Nokia is one of the world’s largest phone companies, but it’s slated to become part of one of the world’s largest software companies soon. Microsoft plans to spend more than $7 billion to acquire the company, which has already become one of the top makers of phones running Microsoft’s Windows Phone software.
But Nokita, a group is headed by Finnish businessman (and former Nokia employee) J. Parda, wants to make a bid for Nokia before the Microsoft Deal closes… and keep Finnish jobs in Finland while offering phones that run Android and Linux.
He only needs to raise over $10 billion in the next two weeks to do it…
OK, so it’s pretty unlikely that Nokita is going to succeed in buying Nokia and completely changing the company’s direction.
But it’s not like Nokia hasn’t made some dramatic changes in the last few years. The company’s smartphone strategy had been entirely tied up with the Symbian operating system and experimentation with MeeGo Linux devices until Nokia started partnering with Microsoft on Windows Phone devices to help fend off the competition from iOS and Android devices.
According to Nokita, it wouldn’t be difficult to change direction again — the group claims that Nokia has already been experimenting with Android devices and could bring them to market by early 2014.
Meanwhile, Nokia could continue to sell devices running Microsoft software while betting on Android and Linux for future growth.
While that would certainly make Nokia’s phones a bit more versatile and bring support for a huge number of third-party apps, it’s a lot harder to stand out in the Android smartphone space which is currently dominated by Samsung and other market leaders including Motorola, HTC, LG, and Sony.
Nokia’s Windows Phone strategy has made the company a big fish in a small pond. The Android ocean is a much larger space.
Anyway, I suspect this is all hypothetical talk unless Parda manages to find investors willing to put up billions of dollars in the next few weeks. Even if that does happen, Microsoft has deep pockets and could probably increase its bid.
You can find more details about Parda’s plan at the Nokita website.
via Arctic Startup and /r/Android
good thing MS bought it first, I can’t stand seeing quality Nokia devices running crapdroid
microsoft and nokia partnership is the future, people are just too dumb to realise this. if nokia turned into another htc or blackberry or even sony (still love their design) then there would be NO finnish jobs in a few years. windows rt and windows phone are the future. ive had all andoird phones until now and 2 tablets but there is no need to go back. all i need i other people to bloody get with the program so we can grow the market and new creative ideas. trust me there is a lot more than can be done now that microsoft covers all the bases.
samsung will switch to windows phone again when the time is right, so will htc. nobody cares about android, microsoft gets paid either way. but nokia needs this headstart, look how elop stopped nokia bleeding and turned them around and up again. they were about to DIE
B*llshit, people who write this don’t understand which deal Microsoft has made with Nokia. 10m$ would not even be enough for devices alone. And most of the profit would go to Microsoft since they can convert their loans of 1,5b Euro into Nokia shares at the price from before the deal wa announced. Which means Microsoft would easily make 1,5 to 2 billion euro when Nokia votes no… Where is the profit going then he?
And with Microsoft as owner of Nokia will many jobs in Finland disappear!
And for Finland as country will Microsoft aqcuisition of Nokia affect Finland´s development of high-tech.
Nokia have been economic engine for Finland as country like Volvo is for Sweden.
what a BOLD move to try and out bid Microsoft.
But Finland without Nokia will not be the same country again in all kinds of high-tech research.
So long Nokia.
The first nail was being in with MS to begin with.
Now they are going to buy you and ruin everything you’ve worked so hard to attain.
So long Nokia.
I realize you are a Hater and Haters will always Hate, but if Nokia had NOT signed on with Microsoft they would probably be in the same boat with Blackberry. Microsoft and Windows Phone has brought Nokia back from the abyss.
I doubt. Steven Elop ruined the company. If not “burned platform”, today (even today) Nokia could sale more Symbian 60 phones, than WP.
you are so dumb and old
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