Infographic: What did Microsoft buy from Nokia?

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Yesterday Microsoft shook the tech world by announcing their purchase of Nokia. This didn’t come as a surprise to a lot of people, but it was still huge news. Microsoft spent $7.2 billion on the purchase, but they did not buy the entire company. Microsoft only bought the Devices and Services division, which is responsible for making hardware.

However, hardware is only one aspect of the purchase. There are also many patents involved, and Nokia will still operate some things on their own. It’s a little complicated. Below is a handy graphic from The Verge to explain both companies before and after the acquisition.


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