Mapping system could be Nokia's hidden gem

[BERLIN] For the first time in more than three decades, Nokia faces the future without being a player in the global phone business. On Friday, the company completed the sale of its beleaguered handset business to Microsoft for US$7.5 billion.

The deal's closing puts a spotlight on what remains of Nokia, which includes the Finnish company's mobile networking business and a research and intellectual property unit. But it is Nokia's efforts to map the entire world digitally that could prove to be the...

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