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With this phone, I thee wed: How the Nokia-Microsoft union changes everything

Brad Chacos | April 28, 2014
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 32,000 new employees, a legion of Lumias, and oh yeah, those funky Android-based Nokia X phones.

Hey, I'm not saying that's what did happen, but it's possible.

In any case, here's to a long and fruitful union: The marriage of Cortana and alluring Nokia phones like the Lumia Icon could be a legendary one indeed — if Microkia plays its cards right.

 

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