"Now, we're one Microsoft"
Fresh from announcing the acquisition of substantially all of the Nokia Devices and Services business by Microsoft has reached completion, new executive vice president of Microsoft Devices Group Stephen Elop shared an open letter with customers.
The jist? "Now, we're one Microsoft".
Six months since revealing plans to bring Microsoft and Nokia together, Elop claims the Finnish phone manufacturer has now taken the first, yet important, step in its long-term journey.
"At our core, we are passionate about building technology that will change the world," he wrote.
"From the early vision of Microsoft of placing a PC in every home and on every desk, to Nokia connecting billions of people through mobile devices, we have empowered generations.
"But we could not have achieved any of this without our fans around the world."
Citing customer support which has helped create strong momentum for Nokia Lumia smartphones around the world Elop claimed the awards, accolades and fan-generated rave reviews offered proof of the growing number of champions for the company's phones and tablets.
And Nokia remains committed to continuing support feature phones, the Asha family, and the Nokia X family of devices, announced at the Mobile World Congress in February.
"As Microsoft and Nokia Devices and Services come together as an expanded family, we will unify our passion, dedication and commitment to bringing you the best of what our joint technologies have to offer," he added.
"Together, we can connect and empower people with one experience for everything in their life in a world where it is mobile first and cloud first.
"From today onwards, the possibilities are endless. As now, we’re one!"