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Leaked letter confirms that Microsoft Mobile Oy will be the new name of Nokia's handset division

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Leaked letter confirms that Microsoft Mobile Oy will be the new name of Nokia's handset division
With the Microsoft purchase of Nokia's Devices and Services set to close this month, the Redmond based software giant has been sending out letters to various companies to inform them of the imminent closing of the acquisition. One bit of information that has been leaked from these letters, is that Microsoft plans on renaming the Nokia handset business as Microsoft Mobile Oy. This was already hinted at in a previous letter from Microsoft to Nokia's customers, that we showed you last week.

Microsoft also sent out a letter to companies that Nokia Devices and Services does business with. The letter was sent to inform these firms that the terms and conditions that applied when Nokia owned the business, will remain the same once Microsoft takes over. Microsoft also let these companies know that some of them will probably remain suppliers to Nokia's remaining businesses (NSN, HERE or Advanced Technologies) and that the Finnish based company would probably correspond any new terms and conditions to them directly.

You can read the leaked letter from Microsoft to Nokia suppliers, below.

Dear Supplier,

On September 3, 2013, Nokia Corporation announced its intention to sell substantially all of its Devices and Services Business to Microsoft Corporation. We anticipate the transaction to close during April 2014.

Under the terms of the sale, Microsoft will assume all rights, benefits and obligations of the Nokia Devices and Services business, including Nokia’s agreements with suppliers, customers and partners which pertain to the Devices and Services business. Therefore, the purpose of this letter is to update you that the current terms and conditions that you have with the Devices and Services business will not change.

Please note that upon the close of the transaction between Microsoft and Nokia, the name of Nokia Corporation/Nokia Oyj will change to Microsoft Mobile Oy. Microsoft Mobile Oy is the legal entity name that should be used for VAT IDs and for the issuance of invoices.

NEW BUSINESS INVOICE DETAILS:

New name and registered address replacing Nokia Oyj/Nokia Corporation is:

Microsoft Mobile Oy

Keilaranta 7

02150 ESPOO

Finland

New Bank Accounts: Please note that Microsoft Mobile Oy is going to have new bank accounts, for further information please contact us via AP Portal: https://ap.nokia.com/APPortalExt/Login.aspx (registration required).

There is NO change in the invoice sending method, please continue to send the invoices via electronic channels as before.

For further information on changes (legal address/send to address) after the close of the transaction between Microsoft and the Nokia Devices and Services business, please check our Invoice Address Search tool (IAS): https://ap.nokia.com/APPortalExt/AddressSearch.aspx (No registration required), or contact us via AP Portal: https://ap.nokia.com/APPortalExt/Login.aspx (Registration required).

Please note that the only changes in the Purchase Order (PO) layout after the close of the transaction will be to remove the Nokia Logo and change the legal address, whereas the PO numbering format and sequence will not change.

Continuation of business with Nokia

In addition to becoming a supplier for Microsoft Mobile Oy, we appreciate that you might also remain a supplier to the continuing businesses of Nokia (i.e., NSN, HERE or Advanced Technologies) after the close of the transaction between Microsoft and Nokia Devices and Services. Nokia will communicate separately any changes in invoicing methods and addresses before the close of this transaction.

Best regards,

Nokia Devices and Services Financial Services Purchase to Pay Team

source: NPU via WMPoweruser

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posted on 20 Apr 2014, 11:44 4

1. jellmoo (Posts: 700; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


When did Microsoft start using Yiddish?

"Oy, stop shlepping around that ugly Android when you visit your bubbe! What are you, a meshugener?"

Free matzha ball soup and some latkes with every Windows Phone purchase! Wait... I'd probably buy a whole bunch of WP devices in that case!

posted on 20 Apr 2014, 11:51 13

4. lee480 (Posts: 177; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


Ojy means it's a public listed company. Like Private Limited etc. Please research before commenting nonsense.
And btw, Android > iOS > WP.

posted on 20 Apr 2014, 11:56 1

7. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3218; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


*Oyj

Oy is "osakeyhtiö" and j is "julkinen"

posted on 21 Apr 2014, 06:17 1

47. RandomUsername (Posts: 531; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)


Finnish is a funny language.

posted on 21 Apr 2014, 06:30 1

48. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3218; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


lol I know. I'm glad I speak it already it would be a pain to learn it :D

posted on 21 Apr 2014, 21:45

69. sgodsell (Posts: 1404; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


OY stands for Oh whY did you sell out to Microsoft.

posted on 20 Apr 2014, 11:56 3

8. jellmoo (Posts: 700; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


Psst... I was just kidding around.

And btw, WebOS>MeeGo>Everything Else

posted on 20 Apr 2014, 11:59

9. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3218; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


MeeGo is a very cool awesome nice concept, but because Nokia really made just one version of it, it's full of bugs and still needs a lot to do. I will miss the swipe gestures though when moving to Z2

posted on 20 Apr 2014, 12:05 7

12. jellmoo (Posts: 700; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


Definitely not perfect, but when it comes to sheer beauty (both the device and the UI) and just plain fun to use, the N9 remains my favourite handset.

posted on 20 Apr 2014, 12:11 1

13. MR-H- (Posts: 116; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


I loved that phone running on Meego Maeemo, much better than wp8

Nokia N9, replaces Lumia brand which is failing no matter what they advertise and no matter if billions are spended on.

posted on 21 Apr 2014, 11:28

52. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1024; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


please tell me you visited maemo atleast one they will transform your meego device ?

posted on 21 Apr 2014, 11:37

57. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3218; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Hm? Did not understand hihi :)

posted on 20 Apr 2014, 12:36

18. camera531 (Posts: 171; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


The fact that you had to make that clear says it all...

posted on 21 Apr 2014, 11:33

53. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


lmaoooo

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 14:20

76. picka_vi_materina (Posts: 164; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


Maemo 5>MeeGo (Maemo 6)>Jolla>WebOS>Symbian>Everything Else

posted on 20 Apr 2014, 12:00 5

10. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2057; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


You got it wrong buddy, it's WP > iOS > BB10 > WebOS > Meego > BB7 > Symbian > Firefox OS > Android. :)

posted on 20 Apr 2014, 12:46 7

19. sarb009 (Posts: 293; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Are u OK my friend ?

posted on 20 Apr 2014, 19:02 1

34. wolfsaviorzx (unregistered)


got it wrong again. Windows Proper > Linux Proper (Debian based) > OSX > Android > Windows Phone > WebOS > almost everything else > IOS

posted on 21 Apr 2014, 01:21

42. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Keep deluding yourself, buddy.

posted on 21 Apr 2014, 11:34

55. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


lmaooooo that's why android has 79% share in 2013.

posted on 21 Apr 2014, 14:53

63. Dastrix (Posts: 612; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


And that's why most Android OEMs are spilling red ink in 2013 AND 2014.

posted on 21 Apr 2014, 22:42

70. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1024; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


android has 79% share because there's so many android devices from well known manufacturers to cheap asian rip off companies

considering apple releases one phone a year they can be releasing

posted on 20 Apr 2014, 12:35

17. camera531 (Posts: 171; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


HAHAHAHAHA!

posted on 20 Apr 2014, 13:04 8

23. akki20892 (Posts: 3623; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Waiting for 2016....I don't know what Nokia will come up with in 2016.

posted on 21 Apr 2014, 11:35

56. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


the same old crap it came up with in the last few years that made it lose all it's market share and end up being sold.

posted on 20 Apr 2014, 11:50 11

2. FriendsOfSamsung (unregistered)


No matter what name M$ changing, it won't sell

posted on 20 Apr 2014, 11:54 15

5. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2057; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


And no matter what Samsung does, their flagships look the ugliest in the class. :)

posted on 20 Apr 2014, 12:26 11

15. tech2 (Posts: 2364; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


I think any company would take being called 'ugly' (which BTW is subjective) if it makes a profit of 7 billion a quarter.

While being sold to MS on the other hand...

posted on 20 Apr 2014, 12:56 4

22. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1161; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


but arent you sad that your flagship device doesnt look like, oh you know, flagship-ish?

posted on 20 Apr 2014, 13:06 2

24. tech2 (Posts: 2364; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


I prefer function over form

BTW, I already said 'ugly' is subjective. Besides, I don't find it ugly along with 100 million galaxy owners and 40 million GS5 customers who don't either.

posted on 20 Apr 2014, 13:42 2

26. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2057; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


I'm not questioning the functionality part of Samsung's flagships. They sure have some features that attract customers. I'm only talking about the looks and built quality.

posted on 20 Apr 2014, 14:27 1

27. tech2 (Posts: 2364; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


For the third time LOOKS are subjective !

With regards to built quality, the phone survived being ran over by SUV after being dropped from 10 feet face down ! and also survived a 2 storey drop ?! Not to mention its water and dust resistant. What more do you need?!

posted on 20 Apr 2014, 21:15 1

40. Gemmol (Posts: 546; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


not subjective, their phones are ugly, good marketing help sell, the last good design they had was galaxy 2, and first galaxy note, and yes this is coming from galaxy note 3 owner, I wish they go back to copying apple design......my phone now is Lumia 1520 and that phone is so sexy, and no I do not use a case for my phones

posted on 21 Apr 2014, 14:46

60. Dastrix (Posts: 612; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


Looks might be subjective, but dirt cheap plastic isn't so subjective now, is it?

posted on 21 Apr 2014, 15:04

64. tech2 (Posts: 2364; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


So is aluminium from which I drink coke everyday and throw it away.

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 12:07

75. Dastrix (Posts: 612; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


LOL, you got me. Still lol, aluminium is more premium than plastic.

posted on 21 Apr 2014, 11:37

58. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


at least it does NOT look like a NOKIA.. everybody respects it everybody wants it everybody has it .. unlike nokia lmao just the name nokia makes people smile ironically ...

posted on 21 Apr 2014, 02:21 1

44. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1161; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


so you are saying
samsung devices = honda toyota cherry mitsubishi subaru common cars?
whereas iphone WP = ferrari Lamborghini Porsche exotic cars?

posted on 20 Apr 2014, 12:35 8

16. jdoee100 (Posts: 308; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Bottom line, Samsung sells and MS doesn't. Everything else is just noise.

posted on 20 Apr 2014, 13:40 1

25. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2057; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


MS doesn't sell? You're crazy right?

posted on 21 Apr 2014, 11:41

59. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


yes with a 4% market share. IT DOESNT SELL :)

posted on 21 Apr 2014, 14:48

61. Dastrix (Posts: 612; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


LOL, where are you getting that from? Nevermind, I don't want to know... HAVE YOU HEARD OF WINDOWS?

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 00:40

71. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


Nope what's that? A microwave?

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 12:05

74. Dastrix (Posts: 612; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


Nope. It's not an Apple that goes in a microwave either. Try again.

posted on 21 Apr 2014, 14:52

62. Dastrix (Posts: 612; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


For the record, M$ makes more money off Android than the OEMs. Just saying.

posted on 20 Apr 2014, 14:39 4

30. dorian827 (Posts: 130; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)


First off, MS is a software mostly company. Samsung is a manufacture of Devices, Appliances TVs and a wide variety of other products.

Technically Microsoft in terms of selling poops on Samsung on a daily basis.

posted on 21 Apr 2014, 02:38

45. express77 (unregistered)


And no matter how 'ugly' they are, they will always sell the most.

posted on 20 Apr 2014, 14:37 4

29. dorian827 (Posts: 130; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)


I bet you're using a Windows computer right now aren't you? If not... prove it

posted on 21 Apr 2014, 07:35

49. Jillxz (Posts: 147; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)


Sure it will.

posted on 20 Apr 2014, 11:51 4

3. UglyFrank (Posts: 561; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


Worst brand name ever, sounds like a colloquial greeting

posted on 20 Apr 2014, 12:02 3

11. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2057; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


I don't think they'll be using this name for their future phones. They probably will license the Nokia brand name from Nokia Services.

posted on 20 Apr 2014, 12:54

20. Beijendorf (Posts: 325; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


I'm guessing Microsoft Mobile Oyj is just the umbrella incorporating Lumia, Asha, Surface and all other things they may pump out in the mobile market.

The name on the devices will still be the respective brand name. Nokia Lumia will now be Lumia, Nokia Asha will now be Asha and Microsoft Surface is simply Surface.

posted on 20 Apr 2014, 11:56 5

6. MR-H- (Posts: 116; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


This will make Nokia users not buying NWP anymore...?

Looks like MS wants to kill NOKIAS emblem....?

More bad news looks like is on it's way for loyal and hardcor£ Nokia users

posted on 20 Apr 2014, 12:14

14. boosook (Posts: 1081; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


IMO they'll keep the brand where it's strong (india, some EU countries like italy, russia, latin america) and ditch it where they have no hope (US, japan… )

posted on 20 Apr 2014, 19:05

35. wolfsaviorzx (unregistered)


Any "Nokia" user who is just buying for the Nokia brand but not the people behind it are idiots. If Microsoft makes a few changes to Windows Phone I'll switch over (mostly stop forcing me to use windows store, let me use apps I create or get without verification).

posted on 21 Apr 2014, 17:30

65. elitewolverine (Posts: 1950; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


You can.....its called a free developer app. Go sign up, download the sdk and you are on your way. It is free. Now go...

posted on 20 Apr 2014, 12:56 2

21. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3644; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Microsoft Mobile. It fits with the list perfectly:

Bitter Sweet
Alone Together
Crash Landing
Friendly Takeover
Living Dead

and now

Microsoft Mobile

posted on 20 Apr 2014, 14:34 3

28. dorian827 (Posts: 130; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)


Microsoft does it again, cant wait to see what they offer and provide as a mobile platform with Nolia under the wing. Im sure some amazing devices and services will be shortly after.

The Windows Phone platform has been presenting and executing lately which is great for us consumers.

posted on 20 Apr 2014, 15:05 6

31. Liveitup (Posts: 1508; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


In tried to get in before the haters started bashing MS and Nokia oh well. The same Nokia team who made those awesome Lumias will still be making future awesome Lumias, the nust have more money at their disposal and are working more closely with the WP team which are both advantages in my point of view.

Everyone has their platform of choice, Mine goes like this:

WP (first)

Android or iOS (distant second).

It feels good to know from an aesthetics point of view WP the small player looked so good it convinced Android,iOS and UI design in general to leave the Skeuomorphism UI party and Join in the Flat UI party. That's what I call a trendsetter at least as far os Mobile OS UI goes.

posted on 20 Apr 2014, 17:02

33. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3644; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Some people like a closed source dead end ecosystem. Maybe it makes them feel safe, like big brother is looking out for them. I'm not one of these people. And neither are many of the billions of Android users. Thankfully there are alternatives to the stagnant platforms that Microsoft offers.

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