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Ten years ago Microsoft bought Nokia’s phone unit – then killed it as a tax write-off

Source: The Register

Article note: It's weird reading about the Elop era (In which Microsoft executive Stephen Elop was hired to lead Nokia, publically sabotaged their platform projects, then returned to his former position at Microsoft when they bought Nokia's devices and services business for pennies on the dollar) as a historical piece. I had an n810 and was active on the Mameo forums while it was happening.

When bad management meets bad software, even great hardware is useless

Retrospective  Ten years ago Microsoft absorbed the handset division of Nokia. The world's biggest operating systems vendor was going mobile in a big way, and buying the erstwhile world leader in mobile phones to ensure its success.…

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