidate Kevin Turner and ex-Microsoft man Steve Sinofsky.

Stephen Elop & Steve Ballmer

Microsoft has to hate Nokia (The Motley Fool)
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) apparently hoodwinked Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) into backing another of its crazy Windows-fueled dreams. Sources are telling The Verge that the Finnish handset maker is going to launch a Windows RT tablet on Sept. 26. The tech blog reported this earlier this month, but yesterday it offered up some more details on Nokia’s doomed gadget.

Nokia Asha 502 and 503 specs ‘appear’ online (The Times of India)
Internet is abuzz with details of Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK)’s next in line Asha series phones. The details come courtesy eveleaks and a blog titled ‘This is Nokia’. According to eveleaks, which has a fair record of leaking gadget information, Nokia Asha 503, codenamed Lanai, will be similar to Asha 501 in appearance. However, Nokia Asha 503 will have have its entire front covered by a curved glass. The phone is expected to come in a dual-SIM version and spot 5MP rear camera with a LED flash.

Nokia Pro Camera installed on HTC 8X, mostly working (GSM Arena)
The Nokia Pro Camera app is reserved for the high-end phones of the Lumia line – the 1020, 925, 928 and 920. However, there are ways, unofficial ways, to install the app on other Windows Phone handsets. The Windows Blog Italia demonstrates a way to put the camera app on the HTC Windows Phone 8X. The HTC WP 8X also received the GDR2 update for Windows Phone 8 (on Lumia phones that was part of the Amber update, which also included the Pro Camera and Smart Camera apps). You can follow the guide here. It’s in Italian so you might need to use Google Translate.

Forget tablets. Nokia has a bigger connected gadget in mind: the car (GIGAOM)
Rumors of a Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) tablet has got the tech world buzzing, but Nokia’s plans to expand beyond the handset are much more ambitious than producing a mere slate. Nokia EVP of Location and Commerce Michael Halbherr told GigaOM that the Finnish handset maker is eyeballing the car as the next repository of its technology and applications and has plans to launch some form of connected car platform in the future.