Quite surprising today, when Nokia announced the next step in their business, where Microsoft will take over and buy Nokia’s devices and services business. In addition, the Microsoft also will license Nokia patents and copyrights and also their mapping services.
For the purpose of business acquisitions Nokia devices and services, Microsoft will pay a fee of EUR 3.79 billion, while paying up to EUR 1.65 billion for licensing purposes. The combination of these two will show the value of the transaction until 5:44 EUR billion (~ RM23.76) occurs in the form of cash.
Along with this, it is expected to Microsoft’s Stephen Elop will join with several other employees from Nokia.
As a general aware, the Nokia ready to focus on Windows Phone, and rumors related acquisitions Microsoft has said several times. Of course, now under Microsoft, we equally see various other devices based on present operating system from Microsoft, including Windows tablets and Windows 8 RT.
Along with this, the brand Nokia Asha will be Microsoft’s, and it is unknown whether they will continue to connect or not.