Deal Done, Microsoft and Nokia Have to Do Together What They Couldn't Accomplish Alone.
Microsoft has finally brought Nokia's device unit on board,
about seven months after announcing it was planning to acquire
the operation that once dominated the cell phone market. It is
now up to Microsoft's new chief executive, Satya Nadella, to
make use of the business, which Microsoft ended up paying more
than $7.5 billion.
Nokia's mobile devices will become the hardware arm of
Microsoft's "mobile first and cloud first" approach that is the
cornerstone of Nadella's strategy. This basically means building
services and devices that keep people immersed in Microsoft's
products wherever they are.