3 September 2013

The takeover by Microsoft of Nokia‘s handset division, along with a licence for its patents, leaves behind two divisions that apparently the Redmond-based software company doesn’t want: Location & Services (which provides the HERE maps service) and Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN), set up as a joint venture with Siemens of Germany, but now fully owned by Nokia.

It was the takeover of NSN at the end of June which finally cleared the way for the selloff of the handset division, because it meant that the remainder of Nokia would be in charge of its destiny.

But what is Microsoft getting – and what is left behind?

Read the full Guardian article here