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#16 MDboyz

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 03:54

There are many Android fans crying in the corner ... dreaming about Nokia Android phones !!! ... lol ...




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Posted 03 September 2013 - 04:00

great!

 

My next phone would be Nokia Microsoft Lumia 1xxx   :p  next year



#18 Kenny Kanashimi Chu

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 04:09

Microsoft is a software company and always has been. Running a hardware business is not its core competency, and never will be. There's no way Microsoft could take over a company like Nokia without screwing it up.



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Posted 03 September 2013 - 04:11

So, Kenny, I guess the Xbox isn't a thing then, eh?    I swear MSFT haters wear blinders. 



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Posted 03 September 2013 - 04:11

$7.1 billion.



#21 Ci7

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 04:17

Microsoft is a software company and always has been. Running a hardware business is not its core competency, and never will be. There's no way Microsoft could take over a company like Nokia without screwing it up.

 

Xbox , Xbox 360 , Xbox one , Surface  

 

beg to differ



#22 FloatingFatMan

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 04:30

Microsoft is a software company and always has been. Running a hardware business is not its core competency, and never will be. There's no way Microsoft could take over a company like Nokia without screwing it up.


Microsoft have been a hardware company for years.

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 04:37

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

 

yea turning Nokia around from a downward spiral really ran them into the ground



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Posted 03 September 2013 - 04:37

What's gonna happen to the name? I guess they can't use the Nokia name anymore?

Will they still be allowed to use the Lumia name, or are they going to rename everything to Surface?

Lots of questions!

I hope they keep the Lumia name and just use that for the whole phone line.

 

I guess Elop will be the next CEO for MS, seems only logical.



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Posted 03 September 2013 - 04:42

What's gonna happen to the name? I guess they can't use the Nokia name anymore?

Will they still be allowed to use the Lumia name, or are they going to rename everything to Surface?

Lots of questions!

I hope they keep the Lumia name and just use that for the whole phone line.

 


Microsoft's licensing deal for the Nokia brand doesn't include future Lumias — Nokia as a smartphone brand is effectively dead, as Microsoft takes the lineup in-house.

 

http://www.theverge....s-windows-phone



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Posted 03 September 2013 - 04:48

This is a big deal and a game changer.  Microsoft Research + Nokia's teams are going to be wonderful.



#27 Stoffel

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 04:49

Somehow pressing the quote button doesn't copy the post into the reply window for me anymore (Win8.1 Preview, IE11 Metro)

 

So to vcfan, they can't use the Nokia name anymore, but can they still use the Lumia name?

 

That's what I meant actually, I really hope they keep the Lumia name



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Posted 03 September 2013 - 05:04

Somehow pressing the quote button doesn't copy the post into the reply window for me anymore (Win8.1 Preview, IE11 Metro)

 

So to vcfan, they can't use the Nokia name anymore, but can they still use the Lumia name?

 

That's what I meant actually, I really hope they keep the Lumia name

 

right. the nokia branding cant go on future lumias. now whether microsoft continues with the lumia branding,or goes to surface, we dont know,and its up to them.



#29 Boz

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 05:11

There are many Android fans crying in the corner ... dreaming about Nokia Android phones !!! ... lol ...

 

 

I don't think it's crying really.. I think most reasonable people hate that this happened (even though we saw it years ago when Elop became Nokia's CEO) because Nokia made great hardware and everything Microsoft touches withers away and dies.. 

 

There is absolutely no doubt that this is the end of Nokia. Microsoft will cut them into small pieces or just dump everything and keep the most valuable things from the company, aka patents.



#30 The_Decryptor

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 05:18

And end of an era, Nokia always made great phones but I can see them going the way of the Kin now.