Nokia shareholders approve sale of handset business to Microsoft, report says

Nokia(s nok)’s extraordinary general meeting, convened to discuss the takeover of the Finnish firm’s handset division by Microsoft(s msft), is still ongoing at the time of writing. However, The Financial Times reports that it’s a formality — 99.7 percent of shareholders who voted before the meeting (that’s 4 in 5) have already said yes to the $7.2 billion deal. The remaining bits of Nokia are nothing to be sneezed at: the Here location business, a division creating new advanced materials, sensors and so on, and of course the NSN networking business.