Nokia drops enterprise software and security with iPod rival on tap; plans "The Tube" touchscreen phone

Nokia anounced plans to keep and expand on software-based Internet services such as Comes with Music. However, the company will roll its previous, intranet-oriented "behind-the-firewall business solutions" into a new consumer push e-mail service, while focusing on selling its business with applications from Microsoft, IBM, Cisco, and other software vendors. "If this transaction is concluded, […]

Nokia anounced plans to keep and expand on software-based Internet services such as Comes with Music. However, the company will roll its previous, intranet-oriented "behind-the-firewall business solutions" into a new consumer push e-mail service, while focusing on selling its business with applications from Microsoft, IBM, Cisco, and other software vendors.

"If this transaction is concluded, it would be an extremely positive development for the security appliance business, which will be able to realize its full potential under the new ownership," contended Niklas Savander, Novia's executive VP for Services & Software, in a statement today.

Now, the Finland-based company is rumored to be planning an announcement of its first touchscreen phone, "The Tube," at a media and analyst event in London on Thursday.

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