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[4]: WP8
by Jezza on Fri 20th Jul 2012 09:29 UTC 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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RE[6]: WP8
by cdude on Fri 20th Jul 2012 17:12 in reply to "RE[5]: WP8"
cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

It would make more sense if they expand the Surface brand to phones. What Microsoft needs is partners. If the do themselfs they do not need a Nokia brand. The Microsoft brand is strong enough. Microsoft Surface tablet/phone like Google Nexus tablet/phone.

Edited 2012-07-20 17:30 UTC

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