Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Jan 2012 11:25 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless This rumour is not new, nor is it particularly earth-shattering. However, with Windows Phone 7 failing to make a dent in the market place, and Nokia's Lumia 800 not making huge waves either, the rumour's been taken out of the shed again: Microsoft is supposedly acquiring Nokia's smartphone division later this year. Stephen Elop will resign from Nokia shortly afterwards.
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Nokia has chosen to go the exact opposite route that it should have gone to.

Instead of continuing with their investment in a Linux mobile O/S, they are going the Microsoft way.

The Nokia directors will get huge bonuses for this though.

I love my N900 phone. I have overclocked it to 1 GHz and it works like a charm. I am not using it as a phone though, but as a small tablet for movies, music and internet. The open nature of it, the Linux internals make it the sweetest piece of hardware I've recently owned.

Edited 2012-01-05 12:33 UTC

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