They are not completely going to buy out NOKIA handset business. What they will do for a contract with NOKIA is a large sum of money for a 20% stake in the company. NOKIA has been committed to MSFT and MSFT is going to be committed to NOKIA... watch for the news this is the news that sends it over 5 bucks in aftermarket or premarket.
Oh give it a rest already. This is the same recycles BS that 42 other people have been saying was going to happen any day now for the last 2 months. If it happens, great. We all make money. But seriously, posting the same wish over and over is not going to make it happen.
IF you are on the BOD at MS or NOK, that will give some credence to your claim. If not, you're just posting garbage speculation.
I just love the post head line "ok guys" like were a football team at half time to funny.And then captain obvious posts nothing. love ya richy not raggin well yes im ragging a bit. just in fun though. see ya guys.
I know but its only going to become stronger with this new flagship phone they just released... This phone without a shadow of a doubt is the best smartphone ever released on planet earth... That is how I would market it to.
I agree 100%. It would be in MSFT interest to take a stake in what its selling. Everyone is so amazed with this New Flagship windows phones and its on everyones wish list...MINE as well...
They already have a joint venture by virtue of the preferred partnership arrangement for which Microsoft pays Nokia $1 Billion per year. Once Microsoft takes a stake in a company they are tied together and Microsoft's options are limited with respect to ending any arrangement should it become preferable in the future. No, Microsoft will not be taking a stake in Nokia.
I bet they take at least a 20% stake in NOKIA... to much riding on Windows phone success. I think your dead wrong they want. In exchange for a 20% stake which would be a large sum of money NOKIA would be able to cement an exclusive Windows phone operating system which would benefit both MSFT and NOKIA. This latest Flagship phone is the best smartphone on planet earth and will get rave reviews drawing the crowd away from the less innovative phones like apple and Samsung.
I tend to agree with you, but MSFT would prefer that their preferred partner remains strong. So, either NOK does it by themselves or MSFT will probably "extend" their partnership.
I don't get those hyping MSFT buying the devices, though they could. But wouldn't that leave NOK shareholders with just the networks? The company will get the cash from the buyout, not the shareholders.
I can't see a joint venture, it took NSN 5 years to get positive cashflow. Nokia won't forget this and they won't forget all the layoffs and cost cutting dirty work that had to be done.
Things are looking good today but there was a lot of pain along the way.
I don't think this is what they want.
Sentiment: Strong Buy