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#1 keuka

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 18:30

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 18:32

I don't think either Microsoft or Nokia would let that happen.

#3 ahhell

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 18:35

LEAVE NOKIA ALONE!!!!!!

#4 Mordkanin

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 18:38

Given that the technology is now licensed to Microsoft, there's probably agreements in place to prevent anything useful from coming out of such an acquisition. Microsoft's lawyers aren't stupid. They know Nokia isn't in great financial shape, and that 'stuff' could happen.

#5 MDboyz

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 18:54

If that would even happen, Nokia would be the most expensive buy-out company. Both MS and Apple would try to buy it.

#6 Astra.Xtreme

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 19:07

They would be better off buying Garmin.

#7 mr_han_solo

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 19:13

I wish they would buy Garmin or better yet Delorme. I really want Xmap and TopoUSA/North America on OSX.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 19:18

I would like to see Apple get their hands on some of Nokia's other valuables such as wireless charging and such. Imagine the additional patents and suppliers they could acquire. But I could settle for them acquiring Garmin.

I think they should buy Nokia, Nintendo, Yahoo!, and partner with Dyson and Tesla Motors.

Pandora, Grooveshark, Spotify and Oakley would be nice too. ;)

Edited by keuka, 04 October 2012 - 19:24.


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Posted 04 October 2012 - 20:40

apple maps uses tom-tom's data.... so they would be better off buying them and improving thier data.... mapinsight for corrections.

however there are multiple data providers all patched together (tom-tom is the largest amount of data though), so that's the product of that result they have on thier hands....


"But Bardin says that Apple has taken a huge bet by partnering with TomTom, a maker of traditional GPS hardware that’s morphing into a mapping-data provider…”Apple went out and partnered with the weakest player,” Bardin says. “They’re now coming out with the lowest, weakest data set and they’re competing against Google, which has the highest data set.”



#10 thealexweb

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 20:49

I don't think either Microsoft or Nokia would let that happen.


An aggressive buyout going straight to shareholders makes the views of management of both companies irrelevant,

#11 iUserX

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 21:23

Apple has more resources (read: euros) than Nokia, give it time and they'll fix things.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 21:48

I would like to see Apple get their hands on some of Nokia's other valuables such as wireless charging and such. Imagine the additional patents and suppliers they could acquire. But I could settle for them acquiring Garmin.

I think they should buy Nokia, Nintendo, Yahoo!, and partner with Dyson and Tesla Motors.

Pandora, Grooveshark, Spotify and Oakley would be nice too. ;)


They should also buy some clothing companies and start the Apple Apparel Store, selling nothing but black turtlenecks and jeans.

#13 benthebear

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 21:54

Can't say is Apple is thinking about buying Nokia or not, but I think Apple would be better off learning from the maps fiasco and making improvements instead of looking for someone else to buy.

#14 Joswin

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 22:00

Better off buying Google :rofl: :shifty:

#15 Fulcrum

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 14:38

Should buy a Law School to keep the juice flowing