Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th Jun 2013 18:29 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless So, The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Microsoft was very close to take over Nokia, but that the talks eventually broke down, probably beyond repair - at least for now. The reasons the talks broke down illustrate something that I have repeatedly tried to make clear for a long time now: Nokia isn't doing well.
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RE[2]: patents
by robojerk on Thu 20th Jun 2013 20:59 UTC in reply to "RE: patents"
robojerk
Member since:
2006-01-10

I said they could try to recover using Android, Never said it was for certain. Beats being too proud to try a change from their failed model.

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RE[3]: patents
by reduz on Thu 20th Jun 2013 21:49 in reply to "RE[2]: patents"
reduz Member since:
2006-02-25

I owned a Lumia and the hardware quality is absolutely amazing, I'm sure that Android phones made by nokia would sell like hotcakes, but honestly, Nokia is a parasited company at this point and lacks their own will.

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RE[4]: patents
by 1c3d0g on Fri 21st Jun 2013 04:09 in reply to "RE[3]: patents"
1c3d0g Member since:
2005-07-06

Of course, it all went downhill as soon as Nokia got infected with that idiot Elop and all the M$ baggage he carried in with him. I say fire the fucker now and kick him out with all his accomplices, before Nokia is worthless.

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RE[4]: patents
by Anonymous Penguin on Fri 21st Jun 2013 08:03 in reply to "RE[3]: patents"
Anonymous Penguin Member since:
2005-07-06

Exactly. Hardware quality. I have very fond memories of my N8 and I regret selling it, only because a friend insisted so much that he wanted it.

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