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Ian Fogg, senior analyst and head of mobile at IHS, comments on Nokia following its unveiling of six new products, and expects the smartphones to go head-to-head with Samsung and Sony.
Nokia revealed six new products on Tuesday in Dubai, including smartphones and tablets, but Stephen Elop said the unveiling was unrelated to the Microsoft acquisition, reports CNBC's Yousef Gamal El-Din.
Oct 22- Activist investor Daniel Loeb's Third Point LLC said it took a stake in Nokia Oyj late in the third quarter ended Sept. 30. Third Point said it "seized an opportunity to create new Nokia at a substantial discount to target value", following the Finnish phonemaker's decision to sell its devices and services business to Microsoft Corp..
U.S. stock index futures tread water on Tuesday, ahead of the publication of the government's delayed non-farm payrolls data for September.
*Lumia 2520 is Nokia's first tablet. ABU DHABI, Oct 22- Nokia has unveiled its first tablet and large-screen smartphones, which will form part of Microsoft's global push to become a leading player in consumer devices when it takes over the Finnish company's handset business.
Both Nokia and Microsoft - soon to be part of the same smartphone brand - have each released tablet devices on Tuesday.
Nokia unveiled its first tablet and two large-screen smartphones, known as phablets, at the annual Nokia World event in Abu Dhabi on Monday.
ABU DHABI, Oct 22- Nokia unveiled its first tablet and two large-screen smartphones, known as phablets, at the annual Nokia World event in Abu Dhabi on Monday.
Mark Hurd, one of the rumored contenders to replace Steve Ballmer at Microsoft, told CNBC he is “not planning” to move from his current job at Oracle.
Microsoft and Nokia are preparing to go head to head with Apple's iPads.
Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's devices unit has left a void in the Finnish smartphone market that other equipment makers are looking to exploit.
Chinese personal computer maker Lenovo Group Ltd has signed a nondisclosure deal to examine the books of troubled Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, quoting unnamed sources.
Japanese tech group SoftBank is paying $1.53 billion for a 51 percent stake in Finnish mobile game maker Supercell, valuing Supercell at $3 billion.
TOKYO/ HELSINKI, Oct 15- Japanese tech and telecoms group SoftBank Corp is to buy into Finnish mobile gaming company Supercell in a deal that values the three-year-old maker of hit game Clash of Clans at $3 billion.
The search to replace departing Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is dividing the company's directors, the Wall Street Journal reported.
FRANKFURT, Oct 13- China's Huawei, one of the world's largest telecoms network infrastructure providers, is not planning any large takeovers because it would be unable to integrate them, Deputy Chairman Guo Ping was reported as saying in German paper Welt am Sonntag.
TOKYO, Oct 11- Sony Corp will move cautiously in tackling key overseas smartphone markets such as the United States and China as it strives to become the third-biggest smartphone maker in the world, CEO Kazuo Hirai told journalists on Friday.
PARIS, Oct 9- France warned on Wednesday it could use new rules to block a plan by telecoms company Alcatel-Lucent to lay off 900 French workers, but unions and government sources questioned whether the state would go that far. Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said new labour rules could be invoked to stop the company forcing them through.
*French president calls on Alcatel to review plans. *Alcatel to cut nearly one in seven of its employees. PARIS, Oct 8- French president Francois Hollande called on Alcatel-Lucent on Tuesday to save as many jobs as possible in France after the telecoms equipment maker said it plans to cut 10,000 jobs worldwide, about 14 percent of its entire workforce.
*Alcatel to cut nearly one in seven of its employees. PARIS, Oct 8- Telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent said on Tuesday it would cut 10,000 jobs worldwide, calling it the last chance to turn the company around from heavy losses.