Nokia & Scalado: A Very Fruitful Acquisition

| July 25, 2013 | 11 Replies


A lot of times we hear about a company purchasing another, making all sorts of buzz during the acquisition phase; then apparently do next to nothing with the company for the next 3 years or so. That’s definitely not the deal with Nokia’s purchase of Scalado’s imaging technologies last year, who within the short year of changing ownership have pushed out some incredible Lumia apps including:

  • PhotoBeamer
  • Creative Studio
  • Smart Shoot
  • Smart cam
  • pro cam
  • Glam me
  • and many more

Nokia Conversations have an article up about the history of Scalado and their relationship/acquistion by Nokia, so do check it out below:

How well has Scalado been integrated with Nokia?

I think this must be one of the most successful integrations. The evidence is that within months we had brought out some of the key experiences.

Why did the deal with Nokia make sense?

We were recognised as a leading and creative company with a clear vision of what we wanted to achieve, but often we didn’t have the full means to do it.


Source: Nokia Conv.


Category: Applications, Lumia, Nokia, Windows Phone

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  • iluvn

    Well done on this acquisition indeed. Next, we have to watch out for the result of the acquisition of Earthmine and see how this will benefit the Here maps experience.

  • Muerte

    I want to know when this will be available on Lumias:

    It looks great!

  • Sefriol

    I’m more interested what Nokia can do with Pelican. It might be the next revolution of smartphone photography. 3D camera on a phone, that would be cool.

    • rafaelinux

      The 3d part of it is just a gimmick, like 3d screens and picoprojectors..

      • Sefriol

        Is it? I think when 3D printers are getting more and more cheap, people will find real use for these things. 3D screens were a gimmick since it didn’t provide anything for the most people and required something extra.

      • nabkawe

        This is not 3d though this is like an inside out photosynth this app will be very useful.

    • LG made one a while back, or was it HTC? Either way, it was gimmicky and didn’t sell that well at all. So no, 3D not really.

      • Sefriol

        You need to find the right time for right innovation. I think that the technology has more to offer now when it’s more advanced and it might have some real life uses.

        Plus I think you think about LG Optimus 3D, which was a 3D screen, not a camera.

        • MdN

          HTC Evo 3D, screen and cameras in 3D.

    • Rob

      I don’t think the pelican tech will be used 3d but more for refocusing ability…PureView: rezoom, reframe, refocus.

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