Bakare, I completely agree with you,I should have added initially that theoretically they should do well and perform enough to meet consumers expectation when considering their impacts in the field of technology but that may not be
Microsoft purchasing Nokia makes complete sense. With Google's purchase of Motorola Mobility and Apple's overall current dominance, Microsoft and Nokia need each other to survive. Every day that goes by without innovation and forward progress puts these companies’ two steps behind the power players of Apple, Google, and even Samsung. The next question will be whose going to step up and grab RIM. RIM's shares are under priced and they have been underperforming for a while, though they still have a good market segment with the business community.
@Adeniji with both Microsoft and Nokia pedigree in the field technology one could easily predict successful market outing should they come together.
At same time, looking at smartphone sales activities especially from Android, Apple and RIM in the last few years, it may be diffcult for any new design from Nokia/Microsoft smartphone to gather much momentum. Windows or Symbian OS?
I understand there is a possibility of a Nokia takeover but Microsoft and Nokia have completely different corporate cultures and both have lost their way somewhat recently. It sure would take a lot of careful leadership to make 1+1=3. However everyone must be worrying like crazy about being left behind by the newly formed behemoths.
In my own opinion, based on the past performances of both Microsoft and Nokia, they should be able to come up with something that can stand in the market with apple's iphone and the rest of the smartphones
Will investors support the arrangement? They may not like it at first, but it's clear already Microsoft is no longer in a fast-growing business, while Nokia appears to have run out of steam.
If this wavestorm eventually reached Microsoft and Nokia, will thier consolidation be able to shrug off competitiveness from the likes of Apple's iPhone, Google's Android and RIM blackberry smartphones?
It makes sense ,Even if Nokia isn't Motorola it is in a trouble, and with this spectacular move that Google did ,It shows the way for Microsoft to do the same. I agree with your point also that adopting the windows O.S has already built a relation with Microsoft, and customers have linked the Nokia phones with the Microsoft brand name. So it is obvious that the next step for the Nokia is the acquisition by Microsoft (given the situation that Nokia is in trouble now)
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