On September 2013, Microsoft announced that it would purchase Nokia\'s mobile phone business for US$ 7.2 billion. This acquisition of hardware manufacturer by an operating system developer is similar to Google\'s approach to buying Motorola Mobility in 2011. Nokia has cooperated closely with Microsoft for years and through the deal, Microsoft aims to pump more resources into its Windows Phone platform.
This report pinpoints whether the deal can help Microsoft and Nokia compete against two major mobile platforms, Android OS and iOS, and examines the influence of the deal on the future smart handheld device industry.
List of Companies
- Motorola Mobility
List of Topics
- Background for Microsoft\'s acquisition of Nokia\'s mobile phone business, mainly from the perspectives of Microsoft, with its development strategies in recent years included
- Analysis of Microsoft\'s rationale for the acquisition of Nokia and its implications for the company\'s future development
- Analysis of the impacts brought by the acquisition on the smart handheld device industry, including smartphone, tablet, and wearable smart devices
TABLE OF CONTENT
2. Microsoft\'s Development Strategies in Recent Years
3. Microsoft\'s Rationale for the Acquisition of Nokia
3.1 Principle Value from the Transaction: Nokia\'s Patent Portfolio
3.2 Added Value from the Transaction: Nokia\'s Brand Value and Strength in Mobile Phone Manufacturing
4. Influence of Microsoft\'s Nokia Acquisition on the Smart Handheld Device Industry
4.3 Wearable Smart Device
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