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Microsoft’s Nokia buy makes India so Special

We all know that Microsoft will pay $5bn for the devices division and $2.2bn for patents in an all-cash transaction.

Here is an analysis how India jewel in crown of Microsoft’s Nokia buy.


  • Nokia’s India plant at Chennai is the largest facility for it globally.


  • India is among the few profitable markets for Nokia.


  • India has one of the most concentrated developer bases for Nokia Apps.


  • India is the second-largest phone market for Nokia globally, behind China.


  • India is among the top 3 countries in terms of music downloads for Nokia.


  • Nokia stil enjoys a commanding 13.2% market share in Indian mobile market.


  • Nokia maps with voice-guided navigation are available for over 4000 cities/towns & 12 lakh kilometers.


  • India has emerged among the Top 3 markets for Windows-run Nokia Lumia globally.


  • Nokia store (for Nokia Asha and S40 devices) has achieved cumulative downloads of two billion.




















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