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Nokia Sells Espoo Headquarters, But Plans to Stay

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Dec 4, 2012, 8:15 AM
Headlines would read "Titanic Strikes Ice Berg! Plans on making arrival in New York, on time."

Dec 4, 2012, 9:37 AM
This says one of 3 things. 1. They are seriously strapped for cash. 2. They are positioning themselves to be bought, perhaps by Microsoft as the rumors have been going on about. 3. They are they planning to move.

Personally out of all the outcomes I hope it is the 3rd. If MS buys them then there goes all the other non-Windows Phone handsets (feature phones). If they are strapped for cash then it won't be long until they sink like the RMS Titanic and be picked apart by other companies or MS buys them for ROCK bottom prices.

Dec 4, 2012, 10:48 AM
I agree with everything you say, since Nokia outside of cheap 3rd world sales has no intentions at present of doing anything else but Windows Phone, Not sure if MSFT truly wants to own them outright, maybe partially owned at the most. And this could be for various reasons. HTC seems intent on supporting WP, and I doubt they want to torpedo their support.

Moving would be good, and I don't mean this as the US is great and all others aren't, because I know this is what people will say about my statement, and it isn't meant to be that way. Nokia moving their phone business to the US wouldn't be a bad idea. The most popular phone OS's are coming out of the US, and some with phone design. To be closer to the source, would ...

Dec 6, 2012, 8:30 AM
Yea. Agreed. Maybe microsoft will buy them out. I wonder what Nokia would be sold for. I think this would be a good step for Microsoft and im sure it cant hurt them trying to get into the phone business. The Google/Motorola deal seems to be working out ok...

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