Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 3rd Sep 2013 21:21 UTC

Microsoft's agreement to buy Nokia's handset business, codenamed Project Gold Medal, was more of a sprint than a marathon.

Talks between the two companies began in February after both sides agreed a two-year-old collaboration on smartphone development wasn't working, according to people familiar with the deal.

This cannot be true. Internet commenters told me in no uncertain terms that Nokia and Windows Phone were doing just fine. And internet commenters are always right.

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RE[3]: Comment by Nelson
by nej_simon on Wed 4th Sep 2013 11:49 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Nelson"
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It goes against what's confirmed and established, ...

No, it goes against what YOU think is confirmed and established. In case you haven't noticed it, not a lot of people agree with your view. Including Nokia's own shareholders who where becoming increasingly impatient with Elop and his lack of results (, while you where telling everyone that Nokia was doing just great.

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