Even with its purchase of Nokia, Microsoft won't forget its Windows Phone partners
Microsoft Executive VP Terry Myerson says that the acquisition of Nokia "will help make the market for all Windows Phones, from Microsoft or our OEM partners." But just like other Android manufacturers became suspicious of Motorola and openly wondered if Google would play favorites with Motorola, Microsoft could face the same suspicions from other Windows Phone manufacturers. Microsoft already competes with its tablet producing partners with the Microsoft Surface RT and Microsoft Surface Pro tablets. HTC, Samsung and Huawei are current Windows Phone partners that come to mind, after Nokia.
When Google acquired Motorola, it also acquired a backlog of models that it had to get past before stamping its ideas on a Motorola handset, something that seems to have started with the Motorola Moto X. Remember, Google is spending $500 million advertising the phone. As for Microsoft, it is unknown what kind of backlog Nokia has, although it supposedly does have the Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet rumored to be introduced at the end of this month and launched in November. There is also the rumored Nokia Sirius tablet, expected to be unveiled September 26th. The tablet, allegedly seen in a photograph wearing the Verizon brand, would compete with the Microsoft Surface RT.
source: WindowsPhone, AllThingsD via Engadget
1. rusticguy (Posts: 2810; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
M$ is well known for it's policy of EMBRACE,EXTEND and EXTERMINATE.
10. Antonyjoseph (Posts: 194; Member since: 06 Apr 2013)
Good One Dude. I guess thats what happened to Nokia. I wonder what direction Nokia would have taken, if Elop had never entered Nokia.
12. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 536; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)
I sometimes thinks to myself that what if Nokia put all those efforts into their Symbian or meego, what will they achieve??? Think about it pureview camera,Lumia design(N9 design to be precise) ,all those software exclusives(all those effort nokia put on to developers for games and apps for WP),Nokia map service. They could have keep up with competition with quad core processor and 1080p screen etc.
I know MS help nokia with their $$$s.
2. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 1896; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Let's see how well they'll treat Nokia. But I don't want the Nokia Lumia name change.
4. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 488; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)
I agree. It has been the brand we've always known for a while. And i guess MS won't be stupid to change it. That's for sure.
3. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 536; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)
Support it or not most people prefer nokia when it comes to WP. And many OEM's are losing interest in WP because they can't compete against nokia Lumia series.
WP market is just like android market only one OEM take most profit which is Nokia.
this is more like google brought Samsung instead of Motorola.
things will get more interesting from now on...
9. lalalaman (Posts: 219; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)
I wish good things to happen to Nokia.......also to speed up a bit
14. kanagadeepan (Posts: 565; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)
Yes, definitely good things to happen to Nokia and sh!t going to happen for other WP phone makers....
5. pokharkarsaga (Posts: 343; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
So finally fandroids yelling about Nokia making Android phone has remained a dream.So now we have 3 major competitors in mobile industry i.e.Apple,Googorola & Microkia.
11. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)
So goodbye Nokia.
17. night_elf (Posts: 34; Member since: 02 Apr 2013)
Samsung, not a major competitor in mobile industry?
6. veer.d (Posts: 83; Member since: 12 Jul 2013)
Now no OEM or consumer is considering half baked OS.People buy wp8 just because of NOKIA(including me).Now no one give a sh** to arrogant microsoft. I think people in Finland going to ELOP because NOKIA is their national pride.
15. kanagadeepan (Posts: 565; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)
Now Nokia is NOT AT ALL a pride for Finland, its just a sister co for M$, an US Company...
8. Topcat488 (Posts: 982; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)
I saw this coming, when M$ first started giving Nokia those welfare checks in the beginning.
13. kanagadeepan (Posts: 565; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)
What happened with Surface Tablet is coming to WP Phones too....
16. kanagadeepan (Posts: 565; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)
Even Microsoft Executive VP Terry Myerson is trying very very hard to hide his laugh in this pic...
19. darkvadervip (Posts: 261; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)
Lets be real. Stop commenting about Symbian or meego when both platforms had potential but were slush when it comes to speed and performance. Both had terrible lag and touch response compared to android and ios. It was either stay with those programs and be like blackberry or take on wp loose money but regain it with more in the end or go android and fight with all the other Android phone makers. You all don't see it but Motorola is going to be the main Android device as time goes by just like Samsung is going to push Tizen more than android eventually.
33. ZeroCide (Posts: 662; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)
DUDE!!!! I think you hit the nail on the head. I have totally see that happening.
20. fanboy1974 (Posts: 946; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
Their partners are screwed!!! We all know that Microsoft has been playing favorites with Nokia. Who will want to buy a HTC or Samsung WP now?
22. Dunknown (Posts: 80; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)
What have you done Stephen Elop! All I wanted is Nokia to be Nokia. Nokia has been more than 20 years in mobile phone making and just sold of for $7.2 billion like that. Please wake up and see the world. Why not be like few years back. Coming out phones with multiple OS market. Like Linux and Symbian. Why not Nokia try to take two OS like Android and MIcrosoft? Selling to Microsoft is a no go. Really upset me by accepting only $7.2 billion for mobile platform. Why not view yourself as a infiniti?
23. speckledapple (Posts: 877; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)
Their partners need to do a better job in creating the experience WP deserves. MS did this to show them the way much like they are doing with the Surface because clearly OEMs no nothing about creating a unique product without help.
24. kindlefireowner (Posts: 275; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
As a Nokia shareholder, I will be selling my stock today. I made money, so I can't complain. Thanks Nokia.
25. dexter_jdr (Posts: 890; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
thats it. im buying nokia car tires instead of phones.
26. papss (Posts: 2892; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
I'm excited for this move only because Nokia can focus on making great products versus cash flow for the time being.
27. abhijithkumar.nit (Posts: 23; Member since: 09 Apr 2013)
Google acquired motorola for 12.5 billion$---Microsoft acquired Nokia for 7.17 billion$
Don't you guys think the later is under valued??
28. Topcat488 (Posts: 982; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)
You gotta add on to what M$ already put into Nokia, those billions aren't counted.
29. papss (Posts: 2892; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
Still a great deal no matter how you look at it
30. protozeloz (Posts: 5285; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
Like I've been saying Elop could simply be the more reason this deal went trough... I've always though he was a Trojan horse readying Nokia to be purchased by MS... He never actually cared for Nokia's best interest
31. lumialove (Posts: 75; Member since: 16 May 2012)
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 :)
32. UdhaiyaPrasanth (Posts: 71; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)
Who cares anymore? No more Nokia branding, no more WP for me!