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[2]: What it could have been..
by jeffb on Sat 22nd Jun 2013 13:35 UTC in reply to "RE: What it could have been.."
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The central question is still why Elop's Nokia went all-in.

Because Microsoft paid them $250m per quarter for an exclusive. That was far more than they were likely to make in the Android market. Selling stuff is nice. Getting the profit for not selling stuff is better.

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