Nokia now officialy owned by Microsoft, Nokia’s logo moves to “Microsoft Mobile” and “Endless Possibilities”

We predicted it Right! in one of our posts of early 2013 we said that Nokia may sell its mobile division and it has come true.

Satya Nadella & Stephen Elop share a moment together
April 25, 2014
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella (left) and executive vice president of Microsoft Devices Group Stephen Elop share a moment as the deal that brings together Microsoft and the Nokia Devices and Services business closes today.

Yes yesterday 25th April 2014 will be marked as the dates to remember in memories where once the world leader in mobile brands NOKIA was officially acquired by Microsoft and to that it was bad. In the sense of the context where people loved the brand than any once had actually fallen back in competition with many platforms but had taken a leap of them and moved ahead with microsoft’s Windows OS that had taken back it in the game but the faith had something different written for Nokia. 

From now on, Microsoft is not only a software company, but a hardware one too. At the very least, Nokia’s off the market for many years to come. Microsoft has for $7 Billion plus, purchased not just a smartphone company but an enigma in form of Nokia. The value is debatable, but what is tragic though is the void Nokia leaves behind –  I don’t think it will ever be filled. Sure, many new companies are coming up, but Nokia is Nokia.
Microsoft now controls 90 percent of the Windows Phone market. It has access to Nokia’s Lumia and Asha range of smartphones and almost any other hardware Nokia produced. . The first thing it has done is change the name to Microsoft Mobiles. As far as Nokia is concerned, you might see its name on software like Here Maps, but that is about it.


On 3rd september 2013, also one of the days to marked in history of killing of Nokia when Microsoft had announced the acquisition of Nokia’s hardware devices and services division for about $7.2 billion dollars. It was completed on 25th april and now its certainly an end of an era. 

Also seen was that the Nokia’s logo was being replaced at Nokia House in Finland. Well to say to that Microsoft does not want to leave any trace behind it of Nokia. Cranes were seen moving the big gaints logo replaced by Microsoft.

Microsoft bought the mobile devices division but they did not buy the name “Nokia.” They have a limited license to use it during the transition.
In a few years Nokia will be able to start selling new mobile products under the name “Nokia” again, though, so maybe all the old fans will be happy. (I’d be kind of surprised if they did, but stranger things have happened.)



Stephen Elop talks about the Microsoft-Nokia deal in open letter, says at “endless possibilities”


He says in Letter:

Six months ago, we announced our plans to bring the best of Microsoft and Nokia Devices and Services business together. Today is an exciting day as we join the Microsoft family, and take the first, yet important, step in our long-term journey.
At our core, we are passionate about building technology that will change the world. From the early vision of Microsoft of placing a PC in every home and on every desk, to Nokia connecting billions of people through mobile devices, we have empowered generations. But we could not have achieved any of this without our fans around the world.
Your support has created strong momentum for Nokia Lumia smartphones and they continue to grow in popularity around the world. Last year alone, the awards, accolades and fan-generated rave reviews offered proof of the growing number of champions for our phones and tablets.
And we are committed to continuing our support for feature phones, the Asha family, and the Nokia X family of devices, announced at the Mobile World Congress in February.
Whether you want to read more, capture more, watch more, listen more or get more done, Nokia mobile devices have been and are your go-to choice.
As Microsoft and Nokia Devices and Services come together as an expanded family, we will unify our passion, dedication and commitment to bringing you the best of what our joint technologies have to offer.
Together, we can connect and empower people with one experience for everything in their life in a world where it is mobile first and cloud first.
From today onwards, the possibilities are endless. As now, we’re one!
Stephen

Well now thats an End of an Era. Good Bye Nokia.

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