Re: to buy a failing company
"Microsoft's only plan with Nokia is to have an own vehicle for Windows Phone."
There's no doubt they had to buy Nokia in order to stay in the mobile market (no other company wants WP). But should they have even bothered? When they can leech off Android and get more money that way (like they are now)?
Instead, they've dragged their (once good) desktop down with it. And now they're "pot committed" - they can't back out because they have too much invested in the mobile.