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 Nelson on Mon 24th Jun 2013 00:31 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
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Which chord was that? The "Hurr imma gonna talk shit" chord (which is somewhere around E major, I believe)?

I guess what I'm speaking about are the overly emotional and defensive responses from the usual suspects here. Apparently incensed that someone's experience could be contrary to their own (while at the same time pointing out that his own experience is anecdotal), the lot of you jumped down his throat for doing nothing more but offer his own perspective.

Its known and understood that it is anecdotal, but still, I don't think he goes around and replies to the incessant Windows Phone hatred spewed on this website, however anecdotal and unfounded it may be. I'm having a little trouble following the reasoning behind the pile on.

I'd also like to point out that Windows Phone 8 has an 8.4% market share in the UK (up from 4%), so I suggest you either open your eyes or get more friends. Its very plausible that his experience may very well be more common than you think.

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