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9/3/2013 07:45 AM EDT
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Garcia-Lasheras
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The logical move
Garcia-Lasheras   9/3/2013 9:41:04 AM
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Nokia had lost the smartphone wagon when the Finnish company sistematically rejected Android as an OS for its devices. Then, Nokia sold the Qt/Symbian bussiness too, inevitably linking its fate to Microsoft's mobile operating systems.

After, building the Surface tablet, this was the logical move for the Redmond guys. Maybe this is a new beginning for Microsoft, but... what shall Intel think about this?

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Not the new Apple
rick merritt   9/3/2013 10:15:15 AM
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Re: The logical move
Peter Clarke   9/3/2013 10:25:38 AM
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For Intel this could be good news.

The incumbent SoC apps processor provider into the Lumia range is Qualcomm with its Snapdragon line. Intel may get a chance to win over some slots from a Microsoft-owned handset business.

But in some ways this is a negative indicator for both Windows Phone and Microsoft.

It seems like Nokia is saying Windows Phone is not an easy way to make money against the likes of Android and Apple and it would rather get out and do something different.

Or was this the end-game that was being worked towards even when Nokia adopted the Windows Phone platform in 2011?

 

 

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Re: The logical move
Garcia-Lasheras   9/3/2013 10:42:13 AM
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@Peter Clarke: "Or was this the end-game that was being worked towards even when Nokia adopted the Windows Phone platform in 2011?"

I'm afraid it is!! -- there are many signs pointing that Elop has been playing a very smart game with Nokia smartphone business

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Nokia has got a deal!
Sanjib.A   9/3/2013 12:08:41 PM
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Looks like Nokia has got a deal here!! Not sure if Nokia re-aligned its strategy to make Windows phone thinking about this possibility of making a deal with Microsoft, but I would tend to think so. Now the question is if Microsoft got a good deal or not...only time will tell. But atleast it could be thought as the last chance for Microsoft to make a desparate turn around in the mobile market. 

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6 years is all it took
eewiz   9/3/2013 12:40:16 PM
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wow. 6 years is all it took for Nokia to go from one of the most popular brand to almost nothing. 

MS got it cheap. considering Google paid 12.5B for motorola. Smart move cornerning Nokia with an end game in mind.

 

 

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Re: Nokia has got a deal!
Peter Clarke   9/3/2013 12:44:41 PM
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I think that'a the way financial analysts are reading it. Nokia's stock up 30 percent and Microsoft's down 6 percent

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Re: 6 years is all it took
Peter Clarke   9/3/2013 12:45:39 PM
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@eewiz

 

Or Google overpaid for Motorola because they have money to burn.

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Microsoft to Buy Nokia Handset Business
Dev.khan   9/3/2013 2:00:12 PM
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I think they were in kind of some agreement thats why Nokia never released Andriod based phone even in their worst time.

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Nokia Made it's own mistakes
JimMcGregor   9/3/2013 2:43:05 PM
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Nokia made several mistakes that led it down this destructive road. Nokia stuck with Symbian too long and then hedged its bets with a new OS from Intel and finally selected Microsoft as an OS partner. Nokia had the opportunity to select Google and Android at the same time, but selected Microsoft, because Microsoft offered cash and to do most of the software engineering work. So, Nokia made one bad choice after another.

However, this split will allow the company to focus on other areas and let Microrsoft worry about a dwindling handset unit. Will this really increase Microsoft's chances in the handset market? Probably not, but Microsoft will continue to through money and resources at it. The real sad part is that Nokia has produced some really good hardware, but it's the software choices that have been the downfall.

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