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 zima on Thu 27th Jun 2013 20:26 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Go ahead and short"
zima
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2005-07-06

MeeGo was the white horse of every fanboy with a hard on for Linux. No matter the fact that it was severely behind schedule and under cooked. No matter the fact that MeeGo on the N9 wasn't even real MeeGo. No matter the fact that Nokia was actively DYING during this time.
They hate that Nokia killed MeeGo.

...and they readily overlook how the killed Meego kitten wasn't that good; sort of in the tradition of Nokia OS (as highlighted in the conclusion of http://www.mobile-review.com/review/nokia-n9-2-en.shtml for example)

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