This is a bad deal for NOKIA. NOKIA share price would've jumped to 10 or close 10 by year end without the Microsoft deal. The Lumia line are selling really good. Why do you think Microsoft wants to close the deal so soon. Two more quarters this company would've cost them much more.
I really don't think that Lumia sales will be that good. Just check the numbers on Oct. Look at the new iPhone and andriod phones coming. The profit marging has been dropped to the lowest. It is better for NOK on the sideline and collecting the license fee.
It doesn't matter that the deal was bad...what matters is they agreed to a deal at all. By agreeing to the deal, they are in a catch22....if they back out now they are doomed because public perception will be they cannot survive. Nobody will buy a Lumia if they think Nokia is going under.
Of course they are trying to close it fast... the deal is a bad one for NOKIA shareholders longterm and its shady because of ELOP going to MSFT. This conflict of interest is a clear sign that this deal is as crooked and in favor of MSFT as it gets. I WAS NEVER AN ELOP BASHER BUT THIS DEAL PUTS HIM IN THE ROTTEN APPLE BASKET.