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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RE: Nokia was easy prey.
by cdude on Thu 21st Jun 2012 08:48 UTC in reply to "Nokia was easy prey."
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What exactly is the smartphone division of Nokia?

Unlike the N9 and pureview the Hardware is not produce in Nokias factories. Unlike the N9 and the pureview the Software is not produced by Nokia engineers.

Nokias smartphone devision consist mostly of lawyers, marekting and sales. Nothing what Microsoft doesnt already have enough from. No innovation, nothing they cannot do themself (or in the case of the Software already did themself) in just some hours.

Now that the maps are integrated into Windows Phone and now that Nokias market-share crashed Nokia has not much left that is from interest for Microsoft.

I doubt Microsoft would buy anything from Nokia but patents.

Edited 2012-06-21 08:51 UTC

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