Discuss: Microsoft Buying Nokia

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September 27, 2013 at 05:41:26
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Hi all,

This week's poll question is about news that Microsoft is purchasing Nokia's Smartphone business unit. Discuss here if you think this will help Microsoft's Smartphone business strategy succeed, and, if you like, the poll results themselves.

Thanks!
Justin


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#1
September 27, 2013 at 06:20:34
Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's smartphone division is the natural end of the process started with Nokia embracing Win Phone for Lumia operating system. This may burst Microsoft market share in the smartphone battlefield, but probably signs an epocal turn in IT industry marking the definitively supremacy of mobile devices over laptops and desktops. A transition much like PCs vs mainframes and dumb terminals. Microsoft will have to fight hard to survive in that alien environment.

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#2
September 27, 2013 at 16:20:48
I just keep picturing in my mind thousands of smartphone users standing around waiting for their devices to reboot after they froze up or just re-started at random.

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#3
September 28, 2013 at 00:15:30
I had earlier Windows smartphones primarily because they had Outlook installed which meant that syncing was seamless. Then, in the way that Microsoft does, it suddenly decided that Outlook wasn't needed and everyone should start using webmail on their mobiles instead. They didn't even have any apps that would let you sync Outlook data unless you were on Exchange.

As a result I found that both Android and iphones would happily work with Outlook so I haven't gone back to Windows phone since, and I never intend to.

In much the same way that Microsoft are arrogant enough to assume everyone will want a Windows 8 'Surface', they will do the same with the phone OS and just not give the consumer what they want.

"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd


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