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'The phone is the key to everything': Microsoft now owns Nokia's device business

Brad Chacos | April 28, 2014
It's official: Microsoft now fully owns Nokia's device business, more than 32,000 new employees, the second spot on the list of the world's most prolific phone makers, and full control over the destiny of Windows Phone.

Devices and services. That's what Nokia brings to the table — the crystallization of what new CEO Satya Nadella said when he took the reins at the Microsoft: "The world going forward is more of a software-powered world, delivered in devices." Or, as Nadella put more bluntly in last night's investor's call: "In a world of ubiquitous computing we want Windows to be ubiquitous."

The phone is the key to everything in a ubiquitous world. Welcome to One Microsoft, Nokia.

 

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