Microsoft has recently closed the books on its acquisition of Nokia's handset unit, and despite the fact that the Redmond, Wash.-based company is now in charge of these phones, many questions remain.
Everything from licensing the brand name of Nokia to its plans for its Android devices have all yet to be answered by the company, but hopefully some of those answers will come on July 22. On that date, Nadella has said that Microsoft will talk more about its plans for Nokia.
In an interview with Seattle Times, where it is said he will provide more information on Nokia, he is quoted as also saying, "We’re not in hardware for hardware’s sake, we’re in hardware to be able to express all our platform and productivity software in a way that’s unique."
There have been rumors flying that the company is about to cut its head count and even Nadella's open letter posted earlier today gave the impression that cuts will be happening soon. It would make sense that some of the cuts will come from the newly acquired Nokia business unit, but the prior rumors made it seem that they could go deeper than that.
Microsoft has a couple of conferences – some internal, some external – in July. The first will be held next week at its Worldwide Partner Conference in Washington, D.C. (Neowin will be there), and its MGX conference takes place the following week in Redmond. Finally, there are more employee meetings and gatherings happening around MGX and of course, the earnings call on July 22.
All of these events give Microsoft plenty of time to clearly articulate its plan forward for all of its platforms, and we will be anxious to see what the company has to say.
Source: Seattle Times