‘Jury Still Out’ on Microsoft/Nokia Combo

SAN FRANCISCO — The “jury is still out” on Microsoft’s $7 billion purchase of Nokia’s cellphone group, according to one analyst who said the deal, which cleared regulatory hurdles this week, could fuel more mobile apps and improved devices. Microsoft officially purchased the Nokia division on December 2 in an all-cash deal for 5.44 billion euros (US$7.17 billion). The …