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: Comment by Nelson
by allanregistos on Fri 21st Jun 2013 04:27 UTC in reply to "Comment by Nelson"
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I don't think Nokia should sell to Microsoft, they are well on their way to a recovery.

How do you know?

This is completely aside from Microsoft's ulterior motive of advancing Windows Phone -- Nokia is doing a great job of conserving cash and strengthening their financial position.

Are you representing Nokia's CFO?

None of these require necessarily a Windows Phone smash hit, just to sell enough to be a player.

In our country, Nokia is no longer a player but of 1% to 5% market share(My personal estimate) while 12 years ago, they owned 99% of all feature/dumb phones.

If true,

Ah, you were just speculating...

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