[Mod change] Why Apple should acquire Nokia Corporation

malman89

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Misleading thread title. Apple might acquire Nokia? No. Based on the article linked, it should be something like "It'd be neato for Apple to acquire Nokia maybe!"

I would hope not. Nokia has too many good things going for it (Nokia Maps/Drive is the easiest pick, but there are many others) that I feel Apple would just swallow up and kill off if they bought Nokia.

If anyone is buying Nokia, it's MS. They've already invested a fair amount of change into Nokia and have a close working relationship. Sure, they can't offer as much as Apple hypothetically could, but Apple isn't going to break the bank on such a deal and it would be silly to think so.
 

Rodimus Prime

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I could also see it being blocked by more than one country as they rightfully so would not trust Apple not to abuse those patents and hurt competition by not licencing them out.
 

smoledman

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Misleading thread title. Apple might acquire Nokia? No. Based on the article linked, it should be something like "It'd be neato for Apple to acquire Nokia maybe!"

I would hope not. Nokia has too many good things going for it (Nokia Maps/Drive is the easiest pick, but there are many others) that I feel Apple would just swallow up and kill off if they bought Nokia.

If anyone is buying Nokia, it's MS. They've already invested a fair amount of change into Nokia and have a close working relationship. Sure, they can't offer as much as Apple hypothetically could, but Apple isn't going to break the bank on such a deal and it would be silly to think so.
Considering that acquiring Nokia would be a the death blow to Microsoft in mobile, why not? Even $40 billion cash would be just 4-5 quarters of profit to Apple. They would still have $80-90 billion left.
 

malman89

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Considering that acquiring Nokia would be a the death blow to Microsoft in mobile, why not? Even $40 billion cash would be just 4-5 quarters of profit to Apple. They would still have $80-90 billion left.
This thought meet this answer

I could also see it being blocked by more than one country as they rightfully so would not trust Apple not to abuse those patents and hurt competition by not licencing them out.
While Nokia's footprint is rather minor in the US, it's quite significant in the rest of the world - such as Europe and South America. Then just throw in EU/EC/US antitrust measures and it's doubtful it goes through.
 

boss.king

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Considering that acquiring Nokia would be a the death blow to Microsoft in mobile, why not? Even $40 billion cash would be just 4-5 quarters of profit to Apple. They would still have $80-90 billion left.
What? Microsoft have other hardware partners, and if need be could produce a device themselves (something I strongly hope they do anyway). Aside form that is the issue of if Nokia even want to be bought by Apple, which I seriously doubt. The article in the opening post is also nothing more than a "what if" day-dream. There's no indication that either company has any interest in any of this. A cheaper alternative for Apple would be to license Nokia's patents, which would allow Nokia to in turn keep their dignity. It also points out that there could be antitrust issues raised, which I'm more than certain Microsoft would point out at a moments notice.

Put plainly: it's not gonna happen.
 

thejadedmonkey

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Considering that acquiring Nokia would be a the death blow to Microsoft in mobile, why not? Even $40 billion cash would be just 4-5 quarters of profit to Apple. They would still have $80-90 billion left.
That doesn't even make sense. Windows Phone 7 works great on my Samsung Focus; it has nothing to do with Nokia. My Lumia with Nokia Maps, Nokia Music, and Nokia Drive is just the icing on the cake.
 

swingerofbirch

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That would be one hostile takeover. Nokia does a lot with Siemens in building telecommunication infrastructure. I don't think that's a business Apple would want to be in, unless they sold it off.

It's kind of sad that a company that has a sterling history dating to the 1800s is even being mentioned as being taken over because of Apple's market disruption in 2007.

I think Nokia will do well. I also want Nokia to do well, so that's part of it. Been watching their stock for a while, looking for a good moment to buy. Think I will soon.
 

roadbloc

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Considering that acquiring Nokia would be a the death blow to Microsoft in mobile, why not? Even $40 billion cash would be just 4-5 quarters of profit to Apple. They would still have $80-90 billion left.
I don't think you have any idea what you are on about.
 

smoledman

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It will happen sooner than you think. Apple and others will pick Nokia's carcass clean!
 

G51989

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It will happen sooner than you think. Apple and others will pick Nokia's carcass clean!
No, no they won't.

Its not like Nokia is RIM position, not close to it.

They also have a very close relationship with Microsoft, who would most likely put a stop to any of that talk.

And, assuming Finnish law didn't stop this ( it would ), Nokia would most likely sell to Microsoft before Apple.
 

TSE

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That would be one hostile takeover. Nokia does a lot with Siemens in building telecommunication infrastructure. I don't think that's a business Apple would want to be in, unless they sold it off.

It's kind of sad that a company that has a sterling history dating to the 1800s is even being mentioned as being taken over because of Apple's market disruption in 2007.

I think Nokia will do well. I also want Nokia to do well, so that's part of it. Been watching their stock for a while, looking for a good moment to buy. Think I will soon.
Nokia will do well. I think the biggest milestone for them so far since the Microsoft deal is the Lumia 920. Not because of the phone itself, but just for the fact that people are now pairing the Lumia 920 in the flagship phone category, along with the iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S3. People didn't consider the Lumia 900 a flagship phone, because Windows Phone wasn't fully cooked yet. Now it is.
 
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