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Nokia sells its HQ in Finland, to stay there on a lease

04 December, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Nokia sells its HQ in Finland, to stay there on a lease - read the full textNokia's financials aren't what you'd call great lately, and as a result the company is selling its headquarters building in Espoo, Finland for 170 million. The deal is expected to be finalized by the end of the year, but the company has no plans to move out afterwards. Instead it will lease...

 

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I see Nokia as a future of Apple.

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  • 2012-12-04 13:20
  • vFsP

They should have gone with MeeGo, end of discussion....

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  • 2012-12-04 13:18
  • MZ52

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-12-04 12:52 from Kg}t - click to readI agree, the first thing he did was to kill the MeeGoo n Belle.
Discourage the user to look for another operating system, and guess what Google strike with android before he can make Nokia go Microsoft way.

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  • 2012-12-04 13:18
  • xv7a

it's end of days!!! This is what the great personality Mr. Stephen Elop expecting.

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  • 2012-12-04 13:15
  • b%2X

i think RIM will be the first to go. Nokia refused to follow suggestions and advice from users and Dealers in West Africa. Now they will pay dearly for such arrogancy and neglect.

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  • 2012-12-04 13:10
  • 9KDF

if you cant beat em join em..time to go android side nokia

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  • 2012-12-04 13:10
  • KgZy

nokia veri bad in pakistan

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  • 2012-12-04 13:09
  • uWI8

> In reply to tomm @ 2012-12-04 12:47 from MjxE - click to readYou are right, Samsung and Apple already sold their HQs and are now running their companies from military surplus tents and a trailer park, respectively.

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  • 2012-12-04 13:05
  • Kg}t

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-12-04 12:52 from Kg}t - click to readInteresting to see what the agreement is between Microsoft and Nokia. I think Nokia WILL develop an Android phone but at this stage they cannot discuss or praise the Android platform because of a clause in their contract which might read something like the following:

"The undersigned hereby agrees that it will remain exclusively loyal to the development of the WP platform and can in no way suggest or make reference to development of devices on other platforms..."

We'll see!

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  • 2012-12-04 13:04
  • nGhx

Excellent move! Keep it up Nokia. Sell the HQ including all worthless managers. RIP.

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  • 2012-12-04 13:02
  • utBF

just die...

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  • 2012-12-04 13:02
  • ScDF

I will be very happy when one day Google will kill Microsoft.

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  • 2012-12-04 13:01
  • upfT

> In reply to ShAhY @ 2012-12-04 12:40 from xv7a - click to readWell that is exactly my point. They already have WP and for some weird reason still develop Symbian phones (which is good for low end) but Samsung are literally dominating at the moment, and I can see Samsung doing something further in the photography industry (having tested the Galaxy Camera - Amazing!).

Nokia really need to put wheels in motion. WP is still quite a new platform and they cannot expect massive profits from a growing platform when the market is still heavily dominated by Android and IOS. Lets think back, when Nokia released the Maemo N900 (which I bought sim free) this was an amazing phone which could do so much compared to Android and IOS but lack of support from both Nokia and developers soon saw this OS die a quick death.

I think this is where RIM will fall as well. They also need to develop for a new platform or allow the use of the BBM service on other platforms. I think they may profit quite heavily from this.

Android may have its issues, but it clearly dominates and is the obvious choice of platform for the majority of people who do not and will not own an iPhone.

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  • 2012-12-04 13:00
  • nGhx

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-12-04 12:52 from Kg}t - click to readI think u guys know that google and apple are more valuable company than microsoft.

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  • 2012-12-04 12:57
  • fxHY

As per my analysis, Nokia will die/finish if

1) It not move to Android OS or launch OS which compete Android and attract Android Market.

2) Not compete Android market with same count of Apps for Windows phone.

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  • 2012-12-04 12:55
  • PEZK

Statement of nokia fanboys: "Google? Oh that shit company with shit products? No way! We hate google as nokia taught us to hate google! We use symbian(past) its better than android, meego is the best(past) its better than android! WP is the best(now) its better than android!

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  • 2012-12-04 12:54
  • fxHY

These are sad news, and it's all Elop's fault. He should have choose Android instead of Windows, or he should focus on Meego, but he didn't! Now they will going down.

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  • 2012-12-04 12:53
  • 0UuI

> In reply to ShAhY @ 2012-12-04 12:40 from xv7a - click to readMicrosoft is giving them money. And the ceo is a Microsoft mole. They can't do other ecosystems both because the ceo does not want it and because Microsoft would reduce the paycheck. If they go Android they are on their own, and soon is to late to join the winning team.

Still this is good news, it makes it visible for everyone what a disaster Elop is. We know wp8 will fail and then Elop is out, no way the shareholders will let him do one more round with a defective OS.

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  • 2012-12-04 12:52
  • Kg}t

very bad

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  • 2012-12-04 12:49
  • U3xy

In nokia's statement: "We just hate google. Google is an enemy of us by birth. Our main target is how to destroy google". Keep destroying google, nokia or destroy yourself!

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  • 2012-12-04 12:48
  • fxHY

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