Microsoft, Nokia deal is a bad idea

Om Malik:

Microsoft’s legacy as a PC monopoly holder made it incapable of handling the fast changing, rapidly shifting post-mobile world. And now for the next year Microsoft will be distracted by integrating the two companies — all at a time when Samsung will be releasing a barrage of new phones, Google will be improving on Moto X and Android and, lest anyone forget, Apple will have a trick or two up its sleeve. Oh, by the way, there is that other Seattle-based company: Amazon has been quietly working on its own phones and has plans to take on the current smartphone establishment. And they don’t even care about making a profit — they just want marketshare.

That’s probably just how the next year will play out.



  • Moeskido

    Microsoft just made their huge ship even harder to turn. Nokia’s flagship products will become the new Kin.

  • http://ComicsPundit.com/ Shawn L.

    “And now for the next year Microsoft will be distracted by integrating the two companies”

    I suspect they already have a jump on that. This “marriage” has been preceded by a period where the two companies have essentially been “shacking up”.

  • Terry Maraccini

    I’m tempted to get a feature phone and go back to my iPod Touch

  • Alex

    Having Office on the next Windows phones will save Microsoft for sure!