As part of the deal to acquire Nokia’s Devices and Services division, excluding HERE mapping services, Microsoft will also get to rename the company. The new name of the venture will be Microsoft Mobile Oy.
The information comes from the letter Microsoft is sending to Nokia’s suppliers, informing them about the change and how that will affect the invoices. For the time being, Nokia’s supply chain shouldn’t “suffer” at all, with Redmond giant committing to follow through on all commitments Nokia has made in the past.
At the same time, the letter reads: “we appreciate that you might also remain a supplier to the continuing businesses of Nokia (i.e., NSN, HERE or Advanced Technologies) after the close of the transaction between Microsoft and Nokia Devices and Services. Nokia will communicate separately any changes in invoicing methods and addresses before the close of this transaction.”
Hear that? Nokia may still be able to rely on its suppliers if it decides to make some mobile devices. They won’t be returning to phone making, but they could easily get into the wearables and eventually launch a Nokia smart watch or Nokia smart glass. Yeah, we would love to have the Finnish company in this space as we’re sure they have all resources to make an amazing product…