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Nokia denies Microsoft is buying its smartphone unit

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 16 May 2011 12:01 User comments (1)

Nokia denies Microsoft is buying its smartphone unit Nokia has quickly shot down the rumor that Microsoft is ready to purchase the company's smartphone unit.
The rumor came from questionable Russian blogger Eldar Murtazin, who has hit some homeruns in the past but more recently has come under fire for sensationalist posts that have not come true.

Murtazin says that Microsoft is ready to buy Nokia's smartphone unit next week, with both company's "in a rush" to complete the deal by the end of 2011.

Nokia's Uk Communications Director Mark Squires has crushed the rumor quickly, however:

We typically don’t comment on rumors. But we have to say that Eldar’s rumors are getting obviously less accurate with every passing moment.


Earlier today, Nokia killed off its Ovi brand, which powered Nokia's app store, Maps, search and more.

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117.5.2011 9:10

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Earlier today, Nokia killed off its Ovi brand, which powered Nokia's app store, Maps, search and more.
WTF! first N-gage 2.0 and now Ovi!?

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