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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plague
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2006-05-08

Apparently, they aren't allowed to make phones until January 2016, but after that they are free to do whatever they want and it would be funny as hell if they bought Jolla back and started making a comeback. ;)

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Dream on ...they specifically made an exit out of consumer market, think this wasn't on purpose?

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