''Bye Nokia,'' Microsoft's gonna buy Nokia

Andy Lees

We're told by those in the know that Microsoft is in talks to buy Nokia, or at least buy its smartphone division. The well-sourced rumor has the two sides meeting in Las Vegas this week, to thrash out a deal. Let's dissect it and see if it has legs, in The Long View...
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The rumor comes by way of Eldar Murtazin. In case you've never heard of him, he's a Russian industry analyst and blogger, with a successful track record of breaking Nokia news. And in case you don't speak Russian, here's a handy summary, courtesy of Murtazin's Twitter stream:

Bye Nokia tweet

This isn't the first time that Murtazin's said this; he started predicting a buyout almost eight months ago. As Rik Myslewski pointed out at the time, Murtazin's track record is quite sound, having previously correctly predicted:

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