Microsoft clearly bought most of Nokia to ensure the future of Windows Phone, and ensure a safe harbor for its licensing strategy. But there's a case to be made that this is a marriage of equals. Equal failures, that is.
Microsoft wants to build a better mobile phone through its acquisition of Nokia's mobile phone business. One way it hopes to do that? By improving its maps applications to better compete against Google's.
Microsoft's purchase signals its commitment to mobile devises, but it might be too little, too late.
No, Surface isn't going away, and the Nokia acquisition may actually be a good thing for the fledgling hardware brand.
What a difference a few years makes: In a slide deck explaining the deal, Microsoft explains the domino effect that begins with phones.
Microsoft has bought the Devices & Services division of Nokia. Here's what Steve Ballmer had to say about the acquisition.
Microsoft said Monday night that it would acquire Nokia's devices business, including phones, in a bid to control the fate of the WIndows Phone platform.
The new phone is rumored to have a 20-megapixel camera and pro-level lenses.
Advertising firm AdDuplex claims its servers have been pinged by a new Surface RT slate, a new Surface Pro, and a new Windows tablet by Nokia.