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]: Just wait...
by UltraZelda64 on Fri 21st Jun 2013 01:47 UTC in reply to "RE: Just wait..."
UltraZelda64
Member since:
2006-12-05

^^^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..."
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Let me know after Q2 where you'll put the goalposts next.

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RE[4]: Just wait...
by UltraZelda64 on Fri 21st Jun 2013 02:01 in reply to "RE[3]: Just wait..."
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

Yeah--I'm sure you'll be there. ;)

But seriously, I'm just hoping *something* happens--either Nokia just outright fizzles out (at this point, I'd prefer this... just end it already...) or they just hurry up and quit flopping around like a suffocating fish out of the water. These Nokia progress reports, which never really show any good news and only bad, are just getting more and more annoying.

And no matter how you spin it, even Microsoft giving up on a chance to buy them is not a good sign.

Edited 2013-06-21 02:12 UTC

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RE[4]: Just wait...
by chithanh on Fri 21st Jun 2013 11:21 in reply to "RE[3]: Just wait..."
chithanh Member since:
2006-06-18

Let me know after Q2 where you'll put the goalposts next.

A commenter on Tomi's blog posted an interesting link which may affect expectations for Q2 performance. Nokia appears to have stuffed the channel in Q1. So Q2 might be more difficult for them.
http://www.tech-thoughts.net/2013/05/Windows-Phone-Inventory-Build-...

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RE[4]: Just wait...
by cdude on Fri 21st Jun 2013 14:30 in reply to "RE[3]: Just wait..."
cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

Let me know after Q2 where you'll put the goalposts next.


http://www.slashgear.com/nokia-q2-profit-warning-rumored-as-lumia-s...


the Royal Bank of Canada has suggested, after worse than expected sales in Q2 2013. Lumia shipments haven’t met with Nokia’s predictions, the RBC claimed in a note to investors today

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RE[3]: Just wait...
by bentoo on Fri 21st Jun 2013 04:47 in reply to "RE[2]: Just wait..."
bentoo Member since:
2012-09-21

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[4]: Just wait...
by UltraZelda64 on Fri 21st Jun 2013 05:13 in reply to "RE[3]: Just wait..."
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

Nah, not really. To be honest, I just want to see one of two things happen:

1. They get their asses out of the rut they're in, or
2. They just die, preferably sooner instead of later

...because honestly, I'm just getting sick of hearing about them.

Whether they survive or not, I really couldn't care less.

Edited 2013-06-21 05:19 UTC

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RE[3]: Just wait...
by bnolsen on Fri 21st Jun 2013 19:14 in reply to "RE[2]: Just wait..."
bnolsen Member since:
2006-01-06

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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