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#1 SurB86

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 07:14 PM

Microsoft is buying Nokia's devices and services division for $7.2 billion. It's a phone hardware division which owns many patents, is a powerful  global distribution network, and a lot of employees. Here's a quick visual breakdown of everything Steve Ballmer is buying from Stephen Elop.

 

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#2 Frylock86

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 08:30 PM

Very much look forward to what they can do together.



#3 R@6271M3

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 09:44 PM

Microsoft Lumia! :mellow:



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 04:01 AM

Here is the email that CEO Steve Ballmer sent to Microsoft employees on Nokia Devices & Services acquisition.



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 08:48 AM

man...this makes me really nervous....the Nokia brand was an important part in getting Windows Phones noticed, and now that's gone. I'm afraid to say that this isn't the best decision to make Windows Phone better. The problem is the slowness and apathy of the Windows Phone team, not Nokia.

 

I also really don't think anyone would buy a Surface/Lumia/Microsoft/Windows branded device.



#6 Frylock86

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 12:28 PM

man...this makes me really nervous....the Nokia brand was an important part in getting Windows Phones noticed, and now that's gone. I'm afraid to say that this isn't the best decision to make Windows Phone better. The problem is the slowness and apathy of the Windows Phone team, not Nokia.

 

I also really don't think anyone would buy a Surface/Lumia/Microsoft/Windows branded device.

 

I think they'll be fine. With Elop aboard, I find it hard to believe Microsoft would allow itself to settle.



#7 FalseAgent

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 01:54 PM

I think they'll be fine. With Elop aboard, I find it hard to believe Microsoft would allow itself to settle.

 

I have hope, but i'm skeptical. Seriously. For example, WTF is Microsoft going to do with Asha phones? Granted, it is shrinking market that will eventually fold up and not matter anymore 10 years from now, but now, Microsoft has zero business in that area.



#8 SurB86

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 05:08 PM

The small Indian market is gone now. People will have to use crappy Micromax, Karbonn and Lava phones.



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