On August 3, 2015, Nokia’s digital mapping and cloud location service provider HERE was sold to a consortium of German car makers Audi, BMW, and Daimler for €2.8 billion. HERE is one of the top competitors to Google Maps, with special features for the car industry. Of course, better maps are useful to all drivers, but it seems likely that the three car makers want to use HERE for self-driving cars.
Nokia announced OZO, a Virtual Reality (VR) camera designed and built for professional content creators. OZO was unveiled at an entertainment industry event in Los Angeles attended by representatives from major studios, production houses and media and technology companies.
With the launch of the Nokia 215, the company’s most affordable Internet-ready entry-level phone yet, Microsoft plans to help more and more people around the world get online and stay connected. With a price tag of just $29 before taxes and subsidies, Nokia 215 is perfectly suited for first-time mobile phone buyers or as a secondary phone for just about anyone, Microsoft says.