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Huh? MS owns the Asha brand now])ragon_\/oid;11080741 said:Prediction: The end of the Asha devices is near. Microsoft will most possibly launch cheap windows Phone devices to kill that segment of the marked, and then they will eventually kill S40 as well. Microsoft's plan is really clear. they want to dominate the whole Mobile scene, like they dominated the desktop scene ages ago.
The real question is what incentive if any will there be for other OEM's to continue current and future licencing of Windows Phone OS. When Microsoft just had a deal with Nokia, HTC, Lenovo, Samsung and others where competing with Nokia with Windows Phones, now they will be competing directly with Microsoft that will have a 100% homegrown advantage.Do you guys think they'll keep the brand or bin it? Or make it Nokia - By Microsoft?
Yes, Asha phones are part of the deal.Was inevitable. Wonder if they will still make the real cheap Nokia's?
They will continue to use the Nokia name on the Asha phones for at least 10 years, not sure about the Lumia phonesDo you guys think they'll keep the brand or bin it? Or make it Nokia - By Microsoft?
How about substantiating your conspiracy theory with some facts?this was the plan all along for MS.
we all knew Elop was a mole, as no real CEO will ignore the huge market share of android and stick with only windows, especially when the company is already in the doldrums.
Guess with steve leaving soon and the low price of the nokia shares, he thought it best to make his move now.
Also quite certain that Elop will be the next MS CEO. This was probably his reward for tanking nokia
What is with the Dollar sign in MS? I thought that was limited to 15 yr olds back in the 90's.M$ going to kill that line off in favour of cheaper Lumia devices you watch and see, does Nokia still control it's mapping services?
M$ going to kill that line off in favour of cheaper Lumia devices you watch and see, does Nokia still control it's mapping services?
To be fair, they starting to do everything again that earned em that $ sign in the 1st place....What is with the Dollar sign in MS? I thought that was limited to 15 yr olds back in the 90's.
My only fear is that Microsoft moves to slow for the mobile world. For example Windows Phone was said to bypass carriers and update all their devices at the same time and more often. They missed both promises in a big way. Windows Phone actual updates are slower than the rest.Because I believe MS will stuff it up as evidenced by the many missed opportunities over the years.I mean they stuffed up the release of Windows 8 and had to backtrack on some options,same with the Xbox One and believe you me the same will happen to Nokia.See below examples
Or simply google "opportunities microsoft missed" and weep.