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#1 StandingInAlley

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 20:05

Our favourite Russian blogger is at it again, spilling more of Nokia’s secrets.

He claims that Microsoft and Nokia will soon commence talks on the sale of the mobile division of the company to Microsoft.

The company, which is valued to $30 billion, would be a massive pill even for Microsoft to swallow, but would still be less than the Yahoo merger which Microsoft narrowly averted and which was set to cost $40 billion in 2008.

People live in the old and do not understand how the information that such media. And lose again and again. But my problem is just doing their job. Given the degree of insanity in the Nokia, it becomes easy to do. And there you have another piece of information – the following week Nokia begins talks on selling the phone division at Microsoft. While the results of these negotiations will not be public, but the deal could be closed before the end of 2011, both companies are very much in a hurry. After all, today the problem for the current management of Nokia does not produce good products, but as soon as possible to destroy the company, and interesting assets transferred to the MS. Everything is transparent and takes place in public.


Eldar has a pretty good track record, but Microsoft has in the past vociferously denied any intent to buy Nokia, saying the two companies were not a good fit, with Microsoft being a software company and Nokia of course being both hardware and massive logistics.

http://www.phonearen...xt-week_id18848


#2 bjoswald

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 20:19

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.

#3 Ci7

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 20:33

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.


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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Posted 16 May 2011 - 20:37

doubt it.

cuase it would't result in another monopoly or something

Nokia doesn't rule the whole market or something


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

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 20:40

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


and i thought it kept it popularity on the rest of world (other then the west )

i am suprised! :s

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 20:56

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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Posted 16 May 2011 - 22:08

He claims that Microsoft and Nokia will soon commence talks on the sale of the mobile division of the company to Microsoft.


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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Posted 16 May 2011 - 22:11

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

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Posted 18 May 2011 - 03:46

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

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Posted 18 May 2011 - 15:09

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

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Posted 18 May 2011 - 15:12

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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Posted 18 May 2011 - 15:19

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.