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Nokia has been bought by Microsoft :(

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So, Microsoft has bought Nokia's Mobile Phone Division.

Thought this deserved its own topic as I'm pretty sure all of us had a Nokia growing up.

http://www.engadget.com/2013/09/02/microsoft-will-acquire-nokias-devices-and-services-business/

Whoa. Big news from the middle of the night. According to Nokia, Microsoft will purchase "substantially" all of Nokia's device and service arms as well as licensing the phone maker's patents and mapping know-how. Redmond will pay Nokia a cool 3.79 billion euros ($4.99 billion) for the business, and 1.65 billion euros ($2.18 billion) for the patent armory.

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What's Microsofts latest mobile OS saying these days?

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Its actually decent. Its just a shame the hardware and apps are slowing its progress

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Seen, this could be interesting then, heard the new Nokia's weren't bad phones technically they just suffered from the same old problems ,a dead OS, Apps etc etc

 

Hope this shakes things up, mobile game is getting mad boring. maybe this is a sign MS is ready to invest seriously.

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the app store is weak aswell

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Nokia need a new look. Some new shit that will make a nigga wanna cop. Who wants to cop Nokia's these days?

MS can breathe life into em.

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Was blatant that this would happen though.

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nokia used to b the shit! lol....

 

dey ddnt move with the times tho

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Nokia were an arrogant company who thought they were untouchable and didn't rate innovation they just stagnated. Hopefully MS can breathe some life back into them.

 

Competition >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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Got. to the party to late. remember when nokia was industry standard. something innovative is gonna have to happen

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first xbone now this lmao

 

What?

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Its a shame cos an android lumia 920 would have been a decent phone

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The Lumia is a nice phone and the OS is actually pretty decent. The App Store and support severly let's it down though. Surprisingly windows phone has apparently overtaken blackberry.

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first xbone now this lmao

 

What?

xbone is a flop before its release under powered, £430 :rofl:

 

nokia phones  nobody buys them anymore...

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Needs a ban TBH, Just spouts shit in every thread he posts in.

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PS4 is more powerful than xbone

Fact

Halo is my fav gaMe

£100 more for xbone fact

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i guess it gives them more control on the hardware development , like apple but microsoft doesnt have that cohesive vision or leader . it has a lot of dead weight thats not making money or having a proper system that allows the ideas to flow through   

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Companies can only grow organically to a natural size before they can't grow anymore.

 

You either invent something brand new or buy/merge with someone who can give you a new market and customer base.

 

That's basically what they've done. People forget Google bought Motorola and Apple only developed their iPhone through the use of Cingulars facilities.

 

I've never been a fan of the MS OS on phones and haven't bought a Nokia phone since the teardrop thing they had back in the day, but anything which leads to more competition and better OS/Phones for customers is a winner in my eyes. Hopefully this means the new range with MS OS will be better than what we've had to date.

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U guys get proper excited about phones init

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