Eldar: Microsoft in talks to buy Nokia

Our favourite Russian blogger is at it again, spilling more of Nokia’s secrets.

He claims that Microsoft and Nokia will soon commence talks on the sale of the mobile division of the company to Microsoft.

The company, which is valued to $30 billion, would be a massive pill even for Microsoft to swallow, but would still be less than the Yahoo merger which Microsoft narrowly averted and which was set to cost $40 billion in 2008.

Eldar writes:

People live in the old and do not understand how the information that such media. And lose again and again. But my problem is just doing their job. Given the degree of insanity in the Nokia, it becomes easy to do. And there you have another piece of information – the following week Nokia begins talks on selling the phone division at Microsoft. While the results of these negotiations will not be public, but the deal could be closed before the end of 2011, both companies are very much in a hurry. After all, today the problem for the current management of Nokia does not produce good products, but as soon as possible to destroy the company, and interesting assets transferred to the MS. Everything is transparent and takes place in public.

Eldar has a pretty good track record, but Microsoft has in the past vociferously denied any intent to buy Nokia, saying the two companies were not a good fit, with Microsoft being a software company and Nokia of course being both hardware and massive logistics.

Do our readers think such a union would be viable? Let us know below.

Via Pocketnow and PhoneArena.

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