Originally Posted by jjsoviet
I think they're going for it, actually. Rumors are strong regarding a possible Nokia + Windows Phone 7. Source here: Engadget
EDIT: Out of the rumor mill now. It's official: Nokia and Microsoft partnering.
It's been official for many hours, and it's been a painful day.
They just killed Nokia today.
It's not written in stone yet, but it will most likely happen.
Such a deal takes a long time to set up, so perhaps they where working on this before Elop.
This is definitely not the answer to Nokia's problems.
Elop has been a huge flop.
He has been bashing Symbian for a lot and the future of the OS is very uncertain now. No CEO would toilet the whole product line of the company like that, unless he has bigger plans.
Also Meego got shot down today. It will only play a minor part for now on.
Atleast other companies still works on it.
All that talk and who really knows are they going to update Symbian any further than PR 1.2.
They will lose A LOT of customers this year and they can't even get a WM phone out for long time.
Ovi store will most likely cease to exist since Microsoft and Nokia will start to use the same store for both sides.
Around 1000 Nokia workers walked out today from their workplace.
Elop also said that there is no plans to fusion with Microsoft. That could mean few things. Either he tried to calm down the investors (too late at that point) or it means that Microsoft will eventually buy Nokia.
Microsoft could easily buy enough big share (10%) of Nokia to become the biggest owner. I believe it will do that.
Btw, Nokia lost around 3 billion â‚¬ of it's market cap when Elop spoke today. For a good reason. But hey, now it's even easier to melt nokia.