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March 5, 2014 at 9:55 AM

Report: Nadella initially against Microsoft acquiring Nokia’s phone business

Newly appointed Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, along with Bill Gates, were among those initially opposed to former CEO Steve Ballmer’s proposal to acquire Nokia’s handset business, according to a Bloomberg Businessweek report today looking behind the scenes at what led to the eventual $7.2 billion acquisition.

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February 24, 2014 at 12:51 AM

Nokia launches its first Android-based phones [updated]

[This post has been updated to include comment from Microsoft]

Nokia, whose phone business is soon to become part of Microsoft, introduced its first Android-based smartphone today at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

The Nokia X line of phones — which include the Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL — is based on Google’s Android operating system, meaning the phones will run Android apps and that it should be relatively easy for developers to port their Android apps to the Nokia Store.

The Nokia X (Photo from Nokia)

The Nokia X (Photo from Nokia)

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January 23, 2014 at 9:37 AM

Nokia’s handset business, on eve of Microsoft takeover, sees sales slump

Nokia, whose Devices & Services business is expected to become part of Microsoft soon, reported a big slide in its its fiscal fourth quarter results today. Probably most worrisome to Microsoft, Nokia’s Devices & Services division, which Nokia labeled as “discontinued operations” in its earnings report, saw a sales slide of 29 percent, going from…

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December 4, 2013 at 11:48 AM

EU OKs Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia handset business

Two days after the U.S. Department of Justice approved Microsoft’s $7.2 billion purchase of Nokia’s devices and services business, EU regulators did the same. The European Commission approved the deal, saying in a news release: The Commission concluded that the transaction would not raise any competition concerns, in particular because there are only modest overlaps between…

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November 19, 2013 at 8:11 AM

Nokia shareholders approve Microsoft deal

Microsoft’s move to acquire Nokia’s phone business moved another step closer to completion as Nokia shareholders voted today to approve the deal.

John Stoll, Stockholm bureau chief of The Wall Street Journal, tweeted this morning:

The vote came at a extraordinary meeting of shareholders held today in Helsinki.

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October 29, 2013 at 12:40 PM

Nokia Lumia shipments up

Nokia, whose phone business is┬ábeing acquired by Microsoft, is reporting some good news about its Lumia line of Windows Phones. The Finnish phone-maker reports that its third-quarter shipments of Lumia phones has increased 19 percent quarter-on-quarter to 8.8 million units. Year-over-year, Lumia volume rose 203 percent, up from 2.9 million units shipped in the third quarter…

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