The stock market didn’t like the Nokia/Microsoft announcement at all. Nokia’s stock fell ~20%. The stock market sometimes shows sign of intelligence.
I didn’t find a single highly dugg (?) note about this collaboration on Digg. Is this a “don’t care” for US, considering Digg is primarily a US phenomenon and Nokia hardly sells at all in the US?
My conclusion is that Microsoft needs Nokia, but Nokia doesn’t need Microsoft much.
WebOS would be a better choice from a control and agility perspective. Nokia probably has the financial power to buy out WebOS. This compared to Microsoft that will retain complete control of their mobile platform.
Some more commentary:
Nokia, Microsoft tie-up- just another Friday morning… – AnalystXpress – the Juniper Research Blog
Communities Dominate Brands- First Analysis of Nokia-Microsoft Alliance – Wow this is good for Microsoft (Warning! It’s very long!)