>> Why would Microsoft buy a flagging phone company that can't seem to grab U.S. market share regardless of what it tries?
The only thing that's sure is that their official answer is corporate double-speak.
My theory is that without this move it was only about 6 months before Nokia fired Elop and switched to selling all Android devices (since Elop scuttled their own OS devs). MS needed to buy somebody just to keep Win8 phones on the market... and it's much easier to buy Nokia since Elop was already working for the MS shareholders rather than the Nokia investors.
What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?
Very good move.
3vi1 is pretty much right, there was another company that was looking to buy Nokia and they were going to go to android.
Elop could be the new CEO of MS, I hope so.
Also Microsoft was never going to let anyone else buy Nokia, it is the windows phone flagship.
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