It hasn’t been a secret that Microsoft was looking to purchase Nokia’s Devices and Services unit, but after talks in June led nowhere, it was a forgone conclusion that the deal was effectively dead. Now, it seems that they were just trying to work on a better deal for Nokia to basically give Microsoft the run of the smartphone division.
The deal would allow Microsoft to have full run of the device market that Nokia has been running out of options in recent years. This move unites Windows Phone 8 with its biggest hardware supporter. However, in recent months, Nokia has been talking about how Microsoft hasn’t done its part in trying to make the Windows Phone 8 device more popular.
However, in recent years, Nokia has been falling behind in the smartphone market behind Android and Apple. Now this allows Microsoft the same opportunity that only companies like BlackBerry and Apple have. It is important to point out that they have extreme polar opposites of success.
What strikes me as interesting is the fact that neither Nokia nor Microsoft have been able to make waves in the current smartphone market. With the reorganization of Microsoft, it isn’t clear if they would be able to pull their bad ideas out of the devices and make some sort of major play for Google or Apple.
My bet is no. When you have two failing companies pulling together, you can only imagine that they will release one doosey of a failure. As the saying goes, two wrongs don’t make a right. In this case, it is definitely not a solid idea. They already pulled their resources and came out with a bad device, it’s called the Windows Phone 8.