Microsoft and Nokia have a big, red One book that illustrates their history, but it's not available to regular folks

Microsoft and Nokia have a big, red One book that illustrates their history, but it's not available to regular folks

Microsoft closed the acquisition of Nokia’s Devices and Services unit last month, but the deal was first announced back in September 2013 - so we all knew that it was going to be completed sooner or later.

To “celebrate the union” of Microsoft with Nokia’s mobile business, the two companies created a book that they’re calling “One.” Illustrated by UK-based media company TCOLondon, the book presents the history of innovation that Nokia and Microsoft have in common - including some of the firsts that the two companies have had over the years (like Nokia’s first handheld phone from 1987). Overall, the book “proudly looks back” at Microsoft’s and Nokia’s heritage, shares their “current set of beliefs, and leaves space for ideas for the future.”

Reportedly, the book was sent to almost 20,000 Nokia employees (from 53 countries) who are now working for Microsoft. The President of Finland, Sauli Niinistö, received a copy of the book, too, directly from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Unfortunately for Nokia and Microsoft fans, the book won’t be available to buy - at least not in an official way. But some images of its content can be seen in the slideshow below.


sources: Nokia Conversations, The Verge

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49 Comments

1. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

This is my bible.

3. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Then you have to form a new religion, l suggest the name is Microsofism. Then declare Bill Gates as the prophet of Microsofism.

5. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

loool

9. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

In the begining , Microsoft created Dos and windows

47. sgodsell

Posts: 6649; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Then they saw Nokia devices and services. Only Microsoft manipulated Nokia and bought their business for a song, after destroying them.

18. YuLeven

Posts: 50; Member since: May 14, 2013

Apple will probably sue him arguing that they inventend and subsequently patented the whole cult-religion centered in a tech company concept. *coughs*

7. rms.max

Posts: 95; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Name of Last chapter--"Elop The Trojan Horse:how nokia was fu*ked by MS".

11. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

If it was written by an unbiased source, this would probably be the case. "Elop the Trojan Pied Piper and the Rats of the Nokia Board" is a more fitting inlet to the chapter.

16. papss unregistered

You mean like Google did to moto? Proof that he did it and I'll go along.. otherwise you are speculating

23. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 910; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

The proof is the outcome papss.

32. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

What proof or evidence do you have that Elop was a Trojan? Even I can accuse Google of buying Motorola only for the patents and then stripping their value to a paltry 2 billion and selling it to Lenovo. It'd be won't it?

35. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

To protect Android against Apple patent troll

36. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

"During his tenure at Nokia, Elop was regularly featured on the 'worst CEO' lists such as those at Daily Finance, CNBC and Wealth Wire. The Financial Times calculated that Nokia shareholders ended up paying Elop a bonus of 1 million Euros for every 1.5 billion in market capital that Elop was able to destroy while Nokia CEO.[5]" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Elop

38. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Gotta love the wiki. Truth was that Nokia was already burning through cash when Elop took over. They didn't even have a phone to present to him that would save the company when he got the CEO job. No working phone, get it? Do you get that? When he took the reins Symbian was a dead OS, no other manufacture that was looking for smartphones wanted it, Cisco even bowed out when they were looking for an OS. Meego was their savior, to bad no working phone was available. If anything, Elop saved Nokia from becoming Moto and loosing their core, patents. Google did it to protect patent trolls? LOL no they did it for the same reason you strip a car of its parts. Moto was garbage and worth more. Moto was sold for 5bil, a 1/3 of what it was worth.

45. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

LOL I would just sit back and read this time. LULZ

39. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Your comment is the product of Ignorance or a lack of knowledge, If MS F#cked Nokia it was in a good way. Lumias are the beautiful creation.

49. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 910; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

@Liveitup - How do you define being F*cked in a good way? Is that like a reach in a prison shower? Perhaps the dumbest phrase I've ever read in phonearena.

2. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Nokia has a long story with Linux platform(do you remember Maemo and Meego?), not Windows.

41. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

The odd thing is that everybody is copying Windows flat UI now. Nokia just saw the lit before the rest.

4. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

Communism? Gates' Little Red Book

6. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

"Warning. Excessive propaganda inside."

8. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

10. AJagtiani

Posts: 466; Member since: Apr 24, 2014

Troll detected !

12. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Yes, i see you too.

19. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

MicrosoftMobileOyjWTF detected!

33. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Having aneurysm 0xF?

29. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Fan boy detected Jelly detected

14. papss unregistered

Nice name for this website...simiaccurate? Gtfo fanboy

25. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

LMFAO!!!!

30. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Rodneyej1 the nother jelly user

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