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What exactly did Microsoft just buy from Nokia? A visual guide

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Pulling apart the numbers of a major transformation

Stephen Elop Steve Ballmer
Stephen Elop Steve Ballmer

Microsoft's getting quite a bit out of its $7.2 billion purchase of Nokia's devices and services division: a phone hardware division, but also a great many patents, a still-powerful global distribution network, and a lot of employees. A lot of employees. Here's a quick visual breakdown of everything Steve Ballmer is buying from Stephen Elop.

Microsoft & Nokia Chart