Nokia details terms and policy alterations with Microsoft acquisition


Nokia and Microsoft have sent out an email to customers today detailing alterations (namely, the transfer) made to data protection, privacy and service terms. This is all due to the sale of Nokia's devices and services division to Microsoft, which both parties expect to complete by the end of this month. There's not a whole lot of information contained in the email, but it's nice to know Microsoft will take care of your data just as well as Nokia.

Essentially, you shouldn't expect to see any changes to how your data is collected and what it's used for.

"Nokia currently expects to complete the sale of its Devices & Services business to Microsoft in April 2014. With the completion of this transaction, a Microsoft Finnish affiliate* assumes responsibility for your personal data and the contractual relationships for the products and services related to this business. Microsoft cares deeply about your privacy and the protection of your personal data and will continue to collect and use your personal data in the same ways and for the same reasons as Nokia, and you should experience no difference as a result of the sale."

Lastly, Nokia states that data collected through services like HERE will still be stored with the Finnish company. This will not change post-acquisition, as well as other properties still held by Nokia. You can check out more details on Microsoft's policies by hitting this link.

Be sure to remain tuned to our feeds for more details as they surface.

Thanks to everyone who tipped us!



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Xpider_MX says:

No more Android devices please!

Seriously. Exchange those android devices for ML 635 (Microsoft Lumia)

mrdoubleb says:

Or just flash them to WP 8.1. :)

they should offer an optional upgrade for the X line. In theory 8.1 supprts that SoC too, right?

Or burn them. Whatever it takes to get the Android out

kinpin2131 says:

In case you didn't know, Microsoft is firmly behind Nokia X . How did you think they got free Skype credits, and all the numerous Bing apps on that phone?

I predict that the Nokia X will be the next Kin. 12 months after the acquisition...

I would love me a high-end Nokia X/XL with 8.1

Moodi1520 says:

What will happen to Nokia X family?

Aashish13 says:

They were launched just to fear Google. Microsoft and Nokia together played a prank

SwimSwim says:

Not working, then. Just head over to Android Central and you'll see they aren't worried, and actually laugh at how neutered its OS is.

I hope this this product is a bust (but Nokia doesn't take a big financial hit), and they kill the Nokia X line.
That way, they can focus time and development resources for more worthy products, like the Lumia 52X series and beyond (in terms of budget devices).

Jas00555 says:

People at Android central aren't representative of the 750 million low end Android users.

Aashish13 says:

I said it was to fear google not android users. And they are laughing on themselves as under the budget the Nokia x is still a better piece in terms of quality of hardware and services compared to other droid devices within that range

Aashish13 says:

When is cyan update coming?? which month?

FlorisRe says:

dev alpha coming tomorrow AFAIK

blackprince says:

When is the Cyan 930 coming I would like to know?

@Rich, any thoughts what will happen to the quality of phone service for Nokia phones? Nokia service has been stellar but Microsoft support is sometimes confusing and depends on who you get on whether you get your issue solved.

aehhaeh says:

I'm sure it will be on par. I don't necessarily believe the Surface Pro is any guaranteed indication but it may prove as an indicator. My personal experience has been stellar and others have agreed. I'm sure there are cases where people have had subpar experience, but still. If Microsoft expects WP to take off, then they need to make sure to that their effort is well rounded from the product launch, to quality control, to customer service. Applesque if you will. I believe under their new CEO, they'll get it right.

Aashish13 says:

They really have to get use Nokia's marketing strategy and be more dynamic with wp and surface at least. Upgrading pc the pace is quite good now.

DJCBS says:

Since Nokia will be gone, you'll be left in the hands of Microsoft. Which means you will most likely notice the severe decrease in consumer support quality. There's no reason to think otherwise. Employees who belonged to Nokia will not arrive at Microsoft and start to dictate how Microsoft must run things.

Xsled says:

Say what you want but my customer service experience with MS has been stellar. As well, hardware quality has been second to none. My surface is a well built machine.

I'm sure they'll have some input - especially in the beginning and as Microsoft get accustom to having a mobile hardware division they'll start calling bigger and better plays.

Id like to know that to. Maybe some zune owners can comment. So far their xbox support sucks outside usa as they just only swap defective 360s/1s with refirbs that may not be fixed or parts not secured properly(got a refirb s back from them that had a grill panel fall off of case & i swear theres something wrong with the fan)

jgbstetson says:

I wish they would migrate my HERE favorites to Microsoft. Bummer.

adrian1338 says:

They dont need to migrate them. They might as well give them from Microsoft to Nokia and buy it in as a service in order of long term relationships.

But somehow merging here maps and bing maps and xbox music and nokia mixradio would be great!

I use Bing maps on my phone 100% of the time. I couldn't get use to here maps since certain actions would launch Bing maps either way - I kept it as my everyday map

Microsoft needs a navigation app, instead of being forced to use here or others when using their own maps app.

Here drive is an excellent app however I wish it was more integrated to the point that Cortana will recognize my command... "take me home"

DarrenSproat says:

Cortana recognized my command, "Navigate home"...
She immediately responded, "Navigating to ." And launched HERE Drive+.

Nope, it launched a web search on "navigate home"

''Take me home'' does work

Got it to work. So I have to go to Bing Maps App and add it to favorites. You can add multiple locations that Cortana can recognize... (I don't know how I miss that)
Edit: It will still launch Here Drive

lippidp says:

Bing Maps for WM was fantastic in 2009. If they had continued dev on that it would be hands down the best nav app today. Such a shame.

Wonder what will happens to my @nokiamail.com email address, its hosted on Yahoo servers.

DJCBS says:

It will remain as is but the control of the data will be passed on to Microsoft Mobile.

What email do you use? DJCBS

Nokia/Microsoft please provide some features like OTG USB support and file transfer option like"Flash Transfer" like Android.