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News Nokia to buy Alcatel-Lucent for £11.2 billion

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 15 Apr 2015.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. noizdaemon666

    noizdaemon666 I'm Od, Therefore I Pwn

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    There seems to be a lot of buying going on in the telecommunications world of late.

    Also, are they paying 11.2 or 12.2 billion? :p
     
  3. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Bah - the former. Fixed, ta!
     
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    I have to admit, my first generation nokia dsl modem (working at a mind-boggling 256kbps that time), was really one though piece of equipment.
     
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    You know what they say, drop an Apple, the Apple breaks, drop a Nokia, the floor breaks.
     
  6. azrael-

    azrael- I'm special...

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    Saying that MeeGo failed to gain traction isn't quite true. Rather, it was abandoned before even one smartphone went to market, because Steven "Trojan Horse" Elop went all-in on Windows Phone and cancelled any further development on Meego.

    After that, Nokia released exactly *one* MeeGo-based phone, the N9. More as a fig leaf than anything else. Unsurprisingly, a phone without any future didn't do so well.
     

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