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WSJ: Microsoft and Nokia were close to a buyout deal, but talks broke down

WSJ: Microsoft and Nokia were close to a buyout deal, but talks broke down

Daniel Rubino 179

Following up on the Huawei news from yesterday, the Wall Street Journal is now reporting that Microsoft and Nokia were in advanced discussions about a Redmond purchase of the Finnish phone maker, but the talks have failed to materialize an agreement. Citing “people familiar with the matter” the online paper notes that discussions eventually broke down due to “the price and Nokia's own...

Huawei gets brazen, says it would buy Nokia, finds Windows Phone too expensive [Update]

Huawei gets brazen, says it would buy Nokia, finds Windows Phone too expensive [Update]

Daniel Rubino 314

File this under “Did they just say that?” In an interview with the Financial Times, Richard Yu, chairman of Huawei's consumer business group, said that the company would be open to buying Nokia to boost their smartphone sales, especially in non-Asian markets where the Chinese OEM is still facing some challenges. Cnet interprets some of Yu's comments as suggesting that if Huawei were to...

Huawei showing off new hardware in London; chance to include the new Ascend W2?

Huawei showing off new hardware in London; chance to include the new Ascend W2?

Rich Edmonds 33

Our colleagues over at Android Central are at today's Huawei event in London. Why are we bringing you this news on our website? Well, there's the slim chance we could well see new Windows Phone hardware from the company. Remember the Ascend W2 that has appeared numerous times? Huawei has already teased a mysterious smartphone on social networks, so it wouldn't be such a far-fetched idea...

Huawei’s Ascend W2 shows up in yellow, gets caught looking like a Nokia

Huawei’s Ascend W2 shows up in yellow, gets caught looking like a Nokia

Daniel Rubino 61

Yeah, yeah, we know Nokia didn’t invent colors on smartphones, nor are we necessarily upset that more OEMs are embracing the bold and bright options that nature gave us, but we’re a tad suspicious here of the Huawei’s Ascend W2 that has now been revealed in yellow. Truth be told, the device is not bad looking at all, except for all of that bezel. The W2 is supposed to be more high-end...

Huawei and Microsoft continue to focus on emerging markets with W1 launch in Lagos, Nigeria

Huawei and Microsoft continue to focus on emerging markets with W1 launch in Lagos, Nigeria

Seth Brodeur 13

Today Huawei, in partnership with Microsoft and cellular provider Airtel, announced the launch of Hauwei's W1 smartphone in Nigeria. The event took place at Airtel's headquarters in the city of Lagos. The joint event saw Huawei, who has decided to take a run at the Windows Phone market, come together with Nigeria's largest 3.75G carrier. Despite the excitement, no availability or...