On the Microsoft – Nokia merger

Today's commentary
Summary: I have been saying for two years now that Nokia is toast because it has hitched its wagon to an also-ran in the smartphone race. The only out for the company is a takeover by Microsoft and now this is done. Will it work though?
I am back after a long Labor Day break and I wanted to jump in here with a few thoughts on Monday night's announcement that Nokia's mobile handset business is being taken over by Microsoft. I first started talking about Microsoft and Nokia forming an alliance when the dance first started in February 2011. Back then Nokia's Symbian OS was still the dominant one among all handsets because the shift to smartphones in the mobile space was not as vigorous as it now is. So it made some sense for Nokia to ditch Symbian and move to smartphones. B...


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