Microsoft completes Nokia acquisition
After the all the hurdles have been cleared, starting with shareholder, government, and all regulatory approvals, Microsoft completes Nokia acquisition today, as the Redmond-based giant has published an official press release welcoming Nokia’s Devices and Services business. “The mobile capabilities and assets they bring will advance our transformation. Together with our partners, we remain focused on delivering innovation more rapidly in our mobile-first, cloud-first world”, said Microsoft’s CEO, Satya Nadella.
Stephen Elop has also published an open letter reiterating a little bit from the past, going as far back as six month ago, when the deal was announced, while, at the same time, reassuring everyone that commitment is still there for continued “support for feature phones, the Asha family, and the Nokia X family of devices”. Of course, the Lumia family is still the one that made Windows Phone (and, why not, the “modern” Nokia) popular, and Elop is confident that good things are ahead, as the possibilities are endless. He will report to CEO Nadella as executive vice president of the Microsoft Devices Group, in charge of Lumia smartphones and tablets, Nokia mobile phones, Surface, and more.