Microsoft takes over large parts of Nokia




By Arnoud Wokke , Tuesday, September 3, 2013 06:50, comments: 172 , views: 25,881 • Feedback
Submitter: C-Men

Microsoft takes phone manufacturer Nokia partly. The division for making phones is owned by Microsoft and the software giant will license the industry that Nokia maps and related services.

Microsoft will pay about 5.5 billion euros for Nokia, as Redmondse made ​​the company famous . About 1.65 billion of which is intended for the purchase of the patents that Nokia owns. The rest is for the purchase of the division itself. Microsoft buys it the divisions responsible for the sale of mobile phones and smartphones, including the Lumia phones with Microsoft’s Windows Phone software thereon. Microsoft wants to purchase promote the growth of Windows Phone.

Nokia CEO Stephen Elop stops and gives the baton to Risto Siilasmaa, the CEO of Nokia. Elop is one position in the Nokia which is switching to Microsoft. This seems Elop a leading candidate for the post of new CEO of Microsoft: Ballmer gets soon. Many of Nokia’s leaders, including Elop, go back to Microsoft. The ‘chief designer’ Marko Ahtisaari, step by 1 November.

Nokia’s card division and related services, such as Lord, that makes services for Windows Phone, other smartphone platforms and cars, remains independent existence. A total of 32,000 Nokia employees transferred to Microsoft. Nokia says it holds about 56,000 employees, including at NSN network branch and location services Here. The third leg is dedicated to the development and licensing of new technologies.

The Nokia brand remains owned by the Finnish company: Microsoft takes a license from ten years to be able to put that name on new phones. It is uncertain what will happen with Windows Phone: manufacturers like Samsung and HTC take licenses on Windows Phone to bring out devices but must now compete with an industry of Microsoft itself. They may still release Windows Phone devices, but the question is whether they will do so. Nokia now takes between 80 and 95 percent of global sales of Windows Phone accounted for.

The rumors of the acquisition deal for some years already since Nokia announced in February 2011 can be equipped with Windows Phone. Aircraft from Microsoft pays less for Nokia than his previous major purchase, VoIP software Skype. Before paying dollars, Microsoft 8.5 billion converted 6.44 billion.


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