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Nokia just completed the acquisition of all technologies and intellectual property from Scalado. About 50 imaging specialists transferred to Nokia. The co-founder of Scalado is also now the head of Capture & Relive, Smart Devices at Nokia. This is going to make imaging for Nokia Lumia smartphones more interesting.
Nokia Drive 3.0 came out a few days ago and I’m really liking it. The highlight of the update is My Commute, but unfortunately that’s currently only available in the US. The feature from this update that I really like is adding favorite places to the home screen for instant navigation. It has been very useful while we’re traveling in Malaysia.
The Nokia 808 PureView has USB-on-the-Go capability, even though the adapter isn’t included in retail packaging. USB OTG lets you attach USB devices to your phone like a USB flash drive. SenseApplied goes a step further and connected a Wacom Bamboo Capture Pen and Touch Tablet. Check out the video.
Financial Times reports that Nokia is changing their usual sales approach for upcoming Windows Phone 8 devices. Instead of trying to get as many phones in as many hands as possible across all channels immediately, they’re looking for partnerships that would help create dedicated support for its smartphones.
Did you watch The Dark Knight Rises this weekend? Did you spot a Nokia phone or some kind of product placement? Me neither. I expected to see a Nokia phone in the movie because of all the promotion Nokia has been running for the movie. Did we miss it? Was the scene edited out?
Nokia Drive 3.0 is now being rolled out at the Windows Phone Marketplace. Users in the US will be the first to take advantage of the new feature, My Commute. Also included in this update are automatic day/night mode and destinations pin-to-start. Nokia published a video to explain My Commute. Watch after the jump.
Those interested in the Nokia 808 PureView for its camera might also want to check out the Sony RX100. What makes the Nokia 808 PureView stand out from existing cameraphones and point & shoot cameras is its large sensor. However, the new pocket camera from Sony is now slowly making it to retailers’ shelves with even a larger sensor and a lower price.