Microsoft: Acquisition of Nokia’s Devices and Services unit will close in April
Nokia and Microsoft both expect the acquisition of Nokia's handset unit to close in April. The two companies sent out their own press releases moments ago announcing an update on the acquisition. The regulatory process is expected to close sometime during next month. As we previously reported, the two companies had hoped to finish the deal sometime before mid-April. However, rulings in India and regulatory pause by Asian parties over potential patent abuse slowed the process.
Back in September, Microsoft announced plans to buy Nokia’s devices and services business for $7.3 billion. The deal will see around 32,000 Nokia employees go to Microsoft. In addition, Microsoft will acquire manufacturing plans and license Nokia’s patent portfolio.
Nokia’s press release stressed that the tax proceedings in India will have no impact on the timing or closing to the deal.
Announcement at Build 2014 or a little bit later? Place your bets below.
Source: Microsoft (opens in new tab), Nokia
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It only took Samsung one year and a threat to move to Tizen to force Google to sell its hardware division.
I would rather see the Nokia name stay on future phones.
Why cant Microsoft and Nokia makes phones individually
They will however lose the Nokia brand power which is what even allowed WP to survive. Not only that, they'll be pushing away other OEMs (Huawei already stated they don't like that Microsoft is getting an hardware division and therefore WP will never be a priority for them)
So no, there's nothing good in this deal, neither for Microsoft and even less for the consumers.
Also, the plants won't necessarily help produce other hardware. Plants aren't a restaurant where the chef can cook anything. The machinery required to produce an Xbox isn't the same as the one needed to produce a phone.
Look, you may be the highest Microsoft fanboy there is. Fine. Just don't try to deny facts. Microsoft has lost many talented people these last two years. And they'll lose talented people from Nokia too. Plain and simple. It's not "re-tolling". Its business. They have to either change to prevent those from leaving or deal with it and be happy with the second or third best thing.
However, you don't see this amount of top talents leaving the likes of Google or Apple. There's something wrong within Microsoft that has to change. But it's simply not realistic to say that everyone from Nokias d&s will remain with MS.
Have some integrity and stick to your word, we'd all be better off.
I can't figure out why you aren't sticking to your word and leaving WPC, actually I can, you're the very definition of blowhard.
If you had a shred of integrity you would have left WPC by now, but you don't. You're just a whiny troll.
I've talking about a petulant fanboy who whines all the time, makes bold statements and doesn't stand by them... I think that makes him no better than a troll.
All I'm asking is, why is he still here?
now that would be a waste of resources but now is the time to spend on R&D. The nokia care centres can be kept busy by introducing :P the surface/surface pro models in those countries.
We both know that people don't buy the phones because of the OS. Here people buy them because it's Nokia. The same happens everywhere except in the US. Once WP sales start declining, Microsoft will see how stupid they were for allowing Ballmer to scream ahead his whims.
People buy WP because it's Nokia. The only place I admit it may be the other way around is the US. But then again, the US are irrelevant in the worldwide picture.
Also, I don't need to. Nokia can return to phones in 2016 anyway, by the way of a Nokia-financed, Nokia-ex-employees-owned little company called Jolla. I just have to keep my fingers crossed and wait.
At any rate...I don't see why you should care since you use Android...
And they lost me for good once they attacked Nokia. That is something I will never forgive them. I bared and supported WP, despite its many many shortcomings, as long as Nokia was on board. With Nokia gone, I won't put up with it. Unless, by a miracle, they convince Sony to produce a WP device and they don't take ages to release further features after 8.1. In which case I *might* stay around.
And they lost me for good once they attacked Nokia. That is something I will never forgive them. I bared and supported WP, despite its many many shortcomings, as long as Nokia was on board. With Nokia gone, I won't put up with it. Unless, by a miracle, they convince Sony to produce a WP device and they don't take ages to release further features after 8.1." Ive seen you state in earlier comments above that you will be done with WP as an OS and be moving on to Android when the Nokia brand name can no longer be used with smartphones when the Microsoft/Nokia closes. Now, in regards to your comments I quoted from above, you state you're reasons for doing so, and the main one seems to be the WP OS and the only reason you have "bared" with the OS is because of Nokia and the Nokia brand. Those seem to be valid points and its your choice to move on to Android, but I dont understand your last sentence from the above quotes saying, "Unless, by a miracle, they convince Sony to produce a WP device......." But wouldn't that defeat you're purpose of moving from WP OS, because now, it seems you would buy this Sony WP device simply because of the WP OS, right? In fact it is the only reason you would, its a bit of a contradiction considering you're dislike for the OS and an absent Nokia brand name. ;-)
So... Are you leaving yet?
Answer these questions and you'll have my answer. But don't worry. I'll install the WPCentral app on Android just so you don't cry yourself to death with my absence ;)