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[4]: Go ahead and short
by j-kidd on Fri 21st Jun 2013 04:38 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Go ahead and short"
j-kidd
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I read a similar article [1] yesterday, and immediately opened up OSNews, thinking to myself that "this would be the perfect article for Thom to troll Nelson".

Anyway, I think you got some of the "facts" wrong. From the perspective of a true Linux fanboy, the real tragedy happened when the MeeGo merger was announced by the previous CEO. I have no insider knowledge, but my thinking is that if you want to get a team to pivot from DEB to RPM, you might as well just kill the project.

Few weeks after the announcement of Meego, N900 was made available in my country and I immediately placed a pre-order. Never had any faith in MeeGo.

[1] http://www.unwiredview.com/2013/06/20/nokia-in-acquisition-talks-wi...

Edited 2013-06-21 04:44 UTC

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