Announced months ago, but taking some time for federal approval and complete integration, Nokia is now part of Microsoft. Being an ally is different than being the same entity, but that doesn’t stop Nokia and Microsoft from making separate press releases about the deal.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s statement:
Today we welcome the Nokia Devices and Services business to our family. The mobile capabilities and assets they bring will advance our transformation. Together with our partners, we remain focused on delivering innovation more rapidly in our mobile-first, cloud-first world.”
Stephen Elop, former Nokia CEO, now head of Microsoft hardware:
“As Microsoft and Nokia Devices and Services come together as an expanded family, we will unify our passion, dedication and commitment to bringing you the best of what our joint technologies have to offer.