If this rumour had come a year ago, I would not have dignified it by giving it any attention. Unfortunately, things have changed so fast between old bitter rivals Nokia and Microsoft in the last one year that one does not know what to believe anymore.
A year ago, I did not believe that Nokia would dump Symbian. Oh, making smartphones on multiple platforms was not the issue. But actually dropping off Symbian? Still, it happened.
A year ago, I did not believe that Nokia would adopt Windowsphone; yet they did.
So, when the same source (Eldar Mutazin of Mobile Review) who first broke the rumour-that-became-facts about Nokia’s plans is now the same person saying that Nokia and Microsoft are meeting to explore the assimilation of Nokia’s mobile units by Microsoft, well, how do you totally throw that away?
If this sale happens, it will be disruptive. Too many things will change. I will not even begin to imagine how things will go. But perhaps some of our readers have crystal balls and would like to tell us?
In the meantime, I will sit back and watch it all unfold.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with HDML/WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.