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#1 DocM

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 20:22

Sheesh.....

http://money.cnn.com...erry/index.html


#2 Growled

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 15:38

Looks like the end may finally be here.



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Posted 03 October 2013 - 15:40

Blackberry should have a 90% off sale now! What they should do is get rid of their current OS, and use a modified Android on it's devices.



#4 Growled

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 16:13

^ Do you think moving to Android will really save them now?



#5 #Michael

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 16:45

Why is it also that everyone thinks that switching to Android will magically save the company?  People think that if Nokia switches to Android it will somehow make them this multi-billion dollar company again.  Where does this flawed thinking come from?



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Posted 03 October 2013 - 17:10

Why is it also that everyone thinks that switching to Android will magically save the company?  People think that if Nokia switches to Android it will somehow make them this multi-billion dollar company again.  Where does this flawed thinking come from?

 

Windows Phone saved Nokia



#7 Lord Method Man

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 17:17

Someone needs to tell HTC that if they switched to Android all their problems would magically vanish.



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Posted 03 October 2013 - 17:25

Windows Phone saved Nokia

Oh yes, so much saved that Microsoft had to buy them to save them...how long until microsoft retires that line like they did with the other "failures".  Nokia will be put on the same shelf as the old zune players. 



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Posted 03 October 2013 - 17:28

And what if they stayed with ... *shudders* symbian??



#10 Growled

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 17:38

And what if they stayed with ... *shudders* symbian??

 

We may never know. It might have become the next big thing if they had opened it up. 



#11 PhilTheThrill

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 17:42

Oh yes, so much saved that Microsoft had to buy them to save them...how long until microsoft retires that line like they did with the other "failures".  Nokia will be put on the same shelf as the old zune players. 

Equating the Nokia brand to the Zune one is a bit silly.



#12 bguy_1986

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 17:46

Oh yes, so much saved that Microsoft had to buy them to save them...how long until microsoft retires that line like they did with the other "failures".  Nokia will be put on the same shelf as the old zune players. 

Microsoft didn't HAVE to buy them... They did because it was a good business decision so they main manufacturer can't leave them (Who knows if that would have happened or not - I would say it wouldn't happen) and it matches their new direction as a devices and services company.  The many patents and stuff that Microsoft gained from buying them could give them an edge.  I hope Microsoft buys Blackberry (for their patents).  Apple and Android wouldn't stand a chance (eventually) IMO.



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Posted 03 October 2013 - 18:02

We may never know. It might have become the next big thing if they had opened it up. 

 

It's funny how things end up sometimes ay?



#14 Growled

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 18:16

It's funny how things end up sometimes ay?

 

Sure is. Nokia and Blackberry now on the bottom of the pile instead of the top. A few years ago people would have laughed you out of the room if you had said that.



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Posted 03 October 2013 - 18:19

I know someone that's a die hard nokia symbian fanboy that still feels that way.





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