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.
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.
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.