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[BBC] Nokia and Microsoft form partnership

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Nokia has joined forces with Microsoft in an attempt to regain ground lost to the iPhone and Android-based devices.

The deal will see Nokia use the Windows phone operating system for its smartphones, the company said.

It means that Nokia's existing operating systems will be sidelined.
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A day after Nokia's CEO called Symbian a burning oil platform.
Smart move in my opinion.
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Beat me to it
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DANGIT... That internship I could've had with Nokia is looking PREEETTY good right now...
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recently-appointed Nokia CEO Stephen Elop -- formerly of Microsoft
Hmmm... Should I be surprised that they want to team up with MS?

On topic though, I have much respect for this man. He has the gonads to step up and tell his company that they are failing, and that they need to do something to stop it. And trying to take lessons from the past, (mainly the failures they've had) he's trying to make a somewhat better future for Nokia.
Although I hate their phones (mostly due to UI and hardware), I have respect for what he's trying to get done.
Hopefully Win 7 mobile takes off more then it has (although again, don't really care for the OS) and they can turn around the direction that Nokia is headed in. We all know that more competition is better.
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Nokia need to diversify, not tie themselves up with another partner. Especially the 3rd wheel
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I can't remember the last time I even saw a Nokia phone. Probably at least 6 years ago. That was one ugly phone too.
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Should have partnered with Android.
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post #8 of 23
Ill just copy my post from the last thread:


Yes,

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 € of it's market cap when Elop spoke today. For a good reason. But hey, now it's even easier to melt nokia.
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Should have had Google too
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Google wouldn't have bent over backwards for Nokia to adopt their platform.

On the other hand, I'll bet there was some pretty good incentives from MS for this deal to happen.

MS needs as many partners as it can get at this point to keep WP7 relevant. But this seems as likely to succeed as if the story was "Sega and Atari Team up to make a new console"
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