If you’re just tuning in, Microsoft tonight announced a wide-ranging deal to acquire Nokia’s devices and services business, plus license Nokia’s patents and mapping services. You can read all about the agreement on the Microsoft News Center. ; This is obviously huge and super exciting news for everybody involved—but especially Windows Phone and its fans.

If you’re interested in more insight and perspective on the deal, I also urge you to read what Terry Myerson, head of Microsoft’s Operating System group, has to say in a new post on Blogging Windows.


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