jeffnz:KiwiNZ:jeffnz:KiwiNZ: They may have been playing with an Android device but the new owners will never put it in production and do not need to.
You have, as yet, to answer my questions.
Why, if they are so successful with Windows phones , did they sell to Microsoft.
How much of the phone market has Nokia lost since smartphones were introduced.
your replies seem to avoid answering my posts leading me to believe your arguments are unsupported. I may be wrong of course
I am not a board member of Nokia so no inside info as with any New Zealander, however Nokia arrested their slide into bankruptcy with the move to Windows Phone. MSFT has shown over the last few years its desire to diversify, they have
increasingly been moving into hardware especially mobile hardware, then the move to phones is logical ,also it is logical for them to buy an existing operation as opposed to reinventing the wheel. It is further logical that they purchase the biggest vendor
of Windows phone thus securing their market vehicle from being picked up by a competitor. Why would Nokia sell, ROI would be my first clue.
I think you'll find the main reason they were doing ok with MS was the $20 per unit sold support they were getting paid, minus the $10 for use of software and thats money in the bank.
A quick search on Google shows you are mostly incorrect and it was sold due to huge losses and a bleak future in mobile handests. Investors seem to think it was due to mis management by the CEO who stood down but is going to MS with the mobile phone side of it.
It makes for interesting reading to say the least.