Nokia to acquire Alcatel-Lucent for €15.6 billion

15 April, 2015
The new company will combine two of the biggest suppliers of networking equipment.

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  • utouh

brilliant employees of nokia is already in hands of microsoft, nokia is desperate by now.. soon will vanish like the siemens mobile and ericsson. blackberry will rise, bb10 os is good, forget nokia anyway..

  • Anonymous

NALU can be a better name

  • Anonymous

dont you understand nokia wont make phones they will make 5g network

  • chris

D, 15 Apr 2015Nokia will commence making Smartphones in 2016in which world are you living the nokia has been sold off dont you know the mobile divison no longer exist

  • chris

AnonD-315435, 15 Apr 2015If Nokia makes phones with laggy OS it's will again get los... moredo u even read the news

  • AnonD-174449

D, 15 Apr 2015Nokia will commence making Smartphones in 2016It is likely that there is some type of aspect to the Microsoft deal that prevents Nokia from releasing certain products for a certain period of time. After that point though there is nothing stopping Nokia from returning to consumer hardware. As evident with the impending release of the Nokia N1 Tablet that period was very short.

That said though any new products would be entirely new. The whole mobile division is gone now including all the designers of those "awesome" products you miss. Indeed the N1 is not produced or designed by Nokia, but Foxconn. Basically Nokia is just lending its name to another companies product. Other companies such as Polaroid do the same thing.

I doubt Nokia will return with a new mobile division and will instead continue to lend its name to other companies for certain products like the N1. Its a far safer bet for Nokia with no overhead. Nokia is a far more profitable company without its mobile division. At the end of the day I believe Nokia made out like a bandit by dumping its mobile division onto Microsoft. (In short very unlikely) R.I.P. NOKIA as we know it !

  • Anonymous

Is the nokia enough strong to make a new phone with new system like apple made own ios ?

  • NSN is dead ALU next

It is very bad CEO, because of his management the NSN is break up, it will be with ALU too

  • AnonD-315435

If Nokia makes phones with laggy OS it's will again get losses and but this time no one will buy Nokia.

  • Complain more

Anonymous, 15 Apr 2015That may very well be. But we, as in consumers, have NO qua... moreBuild your own phone company then...

That will make satisfied...

  • D

Anonymous, 15 Apr 2015You should have voted for them with your wallet. Should hav... moreNokia will commence making Smartphones in 2016

  • D

AnonD-51736, 15 Apr 2015Nokia is simply immortal But $17 billion.... Really? I ... morein 2016 they will!

  • Anonymous

AnonD-371586, 15 Apr 2015Nokia will be strong again until that day comes they will h... moreYou should have voted for them with your wallet. Should have bought that wonderful Nokia 808 Pureview, the last true Nokia smartphone; like I did. Now it's all too little too late.

  • Anonymous

darwinbrian, 15 Apr 2015Yeah, and Nokia will make more off cell phones than it ever... moreThat may very well be. But we, as in consumers, have NO quality phones anymore left. It's either way too expensive crap or cheap rubbish.

All made by American companies with Chinese manufacturing fronts or crappy Korean companies still made in Chinese factories or even worse, Chinese crap of even more dubious quality. There is no European player of significance left. :-(

  • AnonD-371586

Nokia will be strong again until that day comes they will have my support.

  • darwinbrian

Anonymous, 15 Apr 2015Hell Yeah!! Good stuff. Can't wait for Nokia to start relea... moreAll their device teams went to Microsoft. Anything Nokia puts out will not be Nokia quality.

  • Anonymous

Hell Yeah!! Good stuff. Can't wait for Nokia to start releasing phones again. Just please hang onto HERE!

  • darwinbrian

AnonD-178450, 15 Apr 2015I feel that the deal will get regulatory approval without a... moreYeah, and Nokia will make more off cell phones than it ever did selling them.

  • panha

I love Nokia. And I always waiting for new Nokia. I will not see Nokia again in the
Imagine.

  • AnonD-174449

AnonD-51736, 15 Apr 2015Nokia is simply immortal But $17 billion.... Really? I ... moreRaising the dead, my first phones were with them.retro phones i think they call em now,they will be back and with a BANG i hope !