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Our favourite Russian blogger is at it again, spilling more of Nokia

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Well, good to know that partnership deal was worthwhile. Guess they'd be better off consuming Nokia than trusting them to sell their WP7
hardware. That's always been something I hated about big companies: If you can't work together, the bigger one always consumes the little
guy. Microsoft better watch what they're doing since they just got out of their antitrust lock. Google is another monopoly on the horizon, but
I'm sure MS is still in the crosshairs... for now.

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[quote name='Educated Idiot' timestamp='1305577160' post='593991268']
Well, good to know that partnership deal was worthwhile. Guess they'd be better off consuming Nokia than trusting them to sell their WP7
hardware. That's always been something I hated about big companies: If you can't work together, the bigger one always consumes the little
guy. Microsoft better watch what they're doing since they just got out of their antitrust lock. Google is another monopoly on the horizon, but
I'm sure MS is still in the crosshairs... for now.
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doubt it.

cuase it would't result in another monopoly or something

Nokia doesn't rule the whole market or something

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[quote name='Ci7' timestamp='1305578032' post='593991302']
doubt it.

cuase it would't result in another monopoly or something

Nokia doesn't rule the whole market or something
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Depends what you consider "market". Doesn't Nokia have like 70+% of the European phone market?

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[quote name='DukeEsquire' timestamp='1305578257' post='593991308']
Depends what you consider "market". Doesn't Nokia have like 70+% of the European phone market?
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and i thought it kept it popularity on the rest of world (other then the west )

i am suprised! :s

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This would be a smart move on Microsoft's part, they can combat Apple with their own recipe. Make the hardware and the software and you've got a solid platform.

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[quote name='StandingInAlley' timestamp='1305576343' post='593991220']
He claims that Microsoft and Nokia will soon commence talks on the sale of the mobile division of the company to Microsoft.
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If they were to buy the mobile division alone and not the whole company, would that mean that they would have to sell Microsoft phones without the Nokia brand? :blink: They would be losing a valuable asset there.

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This would make Microsoft own NAVTEQ the largest mapping data company. Nokia owns NAVTEQ!!!! OMG!!!

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I'm not really surprised by this. This would be an excellent deal for Microsoft.

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Things are going to get interesting. And yes, Growled is right, an excellent deal for Microsoft.

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microsoft don't have the money to buy nokia and skype... if they do it while borrowing money they'll be on a sinking ship more then AMD was when it took ATi onboard, we just need to see how much they had to shave off their size just to make that work why it would be an extremely terrible idea.

I should insert to back up my point with nokia being worth around 50 billion or more including assets at current. to add to this... buying companies of equal size or bigger has rarely ever worked.

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i hope they don't pay a lot of premium for this...better to buy 51% stake or something so they can cast significant influence without depleting their cash/stock pile. nokia *has* been on the losing side so it's going to weigh down microsoft until they have a successful turnaround.

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