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It's official: Nokia's phone business will become Microsoft's on April 25

Brad Chacos | April 22, 2014
The end is nigh. Or is that a new beginning? Either way you look at it, Microsoft on Monday announced that its $7 billion acquisition of Nokia's phone business will finally close this Friday, April 25, after regulatory delays slowed the deal.

With all the focus on Windows Phone, though, one big question remains: What will Microsoft do with Nokia's recently announced Nokia X phones, which run on a heavily modified version of Android chock full of Microsoft services? Given Microsoft's newfound services focus — as exemplified by Office for iPadMicrosoft may just let the experiment play out, at least for a while.


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