Just when everybody thought Nokia was dead in the water, Microsoft have swooped in and bought their phones division for £3.2 billion.

Both companies have already been working together quite closely, what with Nokia facilitating Microsoft's recent attempt to slice off a piece of the smartphone market with the Windows Phone, but what will the future hold now that the computer giant has finally stepped into mobile hardware?

Nokia had already celebrated an impressive second quarter, second only to Samsung in smartphone sales, and with 32000 Nokia employees now heading over to a Microsoft and a 40% rise in share price it looks like they'll be ending 2013 with a bang.

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