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Somewhat later than expected, SEQR mobile payment has come to Windows Phone. The system has of course launched in the country with the highest percentage of Windows Phone users, Finland, but SEQR hopes to expand it to Sweden soon. “Through SEQR we want to make everyday life a bit easier for both merchants and consumers. Our ambition is to reach…

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After only two years of sales Nokia Lumia handsets managed to take around 20% of the Finnish phone installed base, with Nokia announcing on their Finnish site that they have sold 1 million handsets since February 2012, when the Nokia Lumia 800 was released there. Finland only has a population of 5.4 million people, making its Windows Phone penetration I…

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It seems with Nokia’s handset division Microsoft will also be purchasing the lease to Nokia’s Finnish headquarters. MyNokiaBlog reports that Nokia House will pass on to Microsoft on completion of the deal, which of course means minimum disruption for the thousands of Nokia staff which will be moving to Microsoft. The rest of Nokia will be moving the the old…

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The IDC has released some figures for Q2 2013 which shows that, after a historic loss of the crown in Q1 2013 Nokia has once again regained the throne in its own homeland. Nokia achieved this by shipping 210,000 phones into the small Finnish market,  while Samsung managed 200,000. Samsung still bested Nokia when it came to the mix, with…

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The Nokia Lumia 520 is taking the Windows Phone world by storm, and more evidence of this is that the handset topped the best seller charts on all three major Finnish carriers last month. Despite only being released on the 11th July, the handset topped Elisa, DNA and Sonera’s lists. Of course its not all good news – the list…

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Nokia is regaining the confidence of the Finnish population, if a survey of 1000 Finns by Taloustutkimus is anything to go by. The annual survey found 49% of Finns said their next phone would be a Nokia, up from 45% last year. The number is still down from 68% in 2011, but it indicates that Nokia has recaptured the attention…

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