BEIJING, April 25 electrical (IT channel Zhang Ian) Today, Microsoft [microblogging] acquisition of Nokia [microblogging] equipment and services sector will fully completed. This lasted nearly eight months, totaling $ 7.2 billion takeover will come to an end today. By then, Microsoft will take over Nokia, including mobile phones, smart devices business, the design team, including equipment and services sectors, as well Nokia.com this website and related social media.
Currently, Nokia is mainly owned equipment and services, Here maps and network equipment three business segments, including equipment and services sector is mainly responsible for the mobile phone business, including the Lumia brand and all products. With this acquisition, Microsoft will pay 3.79 billion euros Nokia also be used to purchase an additional 1.65 billion euros patent assets, totaling 5.44 billion euros, or about $ 7.2 billion. In terms of human resources, after the acquisition is completed, about 32,000 Nokia employees including manufacturing, assembly and packaging of products will go to Microsoft office.
However, many overseas media reported that after the acquisition of Nokia will be renamed “Microsoft is moving.” According to the Beijing Morning Post reported, after the acquisition by Nokia for whether renamed “Windows Mobile” Nokia’s staff, said: “Microsoft Mobile is the entity’s name, and the ‘Nokia’ as the product brand will always use to say, on the 25th. after the merger is completed, consumers will still buy Nokia’s mobile phone call. “in fact, as early as February this year, Microsoft spokesman had publicly said that Nokia devices and services sector in the fall, Microsoft, Nokia will continue to use the trademark production of mobile phones .
It is understood that Nokia sold equipment and services sector in 2012 was 14.9 billion euros Nokia brings in revenue, 50% of its total revenue. Through this deal, Nokia will profit 3.2 billion euros, or about $ 4.22 billion. Nokia camp after joining Microsoft, Nokia Lumia hardware will also get more support from Microsoft.
For Microsoft, Nokia to establish a long history, product design, solid foundation, Microsoft’s WP strategy for Nokia Lumia smart phone business generated strong dependence. According to statistics, in 2013, Microsoft WP smart phones is growing rapidly, annual shipments reached 33.4 million, an increase of 90 percent compared with last year. In more than thirty million smart phones, nine became Nokia Lumia smartphone. After the acquisition of Nokia’s hardware division, Microsoft will be Windows practical sense Phone [microblogging] OEM manufacturers, almost exclusive production and provide Windows Phone device, its influence in the mobile sector will further increase.
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