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Nokia completes acquisition of developers, technologies and intellectual property for imaging from Scalado

July 24, 2012 - ESPOO, FINLAND

Acquisition aims to bring outstanding imagingexperiences to Nokia Lumiasmartphones

Espoo, Finland and Lund, Sweden: Nokia announced today that it hascompleted theacquisition of all technologies and intellectual property from Scalado AB,originally announced on June 14, 2012. As part of the transaction,approximately50 world-class imaging specialists transferred to Nokia.

"We believe that this acquisition will strengthen Nokia's leading positioninmobile imaging and provide us with a great opportunity to create evenbetterimaging products and applications," said Jo Harlow, executive vicepresident,Smart Devices at Nokia. "We welcome the skilled and passionateprofessionalsfrom Scalado to Nokia and are excited to have them work with the rest ofourtalented and dedicated imaging experts to bring world-class imagingsolutions toour Nokia Lumia smartphones. The Nokia team is already responsible for manyleading innovations in mobile imaging and, together with the experts fromScalado, we aim at astonishing the world with new, outstanding imagingexperiences."

Lund has now become a key site for Nokia's imaging software forsmartphones, inaddition to Nokia's existing locations in Espoo and Tampere, Finland.

"We're excited to join Nokia at such an important time in its smartphonestory,"said Sami Niemi, co-founder of Scalado and now head of Capture & Relive,SmartDevices at Nokia. "The technologies and competences we've developed shouldhelpmove from taking photos to capturing memories and emotions."

More information can be found on the Nokia Conversations blog.

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