The Inside View: Microsoft's Top Execs Sound Off On $7.2 Billion Nokia Buy


Microsoft went shopping Monday and made plans to pick up a phone company, Nokia, for $7.2 billion. The company managed to dominate mobile news headlines with the move, overshadowing Google's Android 4.4 KitKat announcement and Apple's iPhone event announcement, as it looks to catch Samsung and Apple in the fast-paced mobile market.

But what does Microsoft get for its phone buying binge? CRN listened in Tuesday to an hourlong phone briefing with Microsoft and Nokia top brass, including Microsoft's Steve Ballmer, Terry Myerson and Brad Smith and Nokia's Stephen Elop. Here's what they had to say about the deal.