Friday, July 29, 2011

#nokia: the bad news never stops. #apple, #samsung unseat nokia as top dog in #smartphones. a shame, i like nokia

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.

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