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Watch For Microsoft To Acquire Nokia, Nvidia
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EVVJSK
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EVVJSK,
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11/14/2012 | 1:48:02 PM
re: Watch For Microsoft To Acquire Nokia, Nvidia
The reason I left Nokia (had 4 Nokia phones over the span of about 10 years) for Android this Spring was because I was unsatisfied with Nokia's decision to go Windows Phone only. May make sense for Microsoft if all they want is a HW manufacturer. Many Nokia fans will shun Nokiasoft or even better Microkia (pronounced My Croak ia , as in the sound a company makes when it is dying from too much allegiance to Microsoft ) ! I really don't think Nokia can exists as a company if it limits itself to Windows platform.
T-Walsh
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11/9/2012 | 4:20:12 AM
re: Watch For Microsoft To Acquire Nokia, Nvidia
In my opinion this is a completely baseless and fabricated story, and the story should be removed. MS only wants the Nokia nameplate on their phones for marketing purposes. Margins on (non Apple) phones and tablets are so thin they need to be manufactured in a place called 'China'.

I won't even touch the Nvidia idea - comical.

Did someone forget to sell Nokia and short Nvidia before the election? : )

The story should be taken down.
patrickstar
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11/8/2012 | 8:10:15 PM
re: Watch For Microsoft To Acquire Nokia, Nvidia
"but Microsoft doesn't have a great record with hardware design (Zune, anyone?)"

exactly! they have a history of hardware marketing failure. There is another product that I don't remember its name now. It's a computer game device and its name starts with x or something...
Drew Conry-Murray
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11/8/2012 | 5:52:09 PM
re: Watch For Microsoft To Acquire Nokia, Nvidia
It's an interesting idea, but Microsoft doesn't have a great record with hardware design (Zune, anyone?). Just because Apple builds its own devices doesn't mean everyone can do it as well as Apple. Would Microsoft be able to build a phone that looks pretty much like a Samsung or another third party manufacturer? Probably, but then it would be yet another me-too device. Also, I don't buy the notion that Microsoft can't thrive as a software vendor. Google Docs and spreadsheet are fine for quick-and-dirty tasks, but for sustained work I prefer the Office suite and I'm willing to pay for it.


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