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Why I believe Microsoft will buy Nokia

Feb 28, 2011, 15:03 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Fabrizio Capobianco)

"I have been pretty lucky in January to predict that Nokia would pick Windows 7 as its new OS. I even won a beer in a bet with the Honorary Consul to Finland in Silicon Valley, clear sign the Finns were not expecting it at all...

"I felt it made sense for the situation Nokia was in. I do not think they had many choices. I believed Android was a better option, but it was just not going to happen. Microsoft, also because of Elop's background, was the easiest path.

"However, I have been quite surprised by the way they threw Symbian under the bus. I was ok with killing MeeGo, although it is sad to see it (almost) gone, but I feel Symbian has so much market share - still - that a light touch would have been better.

"I would be shocked to hear today from any developer in the world "I am still developing for Symbian". As of last week, Symbian is a dead platform..."

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