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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75. hmmm...

Posts: 81; Member since: Jun 05, 2013

That is only for the USA and Canada. Labour Day or International Workers' Day is celebrated on the 1st of May. Most countries follow the international version.

48. likemorethan1

Posts: 48; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

Like @Yummy said :O :O :O :O :O :O . i thought it was a joke when i saw it on theverge, then i go here and every about-phone site and ... Ka-poom. p/s : don't if this is good or bad anyway :-?

51. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

So........wonder what this means for the patent wars? I have a feeling what we've seen up to this point is nothing compared to what is coming. Lawyers will sleep well tonight.

55. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Visions of stacks of cash dancing in their heads...

53. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

NOOOOOOOO! The nightmare has became true!!

57. phonezywx

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 02, 2013

Can Nokia still make other non lumia devices??? does this open the door for Android?

59. phonezywx

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 02, 2013

I just had a brief time with an HTC One and loved it... despite the lousy camera...

93. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

This would permanently seal the already locked-and-barred door to android. As for non-Lumias, from the releases I've read there will be no significant change to strategies or products for the near future, with even tighter integration and faster updates with Nokia's expertise being the new driving force in the Devices division.

58. gazmatic

Posts: 807; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

as long as they keep the lumia line, brand and top notch devices then this is an AMAZING deal... didnt google buy moto for 12billion? still no vanilla moto, not even jb 4.3 google is afraid of samsung here is to hoping that MS and nokia producing vanilla (more vanilla) lumia with no carrier bogarting updates(i mean you att) also either update or kill that windows phone app for desktop... its useless... the metro version has more functionality also... bye bye copysung, waawaa and Heres The Crap you werent adding anything to wp anyway

63. Pancholo

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

What heck? I don't even.

64. santy

Posts: 60; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

With this the dream of NOKIA-ANDROID phone is dead and buried forever.

65. gigantos

Posts: 63; Member since: Jul 25, 2013

Incredible news! Hope without license fee, Lumia phones' price will decrease significantly and become more competitive. That's poor for Nokia, if it didn't acquire Elop as CEO I think now it could sell itself with a much higher price.

67. likemorethan1

Posts: 48; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

From King to Stink (Feel so bad for them )

70. Jack1192

Posts: 35; Member since: Mar 30, 2013

Now where are those people who kept on saying that Elop isn't a trojan horse, and he is saving/saved Nokia from trouble. This is just terrible news for me, having been a Nokia fan for so long. I think I need to move on.

72. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1220; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Well done Trojan Horse Mr. Flop, sorry Elop... You made Nokia a cheaper purchase than SKYPE...

73. _god_

Posts: 47; Member since: Aug 13, 2013

RIP innovation What we learned about Nokia + Windows phone Alliance Nokia brings a lot of features , innovation and exciting devices into the windows phone platform and Microsoft brings little to no advantages to Nokia

77. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

I mean, except for that whole windows phone platform that Nokia phones now run on....but you know, aside from the entire os, nothing. And didn't the article say that the Nokia employees in the phone division are coming with? So you still get their great design team, and microsoft has the team that designed the gorgeous surface. I just don't see how this is a bad thing...

81. Shrihari

Posts: 104; Member since: Jan 29, 2013

Nokia you're correct, oem's other than Samsung are not making much profit from android but i'm pretty much sure that they have not gone from a dominant market position to a position where they have to sell themselves for survival in the market....just do something, change strategy to dual os, develop an 41mp android device with a quad core 5" screen, 2gb ram and release it as an competitor for s4. Checkout how well you do then...else it'll be an example in future that a company which never listened to the demands and became an history...and before you do anything just kick that mr.flop from your company.

83. ItsMyChoice

Posts: 37; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

f**k MS. Nokia fanboy here.

86. taojj

Posts: 33; Member since: Aug 01, 2013

I have been a very loyal customer of Nokia but I wont buy any phone of Nokia if Microsoft acquires it.

91. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Why? Apparently very little will change, just instead of Microsoft shelling out a billion per year to Nokia, they're just buying them for 5. Hell of a bargain.

88. tucutucu

Posts: 48; Member since: Aug 03, 2013

It's not the whole company, and to be technical, MS is renting that part of the company, so it's not a bad deal for both parts.

89. blkjack

Posts: 17; Member since: Aug 16, 2013

The funniest thing about most of the negative comments is that most of them don't own a Windows Phone. If you're a fan of Android or iOS, I would think you would be happy at the possibility of Microsoft messing this up.

90. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

As long as the brand name, the legendary quality, reliability, and dependability of the phones, and top-notch UX doesn't change, I'm OK with this. I'm not against buying a Microsoft-branded phone, but I'd much rather it stay Nokia, especially with the much stronger name presence Nokia has (although there's no change in pronunciation when you go across the pond with Microsoft)

95. Antonyjoseph

Posts: 217; Member since: Apr 06, 2013

I feel sad. Nokia has always made phones with a lot of passion and committment to the customers. End of Nokia as we knew it. RIP.

96. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

And like I and many of us have been saying for years now, Elop is a mole! And with this, it would appear my dreams of an Android based Nokia isnt going to happen. Good for M$, but bad for Android fans.

103. tucutucu

Posts: 48; Member since: Aug 03, 2013

It's not a bad new...It'll be an Apple-philosophy company, which is great because the consistency between the ecosystem and the restriction of hardware.

111. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Because the world really needs another Apple...

125. tucutucu

Posts: 48; Member since: Aug 03, 2013

Yep...we need an Apple with reasonable prices ;)

135. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

No such thing, it's an oxymoron of the highest level.
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