Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Jun 2012 20:54 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless JLG (we can suffice with his initials on OSNews, right?): "Nokia, once the emperor of mobile phones, shipping more than 100 million devices per quarter, is now in a tailspin, probably irrecoverable, taking its employees into the ground. And there is Nokia's chosen partner, Microsoft. What will Nokia's failure do to its future? Ballmer knows Microsoft can't be relegated to a inconsequential role in the smartphone wars. Will this lead to Microsoft going 'vertical', that is buying Nokia's smartphone business and become an vertically player, as it already is in its Xbox business?" Microsoft will eventually buy Nokia's smartphone business. I mean, it's not as if they have any other serious WP7 OEMs they can piss off with such a move.
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Nokia was easy prey.
by spiderman on Tue 19th Jun 2012 06:52 UTC
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When they have sold their smartphone division to Microsoft, they can sell their network division to Apple. They can make towers with new patented mobile standard, not license it to anybody and make it iPhone only or whatever. Who will take their map services? It looks like Elop is only interested in killing Nokia's phone division, the rest is up for anybody to take.

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