“If you were to look at how the smartphone market has led serious blows to Nokia, you might think the company is doomed to closure,” Tristan Louis writes for TNL.net. “But smart acquisitions and an extensive patent portfolio may make them extremely attractive for the company that served as the root of its problems: Apple.”
“Over the last few years, Nokia has made a number of bets on location and mapping, with the 2007 U$8 billion acquisition of Navteq,” Louis writes. “This acquisition made Nokia the largest provider of mapping services in the world. In fact, the company provides mapping services to Google, UPS, Fedex, and many of the largest players in the automotive industry.”
Louis writes, “Of course, an acquisition of Nokia would have quite an impact on Microsoft as it tries to make its way back into the mobile space. With Nokia as its most important partner, Microsoft’s hope to become a likely contender for consumers’ hearts might be dealt something pretty close to a deathblow.”
Much more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Brawndo Drinker” for the heads up.]