Back in early 2011 when Nokia CEO, S.Elop announced Nokia would be going the Windows Phone way, many Nokia loyalists felt it he was a Microsoft Trojan Horse and that it was only a matter of time before Microsoft picked up the bill and bought out the once mobile giants, Nokia.
Fast forward to a little over a year from then, Wall Street Journal is reporting that Microsoft were in talks to buy-out the Finnish company but talks broke down because of the price and Nokia's own strategic predicament.
I would rather see Nokia buy Microsoft's Windows Phone division rather than the other way around, but we both know that's not going to happen.
Microsoft is lacking a hardware division, and Nokia fits the bill perfectly, and with Nokia currently valued at $14Billion, Microsoft shouldn't have any trouble picking them up. This would give Microsoft the advantage over rivals Apple. Microsoft will have an arsenal of OEMs, including their own Nokia, I'm sure Apple's heaving a sigh of relief for now.
For Nokia faithfuls, I guess the nightmare has been postponed but for how long? It's only a matter of time before this buy-out happens, it's inevitable.