Murtazin: Microsoft is already pushing Nokia to cancel Sirius tablet, half of Asha touchscreen phones

Mobile Review’s Eldar Murtazin clarified a bit his yesterday’s Tweet about Microsoft Nokia deal hitting some snags.

The problem seems to be that with the deal struck, but still not closed, Microsoft is already acting as if they own the business. And is pushing Nokia to cancel a number of products that were scheduled to launch later this year. That Sirius Windows RT tablet, leaked last week, is among them, as are a whole bunch (about half) of budget Asha touchscreen phones.

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There might also be  disagreement about whether some core Nokia assets belong with Nokia, or the mobile unit that will move to Microsoft. Sadly, Pureview is not part of these negotiations.

Except for Windows RT tablet, it is strange to see Microsoft acting so aggressively before even Nokia shareholders have approved the deal. Microsoft was way more hands-off before they closed the Skype acquisition, and such an aggressive behavior with Nokia might backfire eventually.

On the other hand, Nokia is in a much worse situation today, and is already using $1.5 billion loan from Microsoft, which was a part of mobile business sale. So its easy to see how Microsoft people might feel they can be much more aggressive here.

Author: Stasys Bielinis

While I like to play with the latest gadgets, I am even more interested in broad technology trends. With mobile now taking over the world - following the latest technology news, looking for insights, sharing and discussing them with passionate audience - it's hard to imagine a better place for me to be. You can find me on Twitter as @UVStaska'

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  • Joe_HTH

    LOL! Eldar Murtazin? Really? The guy is a clueless idiot who is rarely ever right about anything.

  • http://www.staska.net Staska

    Yes. He was so wrong about Nokia. Predicting 2+ years ago that it will sell itself to Microsoft for a fraction of then current price…

  • CX1

    Dumbest thing I’ve heard today.

  • whowhatwhereh!?

    That’s not the reason why the alleged gadgets were not introduced this month…

  • first name

    Seriously, the people that eldar was acquainted with (or should I say, the Nokia employees he used to “bribe”) at Nokia some 4 years ago have well and truly left the mobile sphere. Nokia doesn’t even have operations in Europe any longer.

  • http://www.staska.net Staska

    What do you mean “Nokia doesn’t have operations in Europe”? Their headquarters are in Finland.

    If you mean factories – they do not really matter much – everything is manufactured in China and Vietnam these days. Or would you say Apple has no operations in U.S. just because iPhones are manufactured by Foxconn?

  • Abhinav

    I wish the sale gets cancelled :P . I really wanna see an android device from nokia. I wanna see samsung bite dust :P

  • Abhinav

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  • Abhinav

    I wish the sale gets cancelled :P . I really wanna see an android device from nokia. I wanna see samsung bite dust :P

  • Abhinav

    I wish the sale gets cancelled :P . I really wanna see an android device from nokia. I wanna see samsung bite dust :P

  • Abhinav

    I wish the sale gets cancelled :P . I really wanna see an android device from nokia. I wanna see samsung bite dust :P

  • Abhinav

    I wish the sale gets cancelled :P . I really wanna see an android device from nokia. I wanna see samsung bite dust :P

  • Abhinav

    I wish the sale gets cancelled :P . I really wanna see an android device from nokia. I wanna see samsung bite dust :P

  • Abhinav

    I wish the sale gets cancelled :P . I really wanna see an android device from nokia. I wanna see samsung bite dust :P

  • Abhinav

    I wish the sale gets cancelled :P . I really wanna see an android device from nokia. I wanna see samsung bite dust :P

  • Abhinav

    I wish the sale gets cancelled :P . I really wanna see an android device from nokia. I wanna see samsung bite dust :P

  • Abhinav

    I wish the sale gets cancelled :P . I really wanna see an android device from nokia. I wanna see samsung bite dust :P

  • Abhinav

    I wish the sale gets cancelled :P . I really wanna see an android device from nokia. I wanna see samsung bite dust :P

  • Abhinav

    I wish the sale gets cancelled :P . I really wanna see an android device from nokia. I wanna see samsung bite dust :P

  • Abhinav

    I wish the sale gets cancelled :P . I really wanna see an android device from nokia. I wanna see samsung bite dust :P

  • Abhinav

    I wish the sale gets cancelled :P . I really wanna see an android device from nokia. I wanna see samsung bite dust :P

  • Abhinav

    I wish the sale gets cancelled :P . I really wanna see an android device from nokia. I wanna see samsung bite dust :P

  • Abhinav

    I wish the sale gets cancelled :P . I really wanna see an android device from nokia. I wanna see samsung bite dust :P

  • Abhinav

    I wish the sale gets cancelled :P . I really wanna see an android device from nokia. I wanna see samsung bite dust :P

  • Abhinav

    I wish the sale gets cancelled :P . I really wanna see an android device from nokia. I wanna see samsung bite dust :P

  • Abhinav

    I wish the sale gets cancelled :P . I really wanna see an android device from nokia. I wanna see samsung bite dust :P

  • Abhinav

    I wish the sale gets cancelled :P . I really wanna see an android device from nokia. I wanna see samsung bite dust :P

  • Abhinav

    I wish the sale gets cancelled :P . I really wanna see an android device from nokia. I wanna see samsung bite dust :P

  • Abhinav

    I wish the sale gets cancelled :P . I really wanna see an android device from nokia. I wanna see samsung bite dust :P

  • Abhinav

    I wish the sale gets cancelled :P . I really wanna see an android device from nokia. I wanna see samsung bite dust :P

  • Abhinav

    I wish the sale gets cancelled :P . I really wanna see an android device from nokia. I wanna see samsung bite dust :P

  • Abhinav

    I wish the sale gets cancelled :P . I really wanna see an android device from nokia. I wanna see samsung bite dust :P

  • Abhinav

    I wish the sale gets cancelled :P . I really wanna see an android device from nokia. I wanna see samsung bite dust :P

  • Abhinav

    I wish the sale gets cancelled :P . I really wanna see an android device from nokia. I wanna see samsung bite dust :P

  • Abhinav

    I wish the sale gets cancelled :P . I really wanna see an android device from nokia. I wanna see samsung bite dust :P

  • perfectlyreasonabletoo

    The memo to “cancel Windows RT” must’ve mistakenly been sent to Nokia.

  • Joe_HTH

    LOL! He predicted Nokia would sell to Microsoft well over two years ago. He got that wrong. Do you have any clue how many times this idiot has been wrong. The guys has the credibility of the National Enquirer.

    http://www.engadget.com/2011/05/16/eldar-murtazin-microsoft-will-enter-negotiations-to-buy-nokias/

    http://mobilitydigest.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/image92.png

    That’s just a drop ib the bucket of his bullsh*t. Stop spreading this guy’s crap as news.

  • Joe_HTH

    LOL! He predicted Nokia would sell to Microsoft well over two years ago. He got that wrong. Do you have any clue how many times this idiot has been wrong. The guys has the credibility of the National Enquirer.

    http://www.engadget.com/2011/05/16/eldar-murtazin-microsoft-will-enter-negotiations-to-buy-nokias/

    http://mobilitydigest.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/image92.png

    That’s just a drop ib the bucket of his bullsh*t. Stop spreading this guy’s crap as news.

  • Joe_HTH

    LOL! He predicted Nokia would sell to Microsoft well over two years ago. He got that wrong. Do you have any clue how many times this idiot has been wrong. The guys has the credibility of the National Enquirer.

    http://www.engadget.com/2011/05/16/eldar-murtazin-microsoft-will-enter-negotiations-to-buy-nokias/

    http://mobilitydigest.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/image92.png

    That’s just a drop ib the bucket of his bullsh*t. Stop spreading this guy’s crap as news.

  • Joe_HTH

    LOL! He predicted Nokia would sell to Microsoft well over two years ago. He got that wrong. Do you have any clue how many times this idiot has been wrong. The guys has the credibility of the National Enquirer.

    http://www.engadget.com/2011/05/16/eldar-murtazin-microsoft-will-enter-negotiations-to-buy-nokias/

    http://mobilitydigest.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/image92.png

    That’s just a drop ib the bucket of his bullsh*t. Stop spreading this guy’s crap as news.