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  • Nokia: A Surprise Short Play [View article]
    Just thought to point it out, no biggie. I can well understand how that part of the bay can actually look like a lake.
    Sep 24 05:33 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia: A Surprise Short Play [View article]
    It is not a lake, it's the Gulf of Finland of the Baltic Sea. :)
    Sep 23 12:06 PM | 20 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia (NOK) has reached a deal to buy Siemens' (SI) 50% stake in Nokia Siemens for a price below €2B ($2.6B), 3 sources tell Bloomberg. Nokia will reportedly use a bridge loan to help finance the deal, which gives a lower valuation to the telecom equipment JV than those typically provided by analysts (I, II). Though the deal will affect Nokia's net cash position (€4.5B at the end of Q1), investors might react favorably, given the price, NSN's profitability, and that fact the business is seen as having less risk attached than Nokia's phone ops. (Reuters report) (WSJ report[View news story]
    Speculation has it that on Monday MSFT might announce they are buying the smartphones. This might be a reason why NOK can splash the cash.
    Jun 30 10:14 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Huawei Can't Really Buy Nokia [View article]
    Study Nokia's corporate bylaws. There's a poison pill that makes it essentially impossibly costly to buy the company from the scattered, and in this case sufficiently Finnish, shareholders. Unless they pay in blood of course.
    Jun 19 11:18 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What This Country Needs Is A Good $99 Smartphone. [View article]
    "Windows Phone 8". Windows 8 is a desktop OS.
    Jun 3 05:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia Wants To Be Bought [View article]
    Being Finnish I certainly feel sentimental about the company, especially considering how Nokia's rise in the 90s coincided with Finland pulling out of a very serious economic situation overall, but there really is no way or no motivation for the government or the Finnish investors (I hear it's around a quarter Finnish-owned now) to do anything if a buyout happens. Nokia is not economically that significant anymore, there is no Finnish voting block that could prevent anything and for most of them, if the price is right, it would be.

    There is, however, a poison pill in the by-laws that makes a hostile takeover harder, which is a valid consideration.
    May 25 09:51 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia Wants To Be Bought [View article]
    "Back then, your mobile phone was just a phone, not really an Internet client."

    I never have understood these kinds of statements. I've been connecting to the Internet with my Nokias all this millennium, and S60 ran 3rd party applications just fine. I'd say that the connectivity stack in Symbian is still ahead of anything in "modern" phone OSes.
    May 25 06:44 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia Lumia 925: Disappointed? - Not Really [View article]
    Comparing number of cores on a mobile device is such stupidity anyway; the beefier the CPU, the bigger the hit on battery life for very little gain... your phone is not primarily a game console. Also Android phones may need that, as there is inherently more processing overhead involved in running the Java virtual machine.
    May 16 11:36 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia Siemens Networks reportedly plans to issue €700M worth of high-yield bonds in the Spring to test investor interest in the company and assess the potential of a possible IPO. However, Nokia (NOK) and Siemens (S) have no plans to exit the telecom-equipment company, which has enjoyed a turnaround with three straight quarters of underlying profitability. [View news story]
    I guess I need to remind some of the commenters here that NSN and Nokia are essentially two different companies, although Nokia and Siemens together own the operation. NSN has been looking really good business-wise recently, and I suspect the loan is to fund further expansion (remember, this has nothing to do with Nokia's balance sheet).

    Should NSN be listed independently, I suspect it would be very good for Nokia shareholders as well, simply from a valuation perspective. I just wish Nokia doesn't screw up its edge once again and sell its NSN stake for peanuts...
    Jan 21 01:28 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia's Beaten Down Stock Finally Gets Some Asha [View article]
    What pains me is this weird perversion of the concept of "smartphone" into "something that has a touchscreen" by the time the iPhone came about. Where I come from (admittedly, Finland), "smartphone" has pretty much always meant Internet-connected, third-party application running mobile devices with an operating system that performs similar functions to that of a desktop PC's OS. And therefore smartphones have existed since... the year 2000 or so or even late 90s?

    It is very telling of this being a matter of perception that Ashas are being accepted as smartphones while even their underlying platform is far inferior to Symbian S60 when it comes to its general ability...
    Dec 20 12:37 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia's Beaten Down Stock Finally Gets Some Asha [View article]
    I wouldn't mind if I were actually... but no, unfortunately. :)

    It just annoys me when some "analyst" types get some basic things wrong.
    Dec 20 12:30 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia's Beaten Down Stock Finally Gets Some Asha [View article]
    Couple of problems in the article that need pointing out... Nokia's former CEO's name is Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo. "Olli-Pekka" is his first name.

    The N8 actually was a reasonable product launch, at least here in Europe. I am not sure why the author mentions the N900 in the same sentence; that was an intentionally experimental device that was aimed at the developer/enthusiast market in 2009.

    I suspect he means the N9, the MeeGo device, instead. It really is not fair to say it failed, as it was never given any kind of a chance -- as we all know, Elop killed it in the cradle and didn't even give it a release in major markets because Lumia 800 was coming up. Embarrassing as it was for the Windows Phone strategy, the N9 was generally praised by the press and users and where it was available, outsold the Lumias by all accounts, although Nokia has not released the actual numbers. I still own one and it is the best phone I've ever had -- the interface is incredibly intuitive.
    Dec 19 04:18 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia: Multiple Reasons To Buy This Stock Now [View article]
    Where have you seen Symbian running inside a Lumia-style phone? The N9 runs MeeGo, a whole different OS.
    Dec 9 09:51 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia Wins An Arbitration Ruling Against RIM, What Now? [View article]
    "WLAN" just means "Wireless Local Area Network". The patent is not "called WLAN", it just has something to do with wireless networking...
    Nov 29 02:53 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia: Multiple Reasons To Buy This Stock Now [View article]
    Lost my confidence here, you are not really familiar enough with the subject matter.

    "Nokia noted that Windows 8 now touts 100,000 apps and exuded confidence in the Lumina 920's innovative features that will augment Microsoft's new mobile OS."

    Windows 8 is a PC operating system. The mobile OS is Windows Phone 8. The brand name is Lumia, not Lumina.
    Nov 7 03:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment