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:
- If You Can’t Beat Them, Hijack Them (Microsoft Joins Nokia and It Already Shows)
- Linux Battle in Mobile Phones Becomes Primarily Legal, Not Technical, Due to Software Patents
- Taking Over Linux, by Proxy
- Microsoft Passes More of Its Executives to the MSBBC. What About Nokia?
- Microsoft President Quits, But is Nokia the Next Victim?
- Microsoft Insiders Galore: BBC, Nokia, Others Already Damaged by Microsoft Hires
- Linspire/Ballnux in Tablets; HP Possibly Experiments With Vista 7 in Slate After Abandoning It, Then Hiring From Microsoft
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. █
*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.”