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Column: Not everyone needs candy crush - why (and where) Nokia and Microsoft have a chance



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.

Full story at Minyanville.

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