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: Just wait...
by Nelson on Fri 21st Jun 2013 01:40 UTC in reply to "Just wait..."
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Don't worry. Give it a little while, soon enough someone will come in and claim that this is bullshit, claim that they have "proof" that Nokia is doing fine, and insist that there's no problem.

There is no problem, considering your side's only argument is "it takes time to die" despite it being contrary to the rhetoric they've been throwing around for a year.

It's a typical occurrence of in the comments of news items like this regarding Nokia's bleak future. Too bad companies almost never go out with a bang and just disappear, and instead tend to drag themselves along making news for months or years as a zombie...

Yeah, what will soon be the third straight quarter of double digit growth in Lumia sales sure is a bad sign.

Or Nokia strengthening their cash on hand last quarter, or them posting non-IFRS profits for three quarters in a row. I mean, this is the point where this whole thing gets ridiulous.

I'd understand if Nokia was treading water, but they are not,they are actively increasing their volume, strengthening their financial position, and launching a barrage of new handsets on a regular basis.

You are not entitled to your own reality, and you don't get to call people out for breaking rank with the "Nokia is dying!!111" echo chamber that we have here.

Up is down and down is up on OSNews apparently.

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RE[2]: Just wait...
by UltraZelda64 on Fri 21st Jun 2013 01:47 in reply to "RE: Just wait..."
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^^^See? And Nelson is *exactly* the person I was hinting at... it never fails.
I'd be surprised if anyone cares about Nokia at this point as you do.

Edited 2013-06-21 01:49 UTC

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RE[3]: Just wait...
by Nelson on Fri 21st Jun 2013 01:49 in reply to "RE[2]: Just wait..."
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Let me know after Q2 where you'll put the goalposts next.

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RE[3]: Just wait...
by bentoo on Fri 21st Jun 2013 04:47 in reply to "RE[2]: Just wait..."
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I'd be surprised if anyone cares about Nokia at this point as you do.

You maybe? Thom definitely. Otherwise, you just wouldn't post.

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RE[3]: Just wait...
by bnolsen on Fri 21st Jun 2013 19:14 in reply to "RE[2]: Just wait..."
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I frankly laughed my a$$ off when i read your initial comment and the response was absolutely as predicted. Well at least there's someone out there that admires nokia and elop. (hehe)

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