Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Jul 2012 18:32 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Nokia just posted its quarterly results - including shipped devices - and it's not looking good. Massive losses, sales dropping, and no growth in Lumia sales in the US. The company is losing money hand-over-fist, and with Windows Phone 8 still months away, the company warns the next quarter will be just as bad.
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RE[3]: WP8
by tylerdurden on Thu 19th Jul 2012 20:22 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: WP8"
tylerdurden
Member since:
2009-03-17

DirectX would have been a great value proposition half a decade ago.

However, it is now irrelevant given the market share of iOS and Android, which means that Microsoft can no longer use their main weapon for effect; their desktop monopoly. Especially given how Windows 8/Metro are a completely unknown quantity.

Nokia and RIM are pretty much dead in the water right now, they will most probably become either targets for acquisition or bankruptcy proceedings. Probably M$ is waiting for Nokia to go even deeper into trouble, so they can buy it for peanuts. Oh, well.

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RE[4]: WP8
by Jezza on Fri 20th Jul 2012 09:29 in reply to "RE[3]: WP8"
Jezza Member since:
2005-10-13

I think what you mean is so MS can buy their patents for peanuts... they will have little use for the rest of the company, aside, perhaps, from the brand recognition.

Edited 2012-07-20 09:35 UTC

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RE[5]: WP8
by bitwelder on Fri 20th Jul 2012 16:38 in reply to "RE[4]: WP8"
bitwelder Member since:
2010-04-27

I agree that Microsoft could be mostly interested in just looting Nokia patent portfolio, rather than buying it.
So far, it's much more convenient for them *not* to have its own brand name stamped on a device line that has not yet proven completely successful, and let somebody else get the blame and later... remember of Sendo?

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