The Lumia 635 will be the first 4G handset released that will be running the latest version on Windows Phone OS, 8.1.
The device has a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor, 512MB of RAM, a 4.5-inch touchscreen, a 5MP camera, 8GB of on-board storage (expandable to 128GB with MicroSD card) and a large 1830mAh battery . It will be available in orange, green, yellow, matte black and white. Continue reading →
Microsoft’s purchase of Nokia’s Devices and Services business is officially complete. Announced last year in September, the $7.1 billion deal gives Microsoft ownership of Nokia’s smartphone products, including Lumia, Asha, and the Android-powered Nokia X devices, as well as access to the Finnish company’s portfolio of patents through a licensing agreement. Continue reading →
Microsoft’s purchase of Nokia’s devices and services business for £4.5 billion has received regulatory approval from the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China.
When the acquisition was first announced on September 3, 2013, both parties said it would be subject to regulatory approval. They have now received this from the European Commission, the US Department of Justice and now China.
The deal is still on track to be completed later this month.
Microsoft buyout of Nokia has been delayed by regulatory, but the buyout is still expected to be concluded by the end of April.
Microsoft’s legal chief, Brad Smith, said that the company was awaiting “approval confirmation” in remaining markets, after receiving the go-ahead from 15 other regulators. Those include the US and Europe. Continue reading →
Microsoft has announced it is to buy Nokia’s mobile phone business and services business. The press release from Microsoft details what exactly they will be getting from Nokia in the deal:
“Under the terms of the agreement, Microsoft will pay EUR 3.79 billion to purchase substantially all of Nokia’s Devices & Services business, and EUR 1.65 billion to license Nokia’s patents, for a total transaction price of EUR 5.44 billion in cash. Microsoft will draw upon its overseas cash resources to fund the transaction. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2014, subject to approval by Nokia’s shareholders, regulatory approvals and other closing conditions.” Continue reading →