1. Jas00555's Avatar
    Nokia shareholders approve Microsoft deal | The Verge

    This is great news to wake up to
    martinmc78, snowmutt, dznk and 1 others like this.
    11-19-2013 07:29 AM
  2. snowmutt's Avatar
    Good. That means the hardware division we have grown to love stays WP.
    dznk likes this.
    11-19-2013 07:42 AM
  3. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    Whoop! I was worried it may fail but im happy it went through. Kept having sick flashes of android on Nokia hardware if it failed. *shudder*

    I'm hoping this means a promising 2014!
    BIGPADDY and snowmutt like this.
    11-19-2013 07:50 AM
  4. alv3st3r's Avatar
    98% of pre-registered votes and 99.7% nominee-registered shareholders pre-voted “Yes” for the Microsoft deal.
    11-19-2013 08:15 AM
  5. squire777's Avatar
    "It was a good day"
    - Ice Cube
    11-19-2013 11:04 AM
  6. Jas00555's Avatar
    So, wait, does this mean that Microsoft can start incorporating Nokia's services into themselves or do they have to wait until 2014?
    11-19-2013 12:36 PM
  7. alv3st3r's Avatar
    So, wait, does this mean that Microsoft can start incorporating Nokia's services into themselves or do they have to wait until 2014?
    Not yet as the transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2014.
    11-19-2013 12:49 PM
  8. dznk's Avatar
    Good to hear this news. Also it has to get clearance from the EU doesn't it. We know how much they love Microsoft ;) Hopefully the EU one gets passed soon though. That one supposed to be cleared by December 4th apparently.
    11-19-2013 01:10 PM
  9. Chief_Adu's Avatar
    Well, let's see how Microsoft will deal with this :)
    11-19-2013 01:11 PM
  10. Reflexx's Avatar
    The talk in the internet would have had you believe that many shareholders were against it.

    99% were for it.

    That shows how much you can trust internet whining, no matter how loud it may be.
    Chief_Adu and snowmutt like this.
    11-19-2013 01:18 PM
  11. squire777's Avatar
    I would like to see what an MS Lumia will look like. Nokia seems to be using the same design concept for all of their phones since the Lumia 900 came out and it is getting a little stale. I don't want them to go the same route as Samsung where they release the same phone but in different sizes.
    11-19-2013 01:18 PM
  12. 12Danny123's Avatar
    I would like to see what an MS Lumia will look like. Nokia seems to be using the same design concept for all of their phones since the Lumia 900 came out and it is getting a little stale. I don't want them to go the same route as Samsung where they release the same phone but in different sizes.
    Surface Phone :-D

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    11-19-2013 01:27 PM
  13. alv3st3r's Avatar
    I would like to see what an MS Lumia will look like.
    Don't know about that but this is what the post-D&S-sale Nokia will look like.
    11-19-2013 01:34 PM
  14. Jas00555's Avatar
    Good to hear this news. Also it has to get clearance from the EU doesn't it. We know how much they love Microsoft ;) Hopefully the EU one gets passed soon though. That one supposed to be cleared by December 4th apparently.
    the EU makes sense since its Nokia being sold, but does America have to clear anything or have they already done that?
    11-19-2013 02:00 PM
  15. dznk's Avatar
    the EU makes sense since its Nokia being sold, but does America have to clear anything or have they already done that?
    Not exactly sure how it all works to be honest. They seem to need some kind of permission from the EU to do this takeover though by the sounds of it.
    11-19-2013 04:02 PM
  16. snowmutt's Avatar
    From what I understand, both of the sets of regulators from the US and I guess the EU must sign off on it. Here in the States this is a non-issue. If MS was buying Samsung, maybe there would be anti-competitive issues the regulators would worry about. But Nokia's marketshare here "soared" to 4%, so there should be no issue at all. I would suppose The Finns could fight it, but I have no idea how regulatory laws are written across Europe.

    But, if both sides say early 2014, then I feel there will be no real opposition.
    11-20-2013 04:30 AM
  17. snowmutt's Avatar
    I would like to see what an MS Lumia will look like. Nokia seems to be using the same design concept for all of their phones since the Lumia 900 came out and it is getting a little stale. I don't want them to go the same route as Samsung where they release the same phone but in different sizes.
    I can honestly say there will be very little different in MS branded phones then Nokia branded phones, at least for the first year. Let's not forget that Google purchased Motorola's handset division in August 2011, took until mid 2012 to get everything approved, but the Moto X was the first device really designed and released by Motorola under Google's ownership, and that was Summer 2014.

    What ever WP 8.1 devices are in the pipeline/design phase now at Nokia will be what comes out for a while. These things take time.
    11-20-2013 04:36 AM

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