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Nokia makes more than phones, just like Motorola. From what I understand MS bought the phone division like Google did when they purchased Motorola Mobility.
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What I don't get is why Microsoft didn't just buy Nokia completely? Are they (Nokia) going to continue making non-windows phones?

Probably. The none windows phones being dumb phones.
    
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Nokia makes more than phones, just like Motorola. From what I understand MS bought the phone division like Google did when they purchased Motorola Mobility.

What else do they make?
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What else do they make?
base stations, base station controllers, mobile switching center, access equipment, digital switches, digital transmission equipment.
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base stations, base station controllers, mobile switching center, access equipment, digital switches, digital transmission equipment.

They also own NSN which is profitable and they also own HERE Maps which is also profitable.
    
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Who thinks that this wasn't the plan for nokia the whole time?

According to some news sources, Elop tried to sell Nokia back in mid 2012. But negotiations broke down after they wanted too much for what Microsoft valued it as.
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I'm not sure what reaction to use but my first phone was the Nokia N-Gage. Haven't seen/had any Nokia Phones since.
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i believe it is good for nokia and overall for the phone world

nokia was going downhill for like 5 years or more, symbian3 was doomed since day1, they would go broke like blackberry soon

i can´t understand how blackberry still lives, thanks to people from my country i guess

i will always remember you n95 n82 6120c, true kings of the phones for a longggggggggg time

Yup venezuela and blackberry's ha....that's all my cousin's from vz wanted for the longest time...
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not sure what to think? on one hand MS is going full cloud with Windows 10 so a lower reliance on hardware at the front end and non MS hardware at the backend and on the other hand they are going for hardware on the mobile market? will their hardware based Nokia's be running pretty much a full cloud Windows 10 phone, if so then wouldn't the strategy for MS to be to become a host that could be put on ANY hardware and run terminal like to the cloud ?

it seems like two separate directions unless this is the beginning of SKYNET or something redface.gif
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