Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Jun 2012 20:54 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless JLG (we can suffice with his initials on OSNews, right?): "Nokia, once the emperor of mobile phones, shipping more than 100 million devices per quarter, is now in a tailspin, probably irrecoverable, taking its employees into the ground. And there is Nokia's chosen partner, Microsoft. What will Nokia's failure do to its future? Ballmer knows Microsoft can't be relegated to a inconsequential role in the smartphone wars. Will this lead to Microsoft going 'vertical', that is buying Nokia's smartphone business and become an vertically player, as it already is in its Xbox business?" Microsoft will eventually buy Nokia's smartphone business. I mean, it's not as if they have any other serious WP7 OEMs they can piss off with such a move.
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The revenge is sweet.
by dsmogor on Tue 19th Jun 2012 08:21 UTC
dsmogor
Member since:
2005-09-01

Nokia used to f*ck with MS in the phone space by shattering their world domination Windows Mobile plans with Sybmian.
They waited patiently for 10 years but finally got them when they stumbled after IPhone, and sucked out from inside. The last act of this tragedy will be an MS phone after MS acquires all meaningful Nokia patents for peanuts.

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RE: The revenge is sweet.
by n4cer on Tue 19th Jun 2012 15:23 in reply to "The revenge is sweet."
n4cer Member since:
2005-07-06

Nokia and MS have also been partners for years, with Nokia phones being the only non-Windows mobile devices with Office (and later, Silverlight). I'm pretty sure they've had a cross-licensing agreement in place for quite a while as well.

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