Rumor: Microsoft to buy Nokia smartphone division in 2012

By Shawn Knight · 7 replies
Dec 14, 2011
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  1. Microsoft may be poised to purchase Nokia’s smartphone division by the middle of 2012. Analysts at Danske Bank sparked speculation in a report in which they said a deal with…

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  2. supportme

    supportme TS Rookie Posts: 31

    But why have they put a picture of Nokia Siemens Networks which is completely different... ???
  3. treeski

    treeski TS Evangelist Posts: 990   +233

    No, it won't happen. Nokia would never sell off JUST its smart phone division. No mobile manufacturer will survive without a smart phone division in this era. Sure, Nokia currently sells the most mobile phones and yes, there is still a HUGE market for regular cell phones, but that market is only going to decline.
  4. Nokia + Android OS = Amazing
    Nokia + Windows OS = ok

    They should have gone with Android somehow, I think.
  5. Microsoft must purchase Nokia or else Nokia may start putting Android on them and then people will realize how bad Windows Phone actually is. If Nokia loads Android I would buy it, but NEVER will buy it with Windows Phone OS.

    I am sure there are many people that will buy a phone with Windows Phone OS, but that is mainly because they have the extra money to keep paying for upgrades and like the fact that Microsoft changes the UI every few years.
  6. Chazz

    Chazz TS Evangelist Posts: 679   +75

    lol@ guests. Nothing you said is correct. You don't even have to research to know this, stop trolling.
  7. nismo91

    nismo91 TS Evangelist Posts: 930   +31

    im using wp7 for awhile and i can tell nokia will definitely benefit with windows phone. android is customizable and all but it is simply complicated. people choose nokia for simplicity and windows phone can deliver. few friends borrowed my phone and yet to ask me how to get out of an app or how to go to this app and all. nobody ever complained my phone not being fluid enough, even though it's in pretty bad shape. i think this is very important to fix people mindset about nokia being laggy (symbians).

    the only problem is the nokia lumia 800 now. the colored version (i suppose) face this battery and wifi issues. after this heavy marketing - invite for free xboxes, headsets, launch party, etc it'd be a shame if their first WP7 flagship device suffer from these problems. and worst part is nokia didn't seem to be able to completely fixed it. a friend of mine sent his cyan one for repair, it turns out they decided to gave him a new replacement. wait a minute, the new replacement also suffers from the battery issue so he will have to wait again.

    i hope you guys in states doesnt get these 'bad' batches of lumia series.
  8. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    On the contrary, I have tried several Android smartphones, and frankly, I am not impressed, it is sluggish, buggy, and have security issues just like all other platforms, so IMO primary reason for its success has been its questionable nature of 'open source' and being a 'freebie' OS.

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