Microsoft, famed for its Windows operating system, has taken a huge step into the mobile industry by acquiring all Nokia patents and the company’s mobile division. Microsoft announced that it would purchase all relevant mobile-related parts of and license patents from Nokia for about $7.17 billion. Because Nokia is the premier brand for Windows, this acquisition literally means Microsoft now has the entire Windows Phone marketplace in its hands.
Microsoft seems to be following in the footsteps of Google, the search engine giant recently bought Motorola Mobile and is geared to launch a new handset range in the coming months. Nokia has been struggling to keep pace with the likes of Samsung, Apple and LG, and the advent of the Android Mobile Operating System, which has stormed the market with affordable and high quality handsets. There has been a dip in Nokia mobile sales across the world. But it seems Microsoft has plans to remodel the company and empower it to compete once more at the very top of the mobile market.
© 2013, Newstime Africa. All rights reserved. – Newstime Africa content cannot be reproduced in any form – electronic or print – without prior consent of the Publishers. Copyright infringement will be pursued and perpetrators prosecuted.
53 total views, 2 views today