If it came to it, Microsoft (MSFT) could provide Nokia (NOK) with financing "of a couple of...

|About: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)|By:, SA News Editor

If it came to it, Microsoft (MSFT) could provide Nokia (NOK) with financing "of a couple of billion dollars," one technology banker says, with another one saying that aid would come via a loan or an equity stake but not a full takeover. "If Nokia ends up in financial difficulties I believe the helping hand would be there," says Nordea analyst Sami Sarkamies.