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Euronews: Feb. 7

Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK), Telia Company and Vodafone Group plc (NYSE: VOD) make the cut in today's roundup of Euro telecom news headlines.

  • MeeGo? No, you go... The Wall Street Journal is reporting the likely departure of several "senior officials" from Nokia's group executive board as part of a major management shakeup by new-ish CEO Stephen Elop. The full gory details of the cull are expected to be revealed on Friday. (See OS Watch: Will Nokia Embrace WP7? and Elop Promises Nokia Will Change Faster.)

  • Swedish carrier TeliaSonera, which last week revealed full-year profits up 12.7 percent, is thinking of buying Polkomtel SA , the Polish operator, reports Warsaw Business Journal, citing Dziennik Gazeta Prawna. (See Euronews: Feb. 4, TeliaSonera Reports Q4 and TeliaSonera Develops New Mobile Data Model.)
  • Greek operator OTE S.A. has told the Serbian government that it is ready to sell its 20 percent stake in state-owned incumbent Telekom Srbija a.d. , according to Wireless Federation. The Serbian company will shortly be put out for tender by the Balkan country's government.

  • British-owned mobile giant Vodafone has announced that it will be selling Samsung Corp. 's Nexus S, the first handset to be powered by Google (Nasdaq: GOOG)'s Ginbergread operating system, in its stores worldwide. (See Vodafone to Sell Nexus S, Android Bakes Its Gingerbread and Google Tries Unlocked Again With Nexus S.)

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    — Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, Light Reading

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