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Microsoft to acquire Nokia Devices & Services

Posted 02 September 2013 - 09:13 PM

Wow.. a bold move on Microsoft's part. A sure sign that the mobile ecosystem is going to be a large focus for the company! My hope - Sprint and Nokia will make up, be friends, and I get a Lumia without having to switch carriers.


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2 Sep 2013 3:06 PM

Microsoft to acquire Nokia Devices & Services, accelerating the Windows ecosystem

Nokia and Microsoft have always dreamed big – we dreamed of putting a computer on every desk, and a mobile phone in every pocket, and we’ve come a long way toward realizing those dreams.

Today marks a moment of reinvention.

Nokia has an identity spanning 150 years of heritage, innovation, excellence, and change which began and will continue in Finland and around the world. From humble beginnings as a paper mill factory, to manufacturing rubber boots and car tires, and then to mobile phones, reinvention is in Nokia’s blood.

Nokia will now write its next chapter, focused on enabling mobility through its leadership in networking, mapping & location, and advanced technologies.

For Microsoft as well, today is a bold step into the future, a huge leap forward on our journey of creating a family of devices and services that delight people and empower businesses of all sizes.

Our partnership over the past two and a half years, which combined our respective strengths to build a new global mobile ecosystem, has created incredible results: award-winning phones and amazing services that have made Nokia Windows Phones the fastest-growing smartphones in the world.

Building on this successful partnership, we announced some important news today: an agreement for Microsoft to purchase Nokia’s Devices & Services business, to deliver more choices, faster innovation, and even more exciting devices and services to our customers.

Today’s agreement will accelerate the momentum of Nokia’s devices and services, bringing the world’s most innovative smartphones to more people, while continuing to connect the next billion people with Nokia’s mobile phone portfolio.

With the commitment and resources of Microsoft to take Nokia’s devices and services forward, we can now realize the full potential of the Windows ecosystem, providing the most compelling experiences for people at home, at work and everywhere in between.

We will continue to build the mobile phones you’ve come to love, while investing in the future – new phones and services that combine the best of Microsoft and the best of Nokia.

Nokia and Microsoft are committed to the next chapter.

Together, we will redefine the boundaries of mobility.

Steve & Stephen

The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2014, subject to approval by Nokia shareholders, regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. Read more here: http://www.microsoft...uncementPR.aspx

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#2 michaelleng  Icon User is offline

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Re: Microsoft to acquire Nokia Devices & Services

Posted 04 September 2013 - 07:08 AM

This is definitely an interesting move for Microsoft. Do you think the Nokia acquisition has anything to do with Surface's flop? I feel it may be their attempt at redemption...
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Re: Microsoft to acquire Nokia Devices & Services

Posted 04 September 2013 - 09:06 AM

never owned a nokia so i dont know if they are good or not-- however Microsoft cant go wrong with going after apple shares.

since apple releases the same phone different version every 24 hours anymore and says it's the all new improved iphone-- look we changed our font colors now go buy it
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Re: Microsoft to acquire Nokia Devices & Services

Posted 06 September 2013 - 03:17 AM

Thanks for sharing!
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