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post #11 of 61
Similar to HP purchasing Palm... Only, sort of the other way around. Palm had the OS and the basic hardware design, HP had the cash. Now it's MS has the OS and cash, Nokia has the hardware.

Very, very interesting.

How long until Google purchases a phone company of their own, and then we have like 4 different brands to choose from?
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post #12 of 61
Stephen Elop (current CEO of Nokia), was the CEO of Macromedia for 3 months...d'you know what happened? It got sold to Adobe!
    
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post #13 of 61
This could lead to some awesome Phone 7 optimisation.
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post #14 of 61
I've read some pages on the internet and Nokia was shown as being worth more than 30 billion dollars. And it would probably be even more expensive. Even for Microsoft this is a big amount of money isn't it?
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post #15 of 61
The problem for Microsoft is they are now playing catch up. Android has literally flooded the market, and Apple has established the iPhone as a must have device for some.

They will need to give consumers an amazing answer to one large question. Why WP7 over Android/iOS?
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post #16 of 61
Quote:
Originally Posted by aksthem1 View Post
Once they do I will say RIP Nokia. They have truly made some great phones and some built like rocks, literally.
And how exactly is that RIP? You have the massive R&R that comes with Microsoft. You have the WinMo7 OS that is proving to be a success and is growing in popularity.

Microsoft and Nokia are already partnered up, so if you don't mind, could you explain to me how this is a bad thing? Looks like all good news for both companies to me. I can't see a single downside to this. Senseless anti-Microsoft bashers that hate on stuff just to be cool, please check yourselves at the door.

Let's actually talk about it instead of just rant. That would be great.
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post #17 of 61
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post
I hope its true. Nokia used to be the best and with Windows OS it could trounce Apple and Android.
Not likely. Nokia hasn't produced a single decent handset in North America for YEARS. They have models released in Europe and Asia that we'll never see. Microsoft will run the Nokia hardware into the ground. Not to mention Windows Phone OS is horrid.
post #18 of 61
buying deceasing companies isn't very strategic MS... They should have Bill Gates back on the executive board, Steve Ballmer is an idiot
    
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post #19 of 61
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Originally Posted by FetusSoup View Post
Similar to HP purchasing Palm... Only, sort of the other way around. Palm had the OS and the basic hardware design, HP had the cash. Now it's MS has the OS and cash, Nokia has the hardware.

Very, very interesting.

How long until Google purchases a phone company of their own, and then we have like 4 different brands to choose from?
Google owning their own phone, .
    
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post #20 of 61
well at least now apple will have a run for it money lol
 
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