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Microsoft Spent $7 Billion Purchasing Nokia, How Will that Impact the Xbox One?

CheatCC says, "As reported by several sources, Microsoft today announced its acquisition of Nokia’s products (devices and services) and patents...Clearly, the purchase is a massive boon for MS. As a prominent tablet and phone manufacturer, Nokia aligns with Microsoft’s increasingly interconnected hardware line perfectly and will only extend the corporation’s reach. The buyout indicates that Microsoft is planning to broaden its influence in the smartphone and tablet market, using Nokia as its flagship resource. Microsoft’s surface-tablet line, in particular, stands to benefit from the expansion. Similarly, the $7 billion agreement may prove beneficial for the Xbox One, which, as MS has so ardently demonstrated, is heavily geared towards more than just gaming."

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Gamer6662271d ago

Given that they also announced Elop from nokia is taking over the devices and services division where xbox sits that will probably be a big thing.

Megaton2271d ago

"The buyout indicates that Microsoft is planning to broaden its influence in the smartphone and tablet market, using Nokia as its flagship resource."

Yeah. So much broadening. http://i.imgur.com/ptpYO5u....

At least Microsoft bought out the company they ruined with exclusivity deals, rather than letting them twist in the wind until bankruptcy.

ainsleyharriott2271d ago

They've over took RIM/Blackberry now to become third. Still not making waves though.

GhostPanther2271d ago (Edited 2271d ago )

Why don't the just invest that money in Xbox exclusive games instead.

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redwin2271d ago

Exclusive indie, exclusive indie, exclusive indie,exclusive indie, exclusive indie and you'll be able to use the Xbox controller to play the phone games. This is great news.

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