Another Mobile Bombshell: Microsoft will Buy Nokia's Phone Business for $7.2 Billion

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  1. dgstorm

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    Microsoft and Nokia just dropped another bombshell on the mobile industry. Apparently the two companies have struck a deal for Microsoft to purchase Nokia's struggling phone business for $7.2 Billion dollars. This is both a bold and a desperate move on the part of Microsoft to try and make headway against Apple and Samsung. Here's a quote with a few more details,

    It's amazing to see how quickly things can turn in the technology world. Of course, you could also easily argue that this has been coming on for quite some time. Nokia has been struggling to keep a foothold in the mobile world, and Microsoft was late to the party. Perhaps this is the best thing for both companies in the long run. Regardless, this $7.2 Billion dollar price is a almost a steal for Microsoft to finally have their own mobile tech business, all wrapped up into one package. The question remains, "where do they go from here?"

    Source: WSJ
     
  2. dezymond

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    I actually think this is going to be a smart move in the long run for Windows and Nokia. I was just about to make the switch to the Lumia 928, but I'm going to wait and see if the support for it grows, which I think it will. Maybe for my next upgrade I'll try out a WP8 device for the long run
     
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    I was hoping google would buy them out!
     
  5. MissionImprobable

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    The only thing Nokia has going for them is having the best cell phone camera on the market, but Windows will not be of much interest to those who want customization. Even iOS has more ability in that regard. It's a shame that Nokia won't be able to share that tech.
     
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    As a Nokia fan, this makes me happy. If tmobile ever gets the 1020, I'm going to buy for sure.

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  7. wicked

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    I guess we'll never see a Nokia handset running android. :(
     
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    Wow, talk about "HP-bought-Palm" deja-vu. All over again.

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    You think.
     
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    Not even close.
     
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    Already been done, and likely will happen again now that there will be better on-board hardware, but yeah, won't be OEM anytime soon.
     
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