Nokia asked Google and Microsoft in 2011 if they wanted to buy the mobile div. of Nok. Google reportedly offered half as much as Microsoft. Microsoft Publicly announced that they did not want to buy Nokia at that time and entered into an agreement to invest 1 billion a year and there are some other revenue sharing incentives. That is a total of 5 billion and it reportedly would have cost 8 to 12 billion "at that time" to buy Nokia. Look at the Dell & Microsoft "agreement" reported today. There is a lot of reading in between the lines of these "agreements". It helps when the two CEO's have worked together in the past. There were several other indications of "an agreement becoming more agreeable" lately. I do not know if they are going to buy Nokia or HAVE ALREADY BOUGHT NOKIA. Lumia's are doing very well. It is a little weird because it seems like Microsoft is saving all the old big companies who got killed by Apple because it needs outlets for it's own products to continue. So Microsoft is also developing it's own hardware. One could say that dell will build Microsoft's own Surface's and Nokia will build the Surface phones. One could also say that Microsoft goes solo without anyone except the Chinese that are building their Surface phone and Surface tablets now. The stock may move faster than some can figure it out. I do not know what is happening so do not invest on anything I have said. I own both MSFT & Nok and have not sold any shares. I have owned MSFT since they 80's and have not sold any shares.