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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by mdcdesign on Fri 21st Jun 2013 20:39 UTC
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This article is pretty mental tbh.

Almost everyone I know here in the UK is either a) planning to replace their current handset with a Lumia the day their current contract ends (usually iPhones users), or b) has JUST bought an iPhone/Galaxy and is deeply, deeply regretting it every time they see someone holding a Lumia.

I work in the club industry, so I meet around 1.5-2k people a week, and EVERY time I'm outside having a cigarette and checking my phone, people come up to me and say, "omg is that a Lumia/Windows Phone?" then ask to look at it.

This perceived "disinterest" in WP must be a uniquely American thing or something, because over here it just doesn't come across like that whatsoever. Quite the opposite in fact.

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