Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th Jun 2013 18:29 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless So, The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Microsoft was very close to take over Nokia, but that the talks eventually broke down, probably beyond repair - at least for now. The reasons the talks broke down illustrate something that I have repeatedly tried to make clear for a long time now: Nokia isn't doing well.
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Nokia could come back with a vengeance...
by Arawn on Thu 20th Jun 2013 21:59 UTC
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That is, if they launch a couple AOSP (think Nexus status) smartphones with excellent quality, good battery and interesting price, and available all over the world. Just a couple of phones, mid range (dual core) and top range (quad core).

They know how to build excellent quality phones, just look at the N9.

After that a nice tablet (7" or 8") and I think they would regain lots of brand status.

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