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IDC's Smartphone Estimates Don't Support Microsoft's Nokia Projections

IDC released its latest estimates for the 2017 smartphone market and it doesn’t support the projections that Microsoft is using to buy Nokia’s smartphone business. IDC estimates that there will be 1 billion smartphones sold this year growing to 1.7 billion in 2017 with smartphones being virtually …

Why Nokia lost, and Samsung won

How's this for a reversal of fortune: Nokia was once the world's biggest cell phone manufacturer, having introduced the first mass-market mobile handset. On Monday, it sold its devices division to Microsoft for $7.2 billion -- a fraction of the $250 billion it was worth at the turn of the century. …

Why Nokia Died: Nobody Buys Phones, Anymore

Nokia was a dumbphone company for a smartphone world<p>Yesterday, Nokia announced the sale of its handset division to Microsoft, bringing the the brand's five-year decline to its inevitable conclusion. The timing was fitting. Just last month, industry analysts at Gartner announced that global …

Microsoft Reportedly Rushed Nokia Deal; Is BlackBerry Next Target?

It took six months of negotiations between Microsoft and Nokia before a deal was finalized. According to a new <i>Bloomberg</i> report, dialogue among the …

Timothy Jeffcoat on Twitter: "Microsoft should've bought BlackBerry! “@amir: Nice. "@ltm: The Microsoft/Nokia deal visualized. http://t.co/rolJ9KRAEv"”"

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How Nokia made the modern cell phone

Nokia. Knock-ia. Know-kia. Noh-keea.<p>However you pronounce it, few companies (other than Motorola, of course) have been so influential in creating the cell phone that we use today. Apple, LG and Samsung may get all of the glory now, but Nokia dominated the mobile industry for two decades. When I …

Mobile Technology

Microsoft buys Nokia: what does it mean for rivals?

Microsoft's purchase of Nokia's handset business, along with a long-term licence of its patent portfolio and for its Here maps products, has sent shockwaves through the industry.<p>What everyone wants to know is: what does it mean? There's no single answer to that, because it depends where you …

Free of its hardware biz, Nokia is now a serious Google rival in location

There have been rumors that Microsoft(s msft) would one day buy Nokia(s nok)’s devices business ever since Microsoft’s Stephen Elop became Nokia’s …

The Market Essentially Forced Microsoft To Buy Nokia

Microsoft announced on Monday, September 2, that it was acquiring Nokia’s mobile phone business and patents for 5.44 billion Euros or about $7.2 billion. This is not a totally unexpected merger due to the two company’s relationship and having Nokia’s CEO, Stephen Elop, having come from …

Analysts: Microsoft Bought Nokia Because Nokia Was Going To Stop Making Windows Phones

Nokia will present the deal to is shareholders in November, and both companies expect the transaction to close in the first quarter of 2014.<p>So, why did Microsoft do this deal?<p>Two analysts, Ben Thompson of Stratechary and Benedict Evans, assume that Microsoft had to buy Nokia because Nokia was going …

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With Nokia, Microsoft wants to triple Windows Phone marketshare by 2018

Microsoft’s press conference to explain the rationale behind its surprise Nokia acquisition is still hours away, but thanks to the slide deck posted on its investor site, we’re getting an early look at the thinking behind the deal. Long story short, Microsoft thinks it can save money and grow its …

A look back at iconic Nokia phones

Today, depending on your perspective, we either mourn the loss of one of the most important phone makers ever, or celebrate that the people behind so many iconic phones will continue to work under the Microsoft flag.<p>As Microsoft, Nokia, and any number of regulatory authorities get to work on …

Tech News & Analysis - Wall Street Journal

Dow Jones, a News Corp company<p>News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information …

Microsoft and Nokia? Steve Jobs would be snickering

So much for the Trojan Horse theory.<p>You might recall that when Stephen Elop moved to Nokia from Microsoft, some observers suggested that he was a …

Software

Selling Nokia Was Hard Emotionally, but Right Thing to Do, Says Interim CEO

Nokia’s interim CEO said Tuesday that selling the company’s phone business was hard emotionally, but clearly the right move for Nokia.<p>“Selling …

Microsoft + Nokia = Apple (at least, that’s what Ballmer is hoping)

Microsoft’s $7 billion deal to buy Nokia’s devices and services business was the inevitable outcome of a years-long courtship.<p>For Nokia, the move was a much-needed bailout from its burning platform, and for Microsoft, buying Nokia’s devices gives it a near Apple-like control over its smartphone …

All Microsoft Employees Should Read Stephen Elop's 'Burning Platform' Memo Right Now

The memo describes in brutal terms how Elop saw Nokia's business — as an oil rig that's on fire, forcing workers to jump into the North Sea. Clinging to a "burning platform" only means certain death, in Elop's thinking.<p>The memo presaged Nokia's joint venture with Microsoft, in which the phonemaker …

Microsoft Wants To Outdo Google And Apple, Buying Nokia Helps With Neither

So the deal that should have been done 2 years ago is at last completed: Microsoft is buying most of Nokia to take control of its smartphone destiny. Despite saying kind words about having other partners in Windows Phone, though, this move will effectively end the Windows Phone licensing business. …

How the Microsoft/Nokia deal (doesn't) affect Android

What we all knew would happen has finally come to fruition: Microsoft has agreed to purchase Nokia. The $7.2 billion deal, which gives Microsoft Nokia’s device and services division, as well as their patents, also sees the Windows Phone company with a true hardware entity for their fledgling …

Windows Phone

Microsoft Wont Use The Nokia Brand For Its Smartphones

Microsoft and Nokia have announced that Microsoft will purchase Nokia’s device unit and also its portfolio of patents, in a deal which is worth $7.2 …

Steve Ballmer Tells Employees: 'Stephen Elop Will Be Coming back to Microsoft'

Elop will become the new top dog for Microsoft's "devices" unit, responsible for the Surface PC.<p>Is Ballmer also grooming Elop to become Microsoft's next CEO when Ballmer retires in the next 12 months?<p>Elop has the kind of breath of experience required for the next CEO. He knows devices. He knows …

Why I think the $7.2 billion Microsoft-Nokia deal is a terrible idea

In 2007, when Apple launched its iPhone, a few saw it for what it was — an assault on business as usual in the telecom industry. It helped shift the …

Microsoft Explains the Rationale Behind the Nokia Deal

Microsoft is spending $7.17 billion to acquire Nokia’s devices and services business and license the company’s mapping services, a move that CEO …

Microsoft Confirms It Gets Less Than $10 Per Nokia Windows Phone Sold

We all know that Microsoft isn’t selling nearly as many Windows Phones as it would like to.<p>Now we also know that it isn’t getting much revenue for …

Windows Phone

Microsoft’s Nokia Deal by the Numbers

While $7.2 billion might be the headline number on Microsoft’s agreement to purchase Nokia’s devices and services business, there are plenty of other …

Steve Ballmer on Why Buying Microsoft’s Biggest Phone Partner Makes Sense

Given that Nokia was already putting all its smartphone eggs in the Windows basket, it’s a logical question to ask how Microsoft believes it will …

Windows Phone

Microsoft buying Nokia's phone business in a $7.2 billion bid for its mobile future

That's one way to become "a devices and services company"<p>One of the most enticing "what-ifs" of recent years has come true: Microsoft has purchased Nokia's devices and services unit, bringing the Lumia lineup under the Redmond roof. The move unites Windows Phone 8 with its biggest hardware …

Sony Xperia Z1 vs Nokia Lumia 1020 vs Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom: which cameraphone would you get?

|<p>5.69 x 2.91 x 0.33 inches <br>144.4 x 73.9 x 8.5 mm <br>6.00 oz (170 g)<p>Sony Xperia Z1<p>5.13 x 2.81 x 0.41 inches <br>130.4 x 71.4 x 10.4 mm <br>5.57 oz (158 g)<p>Nokia …