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  • My Take On Microsoft's Nokia Acquisition  [View article]
    As far as I have understood the press release (da bomb), the patent portfolio/IP stays at Nokia with a 10 year non-inclusive deal with MS. Nokia will be making revenue for their patents for years to come, unless bought by Google etc.
    The way I see this surprise acquisition is that Nokia D&S will have a lot more resources to develop WP8 platform and future devices. And what's left of Nokia is a classic BCG matrix, without the dog with fleas (Devices):
    - Patents (Cash cow)
    - NSN (Star)
    - Location services and advanced technology (question mark)

    + a whole lot better financial status, making Nokia's stock investment grade boom, thus making it more appealing to institutional investors.

    Also there's a new-comer, Jolla, right next to Nokia's head-office starting to rollout their Sailfish phones next year..

    So, I'll probably stay NOK Bull also in the future!
    Sep 3, 2013. 05:07 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Twitter account that has been a reliable source for mobile leaks has uploaded pictures of what it claims are Nokia's (NOK) upcoming Windows Phone 8 models, due on Sep. 5. The mid-range Lumia 820  is said to feature a 4.3" display, while the high-end Lumia 920 reportedly has a 4.5" display and Nokia's PureView imaging tech. However, the 920's lens and flash appear to be much smaller than those of Nokia's Symbian-based 808 PureView phone. (previous[View news story]
    What can I say, just beautiful design!! Just hope the rumors about the PureView are true! That we'll find out for sure next week....
    Aug 31, 2012. 09:46 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia's $3.7 Billion In Savings Won't Be Enough To Help The Company  [View article]
    "If Nokia plans to compete with Apple in the smartphone market, then they need a great product."

    IMHO, Nokia already has produced a great smartphone to compete with iPhone, Lumia 900. I wouldn't necessarily call it "an iPhone killer" nor "Galaxy S III assassin" but it is one of the most equal options for any consumer, especially business users. There is room for at least 3 companies in the top-phone competition.
    Furthermore they have a very impressive camera technology mobile phone coming to market, Nokia 808 (with 41 mega-pixels), Symbian Belle OS phone, and later a WP8 version of the same technology. Plus, the WP8 offers a true alternative to iPhone (and Android which stole the fantastic UI from iPhone) with it's usability, MS Office integration and lack of lagging.

    I didn't see iOS 6 (BTW; no iPhone 5 yet in the pipeline...) offering me that much new features, that makes it an absolute must-have OS/product. Android is very fragmented OS, and I am not that convinced about its security either, due to Android market pushing out un-checked software...
    Jun 14, 2012. 12:38 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment