Microsoft’s Nokia buy makes no sense but could just work
Wow. What a whirlwind twelve hours. Late yesterday, Microsoft and Nokia started a PR assault with the headline: “Microsoft to acquire Nokia’s devices & services business.”
I’ve got to admit, I was a little in shock. I had been saying last week that I believed Microsoft would need to purchase Nokia in the near future, but I didn’t expect it to happen so soon.
Well, here we are. Nokia, the once-great phone giant has succumb to Microsoft. An essential full-buyout of Nokia’s supply chain, distribution, manufacture, hardware design and patents. It’s hard to believe that Nokia, a company that made 12.7 Billion Euro a year just seven years ago is now lost to time.
I’ve spent the last twelve hours wondering why such a move is necessary. Microsoft and Nokia have long been in a strategic partnership, with Nokia dedicated to Windows Phone and eventually reaching a point where it controlled a...
Continue reading →