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[3]: Feature phones
by rain on Sat 26th Apr 2014 21:35 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Feature phones"
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And there will always be people who know what they actually want/need.
Don't mistake them for the people who pretends to know what other people want/need.

"I don't need a camera in my phone." vs. "Who would ever need a camera in their phone? What a stupid idea!"

I don't want a tablet because my phone + laptop is all I need. I can see how other people would benefit from having a tablet though.

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