Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 25th Apr 2014 22:30 UTC

Microsoft announced it has completed its acquisition of the Nokia Devices and Services business. The acquisition has been approved by Nokia shareholders and by governmental regulatory agencies around the world. The completion of the acquisition marks the first step in bringing these two organizations together as one team.

Nokia's mobile era has now officially come to an end. One day, books will be written about the rise and fall of one of the greatest mobile technology companies of all time - one that played an instrumental role in the development and spread of the mobile phone, and the one company that put a phone in every corner of the world, in every person's hands - whether they were rich or poor. This is a sad day.

On a positive (?) note, Stephen Elop has stated that Microsoft will continue to support Asha and Nokia X, but only time will tell what "support" exactly means.

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.

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RE[2]: Feature phones
by reduz on Sat 26th Apr 2014 01:13 UTC in reply to "RE: Feature phones"
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There will always be people in denial. When mobile phones came out people was "no, no i don't want one of those mobile phones, If I want to call someone I´ll just use a public phone or something like that"

Then I still remember when people would say "no, no i don't want one of those phones with camera and games that play mp3, I just want one with a simple screen and at much SMS".

Now they just say "no, no I don't want one of those phones with internet, and apps, I just want to listen to music and take pictures"

Same as they said "I don't want one of those tablets I have my computer".

Being in denial of new technology will be always as trendy as purchasing it ;)

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