Posts Tagged ‘nokia’

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India And The Future Of The Smartphone Wars

Perhaps I should have titled this “India Is The Future Of The Smartphone Wars”? The appointment of the highly capable Satya Nadella to lead Microsoft only partly explains why I am thinking more about India and technology. The other reason is …...

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by Brian S Hall   |   March 5th, 2014
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A Suspicious Angle to Microsoft’s Acquisition of Nokia

Not long after Microsoft and Nokia did a deal for Nokia to back Windows Mobile and Microsoft exec Stephen Elop moved over to become its CEO, I mentioned to some of my colleagues that I thought this was a set …...

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by Tim Bajarin   |   September 3rd, 2013
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Microsoft and Nokia: A Strategic Blunder

There’s an old military adage, “Reinforce success; never reinforce failure.” By purchasing Nokia’s device business for about $5 billion, Microsoft has just reinforced failure in a big way. It has been three years since Microsoft attempted to reboot its mobile …

by Steve Wildstrom   |   September 3rd, 2013
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Together At Last

News just broke that Microsoft has acquired Nokia’s handset and devices division. Here is the intro from the press release:

Microsoft to acquire Nokia Devices & Services, accelerating the Windows ecosystem

Nokia and Microsoft have always dreamed big – we …

by Ben Bajarin   |   September 2nd, 2013
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Verizon, Nokia and the Quest for Differentiation

My first portable cellphone was the size of a brick and weighed almost 2 pounds. And it was dumb. All it did was make calls. By the mid 1990’s Verizon started creating what we now call a feature phone and …

by Tim Bajarin   |   November 26th, 2012
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MWC 2012: Clear Android Differentiation and Other Trends

I suspect that each MWC will be better than the last. This show, I believe, is quickly becoming the leading industry conference for mobile smart device technologies. Therefore, Mobile World Congress will be one of the …

by Ben Bajarin   |   February 27th, 2012
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What Intel Must Demonstrate in Smartphones (and soon)

Intel made a big splash at CES 2012 with the announcement that Motorola and Lenovo committed to Intel’s Medfield smartphone solution. This came on the heels of a disappointing break-up between Intel and Nokia as well as a lack …

by Patrick Moorhead   |   February 7th, 2012
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Do Nokia and Windows Phone Have Any Hope for 2012?

There were a number of priorities for me at this years CES.  One of my top priorities was to better understand Nokia’s strategy for Windows Phone and the US Market.  Secondarily to Nokia’s US strategy was Microsoft in general and …

by Ben Bajarin   |   January 12th, 2012
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Has Nokia Raised the Bar Enough?

Yesterday in London at its big conference. Nokia’s CEO Stephen Elop announced its next generation phones, Lumia (Windows Phone 7.5 based) and Asha (S40 based), which we were told means “Hope” in Hindi. Although Asha is an interesting device for …

by Jack Gold   |   October 26th, 2011
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Why Nokia is Interesting

What if I was to tell you that the global handset war of the future will be between Apple and Nokia? On a global scale this may very well be the case as I am convinced now that, from a …

by Ben Bajarin   |   October 26th, 2011
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The Big Questions for Nokia to Answer at Nokia World

Ever since Nokia made the decision to partner with Microsoft and standardize on Windows Phone software to drive Nokia hardware, I have become more optimistic on Nokia’s future.

Enough so that I felt compelled to attend Nokia World in …

by Ben Bajarin   |   October 21st, 2011
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Why Microsoft WILL Buy Nokia

In a recent post on Why Google had to buy Motorola, I pointed out that both Ben and I had predicted that this would happen because we were convinced that in order for a company to really be successful in …

by Tim Bajarin   |   August 15th, 2011
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Good Advice to Tech Leaders

My Friend Louis Gray posted a great article a few weeks ago called “Tech Leaders Don’t Win By Saying They’ll Crush Somebody.” I have to say I can’t agree more and I encourage all tech leaders to read the …

by Ben Bajarin   |   June 23rd, 2011