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Microsoft to drop Nokia brand

Microsoft plans to drop the Nokia brand

The firm’s newly-appointed executive vice president for the Microsoft Devices Group division Stephen Elop, who was formerly CEO at Nokia, explained on the Conversations at Nokia blog that while Microsoft is allowed to use Nokia’s brand name for its handsets for a period of time, the firm plans to do away with it in the near future. The firm also recently set up the Microsoft Mobile Oy unit, but Elop explained that the business is merely a legal construct that was created to facilitate the merger with Nokia.

BlackBerry’s pursuit of SAP personnel signals strategic shift towards enterprise

BlackBerry’s management restructure has seen the hiring of four former SAP staff

Canadian handset maker BlackBerry’s management restructure has continued with the appointment of Eric Johnson as president of global sales. Johnson is the fourth former SAP executive to join since John Chen took over as CEO, suggesting that the handset maker is looking to regain its focus on the enterprise market.

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