Reply to post: Re: Nokia was dead anyway

Microsoft SLASHES 7,800 bods, BURNS $7.6bn off books in Nokia adjustment

Daniel B.
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Re: Nokia was dead anyway

no-one will like me for saying this but Nokia (phone division) was already dead before MS got involved. It was already a business case of a giant missing the boat and failing badly (aka Kodak).

Nope. They were actually rebounding upwards, and Symbian Belle was getting rave reviews ... up until the Elopocalypse. MS's strategy for borging Nokia instead killed the only strong non-Apple, non-Android smartphone competitor. Sure, by the time MS bought the phone division it was pretty much dead weight, but that was because of MS's mingling in the first place.

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