Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Nokia + Immersive imaging / VR

MicroVision offers an "immersive experience."

There's a lot going on here! This isn't a statement that I think Nokia will be using MicroVision -- it's just another in a long list of places to watch for the first mainstream sighting.

Read it all at Re/Code

Nokia is set to unveil its first major virtual reality project next week at a VIP event in Los Angeles, according to sources familiar with the company’s plans.

The bulk of Nokia’s business these days is making networking equipment, and the company is in the process of acquiring rival Alcatel-Lucent. The company also has a large mapping unit, known as Here, though the company is reportedly on the verge of selling that business to a consortium of German carmakers.

As for next week’s event, Nokia has said little about its virtual reality plans. At a shareholder meeting, Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri talked about “immersive imaging” as among the areas the company was pursuing.

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