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  • nusaiba nusaiba Mar 23, 2013 6:22 PM Flag

    If This Rumor's True, It Would Send Nokia Over the Top

    If This Rumor's True, It Would Send Nokia Over the Top

    By Tim Brugger | More Articles | Save For Later
    March 23, 2013 | Comments (5)
    Rumors and mobile computing -- there's no escaping them. You can't escape Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) iPhone 5S or iPhone 6 rumors, touting this or that feature, or guesstimating a rollout date. Not to be outdone, Nokia (NYSE: NOK ) started a major buzz with a recent Facebook post showing its Lumia phone with an intriguing little gadget on the back aimed at the sun -- almost as if it were outfitted with solar charging capabilities. And Nokia's post accompanying the picture added to the intrigue.

    Basis for the rumors
    Investing in any company based solely on gossip is a scary proposition. But some industry rumors carry more weight than others, and Nokia's Facebook picture and associated text of its Lumia phone is one of those instances. Why? For one thing, this isn't the first time Nokia's been linked to a solar-power-charging feature for its smartphones.

    The solar-powered Nokia smartphone rumors began last month, with news that privately owned Sunpartner Group was touting an intriguing technology that allows a surface -- like a smartphone's cover, say -- to produce power from sun or artificial light. Then a Microsoft-related site, MonWindowsPhone, learned that Sunpartner had signed a deal with an "unnamed" smartphone manufacturer. Nokia was promptly anointed the unnamed manufacturer, and the solar-powered smartphone scuttlebutt was up and running.

    No. 2, and even more telling than earlier rumors, is the Nokia Facebook post itself. In addition to the picture, the post says, "Sun, sun, sun, here we come!" Are the picture and post simply Nokia's ode to summer? Possibly, but a qu

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