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Now run the business
goafrit   4/25/2014 11:06:45 PM
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Congrats to Microsoft. Now they have to run this business and provide more competition in the industry. We are turning into utilities like system in the industry with Android and iOS. Hope Windows can crack that party. It will be hard but they need to try.

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Re: Now run the business
wilber_xbox   4/26/2014 5:25:52 AM
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Microsoft has already tested the turbulent waters by testing an improving its Windows OS for mobiles. 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.

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_hm   4/26/2014 7:01:53 AM
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Felicitations! Microsoft, now you have everything you wanted. Give us some really cool products. Presto.

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goafrit   5/2/2014 5:22:15 PM
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>> 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.

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goafrit   5/2/2014 5:17:15 PM
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>> 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

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marta873   4/26/2014 3:47:02 PM
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Also think that it's a good move from which Noki will benefit.

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selinz   4/27/2014 11:02:28 AM
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I wonder if MS will choose to retain the former Nokia workers? Not sure about the win there or not.

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elctrnx_lyf   4/28/2014 11:36:56 AM
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What will happen to Nokia Networks if Rajeev suri has to move to Nokia phones.

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Anand.Yaligar   4/29/2014 2:26:50 PM
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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.

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Anand.Yaligar   4/29/2014 2:22:37 PM
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@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.

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goafrit   5/2/2014 5:28:09 PM
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>>  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.

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goafrit   5/2/2014 5:26:54 PM
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>> 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.

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nice game Microsoft
wilber_xbox   4/26/2014 5:24:04 AM
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The seeds of this acqisitions were sow in early 2011 when Elop announced that Nokia with partnership with Microsoft and will ship only Windows phones. That was one masterstroke of Ballmer that Finnish board could not understand. This is victory of that masterstroke.

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Re: nice game Microsoft
goafrit   5/2/2014 5:15:57 PM
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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.

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Re: nice game Microsoft
goafrit   6/2/2014 7:06:10 AM
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>> 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

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So, What's New...
Charles.Desassure   4/26/2014 10:41:52 AM
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There's nothing new here.  Good purchase for Microsoft and very good move by Nokia.  Win-win situation.



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