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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RE[2]: Interesting
by MechR on Fri 6th Jan 2012 03:59 UTC in reply to "RE: Interesting"
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They should give phones a try. Nothing too hands-on that might spook other manufacturers; just set a mandate for, say, vanilla Android with prompt updates, and let Moto figure out the details.

This is their big chance to do something meaningful about the whole "fragmentation" thing, and force at least one manufacturer to get with the program re: Android updates and show the others how it's done.

IMO they'd be crazy to just let that go, after spending so much money on Moto and (hopefully) getting through the approvals process.

Edited 2012-01-06 04:00 UTC

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