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Old 01.06.2011, 18:25
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Microsoft to buy Nokia ?

Risky...very risk. Microsoft really want a piece of the Mobile OS Market. Not too sure buying a dinosaur in it's death throes is the way to go...


Nokia shares recover after Microsoft sale rumours

Nokia's shares have rebounded on a report that it is to sell its mobile phone business to Microsoft.

The website BGR said that a $19bn (11.6bn) deal had been struck, although Nokia declined to comment.

Earlier, Nokia's shares had dropped sharply for a second day as analysts questioned whether its tie-up with Microsoft would be enough to revive its
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Old 01.06.2011, 21:40
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Re: Microsoft to buy Nokia ?

if NOK keeps falling the way it has recently, hell I'll be able to buy the damn company next month...
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Re: Microsoft to buy Nokia ?

It seems like a very stupid move. Just the kind of moves Microsoft make since Gates left.
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Old 01.06.2011, 21:51
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Re: Microsoft to buy Nokia ?

Nokia should have gone with Android rather than windows mobile tbh
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Old 03.06.2011, 14:35
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Nokia should have gone with Android rather than windows mobile tbh
So true.. OS is what matters to the End User, not the hardware. And staying for a long time with Symbian didn't help much.
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Old 03.06.2011, 16:50
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Nokia should have gone with Android rather than windows mobile tbh
sounds like they made an all or nothing choice. not content to be just another android vendor, WinMo was their only choice.
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Old 03.06.2011, 17:04
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sounds like they made an all or nothing choice. not content to be just another android vendor, WinMo was their only choice.
They could have easily put their own skin over the Android firmware.

Or be really innovative....and leave Android stock. I'd certainly go for a phone that left to be stock android
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Old 03.06.2011, 17:43
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Re: Microsoft to buy Nokia ?

I guess smart business move, but I loyally like Nokia (eventhough two last ones died horrible faulty deaths) and I do not like Microsoft.
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Old 03.06.2011, 17:57
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Re: Microsoft to buy Nokia ?

There is a very good article detailing the whole Nokia decision to go with Windows Phone 7 here (where it's categorically denied that Microsoft are buying Nokia and implies that Nokia actually managed to screw some serious money out of Microsoft even though they themselves were in dire straits and needed to go with Microsoft): Business Week article on Nokia
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