Anonymous, 03 Sep 2013What proof do you have of an upside?????for starters microsoft has been funding nokia for their devices for two years now . and now they will spend even more
Jean83, 03 Sep 2013You speculate a lot.
First of all,WP was never intended to regularly receive yy.xx update l... moreBwahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!
And you actually think you understand technology!? Ahahahahaha
Nokia: The End;
Mission accomplished by Trojan Horse (ex ms ceo: elop).
stupid nokia..... u have lost so many fans across world except U.S.A
Always saw this coming, yes so happy right now bahahaha
Finally a company who looted customers for so long by selling overpriced hardware and junk software and never listened to them, died.
Great day in the history of technology.
Anonymous, 03 Sep 2013What proof do you have of an upside?????Elop is no longer the ceo,now the r&d of nokia has a lot more resources under microsoft,nokia lumia phones won't be exclusives as nokia had to do that coz it can't afford marketing so it had to rely on marketing by exclusive partners like AT&T....I guess those are enough....
I don't know what to say on the new 'Microsoft - Nokia' partnership. Nokia, to be honest failed in creating challenging and capable smart phones and that lead to the fall of the giant. Apple, Samsung and Sony evolved very well when the market asked for better innovations. If, with the guidance of Microsoft, Nokia could come up with really stunning smart phones and tabs powered by Windows8, trust me, there is a real market for them for sure. First and foremost, people are getting bored with Andriod and wants a change. After Steve Jobs, Apple is not that tastier too [Dont know about 5S] ! So, its the perfect time for a revenge ! :)
All the best duos :)
Anonymous, 03 Sep 2013But the rules and standards will be different, which will make a different device.That was pointed out on the first comment in this thread. The rules will change and it will definitely favor nokia(ms phone) because what really sucks about nokia before was their arrogant, stubborn, and narrow minded ceos.
i hate this agreement ....
why nokia do this...like ericsson....
after this agreement nokia is dead....
If Nokia had choosen to go with Android then it would have been atleast a 20 billion worth company today...rubbing shoulders with samsung....and microsoft would not have money to buy nokia. For this reason Stefan Trogen Elope did not wanted nokia to go with android at any cost......foolish nokia management made the biggest mistake of their life by taking Trogen Elope who fu***d Nokia, brought it down and now become the owner of Nokia. Microsoft will scrap series 40 handsets.Sad day for nokia fans all over the world!!
MS buy devices and services business + 10-year license patents. So Nokia can make own smartphones by Nokia (not Lumia) brand if they outsource the production with Android ?
So new MS phones will be for example:
"Lumia 730" (830, 930, 1030) or "Nokia Lumia 730" ?
In the next 10 years Nokia can make smartphones under own "Nokia" brand and they can use their patents for smartphones or MS buy 10-year exclusive and Nokia CANT make any producnt like N8, 808PV, N9 with using patents ?!
We can see Nokia smartphones with any other then WP OS or not ? Nokia if they would like can create competition to MS WP phones with MeeGo/Android/Belle if they outsource the production e.g. HTC make for Nokia smartphone with Android, it will be HTC phone but with Nokia logo, or nobody, only MS can use Nokia brand in smartphones ?
Now that they don't have contract obligations anymore to MS.... What if Nokia takes that money, builds a new devices division and acquires Jolla?
moki, 03 Sep 2013And you got nothing to prove the downsideWhat proof do you have of an upside?????
Fredrik, 03 Sep 2013Good job Europe, gj Finland, really gj! Loss of one of the biggest brands in the world. You wa... moreI had ask this question some time back but didn't get another opinion on it so here it is again:
Is it really a good deal for Microsoft? What have they achieved by breaking up Nokia? Nokia was once the fifth most recognized brand in all industries. They have not bought the brand, they only get Lumia. They bought the manufacturing business but the patents still belong to Finnish Nokia. And it is not as if MS didn't know how to manufacture electronic products, they did after all made Kins and Surfaces and continue to make XBoxs. What have they really achieved, apart from stopping Nokia from making another smartphone???
Ford acquired Volvo, BMW aquired Jaguar, Ford make alliance with Mazda, and now Nokia is owned by MS. Who cares. You want a Nokia then buy a Nokia, not MS.
slazher, 03 Sep 2013"Microsoft has reached a deal to acquire Nokia's devices and services units. The deal wil... moreThat's not possible for Nokia, they are left with almost nothing. Nokia sold it mobile business to Microsoft, now soon Microsoft will kill Asha and S40 OS because even those OS are better than Windows phone OS and Microsoft sees it as a threat to their OS. Nokia guys are owned by Microsoft too and now they will work for Microsoft. 10 years is a long time and anything can happen in those ten years. Microsoft may buy Nokia's patents portfolio in recent years. Nokia is out of smartphones pictures..
Anonymous, 03 Sep 2013You fooks thinks nokia is gone for good, but actually it was just given a new life. The compan... moreBut the rules and standards will be different, which will make a different device.
popye, 03 Sep 2013Haven't you read the news? Nokia will continue to make BASIC phones but will no longer produce... moreI think you should dig deeper, nokia is owned by ms. The production is by ms from now on because they own it, and ms will still use same nokia technology. Do you think ms could put up a facility and research overnight or throw away those exciting manufacturing facilities. It will be on anew owner, thats what change.