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Did fear of Nokia going Android forced #MS to buy #Nokia before “recommitment date of 2014”?

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We will never know the deeper reality under the media and official channels fed “Nokia will become stronger” and “will bring better products” lessons. Anyways thanks to Shanad04 for sending this in. This is slide 4 from MS’s “Strategic rationale” presentation on buying Nokia out. Interesting to note the “recommitment date of 2014” on this slide. So, it seems Nokia and MS were supposed to renew the Nokia’s exclusive commitment to Windows Phone in 2014 and just before that MS pulled the trigger.

So, was Nokia board planning to break this exclusivity and opt for Android as an alternative / secondary OS in 2014? May be this was the fear which led MS work in hurry and get the Nokia away from “Nokia”. Nokia not selling “Nokia” brand rights for smartphones may also hint on such possibility of Nokia planning to use it for smartphones in near-future.

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