Today, WPDang reported that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer visited Nokia China’s regional office in the last week of September. Nokia has got a regional office in China along with its factories to manufacture devcies and few R&D centers. It seems Ballmer met Nokia’s devices division VP Stephen Elop in a serious and organized staff meeting. It was reported that Ballmer had discussion about the merger plans for Nokia’s existing R&D centers in China once the acquisition gets over. Also Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia will have no effect on the Nokia’s existing manufacturing plants in China and in fact Microsoft will try to use them to get their own hardware done in an efficient way.
I guess this might be Steve Ballmer’s last official visit to China as Microsoft’s board is actively looking for a replacement for him and they are expected to find a new CEO for Microsoft before end of this year.