SHOTLIST:

AP Television, AP Television Clients Only

New York, NY - Sept 5, 2012

1. Medium, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Nokia CEP Stephen Elop on stage at Nokia Lumia unveiling

2. Zoom, Nokia Lumia

Nokia handout - AP Television Clients Only

Espoo, Finland - Sept 3, 2013

3. SOUNDBITE (English) Timo Ihamoutila, Nokia CFO and Interim President

"This morning Microsoft and Nokia announced that we will enter into a transaction whereby Microsoft will purchase substantially all of Nokia's devices and services business and enter into a related patent license agreement and a €5.44 billion all-cash transaction."

AP Television, AP Television Clients Only

New York, NY - Sept 5, 2012

4. Close, Nokia Lumia

5. SOUNDBITE (English) Carolina Milanesi, Gartner Analyst

"It's clear if you look at the market that having hardware and software working together is the key to the success.

AP Television, AP Television Clients Only

New York, NY - Sept 5, 2012

6. Close, Nokia Lumia

Nokia VNR - AP Television Clients Only

Espoo, Finland - Sept 3, 2013

6. SOUNDBITE (English) Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO

"Our partnership has also yielded incredible growth. In fact Windows phone has grown over 78% in the last year and is now clearly the number three offering in the marketplace."

AP Television - AP Television Clients Only

New York, NY - Sept 5, 2012

7. Wide, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop onstage demoing Nokia Lumia

AP Television - AP Television Clients Only

Santa Clara, California - Sept 3, 2013

8. SOUNDBITE (English) Carolina Milanesi, Gartner Analyst

" I think that he brings the knowledge of Microsoft but also the distance that you would hope the new CEO would take."

9. AP Television - AP Television Clients Only

New York, NY - Sept 5, 2012

Close, Nokia Lumia

VOICE OVER

MICROSOFT IS BUYING NOKIA'S SMARTPHONES, PATENTS AND SERVICES IN AN ATTEMPT TO BEEF UP ITS MOBILE OFFERINGS.

SOUNDBITE (English) Timo Ihamoutila, Nokia CFO and Interim President

"This morning Microsoft and Nokia announced that we will enter into a transaction whereby Microsoft will purchase substantially all of Nokia's devices and services business and enter into a related patent license agreement and a €5.44 billion all-cash transaction."

THE DEAL MARKS A MAJOR STEP TOWARDS TRANSFORMING MICROSOFT INTO A MORE VERSATILE COMPANY BETTER FOCUSED ON MOBILE.

SOUNDBITE (English) Carolina Milanesi, Gartner Analyst

"It's clear if you look at the market that having hardware and software working together is the key to the success.

THE COMPANY HAS STRUGGLED IN THAT REGARD, SELLING JUST 7.4 MILLION UNITS IN THE SECOND QUARTER. APPLE SHIPPED 31 MILLION IPHONES. ANDROID TOPPED 187 MILLION UNITS.

STILL, MICROSOFT CEO STEVE BALLMER SAYS WINDOWS PHONE HAS MADE AN IMPACT IN JUST A YEAR.

Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO

"Windows phone has grown over 78% in the last year and is now clearly the number three offering in the marketplace."

THE ACQUISITION IS BEING MADE AT THE SAME TIME THAT MICROSOFT IS LOOKING FOR A NEW LEADER. NOKIA'S STEPHEN ELOP, HIMSELF A FORMER MICROSOFT EXECUTIVE IS BEING EYED AS A GOOD FIT.

SOUNDBITE (English) Carolina Milanesi, Gartner Analyst

I think that he brings the knowledge of Microsoft but also the distance that you would hope the new CEO would take."

WARREN LEVINSON - ASSOCIATED PRESS

 

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