Microsoft/Nokia deal could be finalized soon

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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51 Comments

1. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

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

2. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Billions...?

5. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 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.

14. SandraB

Posts: 75; Member since: Aug 07, 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

43. mousesports

Posts: 286; Member since: Feb 28, 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

51. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Since when do the technology preferences of our former cold war enemies in the east matter? China is a large factory zone for us, nothing more... MSFT & NOK deal is basically done. End of story.

6. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

india + China alone has billions of Nokia fans..

7. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

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

12. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 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..

22. domfonusr

Posts: 1083; Member since: Jan 17, 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.

27. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

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

29. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

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

32. domfonusr

Posts: 1083; Member since: Jan 17, 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!

35. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 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❔

46. domfonusr

Posts: 1083; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

Well, I am not a fan of Android, and so I can't say I am always in agreement with the Android guys. I agree with a lot of what they say, but not everything. Until last year, I was actually looking very favorably on Windows Phone. Of course, at one time I looked semi-favorably at the iPhone, too, but I knew I'd never be able to afford one anyway. I'll end up being stuck with Android just because I can't afford anything else, but even then I can't afford a smartphone at all because of the high cost of data - hence my new name - domfonusr. I use an LG A340 when I'm not hiding it from other people who pass by.

48. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Well, for the money you get more smartphone with WP.. And Lumia devices are superb... I have a 920, and a 1520, and you would be amazed by the amount of features these phones have compared to this time last year... Sure they still need a little work, but that's just it.. They only need a little work❕... Seriously, with the way WP already behaves, and performs, this "little work" could make WP damn near perfect, IMO... Nevertheless, the UE is great.. I highly recommend you try WP, but it's up to you.. Android devices are pretty cool too, and maybe the new iPhone will have more hardware options.. Get a second job, or start selling your body, dude❕

50. domfonusr

Posts: 1083; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

Nah, I can't get a job. I'm on disability because of schizophrenia. Last time I had a job, I ended up having a mental health event while on the job, now I am not legally allowed to work until I get cleared by the county Office of Vocational Rehabilitation at some future time, whenever that will be. I am an equal-opportunity critic of pretty much all of the OS's that are out there right now. I think iOS is very nice and fluid and all, but iPhones are expensive and are not good for tinkering around with at all. Windows Phones are almost as fluid as iPhones, but I dislike Microsoft (and Apple) for their business strategy - and especially for treating consumers like crack addicts - goodness knows I am dependent upon Windows 7 already (my parents let me use one of their computers), and yet they are pushing Windows 8 like we are out of fashion already. Windows 8 is a disaster for the PC industry. Even though its probably the right one for me, Android is disappointing to me on so many levels, especially on the low-tier end where I'll be stuck at some point (when I someday make it out of the no-tier), and yet there is no other OS that really lets you tinker as much as Android - but not as much tinkering as with Symbian, the only OS I really ever liked completely. I won't even go to BlackBerry, as they're not worth talking about right now. Tizen and Firefox don't strike me as offering anything different, and neither one will come to the US consumer market any time soon. Jolla is not available in the US, and probably never will be - just an OS for the hipsters in Europe and Russia. All told, $100 is too much for me to pay for a phone right now, it has to be free and without contract, which simply does not really exist. So, no Lumia 520 for me - too expensive even at the lower end. So... I am stuck right now. As for the seling of my body, well, God would know and I would be ashamed... haha!

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.. :)

41. Extradite

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

Is that where your from originally Oz?

47. SleepingOz unregistered

No, but I've got business there.. I do travel a lot actually, I was previously in France.

3. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

China?

8. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Nokia fans? :-)

15. SandraB

Posts: 75; Member since: Aug 07, 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

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.

18. domfonusr

Posts: 1083; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

Yes, formerly... Recently, but very formerly...

9. Extradite

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 30, 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

10. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 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❔

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.

13. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 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❕

16. SandraB

Posts: 75; Member since: Aug 07, 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.

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