Microsoft to Acquire Nokia Mobile Division?


Nokia, which was once on top in the mobile sector, found it self struggling to get firm footing in a market that was rapidly progressing towards the smartphone era. The Finnish company took a plunge by entering into a partnership with Microsoft, hoping to change things around. Nokia had agreed to use only Windows Phone platform on their smartphones. In return Microsoft also agreed to aid the handset maker with marketing and production. Last year, Nokia reportedly earned close to $40.15 billion, in revenue.

Microsoft to Acquire Nokia Mobile Division?


Now there is news that Microsoft recently held talks with Nokia to buy it's mobile division. Apparently Microsoft decided to back off, due to pricing and worries about the Nokia's falling market position. According to Wall Street Journal, it is unlikely that these discussions will be revived again.

Microsoft's spokesperson declined to comment, while Nokia spokeswoman said "We have a deep partnership with Microsoft, and it is not uncommon for Nokia and Microsoft to meet on a regular basis,".

Although Lumia 920 and 520 models are doing good, Nokia's smartphones have still failed to make a big impact on the market. With players like Samsung, Apple amongst others belting it out in the market, Nokia is yet to find stable grounds in the battle. Nokia does have new high end devices lined up, including a 24 mp Camera-phone and a quad-cored smartphone, which should come out within this year. Will these devices revive the company's plans to reach the top once again? Stay tuned to Gizbot to find out more.

Source: WSJ

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