Nokia Too Rich for Microsoft’s Blood

Technology

Microsoft and Nokia were recently in advanced negotiations about a possible purchase deal, but the negotiations ultimately broke down on the topic of price.

Little is known about the talks; anonymous sources say they happened as recently as this month and focused on Nokia’s device business. The same sources also say that they are unlikely to be revived, no matter how synergistic such an acquisition might be.

After all, Nokia chose Microsoft’s Windows Phone to power its smartphones. Microsoft, for its part, invests in Nokia’s operations to bolster the company.

Neither Microsoft nor Nokia responded to our request to comment for this story.

A Potential Disaster

Microsoft isn’t the only company to have reportedly expressed an interest in the Finnish handset maker, however. Chinese smartphone vendor Huawei, for example, was recently named as potentially having an interest, though the company has apparently since denied it.

That may be just…

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