Microsoft buys Nokia’s devices and services business Posted on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013 at 3:21 am. PTWritten by Jim Dalrymple It’s a big deal, but I don’t think it will come as much of a surprise to most people. John C. Bland II I’m excited to see what they do. I think Gruber is right on Elop taking over as CEO being more promising though. Odi Kosmatos I fed “Microsoft buys Nokia” into an anagram generator and got “A symbiotic sunk roof” as a result.