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Huawei open to acquiring Nokia, but calls Windows Phone "weak"

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Huawei open to acquiring Nokia, but calls Windows Phone
Huawei is definitely serious about continuing to grow, and Richard Yu, chairman of Huawei’s consumer business group, thinks that one good way to do that would be through acquisitions. Yu has always been particularly media savvy and he showed it again today in an interview with the Financial Times where he said that Huawei is "open-minded" to purchasing Nokia. That alone is a good way to capture some headlines, of course, he went on to imply that if there have been talks with Nokia, they are still very preliminary:
We are considering these sorts of acquisitions; maybe the combination has some synergies but depends on the willingness of Nokia. We are open-minded.

So, obviously there's no way to tell if Nokia is just as "open-minded" to a deal, especially since the Finnish manufacturer is in a quite lucrative partnership deal with Microsoft that some say has Microsoft paying Nokia $1 billion a year to build for the Windows Phone platform. And, Yu is not very positive on Windows Phone:
Whether Windows Phone [will be] successful is difficult to say – it has a very small market share. [Windows Phones] are weak but still require a licence fee. That’s not good. Android is free.

Yu also predicts that the smartphone market is going to consolidate to about 3 or 4 companies, and he certainly would be counting Huawei in that, and we would assume Apple and Samsung as well. Given the market share of Apple and Samsung alone, it is certainly possible, but we definitely don't like the idea. 

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posted on 18 Jun 2013, 14:18 28

1. CivicSi89 (Posts: 348; Member since: 23 Jul 2011)


I personally dont think Windows is weak. WP8 is a fantastic OS with a strong following that is growing. It will just take time like other OSes.

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 14:42 13

13. General-Levy- (banned) (Posts: 66; Member since: 18 Jun 2013)


No it won't!

What happened to Windows Mobile, it was trying for the past 8 years, it "FAILED" What diffrence will WP8 or WP8.1 or WP9 do...? The same as WM.

Why wait for apps, when ios and Android already have them first, unlike await for 6 months.

Android ios using the best Cpu and Gpu, while Nokia WP8 still using 2012 specs

Has no jail break nor Rooting, nor Devs...

Dispicable more like!

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 15:05 16

32. tusshharish (Posts: 342; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


who are you ,brother of troll??????

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 17:49 4

74. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


General-Levy = Paid Samsung Shill (duplicate account)

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 15:31 8

41. natesvlogs (Posts: 40; Member since: 15 May 2012)


Don't compare wp8 to windows mobile. I LIKED windows mobile. It was the best smartphone OS... until iOS, Web OS and Android came out. wp8 is crap

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 17:18

64. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


you suck also here

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 17:29 1

71. General-Levy- (banned) (Posts: 66; Member since: 18 Jun 2013)


Go away you Troll!

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 18:29 3

90. ZeroCide (Posts: 777; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


I'm glad you are telling youself to go away. Maybe you should listen to yourself.

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 01:55 1

107. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1178; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


oh wise one tell me what specs are 2012 specs when nokias are already coming out with quadcores at the end of the year and they don't even need it
more and more developers are starting to put Wp into the mixture

and what would you know about rooting a Wp there already a few and the more popular they it gets the more will come out

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 14:45 6

16. JojoGo101 (Posts: 211; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)


What company wants to pay for something limited when they can get something unlimited for free?

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 15:50 1

49. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Android isn't really free. Yes, there is no charge for the license, but the major OEMs (and apple too) pay Microsoft (and others) royalties for certain software licenses contained therein.

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 16:04 1

57. jdoee100 (Posts: 334; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Nokia should really consider ditching WP8. Even Huawei doesn't want WP8, this should tell them something. If they don't change soon, even Huawei might not want Nokia as an affliate anymore.

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 20:37

98. lyndon420 (Posts: 4556; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Absolutely. It will definitely have it's spot in the top 3/4 players spot. The trick will be to convince the experienced consumers to switch their current platform of choice for what ms is offering.

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 14:20 8

2. JaseelEbrahim (Posts: 31; Member since: 24 Jul 2012)


please Huawei don't buy Nokia

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 14:45 2

17. General-Levy- (banned) (Posts: 66; Member since: 18 Jun 2013)


So now Steven Eflop is selling Nokia, it shows that he was a complete failure!

Any way Nokia days are gone, from peoples heart, it's now "Dead"....!

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 14:50 4

24. ZeroCide (Posts: 777; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


I don't think Elop is selling nokia. It was just a rant in some article from the chairman of Huawei. He said only if they are "open minded". Which I hope they are not.

NOKIA STAY NOKIA!

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 17:51 1

75. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


General-Levy = Paid Samsung Shill (duplicate account)

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 18:15

84. General-Levy- (banned) (Posts: 66; Member since: 18 Jun 2013)


Wrong

Android Fandroid more like!!!!!!!!!
Android FTW

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 21:46 1

100. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


fake news.

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 14:23 3

3. yowanvista (Posts: 340; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


I hope they save them from their delusion. I'd gladly buy a stock Android-powered Pureview Nokia shall Huawei buy Nokia and convince them to adopting a dual-platform ecosystem.

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 14:41 3

11. mousesports (Posts: 274; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)


SH news .... Nokia will never been sold to someone ...

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 15:10 2

34. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4452; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


That's what people said about a lot of companies. Look at Motorola & Palm, 10 years ago NO ONE would've thought that either of those 2 companies would've been sold, but it happened. If anything thinking the way you are makes that scenario possible. Pride before the fall.

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 14:28 6

4. jibraihimi (Posts: 764; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


No....... This can't happen.......

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 14:53 2

27. General-Levy- (banned) (Posts: 66; Member since: 18 Jun 2013)


O yes it can and hope it will!

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 14:28 15

5. raunak (Posts: 507; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


No way some chinese company buys Nokia.

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 14:44 8

14. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


The "some Chinese company" sold more smartphones last year than Nokia.

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 23:50 2

101. raunak (Posts: 507; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


What I meant by that was that finns won't let that happen. They hold around 30% of the shares of Nokia. Also, Nokia is a huge expert in phones and imaging, and giving away all that along with all the patents and navteq to a different country, least china, would be really stupid.

Simply not gonna happen.

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 14:29 12

6. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


The Finns won't allow that to happen!

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 14:33 11

7. Shenoy (Posts: 22; Member since: 16 Jun 2013)


The name HUAWEI only sounds cheap...what will they buy Nokia

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 14:34 20

8. jove39 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Nokia should continue on its own...WP has good future!

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