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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by kurkosdr on Sat 26th Apr 2014 15:35 UTC
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2011-04-11

Thom, can you write a longform about Symbian (like the PalmOS longform you wrote), as a farewell to Nokia?

PS: Yes, I know Nokia got full ownership of Symbian only recently, but it would still be a nice farewell.

Edited 2014-04-26 15:37 UTC

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RE: Re:
by flypig on Sat 26th Apr 2014 16:19 in reply to "Re:"
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2005-07-13

I'd love to see Thom write an article on the topic too, but I can appreciate how much effort must be involved.

In the meantime, you might find the following very detailed articles interesting from the Register.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/11/23/symbian_history_part_one_da...

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/11/29/symbian_history_part_two_ui...

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/11/21/nokia_hildon_the_great_lost...

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