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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Actually past quarters Nokia's license fees where higher then the platform-support payments received from Microsoft.

True, but they are still ahead the money that Microsoft paid in platform payments ($250M - $250M = $0 whereas $0 - $250M = -$250M).

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