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  • aaastefano aaastefano Dec 4, 2012 2:36 PM Flag

    MSFT needs NOKIA more then NOKIA needs MSFT

    I think that most of the W8 activation will come from NOK as users want to have a single platform

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    • This chain of post reminds me just how stupida people on this board are. No I did not misspell (*stupid) I just did not want yahoo to block it.
      I give up trying to help people, you are all clueless.

    • It is just business.

      Microsoft have such a bad reputation for screwing their business partners so many people are very negative about the Nokia Microsoft partnership.

      But I guess Nokia is in a hardware business and makes its money by selling phones. Microsoft needs Nokia to be successful in order for WP8 to be successful. Nokia is in a better position against Microsoft compared to HP, Dell, Lenovo because of brand and distribution channel (in Europe, Africa, India, China), wireless IP (as in LTE compatibility), and maps (as seen in Apple maps fiasco).

      Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 is out and in the past month Nokia is in attack mode. Doomsayers of Nokia mostly already shut up.

    • Many consumers will be introduced to W8 via Nokia, but I don't believe it is useful or accurate to say one "needs" the other more - it is a strategic partnership that bodes well for both, and one where both bring respective critical capabilities to the table. My prediction - both will increase, in rough correlation, over at least the next two years (or so). Nokia will increase more.

    • You know that one thing msft has is a lot of money and it makes sense for msft to use that cash hoard to buy Nok. Coincidence that Elop is a former msft man.

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