Microsoft's realignment in the smartphone segment will see the manufacturer moving away from India and Brazil, with the Redmond giant shifting focus to a few "core" markets. On the heels of last week's announcement, it is now being reported that the head of Microsoft India's mobile unit Ajey Mehta — along with 60-70 sales and marketing staff — will move to HMD Global, a newly-formed Finnish organization that will make Nokia-branded phones runnning Android.
Economic Times mentions that Mehta and his team will be responsible for taking the "Nokia brand forward in the country:"
We expect the announced transactions to close in H2 2016. Further announcements about specific operations, personnel and activities in each geography will follow in due course.