Enterprise Mobility: Microsoft, Nokia Partnership Is a Major Blunder: 10 Reasons Why

 
 
By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 2011-02-17 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Microsoft and Nokia have formed an historic partnership that will see Nokia phones running Windows Phone and ditching the Symbian operating system. Admittedly, it isn't much of a surprise, since rumors have been swirling about that possibility for months. But it is an important decision on the part of both companies that could have a real and meaningful impact on their businesses and the entire mobile industry. But before the folks over at Microsoft and Nokia try to claim that the relationship between the companies will be nothing but good, it's important to pause and closely evaluate this partnership. Two major companies will be working together in a way that they never have before. Although the decision came down to expected growth and profit potential, it could eventually end quite badly for both parties. Read on to find out why the marriage between Microsoft and Nokia might seem like a good deal at first, but will likely prove to be a serious blunder for just about every stakeholder.
 
 
 

Microsoft, Nokia Partnership Is a Major Blunder: 10 Reasons Why

 
Microsoft, Nokia Partnership Is a Major Blunder: 10 Reasons Why
 
 
 
 
 
Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Gearlog.com. Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for CNET.com, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at http://twitter.com/donreisinger.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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