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[7]: Comment by shmerl
by Nelson on Thu 10th Jan 2013 19:19 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by shmerl"
Nelson
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2005-11-29

(This is all hypothetical)

but I'd imagine Microsoft would take what they deem to be compatible with Microsoft, and leave the rest.

Like we discussed in the other comment thread, it'd be bad for some Nokia employees that are laid off. Certainly. But I still think in that even that you should feel sorry for them, they had nothing to do with executive decisions.

Nokia the entity though, the shareholders, the executives, and the technology within Nokia that makes Lumia's compelling would benefit greatly.

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RE[8]: Comment by shmerl
by cdude on Fri 11th Jan 2013 15:43 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by shmerl"
cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

Microsoft has Surface Phone. Lumia? Unneeded and old already anyways. It wasn't a success and Microsoft needs a success,

Microsoft has ALL the WP R&D already. Nokia has not much to offer here.

Microsoft has Nokia Maps already too. Nothing to gain.

Patents! This is the most interesting value left in Nokia.

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