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

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:

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:

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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109 Comments

1. CivicSi89

Posts: 349; Member since: Jul 23, 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.

13. General-Levy-

Posts: 66; Member since: Jun 18, 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!

32. tusshharish

Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

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

74. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

General-Levy = Paid Samsung Shill (duplicate account)

41. natesvlogs

Posts: 40; Member since: May 15, 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

64. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

you suck also here

71. General-Levy-

Posts: 66; Member since: Jun 18, 2013

Go away you Troll!

90. ZeroCide

Posts: 813; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

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

107. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 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

16. JojoGo101

Posts: 211; Member since: Dec 17, 2012

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

49. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 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.

57. jdoee100

Posts: 334; Member since: Jun 04, 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.

2. JaseelEbrahim

Posts: 31; Member since: Jul 24, 2012

please Huawei don't buy Nokia

17. General-Levy-

Posts: 66; Member since: Jun 18, 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"....!

24. ZeroCide

Posts: 813; Member since: Jan 09, 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!

75. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

General-Levy = Paid Samsung Shill (duplicate account)

84. General-Levy-

Posts: 66; Member since: Jun 18, 2013

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

100. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

fake news.

3. yowanvista

Posts: 341; Member since: Sep 20, 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.

11. mousesports

Posts: 286; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

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

34. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 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.

4. jibraihimi

Posts: 806; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

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

27. General-Levy-

Posts: 66; Member since: Jun 18, 2013

O yes it can and hope it will!

5. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

No way some chinese company buys Nokia.

14. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

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

101. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 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.

6. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

The Finns won't allow that to happen!

7. Shenoy

Posts: 22; Member since: Jun 16, 2013

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

8. jove39

Posts: 2146; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

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

9. Shenoy

Posts: 22; Member since: Jun 16, 2013

WP is one of a kind...much better than the Cheap android that is free everywhere

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