Under Nokia's plan to sell its mobile-phone business to Microsoft for $7.2 billion, the company will lose its biggest tie with consumers. So what would the new Nokia look like?
Very different. It'll have three businesses, and only the smallest, the Nokia Here mapping service, will be something the average person might see when using a smartphone app or in-dash car navigation system.
The other two businesses are Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN), which sells network equipment to 600 carriers in 120 countries, and technology licensing, which includes Nokia's patent lawsuits against Google, HTC, BlackBerry, and … Read more