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10.04.10

New Article Says Nokia Might be Bought by Microsoft After Appointing Microsoft President as CEO

Posted in Europe, Microsoft, Rumour at 5:46 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

From Nokia to Clippy

Summary: A German tabloid publishes a speculative piece about a Microsoft acquisition of Nokia

“From the rumour mill,” writes a reader of ours, “Bild.de, Germany’s largest tabloid, is speculating that Micro-Soft will swallow Nokia.” Our reader translates that as “Nokia: the fall of the Mobile giant – now a takeover by Microsoft is looming” and for context see our recent very posts about Microsoft in Nokia:

This would make little sense as Nokia can get almost nothing out of Microsoft*, which has problems with growing debt and lack of acquisitions — a shocking observation that it struggles to deny.
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*The same goes for Blackberry (RIM), which now embraces (exploits) some Free/open source software and for the Playbook uses QNX, based someone who reports that “the company announced the BlackBerry Tablet OS, which will power the Playbook. The OS is built on the QNX architecture, which the company touts as one of the most “reliable, secure and robust” architectures.”

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6 Comments

  1. Agent_Smith said,

    October 4, 2010 at 9:59 am

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    How come M$ to buy Nokia ??? Nonsense. M$ is sinking in debt, tax dodge and layoff’s. It’s like saying a carp can swallow a shark…

  2. dyfet said,

    October 4, 2010 at 10:13 am

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    The only possible way they could find market-share their new “(bro-)kin 7″ is by buying something that would enable them to force it into the marketplace. They may not want to buy Nokia, but rather simply buy their way “into” Nokia.

    Dr. Roy Schestowitz Reply:

    That’s what appears to be happening.

  3. girts said,

    October 4, 2010 at 1:28 pm

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    Can it be true that Microsoft already acquired LG mobile division and NOKIA????
    http://www.redorbit.com/news/technology/1926504/lg_drops_plan_to_launch_android_froyo_tablet/index.html?source=r_technology

    Maybe it is not true.?

  4. girts said,

    October 4, 2010 at 2:00 pm

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    Missed one point:
    Maybe next Motorola will change CEO?

    Dr. Roy Schestowitz Reply:

    They changed not so long ago. Thanks for the link.

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