Microsoft to acquire Nokia's Devices & Services for $7.17 billion

It has been rumored again and again since Microsoft and Nokia first partnered together to make Windows Phone devices, and now it has officially happened. Microsoft has agreed to purchase Nokia's Devices & Services unit, as well as license Nokia's patents in a deal that will be worth €5.44 billion (~$7.17 billion)...
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14. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

I doubt such merger will be approved, but that's where Elop plays it's game, ensuring no one would get Nokia before MS was ready

13. sats.mine2k4

Posts: 208; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

as planned... nokia = dum ass; ms = smart...

15. Myrith

Posts: 57; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

So sad. I was hoping for Android on Nokia's awesome camera phones.

24. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Don't say that out loud, or the "anti lagdroid" cult will come and crucify you with their dated arguments

104. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

That idea was shot down in 2010. Nokia considered android, found it essentially so bad they wanted to rebuild it from the ground up (which will probably happen anyway for android 5.0, if they don't rename it chrome), and google gave Nokia the metaphorical finger when they said they couldn't and wouldn't offer any support or transitional assistance. .

132. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Me to this is very sad day. Looks like we will never see a Nokia pure view Android :(

16. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

Did they buy the whole thing??

18. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

They bought "Devices & Services." I'm not sure what else Nokia consists of, but since they only paid $7 billion, I'm sure there's quite a bit left of old Nokia.

19. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Seems like just a portion of the mobile division

22. quyenqchau0813 unregistered

As far as I've known, they didn't buy the HERE Navigating division

49. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

Nokia still holds onto its patents, the HERE products, and the Nokia Siemens Networks.

117. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

That will go next. With M$ around in bed they don't need anyone else. It will finally be raped ... end of M$ COUPONS for Nokia like it happened with Novel :)

20. waystriker

Posts: 9; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

Just as expected, Elop really is a Microsoft's virus.

21. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Haha, MS now just spent another $5 billion trying to make WP a success. Nokia is already a shell of its former great self. Now it will be another company MS runs into the ground. All you other WP OEMs, now's as good as any to drop WP, MS doesn't care about you.

26. LumiaNineTwenty

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 02, 2013

does it mean they will changed the name of nokia lumia? Lumia 920 = to something microsoft bla bla bla?

29. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Microsoft Surface Phone?

33. LumiaNineTwenty

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 02, 2013

wish they don't do that.

36. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

It's possible, but they bought the lumia along so I guess everything will be lumia branded (lumia tab instead of surface, that's just crazy thinking tho)

42. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Naah, they'd be foolish to do that. Nokia has much better brand-recognition as far as mobile phones are concerned than MS does. ...Unless MS wants to make a name for itself as an OEM, like it's tried with the Surface, but I'm not sure they can afford to at this point. They're lagging behind Android and iOS as it is, and Nokia's brand name is the only thing keeping them afloat. Don't expect any help from Sammy or HTC after this goes through either.

45. ZeroCide

Posts: 810; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

No it would be foolish for microsoft to do so. Nokia is a trusted brand and it should continue to operate as nokia does only that now it is a subdivision of Microsoft. Like Skype does and has.

52. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

Microsoft acquired the Lumia brand, so presumably it will be called the Microsoft Lumia 920.

34. htc_evo_3d

Posts: 84; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

My dream of Nokia + Android just got lost :(

37. LumiaNineTwenty

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 02, 2013

that's not really gonna happen.

44. ZeroCide

Posts: 810; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

It was a dream and seems like it will remain so.

54. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

"What fevered dream is this that bids to tear this company in twain?" -Scruffy (the Janitor)

94. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

+1 for Futurama quote. Only one more episode! :,(

102. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Yeah well, Futurama's been going down-hill anyways. It really hasn't been the same since it's been renewed on Comedy Central. Better it goes out with dignity than drag on and on as a pathetic specter of a golden past *COUGH COUGH COUGH* THE SIMPSONS *COUGH COUGH COUGH* Oh sorry, excuse me, I must be a touch under the weather! ...but that episode, Future Stock, is perfectly relevant to this situation.

41. oldmandaddy

Posts: 64; Member since: May 01, 2010

Not worth 5 billions. Sad sad.

47. imeubeu

Posts: 59; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

hey they were not supposed to be working on monday...labor day

50. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Hey, who can complain about millionaire executives working on a vacation-day every once in a while?
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