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Here’s a roundup of our coverage of Microsoft’s decision to go all-in on hardware with the purchase of Nokia’s smartphone division.


Not content with its close partnership with Nokia, Microsoft announced late Monday that it has agreed to purchase the Devices and Services division of Nokia for a little over $7 billion. If the deal closes as expected in the first quarter of next year, Microsoft will own one of the world’s most storied smartphone operations, albeit one that has fallen quite a bit over the last ten years as the smartphone market has evolved.

The deal would create a combined organization that Microsoft hopes will rival Apple and Google, the smartphone leaders of the world, and accelerate Microsoft’s transition from a software giant to a hardware maker in its own right.

Here’s our coverage so far:

  1. Joshua Paul Boram Monday, September 9, 2013

    Microsoft will fail. Its destined. Why would they take a perfectly good company and reputation, then throw it away for 7.1B? That won’t ever make sense in my mind. Because Microsoft isn’t in a place where they should be eliminating competition in any way. They also don’t know the mobile-phone playground as well. Now as reported here – http://VaultFeed.com/nokia-mobile-and-microsofts-new-project/ – Newkia is coming with a comeback from previous employees! craziness… thats all!


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