Re: Mobile phone partnership with ms.
Nokia were bleeding money like a ripped open anal sphincter by time Ms came a sniffing....it was take MS cash n run or implode, nokia were not the huge comms bemoth they once were in most of their markets by this time. Hell how many of us supported Nokia VPN UTM/Gateways back in the day.
Tbh one of the smartest things Elop ever did, grab cash and GTFO, he saw that Android and Apple had them licked and they were going the way of R.I.M lack of quality apps = dead platform.
Elop and his inner circle probably sat around the board table rubbing their eyes and saying, hold on Ms want to GIVE US the 5.4 BILLION euros, head accountant are you SURE its not the other way round?
No? sell dammit sell!
best bit is the prophetic quote of Ballmer on the deal. Still makes me chuckle.
"Today's announcement is a bold step into the future," said Ballmer. "For Microsoft it is a signature event in our transformation."
Yup, you sure did well there slaphead! Transformation into an even more mediocre company than previously thought achievable...look at them now..../giggle
if its available to you, check the following youtube link to the bbc doc about the rise and fall of Nokia.