Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd Jul 2012 22:58 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Nokia is set to market their first Windows Phone 8 hardware differently, according to a report by the Financial Times. The manufacturer will be entering into partnerships with a handful of EU carriers to exclusively launch their next generation Windows Phone. The newspaper states the company has already entered into talks with a number of operators including France Telecom." Not to be a spoilsport or anything, but doesn't carrier exclusivity kind of rely on people actually, you know, desperately wanting a certain device? It's like Nokia's executives live in this fairytale land where people are actually buying Lumias and plan their actions accordingly. It's uncanny.
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My theory ...
by dsmogor on Tue 24th Jul 2012 06:21 UTC
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... is that Elop is simply making preparations to wind down Nokia sales organization and cover the fact that carriers are in general dropping out the whole Lumia adventure. Few carrier deals need a lot less people to handle it.
NSN spin off is next on the list, along with closing down S40 operations. A few signatures and (say) 2,3 $bil later Elop can happily go back to his cosy Redmont cabinet as a Surface division ceo, well done general.

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