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Microsoft buys Skype, what does it mean for your upcoming Nokia WP7 device

| May 10, 2011 | 59 Replies

Wow!! whomever it was that stated you couldn’t bully your way into relevance with enough money was clearly wrong. Kara Swisher from AllThingsD has confirmed that Microsoft is on the brink of completing what would be nigh-on the most significant coup in recent history (Just above RIM’s ascquisition of TAT). It seems that tomorrow is going to be the day to announce Microsoft’s acquisition of Skype for ~8.5 Billion Dollars. What that says, in case you weren’t saavy enough to pick this up is that Microsoft is not only serious about the mobile market but have their sights set on utterly controlling the VOIP market and will likely produce THE best experience for Skype on a mobile on THEIR platform(s) of choice. Although the details on what the outcome for the Skype brand is to be are light at best, one can assume that there will be significant correlation between Microsoft’s own Windows Live offerings and the existing Skype ecosystem. Is the acquisition anti-competitive? Possibly, but this bodes VERY well for the future of a certain Finnish manufacturer.

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Not only does the Microsoft and Nokia pioneered ecosystem possess unequivocally the most significant mapping data company in the world in the form of Navteq, but they also control the VOIP market as well as supporting the manufacturers with what is arguably the best hardware, cellular engineering and mobile-patent controlling companies in existence (Qualcomm & Nokia). In essence, things just got REAL serious.  Qualcomm + Microsoft + Skype + Nokia, that’s NOT a juggernaut to mess with.

 

NB. Nokia’s CEO AND Microsoft’s CEO were both supposedly significantly involved in this negotiation.

 

We’ll keep you posted on updates on this deal as we get them.

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