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Microsoft to buy Nokia's Devices and Services unit

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    Microsoft to buy Nokia's Devices and Services unit


    Microsoft to buy Nokia's devices, services unit for $7.2B

    Summary: Microsoft says the deal will buy Nokia's devices and services unit — leaving the Finnish phone maker to networking, mapping, location, and other technologies.
    Microsoft to buy Nokia's devices, services unit for $7.2B | ZDNet

    As I understand it, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop will head up Microsoft's Devices and Studios team, which presumably means he'll end up in charge of the Surface.

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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Hi there
    another link to read

    BBC News - Microsoft to buy Nokia's mobile phone unit

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Remains to see if combining two losers will make one winner. Wish them good luck.
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    Interesting that Elop is returning to MS. Its fortifying their new business plan (reimagining) of "Products" and Services. I think it to be a great move. More control over products. I wonder if a desktop PC is next?

    Bill calls Paul. "Gee, Paul, we should have gotten into the hardware business when we had the chance like the Steves did. Apple is making a killing on their devices! People are waiting in long lines to pay big money for that stuff! And look at those Google boys go! They bought Motorola."

    "Well, Bill, it's never too late, but you had better know what you're doing"

    With this news its obvious what Ms is up to.
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    Did Nokia blackmail Microsoft into a sale?


    There are plenty of theories about why Microsoft is buying Nokia, but two analysts say that the real reason was that Nokia was soon going to end manufacturing Windows Phones. Are they on target, or completely off base?

    In the $7 billion cash purchase, Microsoft is buying Nokia's Devices & Services division. That division includes both the smartphone and mobile phones businesses. As part of the deal, Microsoft is also licensing Nokia's patents.
    Nokia CEO Stephen Elop becomes a Microsoft employee again as executive vice president of Nokia's Devices and Services division. Many people view him as having an inside track to taking over as CEO when Steve Ballmer leaves within a year.
    The two companies have been meeting for quite some time about a possible purchase, and there are plenty reasons that the deal makes sense. But two analysts say the real reason was that without the buyout, Nokia was going to stop making Windows Phone devices, notes Business Insider. Business Insider reports that "Two analysts, Ben Thompson of Stratechary and Benedict Evans, assume that Microsoft had to buy Nokia because Nokia was going to stop making Windows Phones very soon."
    Did Nokia blackmail Microsoft into a sale by threatening to abandon Windows Phone? | Computerworld Blogs
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    Hi Everyone,

    I don't understand what the big deal is in this story?

    This move only made a few folks more richer in Nokia's Shareholders Office, and a few Executives at Nokia...

    This is and will be a Nightmare if and I hope I am wrong where Microsoft will be heading from this point forward and a couple of years...

    If I am correct and please correct me, This will be the end of the Desktop and Laptop in the few following years from this point...mark my words and you cant go to the bank on that one fact...

    Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 clearly show where Microsoft is gearing up to become, Smartphones, and Tablets Only...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Explorertml View Post
    Hi Everyone,

    Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 clearly show where Microsoft is gearing up to become, Smartphones, and Tablets Only...
    I firmly disagree. MS would be too stupid to abandon developing desktop operating systems which got them to where they are now, in place of phones and tablets only. That would infuriate the market and the enterprises but its clear that it would take much more for them to give up on phones and tablets business that's why they are about to buy Nokia which IMO they should have done a year or two ago since that company was going bankrupt and it was the only company loyally and passionately holding on the Windows Phone brand.

    There may be a lot of internal negations to go through as to why they hadn't bought Nokia earlier. But if they had, they should have collaborated better, made more phones and tablets together which I think would have been a more worthwhile investment than the Surface RT which is a huge flop. Had this happened a year or two ago, the mobile and tablet market would have been slightly different than today, possibly in favor of MS and Nokia. I also think there are people inside Nokia with lower positions who would have thought that partnership with MS and adopting the Windows Phones brand was a huge mistake, also tempted on adopting Android to save their sinking ship and not really liking the direction their company took in the past 4-5 years which ultimately led them to near bankruptcy demise, causing a lot of people to lose jobs. The same can be said for lower people inside MS as well, not liking the direction they are taking, many of which left that could possibly explain why we have seen a lot of rather odd (and stupid) decisions made by MS just like what many of us despised had happened on Windows 8.
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    I have posted before, Nokia was struggling, so either MS would need to keep paying them to carry WP or buy them. If not, Nokia would have to try something else, or risk going under. Therefore no more WP.

    This way, MS will be able to continue to get WP out into the marketplace.

    Will be interesting to see what effect this has on the other phone makers.

    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    There are plenty of theories about why Microsoft is buying Nokia, but two analysts say that the real reason was that Nokia was soon going to end manufacturing Windows Phones. Are they on target, or completely off base?

    In the $7 billion cash purchase, Microsoft is buying Nokia's Devices & Services division. That division includes both the smartphone and mobile phones businesses. As part of the deal, Microsoft is also licensing Nokia's patents.
    Nokia CEO Stephen Elop becomes a Microsoft employee again as executive vice president of Nokia's Devices and Services division. Many people view him as having an inside track to taking over as CEO when Steve Ballmer leaves within a year.
    The two companies have been meeting for quite some time about a possible purchase, and there are plenty reasons that the deal makes sense. But two analysts say the real reason was that without the buyout, Nokia was going to stop making Windows Phone devices, notes Business Insider. Business Insider reports that "Two analysts, Ben Thompson of Stratechary and Benedict Evans, assume that Microsoft had to buy Nokia because Nokia was going to stop making Windows Phones very soon."
    Did Nokia blackmail Microsoft into a sale by threatening to abandon Windows Phone? | Computerworld Blogs
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    I have posted before, Nokia was struggling, so either MS would need to keep paying them to carry WP or buy them. If not, Nokia would have to try something else, or risk going under. Therefore no more WP.

    This way, MS will be able to continue to get WP out into the marketplace.

    Will be interesting to see what effect this has on the other phone makers.
    Good analysis IMO. Nokia had too much control over the Windows Phone platform and, as they admitted, they do not "have the resources to fund the required acceleration across mobile phones and smartphones." Msft had to take action to avoid the possibility of Nokia "jumping ship," not accelerating the introduction of new innovative phones, or someone else buying them.
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    Agree, this is the only way MS and Nokia could proceed with WP8.
    Just hope MS handles the new phone division better than their previous record indicates. If they leave the Nokia employees to run the design and operations for the next 3-5 years it should turn out well.
    I have used Nokia off and on for years, just bought a Nokia 520 WP8 and it is an excellent phone, a few little things to improve on but overall a good device, time will tell where it goes from here.

    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    I have posted before, Nokia was struggling, so either MS would need to keep paying them to carry WP or buy them. If not, Nokia would have to try something else, or risk going under. Therefore no more WP.

    This way, MS will be able to continue to get WP out into the marketplace.

    Will be interesting to see what effect this has on the other phone makers.
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