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The struggling Finnish phone company hopes to take on Apple's dominance of the smartphone market

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Nokia and Microsoft have teamed up to take on Google and Apple in the fast-growing smartphone market as the Finnish mobile phone maker attempts to regain its leading position in the sector.

David Prosser: Don't sneer at Nokia's chief executive

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Nokia's new chief executive suffered a blow on his first day, after it emerged that the mobile phone giant had been forced to delay the release of its flagship N8 smartphone yet again.

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