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Nokia’s Smartphone Business Officially Becomes Part of Microsoft

Last September Microsoft purchased Nokia’s smartphone business in a $7.2 billion deal and today it has become official, as the acquisition has been approved by Nokia shareholders and governmental regulatory agencies. Microsoft will take on 25,000 transferring employees worldwide:

Today we welcome the Nokia Devices and Services business to our family. The mobile capabilities and assets they bring will advance our transformation,” said Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. “Together with our partners, we remain focused on delivering innovation more rapidly in our mobile-first, cloud-first world.”

As for new Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and new executive vice president of Microsoft Devices Group Stephen Elop, here they are below as they “share a moment together” according to the press release:

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Prior to the iPhone, I owned and loved many Nokia cellphones. It’s unfortunate they fell off the perch but I’m wishing them the best of luck in their new journey with Microsoft.

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  • Chrome262

    ditto, I hope this does well, I really like their lumina series and If I had to go with another phone that would be the one.

  • Biggy604

    Im pretty sure Nokia as a brand will eventually dissolve and all phones will just be rebranded with the name Microsoft. Microsoft Lumina Sreies anyone? Anyways, Microsoft killed off the two way pager the “hiptop (in Canada with Fido)” or its more common name the “sidekick” after it purchased that brand out sharp and its IS developer.

    Now I guess we wait on what other moble phone manufacturer will get bought out and merged to another brand. Like the rumoured Samsung wanting to buy out Blackberry and just use the OS as their own stand alone OS, during the whole “BBM4All” fiasco.