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Nokia Shareholders Approve Microsoft Buyout

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Its a Shame

ibnturab

Nov 19, 2013, 2:38 PM
I really used to like Nokia, they used to make the best phones til about 2008. Then, it went downhill real fast, especially after the Elop Trojan Horse took over. Since companies are in the business to make money, I don't see how Nokia would have lost anything by making Android alongside Windows, Maego, Meemo, or Symbian. Completely disgusted by the whole Microsoft and Elop deal
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Vmac39

Nov 19, 2013, 4:28 PM
Sounds like your confusing making the best phones with your dislike for Windows Phone. Nokia still makes excellent phones...some of the best in the market, when it comes to quality of hardware. (IMO)

As for making money, they still have to compete with Samsung and HTC. There is no real way to know how well they would or wouldn't do selling Android phones. The one thing they have proven is that they Windows Phone has done well with Nokia standing firm behind them, where other OEMs have been barely representing. I'm not talking about sheer numbers of handsets in customer hands, compared to Android. I'm talking about the overall progression of WP. Because of Nokia, WP has managed to gain 4% market share. That may seem small, but I don't thin...
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DarkStar

Nov 19, 2013, 6:13 PM
um because Maego, Meemo, and Symbian doesn't have applications. And if those OS's don't have applications then people won't buy those phones. And if Nokia makes those phones and nobody buys those phones then Nokia spent money and recieved none in return. Its basic business 101. Spend money to make money. Don't spend money and get nothing in return.
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Hays21

Nov 19, 2013, 9:35 PM
I don't understand why you think that Nokia phones have gone down hill. Nokia is still making very nice phones that are very much running competition to samsung/apple phones. The only thing that is hurting them is the lack of app support for windows phones. Windows is my favorite operating system, but I have an android due to the lack of apps in the windows store. Nokia still makes amazing phones. I think that Microsoft's purchase of Nokia will increase the size of apps on the windows phone app store due to Microsoft might be willing to invest more in app makers.
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TheNexxuvas

Nov 20, 2013, 12:21 PM
Nokia makes amazing phones.

WP8 is still growing, but is farther behind than Android.

I don't know very many people who would not embrace a Nokia Android phone, in fact, it's on the top of the "what if" wishlists of almost every Android fan out there.

That said, WP8 would not be where it is today w/o HTC and Nokia's backing, where as HTC dropped from the scene mostly, Nokia took up the torch and ran with it past everyone else, (LG as a me too, Samsung as a me too and HTC who was in at the beginning but put more effort behind Android).

It's up to Microsoft to bring closer the development of hardware + their software now that they are taking over the Nokia devices and hardware Division.

I ran WP8 product launch(on a Sammy) for...
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tzsm98

Nov 20, 2013, 1:34 PM
Owning an Android phone is not on the top of this Nokia phone buyer's list. People hold up Samsung as what made Android. Most of the people I know with Samsung devices running Android are pulling the battery once, twice or more a day simply to be able to make and take phone calls.

I have a Windows phone by Nokia and have had to reset it exactly once since September, and that was at the request of a T-Mobile CSR, otherwise it would not have had that reset.

It would be nice if Windows phone had a native way of handling DI.fm streams and other media. It would be nice if FM TX were enabled. These are things my 808 on Symbian did without a hitch.
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TheRickster

Nov 20, 2013, 12:44 PM
Which apps are you referring to? Most of the popular apps are in the Windows Phone App Store.
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