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

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 No it isnt on Sat 26th Apr 2014 10:13 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Feature phones"
No it isnt
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No, feature phones are the ones with a web browser, mail app, music player, etc., but no or limited installable applications. Like the original iPhone before the app store.

Dumb phones are the ones without even a proper web browser (although some let you browse WAP). They're still for sale. (Source: bought one for my mother a couple of weeks ago when her Lumia 920 needed repairs. Cost a whopping €28, sim free.)

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