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Microsoft to buy Nokia

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    Rahul_​Manekari


    The source of these reports is Russian blogger Eldar Murtazin. Murtazin focuses mostly on phones and has a pretty decent track record. Though he doesn't know the finer details, Murtazin claims both parties are in a hurry and that the deal could close before the end of this year. And speaking of time-specific predictions, Murtazin has also said that Elop would resign from Nokia at the end of next year.

    http://winspark.net/2011/05/23/microsoft-to-buy-nokia/

     

    what do you think, Informative or FAKE ???

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    blowdart

    Well considering both MS and Microsoft already rubbished the rumour when it came out a few weeks back ....

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    W3bbo

    They just spent $8.5bn on Skype, and El Reg is reporting continued negotiations on how Nokia's app store will work with WP7.

    If Microsoft did buy Nokia, then it's time to abandon ship.

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    magicalclick

    Didn't we already have a thread about this? Conclusion, it is rumor.

    Leaving WM on 5/2018 if no apps, no dedicated billboards where I drive, no Store name.
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    elmer

    CEO or not, Ballmer answers to the board, and it is hard to see Gates (who is also still the largest single shareholder I believe?) and the other members, approving a gamble such as this. Both MS and Nokia has said it's BS, and I see no reason to think otherwise.

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    Dovella

    @Rahul_Manekari:

    Eldar Murtazin.  ?  LOOOOOOOOOL

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    giovanni

    , W3bbo wrote

    They just spent $8.5bn on Skype, and El Reg is reporting continued negotiations on how Nokia's app store will work with WP7.

    If Microsoft did buy Nokia, then it's time to abandon ship.

    I don't know how much money Microsoft could afford to spend on this operation, but this could be a very good move: Microsoft has been having a hard time with embedded devices because it has not been able to build close relationships with manufacturers and Nokia could bring this kind of  culture to the company together with a brand name that can sell hardware (part of the success of Apple is the tight integration of software and hardware). Moreover, Nokia is a very international brand while Microsoft has troubles on the international front especially with Zune and Bing Maps where Nokia could help Microsoft expand worldwide with its similar services.

    This would definitely be a risky bet because it is never easy to integrate a large company into another large one. However, it could be interesting to see what comes out especially if Microsoft keeps Nokia indipendent enough that consumers don't perceive it as one company.

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    vesuvius

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    WindowsRules

    @giovanni:....Um Thats half of the Story...6 yrs ago when Microsoft came out with Microsoft Robotics Studio it came with good features and is what prob. made the XBox Kinects... still the microcontrollers were not able to use .Net Languages unless connected to a PC through Bluetooth or other connections using MSRDS so it can multitask,instead of running the microcontroller in a tight loop wich made the timming an issue. Now thanks to advances in technology you can run the .Net Micro Framework in the new microcontrollers making it easier to use native C#,multitask, touch screen, and lots more fun toys.....Microsoft is also entering the Automotive industry with Sync in Ford 2011 Fiesta ( I think thats the Model) and if Microsoft gets NOKIA....Woooooo....More toys to create and have fun.... Go Windows..Big Smile

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    Ian2

    Anyone with an interest in Nokia/Microsoft moves should check out my free App:

    http://social.zune.net/redirect?type=phoneApp&id=83e209e4-1f5a-e011-854c-00237de2db9e

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    MJAppFactory

    @elmer: I thought Gates was also the board chairman in addition to being the largest shareholder.  Although he's doing other things, I bet he's still paying attention to what's going on in Redmond, just probably ...

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    Rahul_​Manekari

    ^^ indeed yes.. Smiley

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