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Joe to rumor-mongering media: “Get a life”, I am in Finland to work on building “great” phones!!

UntitledSeems, someone else is also sick of baseless rumor-mongering. We opined it already in our POV article.

Now, Joe Belfiore from MS, who is in Finland has been the recent target of rumor-mongers with some even suggesting that he is there to finalize the Nokia buyout deal. But, seems he had enough of this nonsense and has replied to “News media” in a tweet saying, he comes to Finland regularly to work with Nokia on building “Great Phones” and to ensure harmony of Hardware and software.

BTW, newsmedia.. I come to Finland regularly to work w/Nokia on actually *building* great phones. HW/SW together in harmony. #normalcy

While, for last 2-3 months, Nokia and MS have been working really very closely as can be seen in advertisements from MS highlighting hardware features of Lumia range and MS’s executives admitting that they consider Lumias as their own.

May be such kind of proximity has given fodder to rumor-mongers. But, anyways as Joe mentions may be now this clarification brings some #normalcy in lives of crazily excited few.


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  • Geeks

    Here is another skeptical business analysis’ point of view which again shows clearly why these rumors are nonsense:

    The only thing that can make sense to me in all of this is that Siemens is currently trying to unload its shares in NSN and that’s not news. This means 4 things for Nokia:

    1 – Nokia continues with a new buyer of Siemens shares as if nothing had happened
    2 – Nokia decides to also unload its own shares and the new buyer has the entire NSN
    3 – Nokia and Siemens launch an IPO for NSN
    4- Nokia buys Siemens’ shares and own the entire NSN.

    If Nokia chooses option 2, 3 or 4, I guess they’ll need the board of directors’ approval and that may explain the rumors about summoning the board for the company’s future as if Nokia was burning… I don’t see that fire until somebody proves to me that there’s fire at Nokia..

    The Microsoft rumor is pure nonsense.

  • eeteet

    It is midsummer festival here in Finland this weekend and whole country is stopped. So it is very unusual to have businestrip to Finland this weekend. I don’t think those rumours are baseless.