Back in April, Microsoft announced the acquisition of all of the Nokia Devices and Services business.
Microsoft is now ready to unveil a very first device under Microsoft Lumia brand. According to Microsoft Mobile site, “Microsoft is delivering the power of everyday mobile technology to everyone. Come back on November 11, to find out more.”
“In the coming weeks and months, you’ll start seeing even more brand experience come to life across different channels as we transition from Nokia Lumia to Microsoft Lumia,” says Tuula Rytilä, Senior Vice-President of Marketing for Phones at Microsoft.
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 →