Conventional wisdom solidifies very quickly these days.
It is already safe to say that Microsoft’s purchase of Nokia’s handset business, announced around midnight Monday, is perceived not just as a stinker but as a double stinker, a shotgun marriage of two losers headed nowhere in particular.
“It will get very, very messy, and the whole thing is probably doomed,” writes David Pogue, a technology blogger for The New York Times.
Some reviewers have found the Nokia Lumia line of Microsoft Windows-based smartphones to be elegantly designed, competitively priced, and quite as fast and functional as their competitors.
Doesn’t mean a thing.