Even with its purchase of Nokia, Microsoft won't forget its Windows Phone partners
posted by Alan F. / Sep 03, 2013, 2:14 AM
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 $500 million advertising the phone. As for Microsoft, it is unknown what kind of backlog Nokia has, although it supposedly does have the Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet rumored to be introduced at the end of this month and launched in November. There is also the rumored Nokia Sirius tablet, expected to be unveiled September 26th. The tablet, allegedly seen in a photograph wearing the Verizon brand, would compete with the Microsoft Surface RT.
source: WindowsPhone, AllThingsD via Engadget
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M$ is well known for it's policy of EMBRACE,EXTEND and EXTERMINATE.
posted on Sep 03, 2013, 2:23 AM 20
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Good One Dude. I guess thats what happened to Nokia. I wonder what direction Nokia would have taken, if Elop had never entered Nokia.
posted on Sep 03, 2013, 4:05 AM 3
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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.
posted on Sep 03, 2013, 4:34 AM 2
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Let's see how well they'll treat Nokia. But I don't want the Nokia Lumia name change.
posted on Sep 03, 2013, 2:29 AM 8
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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...
posted on Sep 03, 2013, 2:43 AM 8
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I wish good things to happen to Nokia.......also to speed up a bit
posted on Sep 03, 2013, 3:58 AM 2
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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.
posted on Sep 03, 2013, 3:18 AM 1
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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.
posted on Sep 03, 2013, 3:30 AM 3
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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.
posted on Sep 03, 2013, 5:59 AM 3
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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 $7.2 billion for mobile platform. Why not view yourself as a infiniti?
posted on Sep 03, 2013, 6:22 AM 3
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Their partners need to do a better job in creating the experience WP deserves. MS did this to show them the way much like they are doing with the Surface because clearly OEMs no nothing about creating a unique product without help.
posted on Sep 03, 2013, 6:25 AM 0
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Google acquired motorola for 12.5 billion$---Microsoft acquired Nokia for 7.17 billion$ Don't you guys think the later is under valued??
posted on Sep 03, 2013, 7:17 AM 0
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You gotta add on to what M$ already put into Nokia, those billions aren't counted.
posted on Sep 03, 2013, 7:25 AM 0
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