Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Jan 2013 17:10 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Nokia has just sent out a few preliminary comments about the company's performance during the fourth quarter of 2012. Nokia's figures are a good indicator for how well Windows Phone 8 is doing, and, in all honesty, I'm not exactly blown away. Apparently, neither was Nokia itself, since the company decided to redefine their Asha phones from feature phone to smartphone to prop up their smartphone sales figures.
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RE[3]: Comment by shmerl
by Nelson on Thu 10th Jan 2013 18:30 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by shmerl"
Nelson
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2005-11-29

I'd be quite happy if Nokia got folded into Microsoft and they started making a Surface Phone.

I'm trying to figure out how Nokia being acquired by a multibillion dollar corporation who's goals align closely with theirs is by any stretch of imagination a situation to feel sorry for.

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RE[4]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Thu 10th Jan 2013 19:12 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by shmerl"
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2010-06-08

Firstly anything acquired by MS can be used for sinister purpose, after all MS has a reputation of the dark empire to uphold. But jokes aside, Nokia can fold into MS, and it would even may be benefit MS, but it'll end Nokia as an independent entity. For those who will rip off money on the deal - it maybe a good outcome, but for those who will lose jobs within Nokia it won't be, and for those who preferred Nokia to stay independent and to keep its own vision it won't be either.

Edited 2013-01-10 19:16 UTC

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RE[5]: Comment by shmerl
by Nelson on Thu 10th Jan 2013 19:16 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by shmerl"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Firstly anything acquired by MS can be used for sinister purpose, after all MS has a reputation of the dark empire to uphold. But jokes aside, Nokia can fold into MS, and it would even may be benefit MS, but it'll end Nokia as an independent entity. For those who will rip off money on the deal - it maybe a good outcome, but for those who will loose jobs within Nokia it won't be, and for those who preferred Nokia to stay independent and to keep its own vision it won't be either.


Compared to the people who lose jobs today at Nokia? Nokia is still downsizing to make themselves a more agile company. I think it may be terrible for the people affected, but it is a business decision, and business is amoral.

Besides, Nokia is an excellent company, and people laid off from Nokia should be able to move on. Especially in Finland. Hopefully.

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