The Lumia 900 had a relatively lack luster launch, and that speaks volume for its maker, Nokia. There have been rumors that a Nokia take over is inevitable since its current business strategies are taking it nowhere, but south.
The Nokia Lumia 900 had a relatively lack luster launch, and that speaks volume for its maker, Nokia. There have been rumors that a Nokia take over is inevitable since its current business strategies are taking it nowhere but south.
Essentially, all the news about Nokia currently revolves around the Lumia 900 or an imminent take over. Sales of the Lumia 900, according to various sources, seems to be “OK,” but the Nokia Windows smartphone just can’t keep up with Android or iPhone. Many of us may wonder if a union, if at all possible, between Nokia and Android may have saved the drowning phone maker.
One recent rumor is that the South Korean tech giant Samsung maybe the one to intervene in Nokia’s dying hours and help it survive, but that’s a farfetched tale. Nokia and Samsung both make smartphones, but Samsung has dedicated itself to the Android platform while Nokia to Windows. Integrating the two companies’ business strategies and infrastructures will make it complicated for both parties—hence, a Samsung takeover of Nokia is very unlikely.
Microsoft, however, is likely to be Nokia’s savior as the two have strong ties with each other through their smartphone relationship. Google took over Motorola Mobility and now it’s a Googlerola Android smartphone, so the possibility of a Micronokia Windows smartphone isn’t beyond anyone’s fantasy.
However, ever since rumors of a possible Samsung takeover of Nokia started, market shares of Nokia have risen by about 6%, after a 40% fall the last three months. Will the rumors help Nokia regain its 40%? Not likely, but if anyone want to take a big gamble and bet on a Samsung-Nokia union, it may provide for a big pay day. Again, it is very unlikely.