1. boo516's Avatar
    Will we see a total change in the way that Microsoft moves forward with the Lumia range and the tablet? Do you guys think they might just scrap the bandit and the tablet since a nokia tablet would directly conflict with sales of the surface? Maybe another burning platform email from Elop. Where do you think Microsoft will take Nokia now?
    09-02-2013 10:48 PM
  2. xboxonthego3's Avatar
    Hmm maybe the tablet. Because of the surface. But I don't see them scrapping the phone or phones that have been in the works already. The nokia phones don't have conflict with any current Microsoft products.
    09-02-2013 11:01 PM
  3. Shouvik Mazumdar's Avatar
    I dont think the bandit would be scrapped. Acquisitions like this takes place after a long term talks and not a sudden Ta Da Moment. So if Nokia developed Bandit it would probably have been in talks with MS long before. Like Google develops Nexus and supports Moto X , Microsoft too would keep surface brand alive along with nokia because this gives the consumer a lot of choice. However it needs to be seen how they manage the differentiation - that would be interesting. Probably they might keep Nokia in RT and Surface in Windows Pro

    Ah this is interesting !!
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    09-02-2013 11:11 PM
  4. poiman's Avatar
    They can have both Surface 2 and Nokia Sirius on the market... they are both going to be Microsoft's revenue.
    09-03-2013 05:44 AM
  5. boo516's Avatar
    Being that I'm not the right demographic for the Bandit, I don't really care for it. However that red tablet looked really cool and I was probably gonna buy one if prices and specs aligned. However seeing that it will become a direct competitor with the Surface RT (which isn't selling like hotcakes) I doubt Microsoft wants to introduce another RT tablet to interfere with with the Surface RT.
    09-03-2013 10:23 AM
  6. tissotti's Avatar
    I see absolutely no reason for any Nokia Lumia device to be scrapped for the next months.
    09-03-2013 11:35 AM
  7. tgp's Avatar
    The names "Nokia" and/or "Lumia" are probably more valuable than "Surface" or "Windows Phone" right now.
    09-03-2013 11:41 AM

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