Can the Nokia Microsoft deal help Windows Phones become more successful?

tswayne

It seems to me like Nokia had pretty much committed itself to Windows Phone, and has been making nice devices that just haven’t sold well, despite a solid advertising push and generally reasonable prices for the hardware. What does the purchase of Nokia’s phone division accomplish for Microsoft?

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jimlynch
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Not a whole lot, I suspect it will be an expensive albatross around Microsoft's neck similar to the Google/Motorola deal. Both companies have decided that they want to be Apple. Good luck to them, I suspect they'll need it.

Xian Renegade
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What will really help is when the seemingly illeterate consumer out there discovers how outright dangerous it is to use non-secure Android. Research this yourself; my point is that, had people done their homework, they would have seen that Android, which is bleeding Nokia into ICU, is a minefield of security weaknesses and should not be used by adults. It is good to entertain kids with.

 

Security pecking order:

 

Blackberry OS the best by far, very far.

Second comes Windows Phone 8

Then iOS

Then Symbian

Plunge down the abyss to get to Android.

 

Gosh, common sense should make people crod at the gates of Nokia, Blackberry and Apple to buy acceptable quality.  I am not going to explain:  just know that I have been in IT ever since 1982 and look at things differently. A phone is not a fashion tool in business, but a tool used for being productive.  

 

The success of the "Microkia  merger" will be defined by the consumer's dollar. Educate people and think twice before stampeding to Samsunng and Android.  The majority usually aren't right. Truth is owned by a few.  remember that.

 

dvarian
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 I’m not sure. There are tons of mergers where the two companies never successfully integrate, Chrysler and Daimler for example. I also don’t know how closely the hardware development team at Nokia and OS/software development teams from Microsoft were working together. Having development unified under one corporate umbrella could help, I suppose, just as it has worked well for Apple. This may also remove any incentive for other hardware companies to work on Windows Phone, since they will always be second class citizens. So, I guess in the end, my response would be maybe it will help, maybe it will not. Very insightful, I know.  

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