synonyms: mystery, unknown quantity, uncertainty, ambiguity, variable, anyone's guess; informalcrapshoot
"the overseas ballots are a big unknown"
an unknown quantity or variable.
"find the unknown in the following equations"
that which is unknown.
noun: the unknown
"our fear of the unknown"
I'm willing to bet 1,000,000,000.00 imaginary rupees that this imaginary tax issue gets resolved sooner than later! Did you want a receipt?
Nokia should have offered Maoist rebels fighting against the Indian government the 350+ million instead. This lingering "tax" issue would have been resolved in a split second ;o)
Looking at the history of your 2 posts today, you've managed to call someone an idiot and someone else a clown. Guess you just are having another bad day.
May I suggest investing in a goldfish, Chia Pet or a turtle? All the patients here on the 3rd floor love 'em.
HTC was the first Android manufacturer to pay royalties to Microsoft (~$5 per phone) in 2010 so the more phones that HTC sells in China, the more money makes! Interesting.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
"In a comment that suggests AT&T (like Verizon) may need to step up its 4G infrastructure spending, Stephenson declares his company is still seeing 50% Y/Y growth in data consumption per smartphone user, thanks to heavy video use.
With AT&T and Verizon ahead of many foreign carriers in seeing large-scale 4G uptake, their data traffic issues could be a sign of things to come. A pickup in mobile capex to address the issue would benefit infrastructure vendors Nokia (NOK), Alcatel-Lucent (ALU), and Ericsson (ERIC), as well as carrier Wi-Fi vendor Ruckus (RKUS)."
Apparently a "market-friendly" opposition party is having a good showing in state elections in India. Rupee and markets all up. Current regime running scared?
"The Bank of New York index of ADRs rose 0.05% to 147.82. The Asian index was down 0.26% to 148.26 and the emerging-markets index added 0.46% to 278.17. Indian stocks closed at record highs and the rupee reached a four-month high after a strong showing in state polls by the country's main opposition party spurred hopes for a market-friendly shift in the capital."
Well India would get something in ownership of that plant, BUT the plant is worth way less than NOK is already offering and is worth more to NOK/MSFT than to anyone else they could try to sell it to. Net, net India would lose a ton due to NOK pulling out and other companies choosing to do less business in a crooked India climate. India is foolish to have let it have gone this far as they are doing long term damage to their image, but when one is extorting, they never see themselves as going too far.
No chance, tried too, failed. But the kids seem to be happy, don`t understand the crazy world anymore.