Nokia acquires Scalado imaging technology, assets and plans to cut 10000 jobs while re-shuffling leadership

Nokia has just announced plans to acquire developers, technologies and intellectual property for imaging from Scalado, the company behind the Rewind feature found in the upcoming Nokia Lumia camera extensions and RIM’s upcoming BlackBerry 10 OS. The plan is apparently meant to improve the camera experience on Nokia’s Lumia Windows Phones and surely lends some credence to the Windows Phone 8 camera Lenses and OEM customizable Camera UI/API to be introduced in Windows Phone 8 Apollo. Check out the full press release after the break

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Windows Phone 8 screenshots leaked

They are indeed really small and blurry but do look like the real deal. A handful of Windows Phone 8 screenshots have apparently leaked earlier today ahead of the June 20th unveiling. So let’s take a closer look at what we’ve got here.

The first screenshot you see above is the DataSmart functionality which was discuss by Joe Belfiore in an internal Nokia video a few months ago that Pocketnow had in its possession. This will allow user to track their cellular/Wifi data usage per app and per service.

This screenshot shows the video call integration in the Windows Phone 8 without the need of any thrid party application like Tango for example. Skype and the soon to be launched RCS-e standard:
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