After announcing that Vertu is ready to go, Nokia re-confirmed that they are staking a lot on mobile imaging and photography by announcing their planned acquisition of everything imaging technology Scalado had to offer.
Founded in 2000 and based in Sweden, Scalado has been a close partner of Nokia for quite some time. Scalado doesn't have many end user products, but it develops some fascinating imaging technologies for manufacturers, such as Nokia.
So unlike the news about Vertu leaving Nokia, this one's actually making us optimistic about the future of Nokia's imaging products. Scalado's HQ in Lund, Sweden, is expected to become one of Nokia's key smartphone imaging development centers, along with the existing ones in Espoo and Tampere, Finland.