the question now is whether nokia will be a good acquisition candidate for anybody. its market value is only about $22 billion.
would samsung benefit from buying it for its distribution channel?
would microsoft benefit by becoming a vertically integrated handset provider (i am pretty sure that over time, almost all of their windows 7 phone OEMs will desert them for android, so they might as well be a box+OS provider)?
would some chinese manufacturer (like ningo bird) buy it for its factories and its channel?
how the mighty are fallen! i personally like nokia a lot, i loved the E62 -- a gorgeous, iconic phone -- i used for years.