December 14, 2011

qtnext qtnext
Lab Rat
149 posts

rumors : nokia/Microsoft

 

http://www.ubergizmo.com/2011/12/danske-bank-nokia-could-sell-smartphone-division-to-microsoft-rumor/

10 replies

December 20, 2011

Seba Seba
Hobby Entomologist
119 posts

I don’t see why Nokia should sell Telephones Div. to Microsoft. I think this goes in the opposite sense to what Nokia has done until now. Maybe I am wrong…

December 20, 2011

Andre Andre
Robot Herder
6393 posts

Doesn’t seem all that likely to me, unless Microsoft wants to mix itself into the patent wars between Google, Apple, Samsung and the rest.

December 20, 2011

Lukas Geyer Lukas Geyer
Lab Rat
2074 posts

Microsoft buying Nokia – again?

I don’t think so. Microsoft has successfully transferred the risk of creating and promoting (we will see a 90+ million advertisement campaign soon) WP7 devices to Nokia.

So there is just Nokia left – with a WP7 exclusive strategy. Microsoft will be wary of bringing that risk to their own company (as they do not have the option to just drop WP7 as HTC or Samsung might / will do).

December 20, 2011

Andre Andre
Robot Herder
6393 posts

Lukas Geyer wrote:
Microsoft buying Nokia – again?

LOL! Thanks for the laugh! :-)

December 21, 2011

Seba Seba
Hobby Entomologist
119 posts

:-) Good remark.

January 5, 2012

Lukas Geyer Lukas Geyer
Lab Rat
2074 posts

New rumors for the rubbernecks: Elop resigns 2012, Microsoft is going to buy Nokias smartphone divison.

BizJournal [bizjournals.com]
Google [google.at]

January 5, 2012

Volker Volker
Ant Farmer
5428 posts

Ah – the crystal ball is back from hiatus :-)

January 6, 2012

broadpeak broadpeak
Lab Rat
362 posts

http://techcrunch.com/2012/01/05/microsoft-nokia-smartphone-division-unit/
http://wmpoweruser.com/microsoft-definitely-not-buying-nokia-or-any-parts-of-it/

What? I’m confused…

(But if the MS will really buy the Nokia,
we can say goodbye our favourite C++ framework.)

January 6, 2012

Andre Andre
Robot Herder
6393 posts

broadpeak wrote:
(But if the MS will really buy the Nokia,
we can say goodbye our favourite C++ framework.)

Pfff… Yet more FUD. You may have missed it, but Nokia put Qt out in the open in Qt-Project. Even if Nokia were to loose interest, it in no way would imply a “goodbye to our favourite C++ framework”. However, I find the idea that Nokia is about to loose interest in Qt not credible at all. So what if Nokia were (unlikely!) to sell of it’s devision now doing the windows smartphones to Microsoft. It’s not like there is Qt on those phones now, is there? In the meantime, Nokia is still investing in Qt, and the rumours about Meleti are quite strong…

January 6, 2012

broadpeak broadpeak
Lab Rat
362 posts
Andre wrote:
and the rumours about Meleti are quite strong…

Thanks, you give me the hope :)

 
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