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Microsoft Expects Nokia Deal To Close Next Month

Microsoft Expects Nokia Deal To Close Next Month

By Chris Crum March 24, 2014

Microsoft announced on Sunday night that its big Nokia deal is nearing the final stages, but won’t be completed until next month. The company has already received approval from regulatory bodies in 15 markets on five continents, but is awaiting …

New Nokia Phones Rumored For Mobile World Congress New Nokia Phones Rumored For Mobile World Congress

This year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was filled with a wide array of tablet, smartphone, and TV announcements and reveals. Manufacturers will get a second world stage to debut products at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, and it …

Microsoft, Nokia Might Be Making An Android Device Microsoft, Nokia Might Be Making An Android Device

Last year, Microsoft acquired Nokia’s devices and services business in what appeared to be an effort to make its own Windows Phone hardware going forward. While Microsoft will still continue making Windows Phones under the Nokia brand, it looks like …

Top Smartphones: Which Phone Rules The Roost? Top Smartphones: Which Phone Rules The Roost?
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With the holiday season well underway, perhaps you’re looking into buying a popular smartphone for a family member. Maybe your current phone hasn’t been so great and you’re hoping to find a new smartphone in your stocking this year. One …

European Commission Approves Microsoft Nokia Deal European Commission Approves Microsoft Nokia Deal

The European Commission announced today that it has approved Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia’s mobile device business. The deal was first announced in September, and gained shareholder approval last month. The Commission said, “The Commission concluded that the transaction would not …

Shareholders Reportedly Approve Microsoft Nokia Deal Shareholders Reportedly Approve Microsoft Nokia Deal

Nokia shareholders today reportedly voted to approve the company’s sale of its phones unit to Microsoft. “At an extraordinary general meeting in Helsinki, the chairman of the meeting said 99.7 per cent of investors to have voted before the meeting …

Nokia Promotes Lumia 1520 Tweet On #AppleEvent Nokia Promotes Lumia 1520 Tweet On #AppleEvent

Apple has kicked off its much anticipated event, and as expected, the Twitterverse is getting into it. Nokia announced its own new product with the Lumia 1520, and is taking the opportunity to get its own product in front of …

Nokia Announces Lumia 1520, a Lumia Tablet, and More Nokia Announces Lumia 1520, a Lumia Tablet, and More

After months of rumors Nokia has officially unveiled its first six-inch Windows Phone 8 smartphone, the Lumia 1520. Along with the smartphone, Nokia also announced five other mobile devices, including a 10.1-inch Windows RT tablet, the Lumia 2520. The Lumia …

Microsoft Will Be Back At CES In 2014 [Report] Microsoft Will Be Back At CES In 2014 [Report]

At CES 2012, Microsoft announced that it would be their last year at the technology trade show. The news came as somewhat of a shock considering that Microsoft traditionally presented a keynote at the show. Now it appears that Microsoft’s …

Nokia Lumia 1520 Rumored For October Release Nokia Lumia 1520 Rumored For October Release

Back in July, Nokia followed in the steps of Android smartphone manufacturers by announcing the Lumia 625, a Windows Phone 8 smartphone with a 4.7-inch screen. Now, with Samsung marketing its 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 3 and other Android makers selling …

Microsoft Phone: Nokia Purchase May Save Phone Microsoft Phone: Nokia Purchase May Save Phone
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Steve Ballmer is retiring as CEO of Microsoft. He readily admits his company reacted too slowly to developments in the mobile and smartphone markets. He also stated that Microsoft phone sales were disappointing. He was addressing a group of Wall …

Can Blackberry Z30 shake up the smartphone world? Can Blackberry Z30 shake up the smartphone world?
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Blackberry Ltd, formerly Research In Motion (RIM), launched its flagship phone Blackberry Z30 on Wednesday, in a desperate do or die bid to survive the Darwinian competition from East Asia. It is no secret how ruthless the smartphone world has …

Nokia Makes Fun of Apple's Gold iPhone on Twitter Nokia Makes Fun of Apple's Gold iPhone on Twitter

When Microsoft purchased Nokia’s Devices and Services business a few weeks ago, Steve Ballmer sent an email to Microsoft employees that split the rationale for the purchase into four areas – accelerate phone share, strengthen overall opportunity, smart acquisition and …

Windows Phone Sales Rising in Europe Windows Phone Sales Rising in Europe

Though the announcement that Microsoft will be buying Nokia’s devices and services unit was not surprising, the move is now placing pressure on other smartphone manufacturers. It is expected that Windows Phone will become an exclusive Microsoft platform, changing little …

Microsoft Details Its Nokia Purchase Microsoft Details Its Nokia Purchase

By now, it’s no secret that Microsoft is purchasing Nokia’s Devices and Services business. With the purchase, Microsoft will integrate Nokia’s hardware business into its own to help push Windows Phone 8 forward. The market isn’t being too kind on …

Microsoft Is Getting A Lot Of Nokia Talent Microsoft Is Getting A Lot Of Nokia Talent
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Early this morning, Microsoft announced its intention to purchase Nokia’s Devices and Services business for $5 billion. It also paid $2.18 billion to license Nokia’s patents. It’s a deal that many are surprised didn’t come sooner, but Microsoft may have …

Microsoft Buys Nokia's Phones Unit, Brings Elop Back Microsoft Buys Nokia's Phones Unit, Brings Elop Back

Microsoft and Nokia announced that the former will acquire the latter’s devices and services business for 3.79 billion Euros ($5 billion), and will pay 1.65 billion Euros ($2.18 billion) to license Nokia’s patents, bringing the total transaction price to 5.44 …