Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 3rd Sep 2013 21:21 UTC
Microsoft

Microsoft's agreement to buy Nokia's handset business, codenamed Project Gold Medal, was more of a sprint than a marathon.

Talks between the two companies began in February after both sides agreed a two-year-old collaboration on smartphone development wasn't working, according to people familiar with the deal.

This cannot be true. Internet commenters told me in no uncertain terms that Nokia and Windows Phone were doing just fine. And internet commenters are always right.

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RE: Comment by Nelson
by M.Onty on Tue 3rd Sep 2013 22:23 UTC in reply to "Comment by Nelson"
M.Onty
Member since:
2009-10-23

This cannot be true. Internet commenters told me in no uncertain terms that Nokia and Windows Phone were doing just fine. And internet commenters are always right.

Oh, wow. You're actually taking this story seriously. Oh my.

You know, you could cut the sexual tension on this site with a knife. Its the great OSNews will-they-won't-they story.

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RE[2]: Comment by Nelson
by Nelson on Tue 3rd Sep 2013 22:34 in reply to "RE: Comment by Nelson"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

LOL. There are just too many inconsistencies here.

On one hand, in one narrative that Thom parrots in parallel, Mr. Elop is a Trojan horse who's sole purpose is to destroy Nokia value and sell the company to Microsoft.

That same day he's pushing a story about how Nokia was reluctant to enter a deal with Microsoft because it wasn't working out, and that soul searching had to be done.

Then a few weeks earlier Nokia was so worthless not even Microsoft wanted them (and apparently now Microsoft rushed to purchase them)

And a few weeks before that Microsoft was inevitably releasing a Surface Phone.

I find it odd timing that "sources close to the matter" only materialize today. These outlets are just trolling for headlines and page views.

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RE[3]: Comment by Nelson
by woegjiub on Tue 3rd Sep 2013 23:18 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Nelson"
woegjiub Member since:
2008-11-25

It could be that these are two very large companies, and that their having a single sentiment on soeething as divisive as this is unlikely...


There is most likely evidence to support all of the varying sentiments, because they were most likely all held, probably even in parallel by some individuals.

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RE[2]: Comment by Nelson
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 3rd Sep 2013 22:37 in reply to "RE: Comment by Nelson"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

I think I'm convinced that Nelson is the worlds best Troll. He's done it expertly, put all the redit/4chan kids to shame.

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RE[3]: Comment by Nelson
by Nelson on Tue 3rd Sep 2013 23:04 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Nelson"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Past is prologue, I find it extremely unlikely MSFT is buying BBRY, especially now. Its a dumb move.

Similarly what's said about Nokia doesn't seem legit to me, and given the past reported rumors on here, it should be taken with a grain of salt.

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RE[3]: Comment by Nelson
by shotsman on Wed 4th Sep 2013 07:41 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Nelson"
shotsman Member since:
2005-07-22

At least he can turn his blind eye to any crit of himself...

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