Report: Microsoft already trying to kill Nokia Sirius tablet, Asha phones

Report: Microsoft already trying to kill Nokia Sirius tablet, Asha phones
Eldar Murtazin, known for leaking Nokia info in the past, has reported that Microsoft is already pushing the company to cancel a few of its upcoming products.

Microsoft recently purchased Nokia's handset unit for over $7 billion and began licensing all of its patents.



Although the deal has not closed (it is expected to do so next year), Murtazin says Microsoft is pushing Nokia to cancel the upcoming Sirius Windows RT tablet, and at least half of the low-end Asha touchscreen music phones.

The software giant will pay $5 billion for the mobile phone division, and $2.17 billion for the patent trove when the deal is approved. Additionally, Microsoft extended at $1.5 billion loan to Nokia. The company says the transaction will close in the Q1 2014, pending approval by shareholders and regulatory approval.

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 19 Sep 2013 0:56
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  • 3 comments
  • A5J4DX

    interesting...

    19.9.2013 09:29 #1

  • plazma247

    Basically the idea is buy nokia, take all the best bits (including the core patents which are used by competitors) and then can the rest, bringing it all under the microshaft banner. Spending money on a tablet no one wants is just wasting that loan and any chance of getting it back.

    20.9.2013 11:25 #2

  • GripperD

    Typical STUPID Microsoft, trying to kill the best product to ever come out off anyplace to run windows RT. Stupid, kill this so i cant buy it and I can sell ALL of my Microsoft stock holdings. Get out of there Balmer!!!

    20.9.2013 12:08 #3

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