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#1 siah1214

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 03:14

http://conversations...nd-Stephen-elop

 

So that just happened. Wow, exciting times to say the least.




#2 lamminium

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 03:17

We all knew this day would come. :p

 

Can't wait to see what will come next.



#3 The_Observer

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 03:19

so what nokia are now microsoft?



#4 Anibal P

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 03:19

It was only a matter of time, anyone could see it coming when Nokia wrongly decided on going full WP



#5 primexx

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 03:19

wait, what? so what's gonna happen to existing Nokia Windows Phones?

 

edit: does this also mean that Elop will be next MS CEO?



#6 lamminium

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 03:23

Stephen Elop will transfer to Microsoft after the deal closes. I think he's ready to be Microsoft's CEO.



#7 vcfan

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 03:23

Yes, the mole did his job well.



#8 OP siah1214

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 03:28

It looks as though Nokia just stopped being a phone company. Very interesting indeed. And now that Elop is going to be going over to MSFT, I'll bet pretty much anything he'll be the next CEO. And I think he'd be great at it.



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Posted 03 September 2013 - 03:31

It looks as though Nokia just stopped being a phone company. Very interesting indeed. And now that Elop is going to be going over to MSFT, I'll bet pretty much anything he'll be the next CEO. And I think he'd be great at it.

 

Ye'll do great /s 

 

He'll run MS into the ground like he did Nokia, I really hop the MS board is smarter than that and get a competent CEO



#10 +techbeck

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 03:34

Like no one saw this coming.



#11 Boz

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 03:35

Not sure what's exciting about it.. Microsoft managed to kill one of the great mobile companies.. They put up an incompetent idiot who would destroy Nokia and then Microsoft would buy it for relatively cheap.

 

This was Elop's whole duty.. from the very beginning.

 

And with this, when Windows Phone completely goes belly up, so will Nokia and Microsoft will in the end just get their patents and try to extort everyone else to pay them a fee since they are miserable failure in pretty much anything mobile. 



#12 OP siah1214

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 03:40

Hey look it, Boz shows up and bashes Windows phone! Who didn't see that coming.    That's almost as shocking as MS buying the phone part of Nokia! 

 

Why can't you just go enjoy whatever mobile phone OS you like, and let the (rapidly) growing number of WP fans love their phones?  



#13 seta-san

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 03:43

Not sure what's exciting about it.. Microsoft managed to kill one of the great mobile companies.. They put up an incompetent idiot who would destroy Nokia and then Microsoft would buy it for relatively cheap.

 

This was Elop's whole duty.. from the very beginning.

 

And with this, when Windows Phone completely goes belly up, so will Nokia and Microsoft will in the end just get their patents and try to extort everyone else to pay them a fee since they are miserable failure in pretty much anything mobile. 

either that or they will use Nokea in order to push Windows Phone by controlling a company that already has manufacturing capacity and name recognition in the mobile market.

 

just look at Nokea's front page. It already looks like it's owned by Microsoft. They are going to push this HARD.

http://www.nokia.com/us-en/



#14 BajiRav

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 03:46

Wow! Didn't see this coming! (seriously)

#15 br0adband

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 03:48

Nokiasoft... Microkia... nope, just ain't gonna work. :)