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[4]: Go ahead and short
by allanregistos on Fri 21st Jun 2013 04:17 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Go ahead and short"
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The whole thing is stupid. I've long been arguing for a more measured analysis of Nokia, in which hey, maybe they aren't going to die, and hey, maybe Windows Phone does sell more than two phones.

The last time I've been in our local mall. Nokia's bou·tique is a ghost town. 12 years go, Nokia is the only kid in town. Now, people have move on with My|Phone, Samsung, Cherry Mobile and many other Android devices in addition to iPhone. Had Nokia release an Android device, it would sell, since many people are interested in phones in the name of Android.

Edited 2013-06-21 04:30 UTC

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RE[5]: Go ahead and short
by cdude on Fri 21st Jun 2013 14:20 in reply to "RE[4]: Go ahead and short"
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I am surprised your town still has a Nokia shop. Here they got all closed within last year.

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RE[6]: Go ahead and short
by Beerfloat on Sat 22nd Jun 2013 13:20 in reply to "RE[5]: Go ahead and short"
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Yeah Nokia shop here closed too and then reopened as a generic mobile phone shop.

Too bad really, it was the best place in the mall to get away from all the crowds and enjoy some quiet time.

Edited 2013-06-22 13:23 UTC

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