Microsoft India's mobile head quits to join Nokia's partner HMD Global

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.

Harish Jonnalagadda
Senior Editor - Asia

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia for Android Central, Windows Central's sister site. When not reviewing phones, he's testing PC hardware, including video cards, motherboards, gaming accessories, and keyboards.