Nokia Give Strength to Microsoft Surface Phone Rumors by Listing it as a “Risk”

| March 9, 2013 | 44 Replies

There’s been no shortage of rumors regarding if and when a “surface phone” will leave Microsoft’s top secret labs; but these rumors have all come and gone without any actual physical evidence. Except now Nokia have listed the possibility of Microsoft making their own Windows Phone device as a risk in their latest SEC filings.

“Microsoft may make strategic decisions or changes that may be detrimental to us. For example, in addition to the Surface tablet, Microsoft may broaden its strategy to sell other mobile devices under its own brand, including smartphones. This could lead Microsoft to focus more on their own devices and less on mobile devices of other manufacturers that operate on the Windows Phone platform, including Nokia.

What’s interesting though is that Nokia disclose possible risk factors every year (by law); yet have never mentioned the possibility of a Surface phone by Microsoft. Perhaps the folks at Espoo have heard or seen something that may cause worry? Or is it just due diligence?


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