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Microsoft’s Deal with Nokia Could Hurt Windows 8.1 Sales

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    Microsoft’s Deal with Nokia Could Hurt Windows 8.1 Sales

    Microsoft has purchased Nokia’s Devices and Services business in order to focus more on its mobile efforts, but the deal could actually hurt Windows 8 and 8.1 sales too.

    Digitimes is reporting that some PC manufacturers might actually go for alternative platforms, including Google’s Chrome OS, and abandon Windows 8 as a way to protect against Microsoft’s decision to expand in the hardware sector.

    The same happened approximately one year ago when Microsoft officially launched the Surface tablet, with some companies blasting the tech giant for creating its own device in order to compete with partners.
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    Microsoft's expansion in the hardware industry is expected to further deteriorate its relationship with PC brand vendors, pushing the vendors to seek cooperation from other software designers..
    Microsoft purchase of Nokia handset business may boost Chrome devices
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    Hi Everyone,

    Microsoft's Nokia Deal Is Actually Smart, But It Has A Very Low Chance Of Success!!!

    Ballmer throws the long ball in the wind...or a shot in the dark...

    And, all things considered, it's probably also a smart deal for Microsoft, which is in an increasingly desperate position in mobile. It didn't cost much--$7 billion of offshore cash, which is chump change for Microsoft--and it gives Microsoft another and different (long)shot at trying build a successful mobile business.
    But just because buying Nokia is a "smart" deal for Microsoft, this doesn't mean it has a good chance of success. It's smart in the same way that throwing a 'Hail Mary' pass is smart: It turns 100% odds of losing into, say, 95%.

    Read more: Microsoft's Nokia Deal Is A 'Hail Mary' - Business Insider
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Microsoft’s Deal with Nokia Could Hurt Windows 8.1 Sales
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