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    I think it was part of Microsoft's plan all along. With a former Microsoft guy at the helm they continued to make Nokia under perform so it lost value and became easy enough to buy out. So they can have access to mobile patents which Nokia has the most. If this happens expect Microsoft to go after a lot of persons R.E. Mobile patents.

    I hope the deal isn't approved.
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    They are not interested in buying Nokia (the company) as it was not for sale so share prices didnt actually matter as much we would think. Nokia mobile devices isnt traded separately from the rest of the company and even at the current share price the whole company is valued at over 40 billion USD. MS isnt willing to part with that much cash. it only wants the Mobile devices and the associated services and whatever patents it can licence for the next 10 years.

    As a company Nokia can no longer compete in this mobile devices sphere as they needed a an ecosystem for their devices which only Apple, google and MS could provide. Not even Blackberry could provide this as they too are in a similar position.

    Google had already bought out the American company Motorola and were not interested, apple will not buy another company of that size and only the patents were attractive to them anyway. lol. So MS was the only genuinely serious bidder, what Google wanted was just the patents and as we can see Nokia will not be parting from them any time soon.

    And yes the decision to sell was that of the Nokia share holders over 2 years ago before elop was sent in.
    Last edited by g2cris; Sep 7, 2013 at 08:18 AM.
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