That was fast.
Little more than a month after announcing its intention to done deal -- and that deal was finished far ahead of the third-quarter close that was originally anticipated. The French gadget-maker of all things health-focused, from to , will become the basis for Nokia's new Digital Health business unit, which is now led by the former Withings CEO, Cédric Hutchings., Nokia has announced that it's now a
For Finland's Nokia, it's the latest move to reassert its brand afterfor $7.2 billion in 2014. (Microsoft has since sold off much of the low-end handset at , even as the future of its Lumia phones .) In addition to the Withings buy, Nokia has also begun moving into virtual reality hardware with its pro-level .
We won't have to wait long to see what the Nokia-Withings pairing will provide. The company is already teasing a June 9 event in San Francisco that will double as a showcase for Nokia's new Bay Area office, as well as a platform for some of its new products.