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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RE[3]: Go ahead and short
by Nelson on Fri 21st Jun 2013 01:47 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Go ahead and short"
Nelson
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The whole thing is stupid. I've long been arguing for a more measured analysis of Nokia, in which hey, maybe they aren't going to die, and hey, maybe Windows Phone does sell more than two phones.

In order to understand the seemingly irrational hate, it is important to understand where it comes from. MeeGo was the white horse of every fanboy with a hard on for Linux. No matter the fact that it was severely behind schedule and under cooked. No matter the fact that MeeGo on the N9 wasn't even real MeeGo. No matter the fact that Nokia was actively DYING during this time.

They hate that Nokia killed MeeGo. They hate it even more than Nokia killed MeeGo for Windows Phone. Nokia went from darling to devil overnight on OSNews.

Its been crazy land since then.

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