1. weresgyufa's Avatar
    I hope this is only a fake, bit i think it is not 😪 Microsoft might be selling its Nokia phone business to Foxconn
    05-17-2016 03:21 PM
  2. pankaj981's Avatar
    Yea it's not. Nokia phone division would (may) include the feature phone division and not the Lumia line.
    05-17-2016 03:39 PM
  3. Allen Rhodes's Avatar
    I don't know how shocking this can be being that MS threw in the towel, publicly, and will focus on businesses and fanboys. If the Surface Phone is a flop though, I believe that will truly be the end of all ends buy q4 2017.
    05-17-2016 10:16 PM
  4. EspHack's Avatar
    they got rid of s40 dumb phones so what? it never made sense even to most fanboys, but the media is spinning this like the end of lumia, like lumia were featurephones or something
    05-19-2016 02:18 AM
  5. Robert Novak1's Avatar
    that press release clearly states that the Hanoi Vietnam manufacturing facility and what is made there is being sold off and unfortunately for the Lumia line that includes the 950 and 950XL

    Last edited by RumoredNow; 05-21-2016 at 02:57 PM. Reason: masked IMEI
    05-21-2016 01:49 PM
  6. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Please do not show your IMEI on open forums. I have masked it for you.
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    05-21-2016 02:58 PM
  7. Coyotekisses's Avatar
    I am concerned about the future of Microsoft phones...
    05-22-2016 01:17 AM
  8. sd4f's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure that in the case of windows phone, it's over. It's terminal now, I don't think there's anything that MS can do to revive it. Even UWP, it's not going to drag the mobile platform to where it needs to go. I thought there was some optimism a month ago, with some interesting announcements, but that's gone, and it's just going to regular run of the mill bad news all the time.

    This last case of selling MS's remaining nokia assets may indicate a convergence in their mobile business and narrowing their strategy, but honestly, I don't think it's a winning strategy. They're just constantly flicking the reset switch, and that can only happen so many times until everyone gets sick of it.

    Good news now is that we might see a decent nokia android phone.
    05-22-2016 07:48 AM
  9. ashram's Avatar
    Good news now is that we might see a decent nokia android phone.
    It would be a Nokia in name only.... Like the Nokia Android tablet from last year. Foxconn built it, markets it and supports it. Nokia just lets them use the name and had some design input. (some say nokia designed it, some say they didn't, so who knows)

    unless foxconn managed to get the Nokia design team that blew minds back together, it won't be the same...
    05-22-2016 12:15 PM
  10. sd4f's Avatar
    I follow with that, but apparently Nokia proper has licensed to HMD which apparently is a new company made up of ex nokia people, based in Finland.

    So it's definitely the case that anything with Nokia will be a name only product, but I'm just hopeful that the design philosophy carries over to the new company that will be doing design.
    05-23-2016 08:47 PM

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