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Microsoft acquires Nokia: read all about it here

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Microsoft acquires Nokia: read all about it here

Credit where credit's due


Quite possibly, the following statement will sound somewhat dramatic to some people, but it feels appropriate nevertheless: Microsoft's $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia's mobile phone business, in its near entirety, marks an end of an era. And it doesn't really matter whether you count yourself among those faithful to either one of the above – the landscape of the smart devices market is about to be irrevocably changed in what history will look at as the beginning of the end of a company who's hands have largely shaped the industry during its infancy

A whole lot more can and will be said about Nokia, and different opinions will, naturally, carry a different connotation – some will be judgmental, while others may feel they're honor-bound to give credit where credit's due. More still can and will be said in the weeks to come on what changes, exactly, the acquisition of the Finnish manufacturer spells for the mobile space.

Ultimately, for those of us who hold technology dear, beyond the practical, business buzz, the news carry an emotional, nostalgia-inducing charge, and we can only hope that Nokia will retain its voice in the years to come.

So what's going on?


Coverage of the deal in its entirety, along with any subsequent scoops that we're bound to go through as we go forward with the high-profile acquisition will, undoubtedly, accumulate. That is precisely why you should refer back to this round-up, while we'll make sure that you don't miss a thing. Here are the basics that you need to acquaint yourself with:

Mostly factual


Looking to know more? Don't worry, we're like that, too. Find below all our coverage on all things related to the deal.

Our take


A deal of this caliber is naturally exciting, to say the least. If you're looking to gain some perspective as you take a step away from news regurgitation, then the below should prove a most appropriate read.

Last update: 09/09/2013

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posted on 03 Sep 2013, 06:38 3

1. wicpromd (Posts: 266; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


Future windows phone will be branded as Microsoft

www.theverge.com/2013/9/3/4688888/there-will-never-be-another-nokia-smartphone

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 06:51 14

9. juandante (Posts: 463; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


Why did the investitors prevent this fail ? Do they even now Nokia is the only big entreprise remaining in Europe and Finland ? Do Finland even care about Nokia, and one big company giving to their country a good tax and economy ?

Where did this Flop guy came from ? Man I swear I will never buy Nokia again. They don't have any value for me anymore. Micro$oft arrogance on my PC, Micro$oft arrogance on my best cellphone manufacturer.. Nokia is not existing anymore.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 06:54 26

12. wicpromd (Posts: 266; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


Elop is the real trojan
MS sent him to slow down pace of Nokia
as Nokia could have grown much faster with android
but FLOP gave a stupid reason because of SAMSUNG they didnt went with android
Nokia is being sold at such a cheap value??
thats shocking

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 07:18

18. sniper1087 (Posts: 515; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)


Grammar sheck "didnt went" you meant to say they didnt go wtih android. I do disagree we dont need a duopoly in the smartphone world, more OS means more innovation at a competitive price, we dont need prices to skyrocket.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 08:10 6

36. SGSatlantis (Posts: 226; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


Hey grammar "sheck", it's spelled "didn't", "with", "don't". Also, more OS doesn't mean lower price when the OS maker and the OEMs are two different entities. Android is free, it's WP that is payed. Apple controls their own hardware and software and their prices are the least competitive. You're right about the innovation part though.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 08:01 3

35. SGSatlantis (Posts: 226; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


So true, and yet so sad. Nokia will never make another Nokia phone not because it will be rebranded as Microsoft, but because MS will tightly control their development. And the saddest thing of all, there will never be a Nokia android device, a thing I dreamed for years.

posted on 08 Sep 2013, 11:17

89. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1556; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


you are incorrect Nokia still exists as an independent business running the parts of it's Enterprise Microsoft dint buy. the agreement with Microsoft allows that after a few years Nokia can again make Nokia branded smart Phones. the question is will they do that when the time comes they can?

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 08:52 15

47. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Agree^................elop did stupidity in 2011 to choosing WP, Not Android. what a shrink decision by elop for nokia to shrink in MS ocean.

now guys tell me in 2011 Nokia with Android will be great pair. hit like if guys are agree. I'm supporting Nokia not WP.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 10:05 4

64. 14545 (Posts: 1604; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


It wasn't stupidity, it was a plan. He is a shill and he alone sunk Nokia for the purpose of driving the price low enough for MS to buy them. If I were a nokia investor I would sue the flock out of he and microsoft.

Too the others that say this is a good deal because we need another dominate platform for competition, sure. However, Nokia had a very decent OS two years ago before elop said to trash it in favor of WP crap. So I would say that those actions alone directly led to where we are today. NOT TO MENTION, if there wasn't some shadiness in this deal, then why did enflop have to "step down" to avoid a "conflict of interest"? Com'on, see the writing on the wall.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 09:09 1

54. meyy91 (Posts: 7; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


Meanwhile BlackBerry .! :D :D LOL

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 09:14 5

55. Puhelin (Posts: 9; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


I'm From Finland and I think this is bull sh*t ! Douchebag Steven Elop !

posted on 08 Sep 2013, 10:29

86. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1556; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


juandante Nokia was in trouble before Elop took over. Elop did what he set out to do which was to make Nokia the best Windows Phone 8 OEM. how ever new information has come out that Nokia did not have enough cash to continue it's Windows smart
phone 8 design, testing, manufacturing and sales. Nokia's other businesses needed cash so bad that Nokia is heading for Bankruptcy. MS CEO Ballmer found this out and made the right call he bought Nokia's smartphone division and all it's related patents he could get plus got a long term lease to use the ones Microsoft could not buyout as for Elop being a Trojan I do not think so MR Elop said he always wanted to be a CEO he's lost that position when these financial problems drove Nokia near bankruptcy and Nokia had to sell out it's smart phone division.
The agreement does allow nokia to make smartphones in the Future but will they come back into that industry after all this. the money from Microsoft will save what is left of Nokia

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 06:39 18

2. SIGPRO (Posts: 1519; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


Oh hell no, Nokia is gone now damn you Elop! Nokia does not deserve this fate!

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 08:55 3

48. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Nokia sell Lumia & Asha brand, so we can see Nokia Android or their own OS?

Like my Nokia 1020 with android not Nokia Lumia 1020 with WP.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 12:34 1

72. rihel_95 (Posts: 301; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)


i didnt know "#SWITCH" would have such greater meaning!

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 13:42

75. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


Elop did a mightly fine job in felling the beast that is Nokia, making it succumb to Microsoft's whim, so that it would have a primed and ready device manufacturer to serve its needs. Maybe the Trojan Horse can now be redubbed to the Elop.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 06:44 15

3. TechFreak (Posts: 15; Member since: 22 Mar 2013)


Nokia failed sooooooooooooooooooooooooo hard..!!!!
See now all WP fanboys why Nokia went with WP instead of android..!!!

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 08:57 1

49. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


that is my question too dude........in 2011 they should choose Android not WP because we know android have some apps in 2011 and that os was growing so fast, not like WP fresh new os with no apps and not growing fast as android.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 06:47 3

4. snowgator (Posts: 3599; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


I will admit, I never expected to see this happen. It is now Item #1 I was wrong about. I do not think it is a good thing for WP. Makes no sense to rid yourself of the Nokia name. I am not stunned, I am numb. Just really really worried for the OS and manufacturer I have grown to believe in.

posted on 08 Sep 2013, 11:00

88. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1556; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


Folks Nokia still exists as a private company but will be running it's other Business Enterprises that Microsoft did not buy. the agreement with Microsoft allows Nokia to come back into the smart phone business/Feature
cell phone business in the future. Nokia is not dead just regrouping

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 06:48 3

5. cezarepc (Posts: 716; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


Android-powered-Nokia is now a great dream never to come true.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 09:20

56. pwnarena (Posts: 1129; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


on the contrary, it may now come true. according to some reports, nokia will remain as nokia and will still produce feature phones. there's going to be some years when it may not be allowed to produce smartphones but it will probably use android soon.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 13:52

77. jromy (Posts: 114; Member since: 26 Feb 2013)


no...according to some reports, you're lying.

posted on 08 Sep 2013, 10:40

87. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1556; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


you are wrong to think NOKIA will not someday make a android smart phone because the agreement with Microsoft allows Nokia to make
smart phones in the future. Microsoft only bought out Nokia's existing
smart phone and feature phone ASHa Business. Nokia will now be
an independent company running the businesses that Microsoft did
buy or get a lease on.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 06:49 3

6. lyndon420 (Posts: 4554; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


With the patents they will be acquiring, one can assume a bunch of lawyers are smiling and gearing up for war.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 06:49 3

7. juandante (Posts: 463; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


Wtf ? Am I dreaming ? What the heck is this news ?

What value does nokia have now ? A joke ? What this micro$oft and Flop did ???

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 08:41

43. volcano (Posts: 348; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


wtf am i dreaming what value does motorola have now ?

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 09:51 3

62. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Motorola and Nokia deals where so different.... For starters Moto CEO was not a Google Trojan horse

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 10:42 3

69. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


And Google is keeping them a separate company. Doesn't sound like that's the case with MS & Nokia.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 06:51 2

8. Seo_Joo_Hyun (Posts: 65; Member since: 14 Jul 2013)


SAD JUST SAD , TISK TISK

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