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 henderson101 on Mon 28th Apr 2014 12:15 UTC in reply to "RE: Feature phones"
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$80????? This is a cheap phone: .. it's £15 SIM free (and a SIM is £1 plus whatever credit you top it up to.)

If you look at this page, there are loads, including basic smart phones, under $80 equivalent.

And this is just one Supermarket (Tesco is like the UK version Walmart, though ASDA is owned by the Walmart group, so probably not exactly.)

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RE[3]: Feature phones
by Morgan on Wed 30th Apr 2014 03:12 in reply to "RE[2]: Feature phones"
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I guess I didn't make it obvious that I was joking. You've gone out of your way to make the point I was making in jest.

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