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Microsoft/Nokia deal could be finalized soon

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Microsoft/Nokia deal could be finalized soon
Microsoft agreed to purchase Nokia's Devices and Services business back in September, and has been working its way through various regulatory systems on the way to finalizing the deal. Yesterday, Nokia sent out a notice that it would be reporting its Q4 2013 earnings next week on January 23rd; and, the notice makes it sound like the Microsoft deal will be finalized soon.

The key information here is that "Nokia is reporting substantially all of its Devices & Services business as discontinued operations in its fourth quarter 2013 and full year 2013 results report." The three "continuing" businesses are Nokia Solutions & Networks (NSN), HERE, and Advanced Technologies. Labeling the Devices and Services business as "discontinued" at the very least implies that Nokia expects the deal to be finalized before it makes its Q1 2014 earnings report, which will likely happen in April, but presumably much sooner if that division's earnings are being listed separately.

It's hard to say exactly when the deal will officially close, but Microsoft has said in the past that it expected the deal to be finalized in early 2014. In September, Microsoft agreed to purchase Nokia's Devices and Services business for $7.17 billion, and in the process Microsoft would transfer 32,000 Nokia employees into its own ranks.

source: Nokia via Neowin

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posted on 17 Jan 2014, 14:44 6

1. nokia12 (Posts: 573; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)


oh dear China listen us and stop the deal..
billions of Nokia fans hopes rest on you..

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 14:54 6

2. Commentator (Posts: 3713; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Billions...?

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 15:03 1

3. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


China?

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 15:23 3

5. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Some tech fans think that we are the majority, when we're actually a small minority.. Lol❕.. The average user doesn't give a rats a$$ about the last 200 PA articles.. Lol.

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 15:28 4

6. nokia12 (Posts: 573; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)


india + China alone has billions of Nokia fans..

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 15:33 5

7. Commentator (Posts: 3713; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Yeah, and how many billions of Chinese/Indian citizens really care?

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 15:44 1

8. boosook (Posts: 1442; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Nokia fans? :-)

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 15:57 2

9. Extradite (banned) (Posts: 316; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)


Look at these 2 failed CEO.? In there past history all they have done is failed, wasting millions of its own revenue on failed projects.. Pathetic

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 16:42 5

10. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Microsoft did it's best ever under Balmers watch.. What source do you get your information from❔ Ballmer was hardly a failure... Is his time up? Yes, of course. Was he perfect❔No, who is❔..
But, MS revenue was on a steady in line, and MS flourished as a company.. This is what a CEO is supposed to do..
It's not whether I like him, or you don't, and I personally can give a rats a$$ about him, but this is the truth.. I'm not standing up for the guy just because I like MS, so don't even try your immature fanboi comments with me.. I just get sick of people like you making unnecessary comments about anything MS related just because you're not a fan... You'd like to make everything seem like a failure, wouldn't you❔

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 16:52 3

11. papss (unregistered)


Wow.. You really know nothing. While Balmer has had his dumb moments did you forget about windows 7? The Xbox? Just stop post your hatrid that no one gives a rats ass about. Seriously you troll so much that I feel sorry for you. Its pretty pathetic really.

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 17:03 2

12. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


No, if the deal goes thru then they HAD hundreds of thousands of Nokia.. One of them which USED TO BE you.. That is unless you are a fan of WP.. Because the only remnants left of Nokia will be the Lumia line, and Lumia is WP.. Am I glad to see Nokia go❔ Of course not, but instead of crying about it everyday I choose to move forward..

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 17:09 5

13. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


The funny thing about these idiots is that US WP fans can be on a totally WP/ Nokia Lumia/ MS related article, showing support for our platform, and get called a fanboi.. Lol❕.. Lets put that in perspective.. What if I were to go to some totally Android related article, and post about how I don't like Android, which would be weird of me.. Then, when a Android fan decided to stand up for his platform my dumb a$$ called him a fanboi.. What would that make me look like❔..... Lol❕

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 17:19

14. SandraB (banned) (Posts: 75; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)


China and India have their own brands that they must protect
Eg Oppo and ZTE or Miramax and Karbonn.

For example in China is not nokia longer interesting and authorities want to protect themselves from microsoft.

India and China want to protect their producers from microsoft

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 17:20

15. SandraB (banned) (Posts: 75; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)


China and India have their own brands that they must protect
Eg Oppo and ZTE or Miramax and Karbonn.

For example in China is not nokia longer interesting and authorities want to protect themselves from microsoft.

India and China want to protect their producers from microsoft

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 17:25

16. SandraB (banned) (Posts: 75; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)


India and China manufacturers want to protect themselves from nokia microsoft

So therefore requires the government to Chinese manufacturers that they will not have to pay licenses to microsoft, what Nokia has been spared many years.

It must be fair, either pays no license or pay any.

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 17:26

17. papss (unregistered)


I'd like to one up you here.. I'd like to protect myself from china so I will never buy from either company.

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 17:27

18. domfonusr (Posts: 444; Member since: 17 Jan 2014)


Yes, formerly...

Recently, but very formerly...

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 17:39 1

19. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Ohhhhhhhh.. Quit with the politics.. Its just a smartphone.. Just choose one you like, and leave it alone.. Quit worrying about everything else.. Its time for you to stop.. You're going to stress yourself out.. Geeeeezzzzzzzzz. Get another hobby.

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 17:43 1

20. ZeroCide (Posts: 785; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


Delusion?

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 17:54 1

21. domfonusr (Posts: 444; Member since: 17 Jan 2014)


Yes. Trust me, I'm schizophrenic. I know one when I see one.

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 18:18 1

22. domfonusr (Posts: 444; Member since: 17 Jan 2014)


Well, I just choose to keep crying about it... blah humbug!

Elop sacrificed Nokia to his golden idol called Microsoft. The work of the Elopocalypse is now complete! Now he can go home to the mothership... in Redmond.

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 18:38 1

24. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Okay... that made me laugh!!

:-D

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 18:41 1

26. domfonusr (Posts: 444; Member since: 17 Jan 2014)


Its good to be back. Good to see you're still around, gator!

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 18:47 3

27. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


You're a nerd, dude❕❕.. Listen to yourself..
Well.. I guess I am to.. LOL❕

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 18:48 2

29. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Sometimes they call me RodnEflop.. Lol❕
I actually made that up.. Feel free to use it on me though.. Lol.

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 19:08

32. domfonusr (Posts: 444; Member since: 17 Jan 2014)


Actually, my comment was inspired by a bit of the movie "UHF". The clip where Philo declares that his work is finished, and that he can return to his homeworld, was one I always thought was hilarious. Anyways, its alright, I'm mostly into using loads of sarcasm. Don't ever take anything I say personally... I'm usually just trying to be funny.

Either way, nice to meet you, rodney!

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 20:42 1

35. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Well, a lot of Android fans, I guess that's what they are, call me a MS fanboi.. I guess they hate the fact that I openly praise my ecosystem... I never bash other platforms, I just don't like it when they disrespect others decisions... I guess you won't like me very long...

Actually, its just a little group of petty haters who, for whatever reason, hate MS, but love every Microphonia related article... What's wrong with your boys, dude❔

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 21:22

38. SleepingOz (unregistered)


I'm in Beijing right now and no, Chinese people don't like Nokia. It's either Samsung or Apple here. Nice try though.. :)

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 22:19

41. Extradite (banned) (Posts: 316; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)


Is that where your from originally Oz?

posted on 18 Jan 2014, 00:53

43. mousesports (Posts: 277; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)


Dont worry .. China will desapear soon ... There are to much poluation , they make dangerous CLOTHES with to much chimicals ... So Beijing is under a Pilow of smoke right now

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