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[5]: Go ahead and short
by cdude on Fri 21st Jun 2013 14:20 UTC 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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RE[7]: Go ahead and short
by cdude on Sat 22nd Jun 2013 13:45 in reply to "RE[6]: Go ahead and short"
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For every Nokia shop closed at least one Samsung shop opened here. Unfortunately its not places to go an relax cause they are crowed with people all time.

Meanwhile beside Apple and Samsung shops I also saw Huawei and LG shops springing up. In some malls there are all of them close together. Nokia? Not one any longer. You also not see anybody carrying Nokia's any longer whereas 1-2 years ago it was all Nokia land.

It took Nokia one full smartphone-circle, 2 years, to complete vanish from landscape. Stunning.

Edited 2013-06-22 13:47 UTC

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