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With This Phone, I Thee Wed, How the Nokia-Microsoft Union Changes Everything, by Brad Chacos, PC World


There’s no getting cold feet now. On Friday, Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia’s device business  will be official, after months of delays and regulatory hurdles. The remnants of Nokia will get a whopping $7.2 billion. In return, Microsoft will get 25,000 new employees, a legion of Lumias, and oh yeah, those funky Android-based Nokia X phones.

So what?

Sure, Microsoft and Nokia each stand to gain (or lose) billions from the deal. But why does that matter to you? What should you and I hope to see from the Microkia conglomerate, in terms of Windows Phones and devices that we can actually touch and hold and feel? I’m glad you asked. . . . .