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[6]: Go ahead and short
by cdude on Sat 22nd Jun 2013 14:10 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Go ahead and short"
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Symbian phones weren't making much margin and sales had been falling for 3 quarters

No, it did grow.

Remember that the new Symbian^3 generation made its appearance with the N8 in Q4/2010. Anna, Belle, 808 PureView came all after Elop's burning started.

Elop ... bought himself a transition that say compared to RIM's BBOS to QNX transition took 11 months less

Its just that that "transition" completely failed except the plan was from the beginning transition Nokia customers to Apple and Samsung. Was it?

Nokia is not the CIA. He couldn't have killed off MeeGo as quickly as he did in secret.

The only reason why N9 came to market where contractual bindings with Intel. Elop still did his best in declaring the N9 dead before arrival, no matter how it would perform, in not delivering to any major markets, no marketing, no support.

Those 11 months were key to how Nokia passed RIM in sales

Nokia did not passed RIM. Q1/2013:

Edited 2013-06-22 14:14 UTC

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