As far as I understand, many of us, as NOK shareholders, can vote on nov 19th. And I guess probably most of us won´t vote at all. If the big guys like it, we´ll like it too, so we´ll passively approve this MSFT/NOK deal. That´s fine if one knows the facts. I´m sorry to say I do not have sufficient elements to judge. Let me give you one example:
- Is it on our interest to know who has been paying for the latest Nokia devices? One strange thing happened: MSFT comes out with Surface 2, while Nokia came out with the 2520. I read so many reviews saying that the Nokia is far superior to the Surface 2. Not only that. If you search on the web, it seems Nokia nailed it. Again, it delivered a great product, but also at a great price point, and it can handle real work. It cost around $230 less that one has to pay for the same version 32gb Lte Ipad air. Besides that, you can add an additional 32gbs to a micro-slot, not to mention it also has a micro hdmi, and optional well built keyboard which has is own battery, adding four extra hours or so. They is much more, of course, office suite,skydive, and also those "must have" apps slowly coming. Simply put, It can be considered a work station, more than a tablet. Who paid for R&D?
My guess is that this model is going to canibalize the Surface 2, but it might also be a serious competitor to the Ipad air. Apple wants us to have and Ipad and also a Macbook air or something. Summing up.
How did Nokia came up with such a product, I do not know. I hope MSFT did help, but why then did they also came up with the Surface 2?
My question is this: With such a thin line, the devil is on the details.