Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places

Page 1 of 2

There are some things that are just not cool no matter who does them, including

1) liking your own social media status

2) using your grandmother as a character reference

3) reviewing your own product and posting it to your site

Guess which one Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) did this week?

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)

Matters of class and fairness aside, the producer of the Lumia 920 and 620 now wants to add a tablet to the mix. Here’s what CEO Stephen Elop told Sydney press:

“We’re studying very closely the market right now as Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has introduced the Surface tablet, so we are trying to learn from that and understand what the right way to participate would be and at what point in time.”

He went on to say:

We would consider any option [Android or Windows] it is important to note that the opportunity for companionship is something that any user is looking for. So when you think about the Lumia 920, running on Windows phone, having a Windows tablet or PC or Xbox is something that will give us the opportunity to have a pretty integrated experience

Companionship? Really? With all it’s talk of working with Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), Nokia, only one of three phone manufacturers making Windows phones in the U.S., is considering going another route–or in PC terms, seeking an “integrated experience.”

But its certainly nothing personal; perhaps Nokia has finally begun to see what Bernstein Research reported back in August, that despite years of reported effort from operators and manufacturers, people just don’t want Windows phones…or apparently tablets.

As was the case for the Windows tech maker, last quarter’s sales didn’t make much of a good Christmas present. Sales of the Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Surface were underwhelming to say the least, with the company unable to sell more than 750,000 of the tablets, according to CNET estimates.

The PC software giant is definitely in an uncomfortable position, with it’s bread and butter, the PC market itself, slowly fading away before the likes of the iPad. Even if Nokia were secretly working on a 10-inch Windows RT, which they’ve supposedly done since December, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) needs something else. Enter recently failing hardware company Dell Inc. (NASDAQ:DELL), the stock ticker of which will be pointless soon, as Microsoft will help it go private to the tune of $2 billion.

CEO Michael Dell and investment firm SilverLake will buy up most of the stock for a deal that will total about $24.4 billion. Stock prices for the company soared once investors caught just a whisper of the potential deal, sending share prices from $10.88 on Jan. 11 to the high of $13.60 Monday.

Page 1 of 2
blog comments powered by Disqus
Insider Monkey Headlines
Insider Monkey Small Cap Strategy
Insider Monkey Small Cap Strategy

Insider Monkey beat the market by 52 percentage points in 24 months Click to see monthly returns in table format!

Lists

10 Cities with High Demand for Nurses

6 of the Worst Greeting Card Messages Ever Crafted

6 Ways to Make Money in ArcheAge and Build Your Empire

10 Foods To Eat To Lower Cholesterol Levels

The 10 Most Hated Television Characters of All Time

The 30 Worst Halloween Costume Ideas Ever Brought to Horrible Life

10 Vocational Skills in Demand Today with Jobs Waiting to be Filled

10 Best Places to Visit in Central and South America

The 10 Greatest Empires in History Which Nearly Conquered the World

The 6 Cheapest Boarding Schools In America 2015

5 Clear Reasons LoL is Better than DotA, Continues to Rule MOBAs

The Only 9 Teams with a Chance to Win the Super Bowl

The 15 Most Common Phobias in America that Induce Fits of Panic

Top 6 Least Expensive Tourist Destinations in 2014

Jim Goetz, Peter Fenton, Jim Breyer: Top 6 Venture Investors for 2014

Top 15 Billionaires in 2014

5 Pitfalls To Avoid When Buying a Franchise

Top 20 Medical Schools in the US – 2014 Rankings

4 Business Strategies that Turned Jamie Oliver into the World’s Richest Chef

6 Qualities That Make You A Good Team Player

10 High Paying Seasonal Jobs in America this Holiday Season

The 10 Busiest Shipping Lanes in the World

5 Most Valuable Brands in China

The 10 States with Highest Substance Abuse Rates Crippling Their Populace

The Top 10 Things to Do Before You Die That Will Echo for Eternity

The 10 Best Selling Items on Etsy

Top 10 Things to Do in Tokyo, the Greatest City in the World

10 Mistakes on Social Media that Can Harm You and Will Probably Get You Canned

The 10 Best Cities to Find Jobs in 2014

The 10 Most Controversial Songs Of All Time to Hit (and get Banned from) the Airwaves

The 20 Biggest IPOs in US History

The 10 Best Places to Visit in Mexico that Are Beautiful and Safe

7 Bad Habits that Age You Beyond Your Years

The 40 Best Fortune Cookie Sayings That Will Leave You Bemused, Befuddled, or Beguiled

10 Foods to Eat Before a Workout to Make Every Drop of Sweat Count

The 5 Best Documentaries On Netflix You Must See

The Most Heartwarming and Inspirational Story Of This Halloween Season, It Will Make You Cry and Jump For Joy

10 Best Party Songs of All Time to Bring the House Down With

5 New World Order Conspiracy Theories that Will Strangle the World

The 10 Highest Rated Movies of 2014

The 10 Largest Container Shipping Companies in the World

The 10 Largest Armies in the World: Who Should We Be Afraid Of?

Best Warren Buffett Quotes on Money You Need to Hear

The 10 Highest Suicide Rates by Profession

The 20 Most Underrated Movies of All Time

The 10 Fastest Growing Companies in America

The 10 Biggest Outlet Malls in USA

The 5 Most Popular Rap Songs of All Time

The 10 Countries that Eat the Most Meat

The10 Most Expensive Countries to Fly To

Subscribe

Enter your email:

Delivered by FeedBurner

X

Thanks! An email with instructions is sent to !

Your email already exists in our database. Click here to go to your subscriptions

Insider Monkey returned 47.6% in its first year! Wondering How?

Download a complete edition of our newsletter for free!