Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
Page 1 / 2   >   >>
goafrit
User Rank
Manager
Re: nice game Microsoft
goafrit   6/2/2014 7:06:10 AM
NO RATINGS
>> That was one masterstroke of Ballmer that Finnish board could not understand. This is victory of that masterstroke

Looking like a good deal for Nokia. Not sure Microsoft had the strategy on making phones as they continue to struggle. This is a hard business with the way Google is giving out software via Android

goafrit
User Rank
Manager
Re: Now run the business
goafrit   5/2/2014 5:28:09 PM
NO RATINGS
>>  wonder if MS will choose to retain the former Nokia workers? Not sure about the win there or not.

They will keep some but I do not think all. There is no way they cannot keep some of the old guys since they need people to guide them on the technology.

goafrit
User Rank
Manager
Re: Now run the business
goafrit   5/2/2014 5:26:54 PM
NO RATINGS
>> Also think that it's a good move from which Noki will benefit.

That was their best option since a little longer they could be heading to bankruptcy. At least now, they have cash to build a new future. For the people of Nokia nation, it could be very humiliating how they lost it.

goafrit
User Rank
Manager
Re: Now run the business
goafrit   5/2/2014 5:22:15 PM
NO RATINGS
>> Felicitations! Microsoft, now you have everything you wanted. Give us some really cool products. Presto.

It is good to see Microsoft as an underdog in this world. I personally think Microsoft will get this done purely because they face an existential threat. If they blow it, they are gone.

goafrit
User Rank
Manager
Re: Now run the business
goafrit   5/2/2014 5:17:15 PM
NO RATINGS
>> Though the bad time for Nokia is far from over, it will be interesting to see whether Nokia will keep the smartphone lines running Android OS.

I think Nokia can make anything they want now. I do not know if the terms of this buyone means they cannot make new phones including using Android as a platform

goafrit
User Rank
Manager
Re: nice game Microsoft
goafrit   5/2/2014 5:15:57 PM
NO RATINGS
We are all here and will see how this marriage will end. For one thing, I want them to succeed so that there will be more choices and competitions.

Anand.Yaligar
User Rank
Rookie
Re: Now run the business
Anand.Yaligar   4/29/2014 2:26:50 PM
NO RATINGS
Considering that Microsoft has not been very big in the world of mobile computing, and actually this is its first dabble in actual mobile device manufacturing (although there have been a number of windows phones made before particularly by HTC and Nokia) this move should give it the much needed boost to catch up with the 2 horses at the helm. Of course that will only come true if they come up with a great strategy and execute it properly though even that should not be too difficult considering that Nokia already has a strong foothold on the Smartphone market particularly within the third world economies.

Anand.Yaligar
User Rank
Rookie
Re: Now run the business
Anand.Yaligar   4/29/2014 2:22:37 PM
NO RATINGS
@Selinz, according to official reports, along with the purchase and acquisition of the Devices and Services business from Nokia, the company will also retain the latter's employees who number about 25,000 so no worries about loss of jobs. In Nokia's former CEO will be the one heading the new mobile device manufacturing branch of Microsoft and has already moved in following the completion of the sale. Anyway all this was to be expected since it is the only practical move that makes sense both financially and in terms of overall efficiency.

elctrnx_lyf
User Rank
Manager
Re: Now run the business
elctrnx_lyf   4/28/2014 11:36:56 AM
NO RATINGS
What will happen to Nokia Networks if Rajeev suri has to move to Nokia phones.

selinz
User Rank
CEO
Re: Now run the business
selinz   4/27/2014 11:02:28 AM
NO RATINGS
I wonder if MS will choose to retain the former Nokia workers? Not sure about the win there or not.

Page 1 / 2   >   >>


Flash Poll
Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

Energizing the Young Engineers of Tomorrow
Max Maxfield
12 comments
It doesn't seem all that long ago when I was a bright-eyed, bushy-tailed young engineer. Now I feel like an old fool, but where are we going to find one at this time of the day (LOL)?

Jolt Judges and Andrew Binstock

Jolt Awards: The Best Books
Jolt Judges and Andrew Binstock
1 Comment
As we do every year, Dr. Dobb's recognizes the best books of the last 12 months via the Jolt Awards -- our cycle of product awards given out every two months in each of six categories. No ...

Engineering Investigations

Air Conditioner Falls From Window, Still Works
Engineering Investigations
2 comments
It's autumn in New England. The leaves are turning to red, orange, and gold, my roses are in their second bloom, and it's time to remove the air conditioner from the window. On September ...

David Blaza

The Other Tesla
David Blaza
5 comments
I find myself going to Kickstarter and Indiegogo on a regular basis these days because they have become real innovation marketplaces. As far as I'm concerned, this is where a lot of cool ...