Man it seems like those billions are burning a hole in nok's pocket. i hope they just take their time for a while and dont do squat. This is pretty eradic behavior wouldnt you guys say?. Whose even running things right now?. The deal isnt 100% yet with msft we dont have all the money yet and they are tallin about a purchase like this? Why tip your hand at this time anyway?. seems very strange doesnt it.
Alu have a very strong vision of the wireless future and great technology, especially for serving automobiles. If Nokia are going to roll out an end to end auto solution with driverless cars, maybe they need more solutions. But Alu is very proud of its best tech and won't want to let it go for nothing, why should they when they'd be left with the bloat?
If Nokia buys ALU's mobile broadband unit,its an excellent value addition and good for Nokia investors.If Nokia entertains a partnership or joint ownership of ALU's mobile unit similar to former NSN venture,its a terrible idea and waste of new found cash.I personally highly doubt any merger of ALU and Nokia or joint venture.I believe Nokia is only interested ALU's mobile unit but the question is why will ALU sell its mainly profit making unit to Nokia? ALU's mobile broadband wireless unit are one of two performing units currently at ALU,the rest of ALU are junk (money draining units--more than 10 billion since 06 ALU creation).