Let me get back up off my chair. Douglas A. McIntyre has written a piece published on yahoo news (provided by 247wallst) of 10 brands that will disappear in 2012. Number 10? Nokia.
He suggests it’s prime target for a take over. Here’s the punch line.
“Potential buyers would start with HTC, the fourth largest smartphone maker in the world.”
I wonder who his source is? Is it “that” guy that keeps saying Nokia will disappear and will be bought out by Microsoft and thinks the N9 is horrible despite the response of well a lot of the major tech media that is usually not fond of Nokia?
Other buyers listed include, Samsung and LG (and the aforementioned MS). Well, that’s before my grandmother makes a bid for Nokia. If they’re not buying Nokia, they may just buy Sony Ericsson, placed number 6.
Chris Ziegler (ex engadget editor, now part of the new emerging ThisIsMyNext) sums it all up (and he’s how I found this ‘story’)
Nokia’s shown with the N9 they’ve got what it takes to please, meet and exceed expectations. The new strategy is only just going to be played out in October, and 2012 is when phoenix rises out of the burning platform. N9 is a symbol of Nokia’s potential. It’s just a hint. Folks are making predictions based on past mistakes, but well, Nokia has learned and has shown with the N9 they’ve learned. 2012, they’ll show the doubters a thing or two. This NokiaFanboy hopes anyways :p