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 on a downhill slope
by TechGeek on Tue 19th Jun 2012 18:28 UTC
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I think the real question is whether there is any evidence that Elop has been steering Nokia over the cliff. Nokia has gone to hell since he took over. There *might* be some indication that this was a hostile take over from the inside. I don't know what the requirements of that are for prosecution, but it certainly is shady looking. If I were Finland (assuming thats where Nokia's home is) I would be suing the crap out of Microsoft.

Edited 2012-06-19 18:29 UTC

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