So the Nokia-Microsoft deal affects

Sep

3

2013

The mobile division of Nokia was bought overnight from Microsoft , which you’ve probably already noticed. It had indeed hinted at, but a long time there was silence. The investment could pay off again but faster than you would believe for Microsoft. In a 30-page Microsoft document explains the benefits of the acquisition to the company. As always in the economy, it is actually just about money.

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What Microsoft has actually bought exactly?

Microsoft makes the phone business of Nokia
Microsoft receives additional patents Qualcomm and Nokia’s (over 30,000)
Nokia licenses Microsoft patents for use in all Microsoft products
Nokia reserves NSN, HERE, CTO Office and patent portfolio

What Microsoft has paid for it?

3.79 billion euros for Nokia’s devices and services, including patents
1.65 billion euros for a broad intellectual property licensing

Why Microsoft Nokia has bought?

Prior to the acquisition Microsoft earned less than $ 10 per Windows Phone device, after the acquisitions are more than $ 40 per unit
Hardware R & D and design in the house now (savings)
Marketing investments can be better focused
Microsoft saves the annual license payments to Nokia
Patents of third parties can be taken

Microsoft through the acquisition of Nokia one of the strongest patent portfolio in the field of smart devices. By now all central control tasks can be done quickly and effectively. The integration of hardware and software that Microsoft should produce a strong alternative to Google and Apple. But Microsoft will continue to work with other manufacturers devices to Windows and Windows Phone.

While Microsoft has lower cost of development to the sale of the equipment, customers should get a bigger and more innovative range of devices. Long term, Microsoft on the success with the equipment already and wants to make the acquisition in 2016 $ 0.08 per share profit.

The entire document there is here . It sounds quite plausible, what Microsoft is so of itself, even if it is of course extremely difficult in the fast-paced mobile market, to make predictions. In terms of hardware Nokia can only be a good buy if it then flows into all Microsoft products, which argues against it?
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