Microsoft Promises More Details On Nokia Acquisition On July 22

Redmond recently closed the books on its Nokia acquisition, finalizing the purchase of the Finnish company’s devices and services unit. But the purchase gave rise to many a question.

A few were answered when the deal officially closed, but plenty still remain — details like licensing the brand name of Nokia, and equally important, the future of the Android lineup from the company. Luckily, a lot of these are set to be answered soon.

Soon, as in, July 22.

In an interview with Seattle Times, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has promised to offer more insights into the acquisition and future mobile strategy on this date.

This is what he said about the company’s future plans for Nokia:

“We’re not in hardware for hardware’s sake, we’re in hardware to be able to express all our platform and productivity software in a way that’s unique.”

Solid words, that should tide us next Tuesday, I must say.

But really, this Nokia business has become rather important for Microsoft. From rumors about branding, and cutting a few jobs, to the open letter that CEO posted yesterday, it seems that some big changes are right around the corner.

It will be rather interesting what Microsoft has to say on July 22, which is, coincidentally, also the date when the company will hold its quarterly earnings call.

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  • JohnnyB

    It is a little weird how quiet Microsoft has been on the whole thing given how big of a part Nokia figures to play on the whole thing. However, I am glad that we will hear some more details from Redmond in 10 days or so.

    • Robert Kegel

      I think they just want to get all their ducks in a row. There is a lot to figure out and get straight. Are they going to keep Lumia or go with Surface. What are they going to do with the tablets. There is a Lumia tablet which has an interesting keyboard, will they test that against the Surface to see what style people like better? Its important that they have a cohesive plan before they tell the public.