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Microsoft’s strategic thinking in its acquisition of Nokia Devices & Services

0. phoneArena posted on 03 Sep 2013, 01:24

Microsoft published a 30 page PowerPoint presentation outlining the details of the deal which, assuming...

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posted on 03 Sep 2013, 10:15 1

48. AhmadAlsayegh (Posts: 314; Member since: 18 Jul 2011)

Nokia is selling their smartphone and services division, which includes Lumia and Asha brands, but the brand Nokia will remain the property of the Finnish company, which in other words mean Nokia won't be making smartphones, only feature phones....it is a total strategy shift for Nokia, which brings to my mind if Nokia is planning for a new breakthrough in user devices, maybe smart watches?

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 02:48 9

15. likemorethan1 (Posts: 48; Member since: 22 Aug 2013)

i hate elop

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 02:53

16. timezone (Posts: 87; Member since: 16 Jun 2013)

The next big question does this cement the move for Elop to become the CEO of Microsoft. If it does then there should be less of a concern that Microsoft will mess things up.Microsoft will be good for the brand.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 03:42 3

22. cameogt (Posts: 88; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)

(reads the title and head to comments)


posted on 03 Sep 2013, 03:46 1

23. DONUT (Posts: 433; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)

wasn't this Elop's secret agenda all along though? looks like an Android powered Nokia device would now and forever be a dream

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 04:04 6

24. tardolus (Posts: 4; Member since: 15 Dec 2011)

Finland hates Elop right now. Back stabber!!

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 04:15 2

25. Loubielou (Posts: 556; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)

You look at this photo an they look like the old comedy Morecombe an Wise,as this Deal was Planned out ages ago,after Mr Elop announced Symbian is Dead,Nokia Declined an Microsoft going to Hailed the Heroes saving Nokia,but the name of Microsoft will never be as Popular as Apple,its Apple the Microsoft are trying to Copy but they will never succede in doing this,Nokia now will be under more pressure an as Android becomes more popular,alot changes as got to be made with Windows,as the Tiles an Restrictions on windows phones are not popular with consumers

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 04:17 1

26. tucutucu (Posts: 48; Member since: 03 Aug 2013)

fandroids angry...Where's the logic? LOL
Let MS push US market, that will be the first step...Nokia couldn't.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 05:30 1

29. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 905; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

Your trolly comment proves you never had faith in Nokia as a company and you are just a MS (Massively Stupid) fan. The people who are angry are true fans of the company that want them to survive as their own entity no matter what OS it was running and saw how they were pushing the envelope with their camera technology.

Call me a fandroid if you want (just because I prefer Android OS) but I put my money where my mouth is and invested in the stocks for Nokia? What did you do other than buy a phone and fail to be clever on forums?

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 06:46

40. papss (unregistered)

Wait how do you know what he does or doesn't do? You don't know him so don't judge. Tis isn't any different than google buying moto who OS the grand father of cells for their patents. Moto x anyone?

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 05:40

30. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

Thank god, only Nokia D&S and some patents were purchased by MS. but D&S includes Nokia phones that's bad.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 06:01

31. weedl (Posts: 50; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)

well nokia now offically become ms company no more finnish company,enjoy your Nokia with NSA -prism back doors finally official

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 06:19

32. Cyberchum (Posts: 753; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)

Microsoft buying Nokia eliminates any chance of I buying a Nokia smartphone again. As much as I like competition, i don't fancy WP8 and don't see myself using it unless they opens the floodgate and makes it more customizable.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 06:24 1

34. cdgoin (Posts: 571; Member since: 28 Jul 2010)

They bought a company for a 1/2 what Google paid for Motorola and got a hell of a lot more out of it and a much stronger company. If all of Nokia feature handsets replaced Series 40 with Windows Phone, then Windows Phone would be larger than Apple but a long shot. Also as for price, currently the 5 series go for just at $100 in the developing world. Now that Nokia no longer has to pay MS royalties on the phones, this will help bring prices down. MS knows how to compartmentalize, just look at Xbox and how well its doing. I fully expect Nokia to be the same way, and this is a good thing for Nokia and MS. If people weren't blinded by a hatred for MS, they would actually see the business side of this is win win.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 06:27 3

36. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)

If in the future that can integrate Win 8 with WP in an experience that is matched by no other; on top of being a top rate OS, i will own a WP phone very soon.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 06:34 2

38. timezone (Posts: 87; Member since: 16 Jun 2013)

Most that hate Microsoft don't even know why. It is fashionable to hate Microsoft and the bloggers feed into it. This is a great move for so many great reasons. I have the Lumia 925. An amazing phone.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 06:34

39. sonisoe (Posts: 435; Member since: 06 May 2009)

why r we not suprised...

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 06:51

41. papss (unregistered)

Honestly this is no different than the acquisition that google did with moto.... But fandroids thing google is good and m$ is bad.., I believe both are businesses and can/will do bad and good... The prism comment above is full on retarded because both m$ and google are allowing that but blind fandroids drank the kool aid that google gave them david koresh style

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 07:06

42. abhijithkumar.nit (Posts: 47; Member since: 09 Apr 2013)

The only blemish with this acquisition is other OEM partners for windows phone like samsung, Huawei may no more produce windows phones. They already have a very low windows phone market share compared to Nokia. This acquisition will further alienate them.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 08:18

44. iyngr (Posts: 72; Member since: 14 Jul 2013)

Elop the Trojan Horse

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 08:26

45. veer.d (Posts: 88; Member since: 12 Jul 2013)


posted on 04 Sep 2013, 04:36

52. sam.7 (Posts: 68; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)

feeling sad. But still its a best decision made by both the giants :) good luck to NOKIA AND MICROSOFT

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