Nokia 130 will debut this fall in countries such as China, Egypt and India

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The Microsoft Devices Group contributes to the rapid growth of ultra-affordable mobile phones with the introduction of the Nokia 130, designed to introduce millions of people to new digital experiences. At only 19 euros, the Nokia 130 gives first-time mobile phone users a built-in video player with up to 16 hours of playback, a music player with up to 46 hours continuous playback on a single charge, and everyday essentials … Read more »

Weekend Reading: May 2 Edition — Nokia joins the family, Xbox goes original, YouthSpark challenge winners announced

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Hopefully your week has been as filled to the brim with excitement as ours. If not, Weekend Reading is here with the opportunity to live vicariously. Check out what we’ve had cooking (or in some cases cooling) below… An update to Internet Explorer to remedy a reported vulnerability went live Thursday. If you have automatic updates turned on, you’ll get this fix without having to do anything. If not, click … Read more »

Microsoft looks to remake the mobile market with acquisition of Nokia Devices and Services business

Microsoft finalized its acquisition of the Nokia Devices and Services business on Friday. In September 2013, Microsoft entered into an agreement to purchase the Nokia Devices and Services business, which includes its smartphone and mobile phone businesses, its design team, manufacturing and assembly facilities and operations, and sales and marketing support. To learn more about the rationale behind the acquisition and how Microsoft and Nokia Devices and Services business will … Read more »

Microsoft acquisition of Nokia Devices and Services business finalized

On Friday, Microsoft finalized its acquisition of the Nokia Devices and Services business. Microsoft and Nokia first formed a strategic partnership to build mobile devices together in February 2011, and the result was the Lumia line of smartphones, which has received critical and industry acclaim. In September 2013, Microsoft entered into an agreement to purchase the Nokia Devices and Services business. Learn more by reading the press release and this … Read more »

The Nokia Devices and Services acquisition close date

Today we are excited to share that we have completed the steps necessary to finalize Microsoft’s acquisition of the Nokia Devices and Services business. The transaction will be completed this Friday, April 25, when we’ll officially welcome the Nokia Devices and Services business as part of the Microsoft family. The completion of this acquisition follows several months of planning and will mark a key step on the journey towards integration. … Read more »

Weekend Reading: April 11th Edition – Nokia Devices and Services acquisition approved in China, plus two awesome robot stories!

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The days are getting longer and the bees are waking from their long winter slumber here in Seattle. In celebration, we’re pollinating your weekend reading with news buzzing from around the globe. The Chinese Ministry of Commerce on Tuesday announced approval of Microsoft’s purchase of Nokia’s Devices and Services business, subject to certain conditions. In reaching this decision, the Ministry of Commerce concluded that Microsoft holds approximately 200 patent families … Read more »

Chinese Ministry of Commerce approves Microsoft-Nokia deal

The Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) on Tuesday announced that it has approved our purchase of Nokia’s Devices and Services business subject to certain conditions. MOFCOM’s decision effectively adopts Microsoft’s current patent licensing practices. In reaching its decision, MOFCOM concluded after its investigation that Microsoft holds approximately 200 patent families that are necessary to build an Android smartphone. MOFCOM’s approval is based on a set of commitments which we’ve discussed … Read more »

Weekend Reading: April 4th Edition — Cortana coming to Windows Phone 8.1 and Microsoft creates a cloud portal

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This edition of Weekend Reading is all about the Build developer conference in San Francisco where Microsoft unveiled new opportunities for developers, the new Microsoft Azure Preview Portal, Windows Phone 8.1 with Cortana on the way, and updates to Windows 8.1. Cortana, your personal virtual assistant in Windows Phone 8.1, was introduced at Build. Cortana is powered by Bing and inspired by the “Halo” character of the same name. She’ll … Read more »

Microsoft unveils updates to Windows and Windows Phone at Build 2014

On Wednesday, Microsoft took the wraps off of Windows Phone 8.1 and announced updates to Windows 8.1 at the Build developer conference in San Francisco. The company also outlined new opportunities for developers. Finally, Nokia also announced three new Lumia smartphones that will run on Windows Phone 8.1. Meet Cortana and check out the Windows Phone 8.1 update Windows Phone Vice President Joe Belfiore kicked off the morning with an … Read more »

An update on Nokia Devices and Services acquisition

We wanted to provide a brief update on the status of the regulatory process for approval of Microsoft’s acquisition of the Nokia Devices and Services business. We are nearing the final stages of our global regulatory approval process – to date we have received approvals from regulatory authorities in 15 markets on five continents. Currently, we are awaiting approval confirmation in the final markets. This work has been progressing, and … Read more »