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Old 09-03-2013, 06:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Microsoft to acquire Nokia's devices & services business for around $5 billion (Update: due early 2014)

Or maybe they will? Micronokberry?
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Doubtful. Never thought MSFT would buy BlackBerry anyways. At least Nokia found a home. WPs were/are their Hail Mary.

I find it strange that MSFT would pay that much for Nokia. They (MSFT) have been in write off mode since the Surface came out.
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Doubtful. Never thought MSFT would buy BlackBerry anyways. At least Nokia found a home. WPs were/are their Hail Mary.

I find it strange that MSFT would pay that much for Nokia. They (MSFT) have been in write off mode since the Surface came out.
I actually thought it was a bit low, but about 1/4 of the price was the patent portfolio.
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I agree with you - I thought it was low...
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7.1 Billion US? So less than 2 Billion for the patents? What's all the rest of the $$$ for then?
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7.1 Billion US? So less than 2 Billion for the patents? What's all the rest of the $$$ for then?
The hardware and services. They are actually getting quite a lot for their money.
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Two divisions and paying over half their valuation for the company as a whole. Well, I can see investors are going to be happy as ****!!!
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