Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Jan 2012 11:25 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless This rumour is not new, nor is it particularly earth-shattering. However, with Windows Phone 7 failing to make a dent in the market place, and Nokia's Lumia 800 not making huge waves either, the rumour's been taken out of the shed again: Microsoft is supposedly acquiring Nokia's smartphone division later this year. Stephen Elop will resign from Nokia shortly afterwards.
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RE: Fond Memories
by zima on Thu 5th Jan 2012 13:02 UTC in reply to "Fond Memories"
zima
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2005-07-06

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I'll miss Nokia as a smartphone vendor. ...

Maybe it wouldn't be so bad. I mean, it brings us back into "what is a smartphone, anyway?" question - and remember how a) Nokia reshuffled its divisions quite a few (too many...) times in the past few years b) Symbian was "outsourced" c) people behind N9 Meego were presumably moved to work on "Meltemi" (a post-S40 OS for "feature phones" or so the rumour goes), since it supposedly is an evolution of N9 Meego of sorts d) even present S40 "feature phones" are more of a "smartphone" than, say, iPhone in its first year, if you try to apply any resemblance of rigorous definition.

So perhaps MS would basically "just" get what is designated as the smartphone division now ...and hopefully without grabbing the rights to that nice industrial design of N9.

At worst - yeah, Nokia should survive after another reinventing of itself, and I'm sure there were people lamenting the demise of their PC displays, or computers of the 80s (thankfully, the tires and rubber footwear are still around, even if under slightly different name ;) )

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RE[2]: Fond Memories
by ricegf on Thu 5th Jan 2012 13:10 in reply to "RE: Fond Memories"
ricegf Member since:
2007-04-25

That would be delightful. Don't let the door hit Elop's rump on his way out. :-D

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