...so how much Microsoft giving Sony for producing windows phone?
X1 ? In those years position Windows Mobile was much better then today has Windows Phone (much more market share before then now). Nokia get 90% in WP, but dont make progress, in smartphones they are far away, which place it was last time 7-9th in the ranking ?! :D Windows Phone and Elop policy was so good for Nokia that in the end they must sell Phones business to MS. Maybe they replace HTC, they show us sth more ?
Anonymous, 11 Jan 2014Come on dude, Nokia know what is happening in their company, they have no choice, they have lo... more"its their fans that left them in the air."
Nope, it was Nokia who stopped delivering innovation to the market. Relying on Symbian for so long didn't do them any favors, and cancelling everything related to MeeGo and Maemo pretty much killed it for enthusiasts.
You see, Android is what a lot of people expected Symbian to become. Yes, I used to use Symbian back in the day, and yes, it was awesome on keypad phones, but it REALLY sucked on touchscreens.
popye, 10 Jan 2014Sony is bound to die even if they don't partner with Microsoft. The company will go bankrupt i... moreNews flash: the article you're linking to focuses on the Sony Entertainment division, which doesn't really reflect the whole company's status, and is almost irrelevant to the mobile division.
Read carefully and look beyond numbers you probably don't understand.
Xtremist, 11 Jan 2014yeah that's the reason that nokia doesn't even come at 5th spot in market share. i do believe... moreCome on dude, Nokia know what is happening in their company, they have no choice, they have lost a lot of cash when people left them for android and iphone. lots of unsold symbian phone, thats why they have no choice but to team with MS and give up their rD service. stop blaming nokia, its their fans that left them in the air.
Dajm Strut, 10 Jan 2014In 2010 Nokia's outgoing head of smartphones Anssi Vanjoki likened mobile phone makers that a... moreOh wow, how relevant. See where Nokia's gone after relying on WP? That's their predicament after peeing themselves.
This is a good developement.
But please Sony, enough of those water/dust proofing on your devices. Do make WP with a replaceable battery.
gilda, 10 Jan 2014Nokia is playing on home turf here so other manufacturers will have a hard time making a dent ... moreyeah that's the reason that nokia doesn't even come at 5th spot in market share.
i do believe that nokia is a great company but with the leadership of Mr. Elop nokia is no more that nokia which we were familiar with.
Anonymous, 10 Jan 2014Xbox always bash ps4 while Sony has been quiet with their success, and now Microsoft want a co... morethis is the business bro.
look at apple and samsung they do loads of bash but on the other hand, apple is the second biggest client of samsung.
popye, 10 Jan 2014Sony and HTC don't even succeed in Android. What makes MS think those two will bring WP succes... morei think you are not aware about smartphone market as sony is the only company after samsung and apple that has retained in black line otherwise all vendors are in losses, in 3rd Quarter sony was at breakeven but it is the only unit who is still in black side.
think before post a comment and also after acquiring erission's stake. Sony xperia has a growth rate of 87% which is really impressive.
Ano, 10 Jan 2014Remember SonyEricsson X1 and X2? There is currently no WP device out there that has a keyboard... moreSony is bound to die even if they don't partner with Microsoft. The company will go bankrupt in 2 years.
Sony and HTC don't even succeed in Android. What makes MS think those two will bring WP success? Nokia is the only reason why WP is thriving. And yet they acquired Nokia's D&S and Nokia is soon to exit the smartphone business. Without Nokia, they won't have any chance anymore.
Remember SonyEricsson X1 and X2? There is currently no WP device out there that has a keyboard, like the X1/2. If Sony can do a respin of those models, they have a market for their own and they might do some profit.
Anyway, I think that Sony should stay away from Microsoft because companies that engage partnership with Microsoft have a tendency to die.
Sorry Sony and Samsung didn't take the bait.. Bokia did and look what happened.
Anonymous, 10 Jan 2014Xbox always bash ps4 while Sony has been quiet with their success, and now Microsoft want a co... moreThe Xbox division and the WP division are different, they work independently, following the terms of the main company, but most part they work alone.
Same for Sony mobile division and almost any tech corporation work that way, so a collaboration between MS and Sony for WP stuff is possible.
Xbox always bash ps4 while Sony has been quiet with their success, and now Microsoft want a collaboration?